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In the 1970s was when we developed the ? rst automation notations for unmanned “ machinery spaces, the

Photo: BV industry as a whole digests myriad regula- the recent mandate to cut emissions by 50% ? rst issue we had was with tion changes from the IMO, IACS and class, by 2050, de Tugny thinks that the debate classi? cation itself has evolved, deliver- over meeting the new regulations is the big- the trade unions, as it was ing its expertise under different branding. gest topic du jour, and will be for some time “Because of the potential con? ict of inter- to come. But whether the choice is LNG or removing people from the est we cannot advise and certify from under another alternative fuel, scrubbers or some the same BV banner,” said de Tugny. This other option, it all comes down to money machinery spaces. It’s a ? ag speaks to a larger shift in the role of clas- and the ? nancial impact on the shipping si? cation itself. “Today I think that class companies.

state issue, it’s a port state rules are moving from a more prescriptive Late last year when French shipping giant approach to more of a risk-based approach,” CMA CGM ordered a series of 22,000 TEU issue … to be honest before said de Tugny. “Look at the cruise industry containerships with an LNG fuel option, de and LNG as fuel; LNG as fuel in the cruise Tugny said “I think that was a milestone in we talk about autonomous sector is new, and with that you have to the shipping industry …” the company took perform a risk analysis. Based on the rec- the risk and now “the train is leaving the sta- ships we should talk about ommendation of the risk analysis, the ship tion” on LNG as fuel in maritime.

owner and ship builder makes a solution de- While ? nancials will top the marine fuel smart ships, connected ships cision based on this risk analysis. You see debate, not far behind is logistics. “It’s an this is a consultative approach, not a pre- interesting discussion, as it depends on the … there are so many barriers scriptive approach. That’s the evolution you trading of the ships,” said de Tugny. “It’s a can see today. That’s a change of spirit.” case-by-case basis, and it will depend on the between us.”

Looking at the issue of fueling ships, with evolution of the bunkering system. It’s still the IMO Sulfur rules coming in 2020 and too early to con? rm an actual trend.” 31

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