Mark Waddington will take part in a roundtable discussion during London International Shipping Week in September.
The theme of the debate is: ‘2020: a challenging end to a new beginning’ and participants will be encouraged to share their views and also ask questions about the operational, technical, legal and commercial issues – and challenges – surrounding marine fuel quality and availability as the shipping and bunker industries prepare for the transition to the 0.50% sulphur global cap on 1 January 2020.
The debate will be held at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology in London on Wednesday, 11 September.
The event, which will include participation from 10-12 key players drawn from across the industry, is intended to not only stimulate relevant and timely discussion about preparations for the 2020 fuel switchover, but also to provide factual and up-to-date information on the quality and formulation of the raft of 0.50% sulphur, largely-blended products which are beginning to enter the global marine fuel pool. The discussion will also focus on the availability and quality of other IMO 2020-compliant fuels, including HSFO (when used in conjunction with exhaust gas abatement technology), distillate product, and also alternative fuels.