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Maritime Air Pollution Conference, Americas 2020

05 March 2020 - 06 March 2020
09:00 - 17:00

RouteMAP for maritime industry GHG emissions and air pollution reduction

On 1 January 2020, a once-in-a-generation regulatory change took place. This conference will explore vessel owner/operator experiences with their chosen compliance technologies including fuels, lubricants, engines and scrubbers.

The conference will examine the performance of scrubbers in the field and address the likelihood of a bottleneck occurring in the near future as more companies prepare for installations. Also, the event will examine recent investment decisions by comparing those owners/operators with scrubbers and those paying higher prices for VLSFO.

Key industry players will meet to discuss not only issues relevant to IMO 2020 but also the challenges that lie ahead, the main challenge being the compliance requirements concerning greenhouse gases and decarbonisation.


Programme Highlights

  • Industry benchmarking: Hear experiences and gain insights into field data from across the supply chain since the introduction of 2020 Sulphur Cap on 1 January.
  • Vessel owner/operator experiences with low sulphur fuels, cylinder oil lubricants, scrubbers, alternative fuels and engines.
  • IMO 2020 Sulphur Cap: regulation update plus how enforcement will take place.
  • New low sulphur fuel oils: quality, availability and price.
  • New cylinder oil lubricants’ features and benefits.
  • Understanding the fuel and lubricant requirements for 2 and 4 stroke engines.
  • Scrubbers update: performance in the field and demand for future installations.
  • Alternative fuels update: examining the hot new technologies: LNG, LPG, Methanol, Ammonia, Hydrogen, Hybrid-Electric and Fuel Cells.
  • Assessing short- and long-term technical measures available and being developed, to improve energy efficiency for both the existing fleet and next generation of vessels.
  • Meeting the marine air pollution challenge – IMO Sulphur Cap 2020 and beyond.
  • A balanced programme which features keynotes, panel discussions, case studies, data and analysis, and product showcases.
  • Significant networking opportunities during coffee, lunch and cocktail reception.


“An excellent marine industry conference with good coverage of pertinent topics & gathering of key stake holders”
Infinium, Singapore
“Lots of information obtained from OEMs”
Gulf Oil Marine

“Well organised and valuable information”
Rickmans Shipmanagement Singapore

“Good presence of ship owners, ship managers and associated industry stakeholders sharing concerns of trends, regulations, challenges, new solutions etc.”
Chevron Marine

"Very worthwhile time away from desk. A better informed manager on return to my desk"

"An informative well managed conference covering topical and well-presented subjects"
Global Ship Lease

"Excellent! Very informative and well organised"

"Ideal opportunity for business...and learning the market’s concerns, thoughts and trends"

Anglo Eastern UK

"An excellent orientation to the propulsion concerns of the maritime world"

Maritime Training Institute

Advisory Panel

Nicholas Confuorto
President & Chief Operations Officer CR Ocean Engineering

Don Gregory

Les Gingell
Vice President, Marine Sales
MAN Energy Solutions

Edwin Lampert
Head of Content
Riviera Maritime Media

Stian Aakre
General Manager Business Development
Wärtsilä Moss


Tom Kenny - Brand Manager
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Uday Turaga

Uday Turaga

Founder & CEO
ADI Analytics
Mike Kaczmarek

Mike Kaczmarek

VP, Corporate Shipbuilding
Michael McNamara

Michael McNamara

Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing
Matthew Kenney

Matthew Kenney

Global Business Development Manager
Chelsea Technologies
Rod Gravley

Rod Gravley

Technology Director
Clean Air Engineering Maritime
Ian Adams

Ian Adams

Executive Director
Clean Shipping Alliance
Jan Hagen Andersen

Jan Hagen Andersen

Director Business Development
Don Gregory

Don Gregory

Director/Technical Director
EGCSA/Gulf Oil Marine
Craig Gundry

Craig Gundry

General Manager
Fassmer Service Americas
Patrick Webb

Patrick Webb

Global Sales & Service Leader
GE Transportation
Nick Makar

Nick Makar

Vice President
IRI / Marshall Islands Registry
Les Gingell

Les Gingell

Vice President - Marine Sales
MAN Energy Solutions
Ken McClelland

Ken McClelland

Technical Director
Pacific Green Technologies Group
Anshul Tuteja

Anshul Tuteja

Global Fleet Optimization
Royal Caribbean Cruises
Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen

Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen

Sales Director
TECO Solutions
Dylan Mejias

Dylan Mejias

National Sales Manager
Peter Keller

Peter Keller

Stian Aakre

Stian Aakre

General Manager Business Development
Wärtsilä Exhaust Treatment
William Resende

William Resende

Global Product Manager Fuel Cell Systems
Lucas Esselstrom

Lucas Esselstrom

Hybrid Application Manager

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RouteMAP for maritime industry GHG emissions and air pollution reduction



08:00 Registration coffee and networking


09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media



The opening session will discuss recent experiences of key players in the supply chain. Speakers will share their hands-on experiences, lessons learnt, and best practice strategies for achieving compliance.


09:10 Opening keynote: IMO 2020 – has implementation gone according to plan?

  • Consistent implementation of regulation.

  • Ensuring a level playing field.

  • Has there been any evidence of cheating?

  • Flag States role in enforcement.

  • Lessons learnt from early experiences.

Nicholas Makar, Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration, Regulatory Affairs, International Registries

09:30 Q&A


09:40 Owner/operator case study: IMO 2020 implementation
Michael Kaczmarek, VP, Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation

10:00 Q&A


10:10 Owner/operators/managers panel discussion: feedback on early experiences

  • Field results with new fuels and scrubbers.
  • Reporting compliance data to relevant authorities.
  • Does the industry feel that a level playing field exists?
  • Best practice measures that can be taken to ensure compliance.

Anshul Tuteja, Global Fleet Optimization – Energy & Assets, Associate Vice President, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
Michael T. McNamara, Vice President Global fuel Sourcing, Carnival

10:50 Q&A


11:00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Ecospray Technologies



Session 2 will provide delegates with an update on future IMO regulations. Speakers will address future compliance deadlines and an update on Emission Control Areas (ECAs).


11:40 Update on IMO Emission Control Areas (ECAs)

  • Recent changes to ECAs – new regulations you need to be aware of.
  • What future amendments to ECA rules can we expect to see?
  • How and when will future expansion of ECAs take place?

Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020

12:00 Q&A



12:10 EPA T4 / IMO III emissions compliance without urea after-treatment

  • How to meet the stringent EPA T4 and IMO III emission standards with advanced EGR technology and without having to use a urea-based SCR after-treatment system?
  • Results from independent evaluation studies comparing propulsion configurations based on engines with EGR technology versus those with SCR after-treatment technology.
  • Field experiences with the advance EGR technology.

Patrick Webb, Global Sales and Service Leader, GE Transportation a Wabtec company


12:30 Q&A


12:40 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area sponsored by Primarine


13:50 Regulation update: Airborne toxic control measure for auxiliary diesel engines operated on ocean-going vessels at berth

Rod Gravley, Chief Technical Officer, Clean Air Engineering Maritime

14:10 Q&A


14:20 Maintaining / Reobtaining compliance of Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) after malfunction

  • Actual status on MEPC.1/Circ.883
  • Digital training capabilities (virtual reality, video)
  • Modular exchange of components
  • Remote access for troubleshooting by specialists

Dylan Mejias, National Sales Manager - Infrastructure and Basic Materials, SICK

14:40 Q&A


This session will address the latest industry developments concerning marine fuels and lubricants. Speakers will discuss new products on the market, product availability and quality, and future improvements to their product line-up.


14:50 Fuels on the market – new products, availability and quality

  • Carnival’s complaint fuel mix
  • HSFO availability
  • VLSFO as an option
  • Operational limitations

Michael T. McNamara, Vice President Global Fuel Sourcing, Carnival


15:10 Q&A


15:20 New requirements for classifying and approving cylinder oils

Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA


16:00 Q&A


16:20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Ecospray Technologies


Speakers will address key engine considerations that need to be made for various maritime applications. A key issue that will be addressed is how new fuels and lubricants are performing with engines.


16:30 Update on two stroke engines

  • How are new fuels and lubricants performing with two stroke engines?

  • Two stroke engines: what are the key challenges for owners and operators.

  • New two stroke engines – what can we expect to see and how will new technologies tackle the emissions challenge?

Les Gingell, Vice President, Marine Sales, MAN Energy Solutions


16:50 Q&A


17:00 Powering a sustainable maritime future

  • Current state of art gas and diesel engines
  • DF engine technology steps

  • Overview of future fuels
  • Complementary energy solutions

Lucas Esselstrom, Hybrid Application Manager, Wärtsilä


17:20 Q&A


17:30 Chairman’s day one closing remarks
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


17:30 - 18:30 Drinks reception sponsored by IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry



08:00 Registration coffee and networking


09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


This session will look at recent industry developments, lessons learnt from hands-on experiences and how the industry is dealing with certain countries ban on open-loop scrubber systems.

Session Chair: Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA

09:10 Opening keynote: Lessons learnt from using scrubbers

  • How have scrubbers performed during normal operations?
  • Crew feedback on areas that need improving.
  • Generating and providing emission compliance reports to relevant authorities.
  • Lessons learnt from recent operations.

Stian Aakre, General Manager Business Development, Wärtsilä Moss

09:30 Q&A


09:35 Current status of scientific studies related to scrubber emissions

  • Air pollution studies
  • Greenhouse gas emissions studies
  • Water pollution studies
  • Comparison of water standards

Anders Mjølsnes Sørheim, Technical Sales Manager, Yara Marine Technologies

09:50 Q&A


09:55 Long-term user-experiences – scrubber pump services

  • Case studies – long-term service experiences
  • Case studies – lessons learnt / consequences
  • Best practice to ensure successful installation and long-term operation

Ove Mårtensson, Vice General Manager, DESMI Norge

10:10 Q&A


10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Fassmer Technical Projects


10:55 Panel discussion: EGCSA update – recent initiatives and upcoming projects

  • Current and upcoming EGCSA projects.
  • Open-loop scrubber ban in certain countries – where is the industry at and is there a possible resolution in sight?
  • What have scrubber manufacturers response been to claims that scrubber wash water poses a threat to marine ecosystems?
  • What further work needs to be done to advance the acceptance of scrubbers?

Anders Skibdal, Chief Executive Officer, Pureteq
Matthew Kenney, Global Business Development Manager, Chelsea Technologies

Anders Mjølsnes Sørheim, Technical Sales Manager, Yara Marine Technologies

Ove Mårtensson, Vice General Manager, DESMI Norge

Stian Aakre, General Manager Business Development, Wärtsilä Moss

11:25 Q&A


Session speakers will provide a recent case study into a scrubber retrofit. Speakers will also address the demand for scrubber installations and the likelihood of a bottleneck occurring.

Session Chair: Don Gregory, Director, EGCSA

11:35 Case study: Retrofitting a scrubber system

This case study will look at a recent retrofit. Discussions will provide a comprehensive insight into: engineering considerations, crew training and field test results.

Ken McClelland, Technical Director, Pacific Green Technologies Group

11:50 Q&A


11:55 Scrubber retrofit on a vessel in operation

  • Pre-study, 3D scanning and engineering
  • Installation onboard a sailing vessel
  • System challenges and repair
  • Experience to develop new methods and technology

Ole-Johan Øby Svendsen, Sales Director, TECO Solutions

12:10 Q&A


12:15 Scrubbing systems and installation options

  • Why scrubbers?
  • The scrubber payback
  • Scrubber options
  • Installation options

Nicholas Confuorto, President & Chief Operations Officer, CR Ocean Engineering

12:30 Q&A

12:35 Utilising a wash water monitor for reliable readings and to be compliant – add new presentation

  • Avoid unrealistic maintenance schedules
  • Eliminate air bubbles efficiently
  • Calibrate at any time on your own

Felix Joller, International Sales Manager, Sigrist-Photometer

12:50 Q&A


12:55 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area

13:55 Overlooked & underestimated aspects of scrubber integrations

  • Health & safety of crew and office management
  • Design coordination
  • Electrical integration
  • Modification of existing systems

Craig R Gundry, General Manager, Fassmer Technical Projects

14:10 Q&A


Industry experts will provide an update on the latest work being done on alternative fuels. Speakers will address the strengths and weaknesses of each solution and will also provide an assessment of whether they feel these technologies will play a key role in helping the industry reach future environmental compliance targets

14:15 Hydrocarbon-based solutions

  • LNG
  • LPG
  • Methanol
  • Biofuels

Uday Turaga, Founder & CEO, ADI Analytics

14:30 Q&A


14:35 Methanol: A future proof marine fuel for IMO compliance

  • As the global shipping industry addresses compliance with IMO 2020 sulfur reductions and IMO 2030/2050 greenhouse gas targets, methanol is emerging as a future proof alternative marine fuel.
  • Methanol can be produced from a wide range of feedstocks, including natural gas, biomass/biogas, and renewable electricity (solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower).
  • This presentation will explore the current experience with ships on the water using methanol, as well as bunkering, fuel pricing, and environmental issues.

Lawrence Navin, Director of Government and Public Affairs Americas/Europe, Methanol Institute

14:50 Q&A


14:55 Fuel Cells for marine applications: market drivers, technology advantages and remaining


  • Review of market drivers and overview of hydrogen fuel cell marine projects in the world
  • What are the technology advantages that fuel cell brings to marine applications besides the fact of being zero emission?
  • What are the technology targets that are required to achieve market-wide adoption?
  • What are the gaps and remaining challenges to reach the technology requirements?

William Resende, Global Product Manager, Fuel Cell Systems, TECO/AVL

15:10 Q&A


15:15 LNG - A path forward

  • Attributes of LNG as a marine fuel
  • Current environment
  • A pathway forward to IMO 2030 and 2050 goals
  • The time is NOW

Peter Keller, Chair, SEA-LNG

15:30 Q&A


15:35 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Fassmer Technical Projects


The closing session will see a panel of industry leaders address the maritime air pollution challenge. Panellists will share their strategies for dealing with future environmental regulations. A key issue that will be addressed will be the financial burden placed on companies as they look to comply with upcoming emissions regulations.


16:15 Beyond 2020 - Preparing for the decarbonation challenge

  • What were the lessons from 2020 and are the challenges over?
  • What is next on air emission regulations?
  • Meeting the GHG targets - DNV GL Maritime forecast to 2050
  • Fuels for the future

Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, Americas, DNV GL


16:35 Q&A


16:40 Panel discussion: Preparing for upcoming regulations

  • What were the lessons from 2020 and are the challenges over?
  • What is next on air emissions regulations?
  • Meeting the GHG targets – DNV GL maritime forecast to 2050
  • Fuels for the future

Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Director, Americas, DNV GL
Peter Keller, Chair, SEA-LNG
Ian Adams, Executive Director, Clean Shipping Alliance 2020



17:20 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

17:30 End of conference



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Who Attended

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Who attended

Shipowners & Operators

Carnival Corporation Svitzer
Cruise Management International
Dome Chartering & Trading Corp
Interlake Steamship Company
Newport Shipping
Norwegian Cruise Line Corp
SEACOR Marine Holdings

Other companies in attendance

ABS Nickel Institute
Primarine Pacific Green Technologies Group
American Ship Repair Peak Process Controls
AVL Deutschland ProMinent Fluid Controls
Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies PureteQ
Chelsea Technologies Group SEA/LNG
Consilium Marine SICK
CR Ocean Engineering Sverdrup Steel
Danfoss TECO Group
DESMI The Maritime Executive
DNV GL Hamworthy Moss
Ecospray Technologies Wärtsilä
EGCSA Yara Marine Technologies
Emerson Marine Solutions
Fassmer Service
Hamworthy Pumps
International Registries
MAN Energy Solutions
Metro Group Maritime


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Grove Harbour Marina
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Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
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David T Kennedy Park
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The Barnacle Historic State Park
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Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area

If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, please contact:

Tom Kenny, Brand Manager on tom.kenny@rivieramm.com or call +44 20 8370 7791.


2020 confirmed exhibitors to date:

Chelsea Technologies Group

CR Ocean Engineering

DESMI Pumping Technologies

Munters Euroform





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