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Update & overview of IMO BW Management Convention and US Regulations
Exemptions, exceptions and cooperation challenges in implementation and enforcement of regulations
The contribution of Class Societies, service providers and professional organisations in implementing the regulations
The role of technology suppliers in meeting the regulatory requirements
Contingency Measures and Risk Managements
How are the various stakeholders dealing with the challenges?
Who should attend?
Shipowners, operators and managers
Flag and Port State
Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers
Ballast Water Manufacturers and Testing Providers
4th Annual Founders’ Day Lecture and Reception
Event: 4th Annual Founders’ Day Lecture in association with ClassNK Title: Leading the Shipping Industry
Speaker: Mr Nikolas Tsakos, President, CEO and Executive Director of Tsakos Energy Navigation and Chairman of INTERTANKO
Date: Thursday 7 May 2015
Venue: ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY<
1745: 4th Annual Founders’ Day Lecture in association with ClassNK
1845: Drinks reception and Evening BBQ
About our Speaker
Nikolas P Tsakos is the Founder, President and CEO of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Limited, a pioneering company which is the longest established Greek shipping public listing. TEN owns and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 62 tankers of 6.4 million deadweight. Currently, TEN´s fleet includes a modern diversified fleet of conventional and ice-class environmentally friendly vessels covering LNG, DP2 Shuttle tankers, VLCCs, Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, Panamaxes and Handysize tankers.
Nikolas P Tsakos comes from a traditional Chios seafaring family. He has been involved in the maritime industry since 1981 and has spent a total of two years at sea. From 1982 to 1985, he was Shipping and Operations Manager of Tsakos Shipping and Trading Ltd in the USA with a focus on the off-shore energy sector in central America and the U.S. Gulf. Nikolas P Tsakos was awarded in 2011 an honorary doctorate from the City University Business School, for his pioneering work in the equity financial markets relating to shipping companies. Moreover, he has received the following various awards: “Lloyd’s List award for the Best Tanker operator in 2006”, “EUROPE’s 500 award in 2005, “Lloyd’s List award to HELMEPA for achievement for clean and safe seas in 2004” and “Best Maritime Manager of the New Generation” award by the magazine “ Business Administration Bulletin” at the Academy of Athens.
In November 2014, Nikolas P. Tsakos was elected Chairman of the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), the association representing the independent tanker owner with more than 200 members and 280 associate members worldwide. Prior to becoming INTERTANKO’s Chairman, he served as its Vice Chairman since 2012, a member of its Executive Committee since 2009 and a member of its policy setting Council since 1992.
Attendance is free for all, but registration is compulsory. To register for this event, please contact with your full details (Name and Affiliation). Please note places are limited and early registration is strongly recommended.
Tom Mackey Senior Consultant, Hyde Marine, Inc.; Co-Chairman, IMarEST Ballast Water Expert Group
Jurrien Baretta Business Development Manager, Goltens Green Technologies B.V.
Retrofitting of Ballast treatment systems: experiences and challenges
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