to Oct 17

2nd International Green Shipping Summit

The International Green Shipping Summit is in its second year adresses a range of topics concerning shipping and the environment. The Trident Alliance will be represented at the event, discussing the implmentation and enforcement of sulphur regualtions. 

Panel 1: Global Regulations Shaping the Future of Maritime
- The impact of innovation and technology on the future of global marine business
- Environmental regulations, new policies and requirements
- Reasons to encourage green shipping
- Collaboration between different sectors to make the industry greener: drivers and inhibitors

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to Jul 27

IBC Bunkering Week

The recent IMO regulation on the Sulphur cap has turbo charged investment decisions required for SOx emissions compliance. With uncertainty removed from the equation, the MGO, LNG and Scrubber Technology markets shares are attracting various projections. Coupled with various technology game changers, the industry is in the midst of an overhaul.

The biennial Bunkering Week once again brings together 3 separate conferences designed to explore disparate yet linked issues for the industry. Get in-depth and detailed market insights from experts who are taking the decisions, assess peer strategies and give shape to your own in this unrivalled gathering of shipping and marine fuel industry leaders.

Trident Alliance Chair Anna Larsson will chair the joint opening plenary for the conferences, a session focused on environmental regulations, their implementation and impact on the fuel industry and on shipping. 

OPENING PLENARY July 25th, 2017

Plenary Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Anna Larsson
, Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Chair, Trident Alliance

Government Address:
The Singapore Vision for a Greener and Smarter Bunker Industry
Alan Lim, Deputy Director (Port Services), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

Regulatory Address:
Consistent implementation of the 2020 sulphur limit and other action by IMO to address emissions from ships
Dr Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Climate Change, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)

Port State Control Perspectives on Emission Control and Enforcement Policies

  • Inspections based on risk profile
  • New environmental requirements
  • Responsibilities of industry
  • Enforcement
  • Consequences of non-compliance

Richard W.J. Schiferli, Secretary General, Paris MoU on Port State Control

Morning Networking Tea Break

Regulatory Panel:
Working with Industry to Meet the Challenges in Reducing Emissions

  • Meeting the regulations
    • Using low Sulphur fuel or Sulphur dioxide scrubbers
    • Engine design & emission controls for NOx
    • Bunker logs, scrubber & emission control operation/maintenance logs 
  • Detection of non-compliance
    • Inconsistencies in logs
    • Remote analysis of engine emissions
  • Enforcement options
    • Denial of entry
    • Penalties
    • Require vessel to be towed

Anna Larsson, Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Chair, Trident Alliance

Dr Edmund Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Climate Change, International Maritime Organisation (IMO)
Richard W.J. Schiferli, Secretary General, Paris MoU on Port State Control
Steve O’Malley, Chair of the Technical Committee, ISO

Shipowners’ Panel:
Taking a Definitive Position on Emissions Compliance Options   

  • MGO price and availability in the longer term
  • Economic scenarios for scrubbers and technical / operational considerations
  • Projections for LNG uptake
  • Other factors impacting compliance

Robert Maxwell
, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte ShipManagement

Anna Larsson, Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Chair, Trident Alliance
Michihiko Nakano, General Manager, Bunker Business Office, MOL
Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc
Peter Keller, SEA\LNG Chairman and Executive Vice President, TOTE

Close of Plenary Sessions followed by Lunch Break


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9:30 AM09:30

Impact of the IMO 0.5 % sulphur cap

ExxonMobil/Bunkerspot roundtable discussion on the impact of the 0.5% Global Sulphur cap. 

Lesley Banks-Huges, Editor of Bunkerspot, will be moderating the roundtable and publishing an in-depth report of the event in the print magazine and online at at https://www.bunkerspot.com/,

The Trident Alliance will be represented by Anna Larsson, Chair. 


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12:30 AM00:30

2020 and beyond - Playing your cards right

DNV GL conference in connection with Norshipping

Shipping is at an important crossroad. Amidst severe market conditions, increasing societal and regulatory pressure is forcing shipping to lower its environmental impact. Stricter sulphur requirements and growing expectations to reduce CO2 emissions set the scene for this year’s conference.

Trident Alliance Chair Anna Larsson participates in the firts panel on the Gloal Sulphur Cap. 

Global Sulphur Cap
The introduction of the new global sulphur cap in 2020 is causing nothing short of a paradigm shift in marine fuel. How you choose to comply may ultimately impact the future competitiveness of your assets. There is a great deal of uncertainty related to enforcement, fuel availability and technological solutions. How will the stakeholders react? Please come and join the discussion together with our thought leaders and industry representatives.

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to Mar 24

Green Ship Technology Conference 2017

  • Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Green Ship Technology is the leading environmental technology event for shipping, taking place this year in Copenhagen, Denmark on March 22-24. 

The Trident Alliance will be present with Chair and several members of the Steering Committee. 

The main event when it comes to sulphur regulation enforcement will take place on Wednesday March 22, at 09:30.

Preparing for 2020 - are we ready for the global sulphur cap?

  • Moderator Niels Bjørn Mortensen - Master Mariner & Naval Architect

  • Anna Larsson - Global Head of Sustainability, Vice President, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Chair, Trident Alliance

  • Dorte Kubel - Chief Adviser, Danish Ministry of Environment and Food - Environmental Protection Agency

  • Peter Krog-Meyer - Senior Adviser, Danish Maritime Authority

  • Captain Wolfram Guntermann - Director, Environmental Fleet Management, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Trident Alliance Steering Comittee

See the full agenda here: https://maritime.knect365.com/green-ship-technology/agenda/2 

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8:30 AM08:30

CompMon Conference

Through the CompMon project, participating Member States join forces in voluntary piloting of effective targeting for the enforcement of IMO Marpol Annex VI. The CompMon project will achieve its aims through a set of voluntary measures by the Member States, which will increase the cost-efficiency of on-board controls and enforcement. Such measures include airborne compliance monitoring of fuel sulphur content through exhaust gases at sea, compliance monitoring in fixed installations, as well as on-board checks using hand-held equipment.

The Trident Alliance will participate in this second CompMon stakeholder conference to provide a shipowners perspective on enforcement and contribute experiences from taking part in trials for air-borne monitoring.

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3:30 PM15:30

Enforcing Ship Sulphur Standards - Will countries & ports step up to the plate?

Co-hosted by: Michael Cramer, Chair of the Transport and Tourism Committee (Group of the
Greens/European Free Alliance) and Miltiadis Kyrkos, Committee on Transport and Tourism (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats)

Organized by: NABU, The Danish Ecological Council and Transport & Environment

15:30 Welcome and Moderation
Michael Cramer, MEP, Chair of the Transport and Tourism Committee

15:40 Introductory statement by the co-hosting MEPs

15:50 EU work on the current and coming compliance situation in 2020
Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

16:05 2020 enforcement as the way to a better environment and a fair competition
Johan Mellgvist, Professor, Optical Remote Sensing, Chalmers
Dea Forchhammer, Senior Business Development Manager, Maersk Oil Trading, member of the Trident Alliance .
James Hogg, Continuous monitoring systems, EMISA

16:45 Enforcement in the existing SECA
Daniel Rieger, Transport Policy Officer, NABU
Axel Friedrich, International Transport Expert

17:00 Q&A: How do we get efficient enforcement and pollution controls?

17:45 Closing remarks:
Militiadis Kyrkos, MEP, Committee on Transport and Tourism

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1:30 PM13:30

IBIA Forum “Be Prepared” at SMM 2016

IBIA, strategic partner of the Trident Alliance, is hosting a forum covering the latest about what is happening in the Marine Fuels Market during SMM Hamburg, Europes largest shipping trade fair.

The title of the forum is “Be Prepared” and it will cover the latest information about “Whats happening in the Marine Fuels Market”

The programme starts at

1330 With welcome from CEO Capt Peter Hall who will chair the session.

 1400   Unni Einemo – IBIA’s IMO representative talks about what is happening at IMO concerning the Fuel availability debate and implications concerning the implementation of a Global sulphur Cap. Plus proposed changes to the Bunker Delivery Note (BDN).

1430  Anna Larsson of the “Trident Alliance” talks about what the alliance and what it’s doing. Also considers the issues of compliance.

1500 Networking break 

1530 – Michael Green – provides an update on the fuel market and prevailing quality issues  

1600- Discussion and closing remarks.

 Visit http://www.smm-hamburg.com for full details.

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12:00 AM00:00

IHS Thought Leadership Roundtable at SMM 2016

What options will be open to ship owners if IMO’s MEPC agrees in October to push for a global sulphur cap of 0.5% in 2020? Barely any scrubbers have been installed on ships but engine builders have designs ready for every outcome. Will some operators consider continuing to use 3.5% sulphur fuel or have preparations started to prepare for the pending cap? The shipping industry is at a crossroads.

IHS Maritime and Trade, host a roundtable discussion providing an overview of the existing position, identifying the options available if the date chosen is 2020, 2025 or anywhere in between, and offer takeaways to enable robust decision-making when MEPC makes its own position clear.

The event is moderated by Richard Clayton, Chief Maritime Correspondent.

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to May 20

Green and Inclusive Transport - ITF/OECD

The Annual Summit of the International Transport Forum is the premier global transport policy event. Since 2008, the Summit brings together ministers from around the world to share policy perspectives with CEOs, heads of international organisations, thought leaders from civil society and academia, and media. 

The Trident Alliance will be represented by Anna Larsson, Chair, who takes part in the session "Innovation for greening maritime transport"

May 18, 16:45 - 18:15
Hall 3, Level +1

Long regarded as a relatively clean transport mode, maritime transport is now under greater scrutiny for its environmental impacts. Whereas ocean shipping produces less CO2 per tonne-kilometre than other transport modes, absolute CO2 emissions are substantial and set to increase considerably over the coming decades. Maritime transport also generates large quantities of other emissions, such as SOx and particulate matter, affecting communities and the environment along coastal areas. Apart from emissions, maritime transport has various other environmental impacts, related to waste, water quality and oil spills.

Technological innovations have played a key role in the regulatory approaches towards greening maritime transport. International conventions have stimulated more energy-efficient ship designs, double hulls to minimize the risk of oil spills and a phased in reduction of the sulphur emissions from ships. Whilst many of these approaches have been successful, the question is what are the innovations that will provide the quantum leap for greener maritime transport?

This session will bring various stakeholders and experts to the table to reflect on key elements to take this debate forward.

  • What are the most promising innovations to make maritime transport greener? 
  • What are effective policy tools to stimulate innovations for greening maritime transport? 
  • How can key stakeholders cooperate to mitigate the environmental impacts of maritime transport?
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11:00 AM11:00

Green Ship Technology conference

Global perspectives on innovation, efficiency and sustainability in shipping

Program highlight:

  • 4 concurrent streams focussing on innovation in ship design, energy management, emissions reduction & discharges to sea 
  • Cargo owners' response to increased pressure for a sustainable logistics chain
  • Shipowner panels analyse the realities of using new onboard technology
  • Technology innovators discuss the challenges of moving 'novel technology' from concept to reality
  • Shipyard focus: how do owners, yards and designers work together to improve new ship designs?
  • Industry experience of ECAs and lessons learnt

Trident Alliance Chair Anna Larsson and Steering Committee member Niels Bjorn Mortensen will take part as a key speakers in the session on 17th March from 10.10-10.50 am.

"What is the industry experience of the introduction of ECAs and what lessons can be learned about enforcement and compliance? "

  • How does industry experience an issue that has been highly debated, challenging and expensive?
  • How was ECA implementation, are scrubbers functioning, is LSFO available, is enforcement taking place?
  • What lessons can be learned from this for BWMS?
  • Will a stricter SOx inspection regime in 2016 be effective?
  • How willcompliance be checked in 2020/2025?

Follow discussions on Twitter #GST2016

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to Feb 17

RoRo Shipping Conference 2016

A new era of RoRo; from reflections on sulphur compliance methods, to identifying growth markets and key innovations in ship design.

The Trident Alliance is represented by Anna Larsson, Chair and Poul Woodall, Steering Committee member, in "The Great Sulphur Debate", a session on the status of sulphur enforcement followed by a panel discussion amongst shipowners on lessons learnt implementing different methods of compliance.


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10:30 AM10:30

The Impact of International Sulphur Regulations - ITF/OECD Workshop

Monday, 1 February 2016
from 10:30 to 16:00
Château de la Muette, Room E
Welcome coffee 10:00-10:30
1. Opening and introduction 10:30
• Opening by José Viegas (Secretary General ITF)
• Presentation by Sharon Masterson (ITF) on the Corporate Partnership Board (CPB)
• Introductions
• Presentation by Edmund Hughes (IMO)

2. Impacts 10:50
• Presentations by Olaf Merk (ITF) and Andrew Wilson (IEA)
• Discussion
• Presentations by Benoit Loicq (ECSA)
and Harilaos Psaraftis (Technical University of Denmark)
• Discussion
*Lunch break 12:30-14:00

3. Compliance options 14:00
• Presentations by Wolfram Guntermann (Hapag Lloyd)
and Jean-Pierre Leguellec (Port of Le Havre)
• Discussion

4. Policy implications and implementation 15:00
• Presentation by Anna Larsson (Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Trident Alliance)
• Discussion
End 16:00

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10:00 AM10:00

Trident Alliance Members meeting

The Trident Alliance members meeting will include:

  • Review of developments in sulphur enforcement in the jurisdictions concerned
  • Review of infringements and their follow up
  • Discussion on the challenges presented by the Global sulphur cap 2020/2025 
  • Review of enforcement enabling projects 
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4:00 PM16:00

Sustainable Shipping - Effective Sulphur compliance and enforcement

Conference organised by Danish Shipowners’ Association, the Danish Maritime Authority and Danish EPA, and the Ecological Council on Achieving sustainable ship recycling and Effective Sulphur compliance and enforcement.

The Trident Alliance is represented by Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Maersk and Anna Larsson, Head of Sustainability at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.

13:00 Key note speech: Achieving well-balanced global environmental rules
Arsenio Dominguez, Chairman of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

* * * Part 2 – Sulphur regulation and enforcement * * *
13:25 Introduction by moderator Frank Stuer-Lauridsen, Litehauz
13:30 Presentations

  •  Environmental legislation - Benefits for society
    Kaare Press-Kristensen, Senior advisor at The Danish Ecological Council outlines the benefits for society when environmental regulation reduces air pollution.
  • An industry point of view
    Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Head of Regulatory Affairs at Danish ship owner Maersk provides insight into the challenges of complying with the new Sulphur requirements and highlights the need for effective enforcement to ensure fair competition.
  • Compliance and enforcement
    Sara Røpke, Head of Department at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and Anne Skov Strüver, Director of Maritime Regulation at the Danish Maritime Authority shed light on the efforts being made to ensure high levels of compliance through international cooperation, new technology and enhanced information.

14:10 Working Groups
Participants are assigned to smaller working groups. Each group is to consider some of the identified challenges for compliance with the Sulphur requirements with the aim of proposing new ways for both industry and authorities.

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 2 Minute Presentations
Each group again shares its deliberations and proposals with the other participants in a series of
15:35 Plenary Debate
Part 2 wrap-up and debate plus a few final words from the moderator to conclude on the day.
16:00 Networking Session
After the end of the formal program, the Danish Shipowners’ Association will offer everyone a
drink and an opportunity for informal networking.


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8:30 AM08:30

3rd International Green Marine Summit

  • Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

3rd International Green Marine Summit , 24th-25th September, 2015, Shanghai China

With the shipping standards continuously lifted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to facilitate the development towards green shipping technologies, a new "green revolution" is taking place on a global basis. The upcoming "Standards for Air Pollutant Emissions from Marine Diesel Engines " and the "Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law" under amendment so indicate that energy-saving, emission reduction and environment protection will be prioritized in the work of the Chinese government for this year.

"Green ships" will benefit from more preferential tax policies provided by national authority, in addition to prioritized access to busy ports through "green channel", low premium rates and preferential financing policies.

The 3rd International Green Marine Summit will shed light on the energy saving and emission policies in conjunction with these great opportunities. Latest progress in various technologies and future development trends that stakeholders are highly concern about will be shared too, based on the actual situation in the Chinese shipping industry; to encourage sharing of various innovation, latest industry practices and experience.

The Trident Alliance will be represented by Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Director Regulatory Affairs, Maersk. 

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to Sep 9

Ship Efficiency: The Event

  • Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"Ship Efficiency: The Event 2015" will take place during the London International Shipping Week.

Trident Alliance Chairman Roger Strevens will to take part in the ship owners and operators roundtable discussion, to discuss the owners and operators viewpoint on the efficacy of current ship technology.

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to Jun 5

World Ocean Summit 2015

The Economists’ World Ocean Summit is organised to shed light on the risks bought about by ocean degradation and help shape debate about governance of the ocean. Attended by global leaders from government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think tanks and academia, the summit is an opportunity to bring together the wide range of parties with direct interests in the oceans and igniting a constructive dialogue on solutions.

The 2015 World Ocean Summit ambitiously aims to set a new global agenda for the ocean economy and has been entitled “Blue economy; blue growth”.

The term ‘blue economy’ offers a vision of the ocean and coasts as a new source of economic growth, job creation and investment. Viewed narrowly, this could simply mean the beginning of a new and intensified phase of conventional economic activity. A more contemporary reading sees a blue economy in which economic opportunity is balanced by responsible investment in a sustainable ocean economy— a ‘win-win’ scenario where the private sector, acting through enlightened self-interest, is a catalyst for both economic development and environmental protection. In this vision, the blue economy is in itself a source of opportunity, investment and growth.

World Ocean Summit will convene more than 250 global leaders from various sectors with direct interests in the oceans and igniting a constructive dialogue on solution.

Last year the Trident Alliance was introduced at the summit, as a part of anchoring the idea with a range of Ocean stakeholders.  At this year’s summit, Trident Alliance Chairman Roger Strevens will take part in the session "Investing in the blue economy—opportunities, challenges, solutions".  

Follow the event disucssion online:

If you are unable to join us in person, you can follow the event discussion online and stay connected with our social media community: 

Facebook: World Ocean Summit
Twitter: @Economist_WOS
LinkedIn: World Ocean Summit group

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to May 22

European Bunker Fuel: Platts

  • The Mainport Hotel Rotterdam (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rethinking strategies in a new era

It is time to shed light on the known unknowns, the 2015 ECA will be in full swing by the time of the conference and everyone is focused on just what impact it will have with to the industry.

The European Bunker Fuel Conference will bring together the leading ship operators, owners, brokers, fuel suppliers, refiners and other marine fuel organizations to provide a unique and comprehensive overview of the European bunker fuel industry; hear insights on the impact of the emission control area (ECA) implementation, fuel prices and changes in demand patterns and how they are preparing to the 2020/2025 global cap.

Roger Strevens, VP Environment, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics & Chairman Trident Alliance, will be speaking on:

"The state of play on enforcement – views of the Trident Alliance"
 - Are enforcement efforts maintaining a level playing field?
- 2020+: enforcement readiness as well as compliance solutions

Other speakers include:

• Paul Horsnell, Global Head of Commodities Research, Standard Chartered Bank

• Wade DeClaris, Executive Vice President, World Fuel Services Corporation

• Captain Peter Hall, Chief Executive Officer, International Bunker Industry Association

• Niels Bjørn L. Mortensen, Director, Regulatory Affairs, Maersk Maritime Technology

• Chris Turner, Group Technical Manager, Cockett Marine

• Aksel Skjervheim, Marine LNG Business Development Manager, Gasnor

• Jon Knudsen, CEO, Explicit

• Monique Vermeire, Fuels Technologist, Marine and Powergen, Chevron

• Grant Hunter, Chief Officer Legal and Contractual Affairs, BIMCO

• Anne Skov Strüver , Director of Maritime Regulation, Danish Maritime Authority

• Naeem Javaid, Regional FOBAS Manager, Lloyd’s Register

• Christopher Vowden, Managing Editor, Platts

• Trevor Harrison, Maritime Arbitrator, Mediator and Board Member, International Bunker Industry Association

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to Apr 24

36th International Bunker Conference - Improve your Reality!

  • Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Topics at IBC 2015
The headline for IBC 2015 is “Improve your Reality!”. This year the conference will focus on what has happened after 1 January 2015 and all the challenges and consequences around the update of the regulations.

On Friday 24th of April, the Trident Alliance will play a central part in the morning program:

09.00 - 10:45
SESSION 3: ENFORCEMENT: Non-compliance and consequences

The European Initiatives
Roel Hoenders, European Commision

Remote sensing of sulphur emissions
Dorte Kubel, Chief Adviser, Danish Ministry of the Environment

 Practical on-board challenges
Tim Wilson, Principal Specialist - Fuels, Lubes, Exhaust Emissions, Lloyd`s Register Marine

Trident Alliance
Roger Strevens, Vice President, Global Head of Environment, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
The Maersk Perspective
Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Director, A. P. Moller Maersk

 Enforcement Q&A

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2:00 PM14:00

Maritime Sulphur Regulation: How can effective highseas enforcement be achieved?

Hosted by the Trident Alliance

Stricter limits for sulphur in marine fuels were agreed in the new Sulphur Directive 2012/33 which entered into force on 1st January 2015. All ships sailing in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel are directly affected.

Generally, the shipping industry is committed to respecting the new rules, but has major concerns regarding enforcement of the regulation. Robust enforcement is necessary to achieve the intended benefits to health and the environment, but is also critical to ensuring fair competition.

Compliance comes at unprecedented expense. For example, switching to lower sulphur fuel currently almost doubles fuel costs. By the Commission’s own reckoning compliance testing has been running at a level of only 1/1000 vessels. Such high costs coupled with weak enforcement, undoubtedly creates a temptation not to comply.

Individual Member States may be stepping up enforcement efforts in their territorial waters, but the effectiveness of enforcement on the high seas beyond those waters, yet still within the regulated area, is much in doubt. How and by whom will compliance tests on the high seas be undertaken? Furthermore, conflicts of interests could lead to some authorities feeling less compelled to impose sufficiently dissuasive sanctions. .

In this context, and two months after the entry into force of the new sulphur limits, the Trident  Alliance would very much welcome the opportunity to take stock and discuss with key regulatory stakeholders how a level playing field is ensured by robust and regular enforcement.


  • Mr. Bill Hemmings, Programme Manager – Aviation & Shipping at Transport & Environment 
  • Benoît Loicq, European Community Shipowners’ Associations, Director - Maritime Safety and Environment
  • Mr. Kristian Teleki, Director of Global Engagement for the Global Ocean Commission
  • Roger Strevens, Chairman, Trident Alliance

To join this open event, please contact us at anna.larsson@2wglobal.com. 

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to Feb 26

Danish Maritime Authority: Intl. workshop on enforcement of sulphur regulations

The Danish Maritime Authorities are gathering administrators from all 16 SECA countries for a 2 day conference, where we will be addressing the many challenges connected to ensuring robust and internationally coordinated enforcement of the sulphur rules. 

Roger Strevens, Chairman of the Trident Alliance, will be speaking at the event, to convey the perspective of the members of the Trident Alliance. 


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2:00 PM14:00

Bebeka Shipping 2015 seminar

Bebeka, a Cooperative Purchasing and Selling Association for the Shipping Industry manage the fuel procurement process of their abt. 450 members, representing a fleet of more than 2.500 vessels sailing worldwide.

Bebeka also organises seminars for its members and various stakeholders from the maritime industry like the Shipping 2015 seminars  on Marpol Annex VI legislation, what can be expected with regard to enforcement and implications for members. 

Current members of Bebeka include Trident Alliance members Seatrade and Spliethoff.  Other Bebeka members are Wagenborg, , Dockwise, Boskalis Westminster Dredging, WEC Lines, Arkon Group, Arklow Shipping, BG Freight Line, Samskip, Amasus Shipping and many more, including a large group (100 vessels) of Captain-Owners.


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1:00 PM13:00

Cutting air pollution from ships - European Parliament Event

Will ships comply? Will ports enforce new sulphur directive? 

Hosted by Jytte Guteland MEP (S&D) 

Stricter limits for sulphur in marine fuels agreed in the new Sulphur Directive 2012/33 enter into force on 1st January 2015.

All ships sailing in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the English Channel cannot use fuel with more than 0,1% of sulphur or can use abatement technologies (scrubbers).

With only a month to go, less than half of the Member States have properly transposed the Directive into national law. Enforcement and non-compliance are major concerns. Shipping air pollution causes 50.000 premature deaths every year in Europe. 

Jytte Guteland, MEP, S&D
Kare Press-Kristensen, Senior Adviser, Danish Ecological Council Anne Skov Strüver, Director, Maritime Regulation, Danish Maritime Authority
Marianne Wenning, Director, Quality of Life, Water & Air, DG ENV, European Commission
Roger Strevens, Chairman, Trident Alliance (coalition of shipping owners and operators)

Taking place at the European Parliament, ASP 3 H 1, on Thursday 11 December starting at 13:00 to 14:30. 

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to Dec 2

Platt’s Fuel Conference

Addressing and Overcoming Key Challenges for the Region

Trident Alliance is represented by Niels Bjorn Mortensen, Maersk.

These are uncertain times for the bunker fuel industry; fuel prices are rising, demand patterns and emission control deadlines are looming. By the time of this conference, we will be just one month away from the imposed emission regulations on sulphur content, the industry is about to face its biggest change in years.

Platts 3rd Annual Mediterranean Bunker Fuel conference will once again convene the region’s leadingbunker fuel suppliers, traders, brokers, ship operators, owners, refiners and other marine fuel industry organizations to assess the changing landscape of the region, debate solutions to the challenges ahead and network with key leaders of the bunker industry.

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