4th GREEN4SEA Athens Forum

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The 2015 GREEN4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 950 delegates from 25 countries representing a total of 450 organizations.




08:00 – 09:00

Welcome Coffee & Registration

09:00 – 09:05

Forum Opening: Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, GREEN4SEA

09:05 – 10:45

Session 1: Sustainable Shipping


1. Stamatis Fradelos, ABS Principal Engineer – Environmental Performance, Environmental Regulatory Developments

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2. Dr William H.Moore, Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention, The American P&I Club – Welcome to the USA: A “Green” Regulatory Compliance Guide

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3. Benoit Loicq, Maritime Safety and Environment Director, European Community Shipowners Association – EU/IMO approach on Safe and Environmentally Sound Ship Recycling

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4. Sotiris Raptis, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment – EU MRV

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5. Klaus Grensemann, Chairman, QACE – RO Monitoring and the role of QACE towards sustainable shipping

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6. Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine Research, Development & Innovation Manager, Piraeus Business Development, Hellenic Lloyd’s SA – POSEIDON MED: ‘Med Sea into the Gas Era’

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30 min Panel Discussion & Questions open to the floor

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 – 13:00

Session 2: Energy Efficiency


1. Jarle Coll Blomhoff, Business Development Leader, Maritime Advisory Germany & East Med, DNV GL Maritime – Tanker Energy Efficiency through operational fuel saving initiatives

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2. Konstantinos Kanellakis, Marine Business Development, Group Product Manager Motion & Drives, Schneider Electric – Energy efficiency with variable frequency drives

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3. Albert Leyson, Marketing Manager, Drew Marine – Next Generation Fuel Management Solutions

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4. Gerald Rolfe, Service Business Development Manager, SKF Marine – Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) optimizing Asset efficiency

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5. Edwin Schuirink, Technical Product Manager, VAF instruments – Hull and Propeller Efficiency Monitoring

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6. Yoshihisa Okada, Deputy General Manager – Propeller Design Dept, Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd – Propeller and New Energy Saving Devices for EEDI

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30 min Panel Discussion & Questions open to the floor

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:45

Session 3: Fuel Options

1. Dr John Kokarakis, VP Engineering, Bureau Veritas – Future Fuel Options

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2. Joris van Kreij, Global Sales Manager – LNG Ship Fueling Solutions, Chart Industries – LNG ship fuel systems Update

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3. Maria Kyratsoudi, FOBAS Senior Specialist GEMA, Hellenic Lloyd’s SA – The 2020 challenge; Scrubber considerations

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4. Kai Låtun, VP Sales & Marketing, Yara Marine Technologies AS – SOx scrubbers; a profitable investment

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5. Gilberto Rubini, Global Sales Manager, ECOSPRAY Technology srl – How to comply with emissions limits and meeting shipowners’ operational need

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6. Marco Dierico, Marine Business Development Manager, Europe, DuPont/BELCO – Scrubber systems: technology overview, benefits and market trends.

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30 min Panel Discussion & Questions open to the floor

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:55

Session 4: Ballast Water Management

1. Joseph Angelo, Deputy Managing Director, INTERTANKO – Shipowners’ concerns with Ballast Water Management

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2. Gary Croot, President IMESA & Ret. USCG Chief, Environmental Standards Division – Navigating the uncertainties in the US Ballast Water Programs and Policies

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3. Cedric Chatteleyn, Claims Director, Thomas Miller Hellas – BWMC impact on business, operational and insurance costs.

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4. Leif Eric Caspersen, International Sales Director, ERMA First – Ten Myths about Ballast Water Treatment

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5. Stelios Kyriakou, Technical Director, Wartsila BWMS – Ballast Water: Performance & Approval

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6. Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex – On course for USCG Type Approval

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30 min Panel Discussion & Questions open to the floor

17:55 – 18:00

Forum Closing

18:00 – 20:00

Cocktail Reception


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  • GREEN4SEA Forum, the world’s largest Green Conference, attracting 800+ delegates / 300 organisations in Athens, every April
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Apostolos-Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, GREEN4SEA – Forum Opening & Panel Moderator

Apostolos BelokasApostolos Belokas is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than 20 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in 1992 as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE issues as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 5,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction. Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE & SQE ACADEMY and he is also the Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.


SESSION 1 : Sustainable Shipping

Stamatis Fradelos, ABS Principal Engineer

Stamatis FradelosStamatis Fradelos is Principal Engineer in the Operational Environmental Performance (OEP) department of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The OEP department provides technical support on energy efficiency, vessel performance and environmental matters. Prior to joining ABS, Stamatis worked as a marine field surveyor and spent six years at Lloyd’s Register as a Plan Approval Surveyor. Stamatis has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (NTUA), a M.Sc. in Marine Technology and Science (NTUA) and a M.Sc. in Engineering – Economic Systems (NTUA, UoA, UoP).


Dr William H.Moore, Senior Vice President of Loss Prevention, The American P&I Club

William MooreDr. Moore is the Senior Vice President for Loss Prevention at the Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., managers of the American Club. In that capacity, he brings 21 years of experience to the development and implementation of the Club’s loss prevention initiatives to assist shipowners in the reduction of maritime risks and incidents. He formerly worked at ABS in New York and Gard Services in Norway. He acquired his doctorate degree at the University of California at Berkeley in Naval Architecture and is also a graduate of Ocean Systems Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Moore is also formerly the Chairman of the IMO’s Joint Maritime Safety Committee & Marine Environmental Protection Committee’s working group on the Human Element.


Benoit Loicq, Maritime Safety and Environment Director, ECSA

Benoit LoicqBenoit currently acts as Director Maritime Safety and Environment at the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA). In the past, he has worked for the Belgian Federal government as counter-pollution officer in the field of deliberate and accidental marine pollution and as operator on board the Belgian pollution control remote sensing aircraft (aerial surveillance above North Sea). He has also experience at sea as Deck Officer onboard gas tankers


Sotiris Raptis, Policy Officer, Transport & Environment

Sotiris RaptisSotiris joined T&E in July 2014 after 6 years in the European Parliament. He worked as a Policy Advisor on Transport, Climate Change and Environment for MEP Kriton Arsenis, some of his key files being CO2 emissions of the shipping sector, biofuels and indirect land-use change, as well as the revision of Water Framework directive and Environmental Impact Assessment directive. A qualified lawyer, Sotiris hails from northern Greece and speaks Greek and English. He studied at the University of Thessaloniki School of Law, the University of Athens School of Law as well as at the King’s College London Centre of European Law. Sotiris was awarded European Citizens’ Prize 2008 of the European Parliament as member of “G700” blog for promoting intergenerational justice. He is part of the aviation and shipping team at T&E and is responsible for the cleaner shipping campaign. He loves good food and reading and his passions include politics and hiking.


Klaus Grensemann, Chairman, QACE

Since November 2010 Klaus Grensemann is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Entity for the Quality Assessment and Certification of Organisations recognised by the European Union CIC (QACE). Before he joined QACE he served as the Head of the Maritime safety Division in the German Ministry for Transport. In that capacity he was head of the German delegation to IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and a number of IMO Sub-Committees. He has been a Member State Representative of the Administrative Board of EMSA, Board member of the ship building research centre HSVA, member of the scientific advisory council of the German Institute of Navigation and member of the IACS Independent Appeals Board.


Panayiotis Mitrou, Marine Research, Development & Innovation Manager, Lloyd’s Register

Panayiotis Mitrou

Panayiotis Mitrou is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer NTUA, holding an MBA in Shipping from ALBA Business School. During his seven year service with Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Design Support Office, he has been dealing with series of statutory and other reviews. He has supported and lead the implementation of several pieces of new legislation ranging from Ballast Water management to the latest Energy management related requirements. He has also been deeply involved in MARPOL and the Chemical codes matters. He is currently employed as a member of Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Business Team in an account management and technical support role focusing among other on forthcoming legislation as well as energy management solutions. He has represented Hellenic Lloyd’s and Lloyd’s Register in a number of international forums, research and other projects developed within the TEN-T and other EU frameworks. He is currently involved in Poseidon Med as the project Manager for LR.



SESSION 2: Energy Efficiency


Jarle Coll Blomhoff, Business Development Leader, Maritime Advisory Germany & East Med, DNV GL Maritime

Jarle Coll BlomhoffJarle Blomhoff holds a Master of Science in Engineering with specialization in Navigation, Guidance and Control of Ships from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Jarle has 7 years experience from DNV and FutureShip (Germanischer Lloyd). He is currently supporting shipping companies on improving their operations with an efficient organizational setup, profitable technical measures as well as efficient design of assets. With long experience within project management, risk management, technical analysis as well as organisational and process review, he has worked together with clients from industries such as shipping, telecommunication, finance, IT and transportation.


Konstantinos Kanellakis, Marine Business Development, Group Product Manager Motion & Drives, Schneider Electric

Konstantinos Kanellakis is an electrical and computer engineer (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with postgraduate studies in business administration (MBA, Athens University of Economics and Business). Has been working for Schneider Electric for more than 8 years, with extensive experience on variable frequency drives and automation.


Albert Leyson, Marketing Manager, Drew Marine, USA

Albert LeysonAlbert Leyson has been the Marketing Manager for the Fuel and Energy Management product line at Drew Marine USA since 2006. Albert manages the most extensive fuel additive line available to the shipping industry. The fuel additives chemically augment and provide viable solutions for today’s problematic fuels. He also manages a wide array of fuel equipment that includes fuel samplers, fuel homogenizers, engine and emissions analyzers, onboard fuel and lube oil test kits and analytical services that Drew Marine offers. Prior to joining Drew Marine, Albert was a technical advisor and bunker surveyor controller at VPS, formerly known as DNV Petroleum Services and spent two years with Det Norsk Veritas AS as a systems analyst and data modeler for ISO 10303-439 Industrial automation systems and integration – Product data representation and exchange – Part 439: AP239 product life cycle support. Albert has an BSci in Marine Engineering from U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a MSci in Information Systems Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Memberships include founding member of CIMAC US NMA and partner of Green Marine (North America)


Gerald Rolfe, Manager – Marine Service Development, SKF Industrial Market, Marine

Gerald Rolfe has worked for SKF for 31 years, in a career including roles in technical management, business development, and delivery of Specialist Services. Gerald was Engineering Manager in SKF UK for over 10 years, providing design and engineering advice to SKF customers across all industries, and was then General Manager for SKF Reliability Systems for 12 years, where his team built up a strong reputation with Marine Fleet Operators. Gerald joined the SKF Global Marine Segment in 2010 and is today responsible for SKF Asset Management Services, including the Marine CBM Service Strategy, offering Specialist CM Product and Service solutions to Fleet Owners, Operators and Managers worldwide. SKF is today recognised as the world’s largest supplier of CM technology, supported by a global team of around 1500 engineers and staff worldwide. SKF Asset Management Services include Maintenance Strategy Optimisation & CBM Services, CM technology, Specialist site services and Remote Diagnostic Services, under long term supply & service agreements In 2013, SKF acquired Blohm & Voss Industries, the leader manufacturer of Marine products for Propulsion Shaft-lines, Stabilisers & Steering gear, plus Oily Water Separators and Environmental Monitoring tools”


Edwin Schuirink, Technical Product Manager, VAF instruments

Edwin Schuirink

Edwin Schuirink obtained his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 1990 and started his professional career in the propeller and engine manufacturing business. He obtained a lot of experience in this segment of the maritime industry as a project engineer, sales engineer and sales manager. In 2010 he joined VAF Instruments BV (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) as a Technical Product Manager, representing the T- and TT-Sense optical torque & thrust measuring systems and fuel consumption measurement in general.

At VAF Instruments he joined the technical and R&D department in developing the PEM4 Efficiency Monitoring system, the user interface between a wide range of VAF sensors and the crew on board. Moreover he worked on a variety of efficiency monitoring projects worldwide and gained extensive practical experience in fuel consumption, engine efficiency and vessel performance monitoring.


Yoshihisa Okada, Deputy General Manager – Propeller Design Dept., Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd

Yoshihisa Okada has Bachelor at Hiroshima Institute of Technology. He joined Nakashima Propeller since 1982. Since then, he has been in charge of propeller design for various types of commercial vessels for 20 years. He is deputy general manager at propeller design department.



SESSION 3: Fuel Options


John Kokarakis, VP Technology & Business Development, Hellenic Black Sea Region & Middle East, Bureau Veritas

John KokarakisJohn Emmanuel Kokarakis, a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Master’s degrees in Naval Architecture (1983) and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan. He worked for over ten years as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide. His specialization was in the area of technical investigation and analysis of marine accidents. In that capacity he participated in the technical investigation of the Exxon Valdez grounding, capsize of drillship Seacrest, Piper Alpha fire and explosion, Aleutian Enterprise foundering in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety. The last fourteen years he works in Greece, in the area of classification. He has served at American Bureau of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd. He worked in plan approval, rule development and implementation of environmental regulations. He is currently Vice President of Technology and Business Development of Marine Hellenic, Black Sea & Middle East Zone at Bureau Veritas. In his duties Dr. Kokarakis is responsible for the smooth technical operation in the Zone as well as in the harmonic cooperation with the BV offices worldwide to the benefit of the BV clients.


Joris van Kreij, Global Sales Manager – LNG Ship Fueling Solutions, Chart Industries

Joris Van KreijJoris van Kreij (1980) has been active in the maritime industry for over 15 years. He started his professional career at sea, working as engineer and navigation officer on board of both cargo- and cruiseships. He holds a Bachelor degree in Maritime Operations and a Master degree in Business Administration. Before joining Chart , Joris has been active in the propulsion and engine manufacturing industry. At Chart he is since 2012 responsible for the development of the marine business with Chart’s maritime LNG solutions. See also Linkedin public profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jorisvankreij


Maria Kyratsoudi, FOBAS Senior Specialist GEMA, Hellenic Lloyd’s SA

Maria KyratsoudiMaria Kyratsoudi joined Lloyd’s Register in 2009 and her current role is FOBAS Senior Specialist, Team Leader for Greece, East Mediterranean and Adriatic (GEMA). Maria has the overview of the FOBAS service in GEMA region and provides specialist technical advice on fuel quality and on-board fuel management. Current duties include also providing decision making support to customers with respect to the air emissions compliance solutions (alternative fuels, abatement technology etc) Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Maria worked as a plan approval engineer at Germanischer Lloyd. Maria Kyratsoudi holds an MSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.


Kai Låtun, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Yara Marine Technologies AS

Kai LatunKai has gained an education from Norwegian Technical University (NTNU) and London Business School. He has 30 years’ experience in shipping-, offshore- and telecom industries, whereof last 7 years he is expert in marine emissions and air abatement challenges, specifically working with NOx and SOx abatement equipment.



Gilberto Rubini, Global Sales Manager – Business Development, Ecospray Technologies

G RubiniGilberto graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 at Politecnico of Milan.

He has more than 30 years of professional experience in international/multinational companies in the environmental business, specifically in air treatment for many industrial sectors.

He gained a strong experience in international sales as from 2000 he followed many foreign markets (Swiss, France, German, Italian); he held growing roles by some international key-players in air treatment and pollution business.

Since 2014, he joined Ecospray Technologies an Italian company specialized in in the research, design and commercial development of innovative solutions for air/gas treatment with a specific expertise of Exhaust Gas Cleaning systems for the marine industry. Gilberto covers the position of Global Sales Manager and Business Development


Marco Dierico, Marine Business Development Manager, Europe, DuPont/BELCO

Marco DiericoMarco is the business development manager Europe for DuPont Marine business, mainly involved in promoting the scrubbers business. He joined DuPont in September 2014 after a seven year experience in the most relevant Italian shipbuilding group: Fincantieri S.p.a. He spent 6 years in the basic design department for cruise and ferries taking care of several aspects of a ship design, from stability calculation, weight evaluation to the technical specifications. He has been in charge for two special projects: a “waste to energy platform” and a “semi-submersible barge”, delivered in Jan.14. Most recently he spent a year in the engineering department for the machinery system and he was in charge of a project for the integration of the BAT for DeSox and DeNox on board of cruise ships. He holds a marine engineering degree from the University of Trieste and a maritime science diploma. Passionate about new technologies applied to the marine industry.


SESSION 4: Ballast Water Management


Josheph J. Angelo, Deputy Managing Director, INTERTANKO

Joe AngeloJoe Angelo is the Deputy Managing Director for the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO). He joined INTERTANKO in January 2005 when he became the Director of Regulatory Affairs and the Americas located in their Arlington, Virginia regional office.

Mr. Angelo is a 1971 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. He began his career with the U.S. Coast Guard in 1977 and was assigned to various positions of greater responsibility until 1992, when he became a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). In 1995 he became the first Coast Guard Director of Standards for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection, a position he held until his retirement from the U.S. government in January 2005.

Since 1980, Mr. Angelo has been a key negotiator and the head of numerous delegations for the U.S. to major maritime safety and environmental protection committee meetings and conferences at the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with international maritime affairs.

Mr. Angelo has received two Presidential Distinguished Executive Service Rank Awards, one from President Clinton in 1999 and the other from President Bush in 2004. In addition, he was the recipient of the 2003 Chamber of Shipping of America’s RADM Halert C. Shepheard Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Merchant Marine Safety.


Gary Croot, President IMESA & Ret. USCG Chief, Environmental Standards Division

Gary CrootAs founder and President of IMESA, Mr. Croot has over 25 years of experience in the fields of marine safety, environmental protection, and international regulatory compliance and enforcement. He retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in 2011 as Chief of the Environmental Standards Division where he developed a wide variety of environmental regulations including ballast water management, control of marine debris, and dry cargo residue. He also administered the Coast Guard’s innovative Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP) which has facilitated the development and installation of effective ballast water treatment technologies. Gary led and participated in numerous Congressional briefings focusing on the intricacies of ballast water regulation and legislation and served on joint panels with representatives of the EPA’s Office of Water.


Cedric Chatteleyn, Claims Director, Thomas Miller Hellas

Cedric Chatteleyn

Cedric obtained a Masters in International Private Law and an LLM in Maritime Law which culminated with a dissertation concerning Incoterms and charter parties. He worked for a short period for a Marine Insurance Broker placing cover in the Lloyds Market. He joined the London office of UK P&I Club in 1996 where he dealt with mainly French, Spanish and Italian Members. After 4 years in London, he relocated in 2000 to join Thomas Miller Hellas the Greek office of the UK P&I Club. Cedric advises ship owners and charterers and handles a wide range of both P&I and FD&D claims and disputes. This includes on the P&I side, B/L issues, cargo claims, dock and collision damages together with unrecoverable GA claims and salvage cases. Over the years, Cedric has been involved in numerous negotiations which included trips in difficult jurisdictions to assist in the resolution of disputes. On the FD&D side, Cedric deals with time or voyage charter party disputes, MOA and has been involved in Seminars organised by the Defence Club for its Members


Leif Eric Caspersen, International Sales Director, ERMA First

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Leif Erik Caspersen is the International Sales Director of ERMA FIRST. He is specialized in Business to Business marketing and industrial sales. He has worked for several years in marketing and selling products to the offshore and land based industry. During the past 20 years he has been actively involved in the marine pints and coating business . He acted as the Vice President and Chairman of Jak. J. Alveberg AS, one of the oldest paint companies in Norway, promoting specialized coatings designed for refurbishing of ballast tanks on older ships, among many other applications . As the Managing Director in Orca Maritime AS, a company specialized in innovative and long lasting solutions for corrosion protection , he succeed in introducing products for offshore installations, hull and superstructures on ships. Since 2006 , he has been actively involved in the ballast water treatment industry promoting systems all over the world. Since 2014 , he joined the ERMA FIRST team, leading the international sales division.


Stelios Kyriacou, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Technical Director – Wärtsilä Ballast Water Management Systems

Stelios KyriakouDr Stelios Kyriacou is a senior technical executive with a career spanning some 30 years and a focus on design, applied research and development. Since 2009, he has led the Wärtsilä, formerly Hamworthy, activities on ballast water treatment technology development. He has managed the design, research and development of the Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® BWMS range and delivery of market ready products. This is the most comprehensive range of BWMS available in the market and includes both a filter UV and a filter EC (electro-chlorination) BWMS that are available for both safe and hazardous area installations. Both the Wärtsilä BWMS technical offerings have been IMO Type Approved through the Flag Administration of the Netherlands. The filter UV system was granted AMS acceptance in 2013 by the USCG including fresh water operation whilst the filter EC systems were granted an AMS acceptance in 2014. Dr Kyriacou is a member of the IMO MEPC Ballast Water Working Group and has been an invited speaker and panellist on a number of ballast water technology events in Europe, USA and Asia. He is a visiting professor and chairman of the industry advisory board at Cranfield University, UK and a member of a number of National (UK) and European committees dealing with maritime strategy, regulations, technology research, development and innovation.


Juha Kiukas, Sales Director, Trojan Marinex

Juha KiukasJuha Kiukas is a Marine Naval Architect with over 20 years of experience in various marine markets. He joined Trojan Marinex in 2014 as Sales Director – a role in which he leads the tactical implementation of sales and market integration strategies. Trojan Marinex is part of the Trojan Technologies group of businesses. Direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise has enabled them to create a suite of ballast water treatment systems unlike any other. Their systems are purpose built for the marine environment and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit.

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Bureau Veritas

Website: www.bureauveritas.com

ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions

ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering Solutions S.A. is headquartered in Greece and was established for the purpose of providing to the marine, shipping and shipbuilding industry worldwide turnkey environmental solutions, offering the innovative ERMA FIRST and ERMA FIRST FIT Ballast Water Treatment Systems. ERMA FIRST aims to improve performance by being determined to innovation and original ideas as to hold a leading global market position by delivering world-class engineering solutions, establishing world-wide corporate alliances and preserving exceptional quality and ethical standards as the firm’s backbone of sustainable development. ERMA FIRST’s experience in ballast water system technology translates into appropriate engineering solutions to its clients’ most complex challenges. ERMA FIRST’s systems meet clients’ goals for quality, ease of operation and long-term reliability at the lowest life-cycle cost, helping clients meet their current needs for ballast water treatment.

Website: www.ermafirst.com

Lloyd’s Register

Website: www.lr.org

Schneider Electric

As a global specialist in energy management and automation with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Non-residential & Residential Buildings, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Marine, Utilities & Infrastructure and Data Centers & Networks. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy

Website: www.schneider-electric.com



As a leading international classification society ABS pursues its mission to serve the public interest as well as the needs of our members and clients by promoting the security of life, property and preserving the natural environment. ABS uses its experience to assist in the realization of new generation vessels and has a continuous investment in technology research and development and practical initiatives to support future marine and offshore advances and improvements in operational, safety and environmental performance. ABS undertakes ongoing assessment of new environmental technologies which contributes to guidance and guides such as those for ballast water management, LNG fuelled vessels and services to assist in the implementation of EEDI, SEEMP and CEEMP. ABS provides a global service through four operating divisions: Americas, Pacific, China and Europe, each with a network of local offices to support client operations. Fully integrated fleet management and maintenance software is provided by the ABS Nautical Systems.

Webiste: www.eagle.org

American P&I Club

Headquartered in New York, the American Club is the only P&I mutual domiciled in the Americas. Part of the International Group, it offers full cover for Protection and Indemnity and Freight, Demurrage and Defense risks and has in recent years grown and globalized its tonnage. In addition to New York, the Club’s Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. have operations in London, Piraeus, Shanghai and Hong Kong. With 70 dedicated specialized staff, including qualified lawyers and licensed mariners, the Club is proud of the ability to communicate in 11 languages, boasts an active safety and loss prevention program with proven track record and has the knowhow and capability to accommodate the needs of members both large and small.

Website: www.american-club.com


Chart Ferox has a wide portfolio of state-of-the-art cryogenic LNG solutions produced in multiple facilities. Its products include LNG marine equipment in the on-shore and the off-shore areas, LNG supply chain systems and a complete array of mobile cryogenic equipment also with a unique measurement system. The company’s LNG programme includes complete LNG bunkering stations, multifunctional terminals, satellite plants with cryogenic vessels up to 1 000 000 litres, ISO intermodal containers for land and marine transport, fuel tanks for ships, ferries, as well as gas supply back-up and peak-shaver systems. Ferox is able to supply complete engineering support, production, sales and service capabilities to customers effectively and in high quality.

Chart group manufactures a broad line of cryogenic and low temperature products for the purification, liquefaction, distribution, storage and application of gases such as natural gas, other hydrocarbons, air gases and carbon dioxide for final use in a multitude of energy, industrial, commercial and scientific applications.

Chart’s mission is to leverage its scale, scope and expertise to deliver high-quality, reliable, environmentally friendly products and services at lower cost.

Website: www.chartindustries.com


Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight. With our origins stretching back to 1864, our reach today is global. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

Website: www.dnvgl.com/maritime

Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.

Website: www.dorianlpg.com

Drew Marine

Drew Marine is a global leader providing technical solutions and services to the marine industry with a comprehensive line of advanced marine chemicals, and equipment. Supported by a worldwide network of service engineers, and a global supply chain delivering in more than 900 ports, we have a portfolio of products and services including:

  • Water Treatment
  • Fuel Treatment
  • Maintenance Cleaners
  • Welding & Refrigeration
  • Firefighting, Safety & Rescue
  • Engineered Systems & Products
  • Onboard Test Kits
  • Analytical Services
  • Offshore Safety
  • Marine distress signals
  • Electronic search and rescue devices

Website: www.drew-marine.com


Website: www.dupont.com

ECOSPRAY Technologies

Ecospray develops, designs and markets innovative technologies for air and gas cleaning and/or cooling in many industrial applications & power plants. In the marine industry, Ecospray offers ECO-EGC™, a proprietary multi-pollution Exhaust Gas Cleaning system, which allows ship-owners to fully comply with IMO regulations in ECA’s. While SOx are removed with an Open Loop Scrubber, soot and unburned hydrocarbons are reduced virtually to zero by installing either an ECO Jet-CDF™ (Catalytic Dry Filter) or an ECO-DOC™ (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) up-stream of the DeSOx tower. This solution ensures no polluting discharges into the sea as well as no particulate and PAH in the combustion fumes that differently will fall back down from the air into the sea. This is what makes the difference between ECO-EGC™ OPEN LOOP and all the others.

Website: www.ecospray.eu


KLADES MARITIME CORPORATION has been established in 1985 and operates from its premises in Neon Faliron, Greece. Maritime tradition, ships highest standards personnel professionalism and effectiveness are the main characteristics and a continuous objective for «KYKLADES». The reputation of the Company is of the highest standard in the shipping industry worldwide and has led to trading with the Major Oil Companies. A relationship which has resulted in cost effectiveness, uninterrupted employment and profitability.

Website: www.kykmar.gr


Nakashima Propeller Co

Nakashima Propeller Co Ltd is headquartered in Okayama, Japan and is the leading global propulsion systems company. Nakashima offers various types of these systems, including fixed pitch propellers, controllable pitch propellers, side thrusters, shafting arrangements, and new energy saving devices. Nakashima has around 70% market share in Japan and 25% market share in worldwide for large sized FPP.

Website: www.nakashima.co.jp



Website: www.napa.fi



POSEIDON MED is coordinated by QENERGY Europe and is the first European cross-border project which aims to introduce LNG as the main fuel for the shipping industry and the development of an adequate network infrastructure supplying LNG and Natural Gas. The project aims to design an integrated chain of ports for using LNG as fuel for ships, including the development of a network for the transmission and distribution of LNG, and the creation of a well-organized and sustainable market. The LNG is an attractive and cost effective alternative to the MGO and HFO while can contribute to a sustainable, cost effective, and environmentally friendly shipping industry. POSEIDON-MED initially focuses on European Member States participating – Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia – and its ultimate goal is to prepare a detailed overall implementation plan to be adopted widely across the Adriatic and the Mediterranean region. POSEIDON-MED aims to create an integrated network in the Eastern Mediterranean, the development of a sustainable market for LNG as a marine fuel, the revival of shipping in the region, increasing the competitiveness of the fleet, while providing significant environmental benefits, in line so with environmental regulations, and enabling easy compliance with the latest European Union directives.



SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services. SKF Hellas SA is the subsidiary company of the SKF Group, responsible for Greece, Cyprus & Malta. SKF has been in the marine industry for more than 70 years, applying innovative thinking and expertise to critical machinery. With the incorporation of the Blohm + Voss Industries portfolio, the SKF marine product range has been increased to also include shaft components such as sterntube seals & hydrodynamic bearings as well as stabilizers and oily water separators. From couplings & shaftline transmission products to integrated units for propulsion systems, SKF solutions cut operating costs across the marine market while helping meet the challenges of reduced environmental impact. SKF also provides a full range of condition-based maintenance solutions to help maximize fleet availability.

Website: www.skf.com/marine


SQE ACADEMY is the dedicated Training Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE ACADEMY is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Training, operating a DNV-GL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management syste

Offering at a glance:

  • 45+ Safety, Quality & Environmental related courses
  • Open Courses, In House Courses, Distance & E-learning
  • 10,000 plus Training Delegates

Website: www.sqeacademy.com



SQE MARINE is the dedicated Consulting Services Provider of the SQE Group. Mission of SQE MARINE is to provide Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Consulting, operating a DNVGL Certified Training Center and a LLOYDS ISO 9001 certified management system

Offering at a glance:

  • Established 1998
  • 10,000 plus Ship Manuals Developed
  • 500 plus Management Systems Developed
  • 800 Plus Clients served

Website: www.sqemarine.com


Transmar is a long-established traditional shipping Company, founded by George A. Kavoukas in 1972. In 1988 Mrs. Margarita Kavouka took over the Company after the sudden death of her husband, and in the late 90s her two sons Athanasios and Nikolaos joined the Company. The Company is focusing on the dry bulk handy-max sector with Quality, Safety and Accuracy being the operating cornerstones. Transmar is currently oriented in managing a small fleet of handy-max vessels investigating expansion paths as well.

Webiste: www.transmar.gr



Direct access to nearly 40 years of industry-defining water treatment expertise, in combination with steadfast backing, has enabled Trojan Marinex to create a suite of ballast water treatment (BWT) systems unlike any other. These systems are purpose-built for the marine environment and provide filtration + UV in a single, compact unit. The Trojan Marinex BWT product suite achieved IMO Type Approval in March 2014 and USCG AMS Acceptance in August 2014.

Website: www.trojanmarinex.com


UK P&I Club

The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.

Website: www.ukpandi.com


VAF Instruments

Website: www.vaf.nl



Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the operations of our customers. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. In recognising that no one solution will be suitable across all ship types, sizes and environmental conditions Wärtsilä uniquely offers a range of ballast water management systems to meet the specific requirements of individual owners and their vessels. Wärtsilä AQUARIUS® UV and EC (electro chlorination) BWMS are compliant, robust and reliable. Both systems are IMO type approved and USCG AMS accepted, plus the EC system successfully passed USCG type approval land based tests at the end of 2014. Our broad technology choice, coupled with a full spectrum of services from the supply of equipment to bespoke turnkey retrofit solutions, all come with through-life global technical and service support.

Website: www.wartsila.com


Yara Marine Technologies

Website: www.greentechmarine.com



2015 GREEN4SEA Athens Forum successfully concluded on 22nd April




The 2015 GREEN4SEA Forum, a PRO BONO event, successfully concluded on Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 in Eugenides Foundation Athens attracting 950 delegates from 25 countries representing a total of 450 organizations.

A unique panel of 25 global experts debated on sustainability and energy efficiency in the industry, fuel options for compliance with new Regulations and updates on Ballast Water Management. Positive feedback on the presentations together with roundtable discussions proved the programme and speakers gave a great insight into green shipping issues.

The event organized by SQE4SEA and sponsored by Bureau Veritas, ERMA FIRST ESK Engineering, Lloyd’s Register, Schneider Electric and SKAI in the media for the event coverage. Other sponsors include: ABS, American P&I Club, Chart Industries, DNV GL Maritime, Dorian LPG, Drew Marine, Du Pont/BELCO, ECOSPRAY Technologies, Kyklades Maritime Corporation, Nakashima Propellers, NAPA, Poseidon Med, SKF Marine, SQEACADEMY, SQEMARINE, Transmar Shipping, Trojan Marinex, UK P&I Club, VAF Instruments, Wartsila and Yara Marine Technology.

The event supported by Chios Marine Club, ECOMASYN, ECSA, EENMA, EΛΙΝΤ, Green Award Foundation, HEMEXPO, INTERTANKO, MARTECMA, NAMEPA, QACE, WIMA and WISTA.

Photo - full attendance


During his welcome address Apostolos Belokas, Founder and Managing Editor of GREEN4SEA, as the Forum Chairman, outlined the objectives of this PRO BONO event, including fostering Sustainability and promoting Best Practices for a greener shipping industry.

Presentations were given in four sessions as follows:

Session 1 : Sustainable Shipping

  • Stamatis Fradelos, ABS, presented an update on the most important international and regional regulatory developments in the environmental arena highlighting also the most interesting submissions under discussion at the forthcoming MEPC 68.
  • William H. Moore, American P&I Club, presented Club’s guide ‘Welcome to the USA’ and explained how to comply with key regulations of which shipowners should be aware when trading to and from the US.
  • Benoit Loicq, ECSA, presented EU/IMO approach on the safe and environmentally sound ship recycling. He concluded that the European Commission must ensure that the implementation of the EU Regulation provides any recycling yards with incentives for sustainable practices.
  • Sotiris Raptis, Transport & Environment analysed how the new EU Regulation on MRV will impact new rules on cargo owners’ decisions noting that according to the Third IMO GHG Study the projected increase in transport demand will offset any efficiency gains.
  • Klaus Grensemann, QACE, gave his feedback on the role of QACE towards sustainable shipping.
  • Panayiotis Mitrou, Hellenic Lloyd’s SA, focused on the Poseidon Med project and referred to the opportunities arising from the adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The aim of the project is to revive the shipping sector through the planning and executing of a smooth transition for East Mediterranean shipping to a new era, the Gas era

Session 2 : Energy Efficiency

  • Jarle Coll Blomhoff, DNV GL Maritime, explained that there are two main drivers for improving tanker energy efficiency; changing vessel design and reducing losses by improving operation. He also provided actual data of the energy efficiency project with Euronav.
  • Konstantinos Kanellakis, Schneider Electric, gave a presentation on the energy efficiency potential of using variable speed drives to run fans and pumps. He analysed the issues that may arise by the use of drives on ships, like harmonics, electromagnetic interference (EMC) and voltage peaks.
  • Albert Leyson, Drew Marine, covered the next generation fuel management solutions on a risk-based approach by analysing fuel quality, fuel specifications, component maintenance and system upset.
  • Gerald Rolfe, SKF Marine, focused on the Condition Based Maintenance which optimizes asset efficiency and provides to ship operators clearly improved equipment reliability and improved health and safety.
  • Edwin Schuirink, VAF Instruments, covered issues relevant to monitoring hull and propeller efficiency; an important issue as the world fleet is sailing with approx.30% added resistance due to fouling.
  • Yoshihisa Okada, Nakashima Propeller, gave a presentation on the propeller and new energy saving devices for EEDI by illustrating the example of a new propeller included FRP which has higher strength than Nickel Aluminuim Bronze.

Session 3 : Fuel Options

  • John Kokarakis, Bureau Veritas, presented the available future fuel options. He concluded that LNG could be a major fuel in the shipping sector from 2020 up to 2070 and after 2070 fuels such as hydrogen, synthetic fuels and biofuels may be chosen depending on the characteristics of the ship
  • Joris van Kreij, Chart Industries, gave an update on the LNG ship fuel systems and focused on the importance of high grade insulation of LNG tanks. He recommended to select a supplier with extensive experience in building vacuum insulated tanks.
  • Maria Kyratsoudi, Hellenic Lloyd’s, presented the challenge up to 2020 for SOx compliance. She analysed how exhaust gas cleaning may be a mature industrial technology, however the decision of using scrubbers is not straightforward. She concluded that operators need to consider their own financial modelling and asset statues to develop tailored solutions.
  • Kai Låtun, Yara Marine Technologies AS, analysed under which conditions the profitability of a scrubber investment should be evaluated. He gave some concrete examples of scrubber installations onboard vessels, illustrated how to calculate payback time for a scrubber investment and also reviewed the costs of alternative consumables during installation.
  • Gilberto Rubini, ECOSPRAY Technology, gave a presentation on how to comply with emissions limits and meet shipowners’ operational needs. He explained that Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems ensure no polluting discharges into the sea as well as no particulate and PAH in the combustion fumes.
  • Marco Dierico, DuPont/BELCO, covered the benefits, the technology and market trends of scrubber systems. Benefits relate to the long term savings on fuel. Trends are showing a substantial price reduction for scrubbers. Also passenger ships & Ro-RO ferries tend to open and hybrid loop systems.


Session 4 : Ballast Water Management

  • Joseph Angelo, INTERTANKO, provided a presentation on the Shipowners’ concerns with Ballast Water Management related to both the IMO BWM Convention and the USCG BWM Regulations. He informed the forum about the initiatives INTERTANKO and the shipping industry have taken to address these concerns at IMO and the successful outcome of these initiatives.
  • Gary Croot, IMESA, analysed the regulatory and legislative status in the US of BWM and how affect shipowners. He also advised the audience where to focus for type approval process and covered VGP/ USCG similarities and differences.
  • Cedric Chatteleyn, Thomas Miller Hellas, gave his feedback of the BWM Convention impact on business, operational and insurance costs. He concluded that the Convention once enters into force, will undoubtedly lead ton increase both operational and insurance costs.
  • Leif Eric Caspersen, ERMA First, analysed the ten myths about the Ballast Water Treatment. He highlighted that it is never late to do anything about the environment with all the ballast water being carried around the world.
  • Stelios Kyriakou, Wartsila, covered the ballast water issues in order to act as a reminder of the reasons for the Ballast Water Convention. The international and local regulations were examined from the standpoint of performance and equipment type approval processes.
  • Juha Kiukas, Trojan Marinex, gave feedback on the USCG type approval. He concluded that USCG AMS approval is only an interim solution and paths to type approval vary. Many ship owners question UV based solutions due to so called “live versus dead” issue”. USCG has however the ability to accept alternative test methods like the MPN, widely used for UV based systems.


All sessions ended with a round table discussion and exchange with the audience.

Finally Apostolos Belokas, Forum Chairman, thanked the delegates for their participation, the sponsors for their support and the speakers for their excellent presentations and also the organizing team of the event for their contribution towards forum objectives.

All speaker videos will be uploaded on the forum webpage and GREEN4SEA YouTube channel within the next week, while you may find more details of the event and view photos at www.GREEN4SEA.com/forum . To request speaker presentations of the Forum in PDF and DVD, you may subscribe online at www.GREEN4SEA.com/subscribe








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