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Breakbulk Europe 2019

For more than a decade, Breakbulk Europe has served as the networking hub for industry professionals who do business in Europe.

Event Information

Exhibitors and sponsors include cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and more are involved in this specialized industry. In addition to exceptional networking opportunities, Breakbulk Europe provides a dynamic conference, along with a range of educational and training workshops — intensive all-day classes held the day before the exhibition opens as well as many on-the-floor sessions.

DNV GL contribution:  

22nd May, 13:00-13:50
Christos Chryssakis takes part at the following panel discussion:

IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance?

The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.

Key questions of the panel will tackle:

  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?