INTERCARGO was at CMA Shipping 2017 Conference (March 20-22, USA).
Secretary General Dr Kostas Gkonis was a panellist during a first-day keynote session and informed the audience on dry bulkers’ challenges in relation to BWM regulations implementation:
- Newbuildings vs. retrofitting existing vessels
- Dry bulkers vs. other types of vessels: technical challenges
- Manufacturers limited capacity in installing unproven systems
- In face of uncertainty shipowners still expected to make costly/prohibitive decisions
(“Heads of State” panel : https://www.cmashipping2017.com/Shipping2017programWeb.pdf / see also news article).