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7th MARE FORUM USA 2013

THE REGULATORY “TSUNAMI”
IMPLEMENTATION AND COMPLIANCE:
BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT, AIR EMISSIONS, VESSEL GENERAL PERMIT, MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 AND OTHER REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS

 

A GOVERNMENT- INDUSTRY DIALOGUE


Monday May 20, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel

Washington, DC
 


introduction


This 7th Mare Forum USA conference builds on the previous Mare Forum conferences held in New York and Houston from 2003 to 2011.

Representatives from Government and Maritime Industry will discuss and analyse the implementation and compliance on Ballast water management, air emissions, vessel general permit, maritime labour convention 2006, and other regulatory developments. They will formulate the priority issues that ship owners and managers, Flag Administrations and Port State Administrations must address to implement these new and evolving regulatory requirements, in a manner that realizes environmental benefits, but also allows implementation flexibility for ship owners and managers.

“Situation”
: International, United States and European Union regulatory development continues to accelerate and resulting in some cases of contradictory requirements.  The 2010 MARPOL Annex VI amendments to reduce SOx and NOx emissions continue to evolve as GHG reduction efforts progress.  United States ballast water treatment implementation schedules are progressing while the international convention awaits full ratification and the European Commission considers their approach.  The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 comes into force in a few months.  The North American ECA is now into full enforcement and the Caribbean Sea ECA comes into force on January 1, 2013 with full effect a year later.  The revised MARPOL Annex V is now in force and creating increasing pressure on port and terminal reception facilities.  The U.S. EPA revised Vessel General Permit comes into force on December 19, 2013.
        
“Challenge”: Ship owners and managers must ensure compliance with these new and evolving international and regional regulatory requirements in a continuing difficult economic environment. While there are clear environmental benefits, compliance with these new requirements requires significant capital expenditures and creates additional administrative, maintenance and training costs that must be borne by ship owners and managers. Flag Administrations, Classification Societies and regulatory agencies must expend time and resources to implement and enforce compliance with the new requirements. Implementation aboard ship is a challenge in itself.

“Priorities”: Overall, what are the priority issues that ship owners and managers, Flag Administrations and Port State Administrations must address to implement these new and evolving regulatory requirements in a manner that realizes environmental benefits but also allows implementation flexibility for ship owners and managers.


The Conference Goal
The Conference goal will be to develop a consensus on these issues and others as developed by the Conference speakers and attendees. The unique Mare Forum format, which emphasizes debate and discussion, will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about, debate and influence the resolution of these and other questions with senior policy makers from industry and government.

The Venue
The Conference will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, located downtown at 1201 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. The United States is the world’s largest trading nation with Washington, DC as a center of activity for U.S. Government regulatory bodies and international maritime interests. Here, participants will find exceptional business networking opportunities as well as world class leisure activities.
 

THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:

Joseph J. Cox

President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

Jannis Kostoulas
Chairman, Mare Forum

RADM Robert C. North, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
President, North Star Maritime, Inc.


 

Monday May 20, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Washington, DC
 

The Speakers and Discussion panelists
  - as of 14 MAY 2013 -

 [The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated daily]

Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

RADM Joseph Servidio
Assistant Commandant for Prevention
U.S. Coast Guard

Howard Fireman
Vice President of Operational and Environmental Performance
ABS


Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO

RADM Robert C. North, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Member, Board of Directors,
Genco Shipping and Trading LTD
President, North Star Maritime, Inc.

Phillip A. Brooks
Director
Air Enforcement Division
Office of Civil Enforcement
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
United States Environmental Protection Agency

VADM Brian Salerno
U.S. Coast Guard (ret.)

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse
Senior Advisor
Ocean Conservancy

Alan Bish
Port Captain, Reinauer Transportation and
Vice President of the Operations Committee, Chamber of Shipping of America


Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc./ Marshall Islands Registry

Captain Anuj Chopra
President Anglo Eastern Ship Management

Basil Mavroleon
Manager of the Projects Group at Charles R. Weber Company
Managing Director of WeberSeas (Hellas) S. A.

Kim Carnahan
Foreign Affairs Officer

 US Department of State – Office of Global Climate Change

Gary Morgan
Director, Analyst Team, Clarksons

Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO
Total Marine Solutions

Ryan Albert
Environmental Scientist, Water Permits Division,
UA EPA

Jeffrey G. Lantz
SES, Director of Commercial regulations and Standards;
U.S. Coast Guard;
Chairman, International Maritime Organization Council

Daniel F. Sheehan, P.E.

Charlie Dorchak
Director, Environmental Solutions

ABS

Sander Wielemaker
Region Americas,
Germanischer Lloyd

Kenneth Vareide,
Director of Operations
Det Norske Veritas

Chris Dlugokecki
Country Manager USA, RINA USA, Inc.

Edward A. Waryas
Vice President, Marine Business Developmen
Lloyd’s Register

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)

Jannis Kostoulas
Chairman, Mare Forum

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP

Paul Holthus
Executive Director, World Ocean Council

CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard



  - as of 14 MAY 2013 -
 [The list of speakers and discussion panelists will be updated daily]

Monday May 20, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
Washington, DC
 

    Monday, May 20, 2013
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
 
08:00   Registration
 
09:00-09:10   Opening and Introduction
Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman
 
    Session 1:

Setting the Scene Part 1
Keynote Speakers
Government and Industry


Theme:
Senior leaders representing government and industry describe their view of the “Situation” from a broad policy perspective, and potential barriers to meeting the “challenge”.  
 
    Session Moderator
Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman
 
09:10- 10:10   Keynote Speakers

RADM Joseph Servidio
Assistant Commandant for Prevention
U.S. Coast Guard

Howard Fireman
Vice President of Operational and Environmental Performance
ABS


Philip Embiricos
Past President, BIMCO


Dr. Sandra Whitehouse
Senior Advisor
Ocean Conservancy
 

10:10- 10:40   Discussion and debate between the speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants

Discussion panelists:
Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO, Total Marine Solutions

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP


CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard

All conference speakers
 
10:40- 11:00   Break
    Session 2:

Regulatory Initiatives –
The Government Perspective

Questions to be addressed:
  • What will be the impact of U.S. Government budget reduction goals on regulatory project implementation and enforcement?
  • What should be the highest priority international and U.S. regulatory initiatives?
  • What are the main differences between the current VGP and VGP that comes into force on 19 December 2013?
  • If there are differences between the U.S. Coast Guard ballast water management final rule and VGP ballast water management requirements, how will those be reconciled?
  • How will the VGP be enforced?
  • What is LNG’s potential for emissions reductions?
  • Are there safety concerns over LNG as an alternative fuel for ships?
  • What have been the most significant issues associated with the North American ECA implementation and enforcement?
  • Has ECA fuel switching created maritime safety problems and increased marine casualty and/or oil spill potential?
  • What implementation and enforcement policies are under development for the Caribbean ECA
  • What is the status of U.S. ballast water treatment system AMS and type approval?
  • Will the U.S. ratify MLC 2006?
  • If the US is not a party to MLC 2006 how will U.S. Flag vessels demonstrate compliance?
  • If the US is not a Party to MLC 2006 how will the US exercise port state control?
    Session Moderator
VADM Brian Salerno
U.S. Coast Guard (ret.)
 
11:00- 11:10   Moderator’s introduction
VADM Brian Salerno
U.S. Coast Guard (ret.)
 
11:10- 11:20    US Environmental Protection Agency – Water – Vessel General Permit
Ryan Albert
Environmental Scientist, Water Permits Division,
UA EPA
 
11:20- 11:30   US Environmental Protection Agency - Air
Phillip A. Brooks
Director
Air Enforcement Division
Office of Civil Enforcement
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
United States Environmental Protection Agency

 
11:30-11:40   US Coast Guard - Safety and Environmental Protection
Jeffrey G. Lantz
SES, Director of Commercial regulations and Standards;
U.S. Coast Guard;
Chairman, International Maritime Organization Council
 
11:40-11:50   US Department of State – Office of Global Climate Change
Kim Carnahan
Foreign Affairs Officer
 
11:50– 12:30   Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Discussion panelists:
Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO, Total Marine Solutions

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP


CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard

All conference speakers
     
12:30-
13:10
  Lunch hosted by
The Marshall Islands Registry







 
    session 3  

The Marine Transportation Industry Perspective
 Setting the Right Balance

 

Questions to be addressed:

  • What is the business impact of the implementation of ballast water treatment requirements, MLC 2006, ECA and further emissions reductions and the revised Vessel General Permit?

  • What regulatory requirements are proving the most difficult to implement?

  • Should implementation schedules for U.S. and international ballast water treatment be revised to recognize the economic impact and availability of U.S. type approved treatment systems?

  • Is use of LNG a viable alternative to reduce emissions?
    Are there safety concerns over LNG as an alternative fuel for ships?

  • What have been the most significant issues associated with the North American ECA implementation and enforcement?

  • Given new strict limitations on discharge of shipboard generated garbage overboard under revised MARPOL Annex V, have waste reception facilities proven adequate?

  • Have waste reception facilities shown capacity to receive bulk carrier cargo hold wash water with cargo residues?

  • What should be the highest priority international and U.S. regulatory initiatives?

 

    Session Moderator
Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc./ Marshall Islands Registry
 
13:10-13:20 Moderator's introduction
Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc./ Marshall Islands Registry
 
13:20-13:30   The International Ship Manager’s Perspective
Captain Anuj Chopra
President Anglo Eastern Ship Management

 
13:30-14:40   The Internationl Ship Owner's Perspective
RADM Robert C. North, U.S. Coast Guard (ret)
Member, Board of Directors,
Genco Shipping and Trading LTD
President, North Star Maritime, Inc
 
13:40-13:50   The U.S. Ship Owner’s Perspective
Alan Bish
Port Captain, Reinauer Transportation and
Vice President of the Operations Committee, Chamber of Shipping of America

 
13:50-14:00   The International Shipping Market Outlook
Gary Morgan

Director, Analyst Team, Clarksons
 

Basil Mavroleon

Manager of the Projects Group at Charles R. Weber Company
Managing Director of WeberSeas (Hellas) S. A. 

 

14:00-
14:40
  Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Discussion panelists:
Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO, Total Marine Solutions

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP


CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard

All conference speakers
 
14:40-15:00
 
  Break hosted by Germanischer Lloyd


 

    session 4  

The Classification Society Perspective on Regulatory Implementation

Questions to be addressed:
  • What new regulatory requirements are proving the most difficult to implement by Class acting as Recognized Organizations for Flag Administrations?
  • What are the most promising technologies available to reduce carbon emissions?
  • What is the potential for CNG fuel for shipping?
  • What environmentally friendly new ship concept designs are being developed by class?
  • Are classification societies prepared to approve exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS) under MARPOL Annex VI for both SOx and NOx? Carbon?
  • How will class implement the recently IMO adopted EEDI in class rules and on behalf of flag administrations?
  • Is class prepared to provide “statements of compliance” for non-party flags for MLC 2006 and the Ballast Water Management Convention after entry into force?
    Session Moderator
Daniel F. Sheehan, P.E.
 
15:00-15:10   Moderator's introduction
Daniel F. Sheehan, P.E.
 
15:10-15:20
 
  Charlie Dorchak
Director, Environmental Solutions

ABS
 
15:20-15:30   Sander Wielemaker
Region Americas,
Germanischer Lloyd
 
15:30-15:40   Kenneth Vareide,
Director of Operations
Det Norske Veritas
 
15:40-15:50   Chris Dlugokecki
Country Manager USA, RINA USA, Inc.
 
15:50-16:00   Edward A. Waryas
Vice President, Marine Business Developmen
Lloyd’s Register
 
16:00-16:40   Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Discussion panelists:
Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO, Total Marine Solutions

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP


CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard

All conference speakers
 
    session 5  

The Environmentalist Perspective

 

   

Session Moderator
Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

 

16:40- 17:10   Environmental advocates will provide their response to the presentations and discussions developed during Sessions 1 – 4 followed by a discussion period with the participants.

Participating will be:

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse
Senior Advisor, Ocean Conservancy

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)

Paul Holthus
Executive Director, World Ocean Council

 

17:10-
17:40
  Discussion and Debate between speakers, members of the discussion panel and audience participants.

Discussion panelists:
Alexandra Anagnostis
President/CEO, Total Marine Solutions

Jonathan K. Waldron
Partner, BlankRome LLP


CDR Ryan Allain
Division Chief, Environmental Standards, U.S. Coast Guard

CAPT. John Mauger
Commandant (Eng), U.S. Coast Guard

All conference speakers
 

    session 6  

Conclusion – A Focused Agenda for Policy Makers - Prioritization of Issues
     
    Conference Chairman, Session Chairmen and Conference participants synthesize and prioritize the issues discussed to develop a list of priorities for government and industry to address together concerning the Conference “Challenge”.
     
17:40-18:00   Open discussion where Moderators of Sessions 1-5 discuss the results of their panels between themselves and the participants and recommend prioritization of issues developed during the Conference
 
18:00   Closing reception hosted by

The Marshall Islands Registry







 


 


INFORMATION
For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM
P.O. Box 3108
3003 AC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:
+31.10.844 99 69

E:
info@mareforum.com