The annual Greek National Committee of
DNV GL held in Athens last month was well attended with representatives from
across the Greek shipping industry.
All the critical issues facing the
shipping industry were discussed in presentations such as overview of shipping
segments and the impact the changing energy patterns have on them, many aspects
of digitalization would affect the shipping industry, and the most talked about
alternative fuels and in all these areas, the vital contributions of DNV GL.
The presentations given focused on DNV GL update and focus
areas for 2018. The Maritime forecast up to 2050, the “path” to a Digital class
and Global Sulphur Cup 2020 are some of these focus areas.
The first presentation was by Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen Maritime CEO of DNV GL which
covered an overview of the annual status of the organization and a high-level
market analysis and an introduction to DNV GL’s new Maritime Forecast to 2050.
shipping industry was becoming more complex as a result of its digital
transformation he said, and this was shaping the DNV GL’s strategy. By offering
a series of digital driven improvements and services, such as electronic
certificates, drones surveys and an open digital platform DNV GL was aiming to
improve its outreach to customers, become even more productive and efficient,
and develop a digital class model.
this, Mr. Trond Hodne, Business Development Manager, presented a more in depth
look at DNV GL’s new Maritime Forecast to 2050, which gives an insight into the
world’s energy future through to 2050.
study provides a long-term overview of how the shipping segments: tankers, gas,
container, offshore, are affected by the worlds changing patterns of energy
production and consumption. He also noted that a new version of the Maritime
Forecast will be released later in the year. Mr Hodne continued his
presentation with an update on the current shipping markets. In closing he
examined the outlook on LNG supply and market.
Loizos Isaias presented various aspects of the digital transformation in DNV
GL’s daily work and what this new digitalized era would bring for shipping and
for ship classification. He went on to present some of DNV GL’s newly digital
class tools, including: My DNV GL, the DNV GL portal, drone surveys, electronic
class certificates and other tools that DNV GL is using to modernize its core
Stian Erik Sollied gave a presentation regarding alternative fuels, and how
they could help the maritime industry prepares for the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap.
After the presentation, a discussion was held where attendees were able to talk
to Mr Stian about the solutions and the consequences of the upcoming Sulphur
Mr. Christos Chryssakis presented the upcoming action of IMO’s upcoming action
on CO2 emissions in shipping in connection to CO2. He ended his presentation
with the ISO/CIMAR work and a possible scenario of how things could progress in
the near future.
the presentations, various discussions took place between all participants. The
meeting came to a close with the remarks of the Chairman, Dr. John Coustas and
Mr. Knut Ørbeck- Nilssen, DNV GL Maritime CEO.
meeting was declared very satisfactory by all and followed by lunch at the
Yacht Club of Greece.
shared is experience enriched.