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Michelle Howard

Starting a new year always generates the requisite excitement and buzz. Even though • Ballast Water Technology:

Editorial Contributors the turning of the clock and calendar has no real impact on business fortunes, I don’t While writing about this topic

Tom Mulligan - UK

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil know too many people in this industry that are sad to close the books on 2018. That for nearly 14 years certainly has

Peter Pospiech - Germany

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia given, this time of year is always an interesting time for re? ection on trends to come, been interesting, I must admit and from our seat, these are the trends that will drive the market further, faster, in that I look forward to the day


Irina Vasilets 2019. when BWMS is removed from

Nicole Ventimiglia my daily editorial brain. The

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Mark O’Malley, Marketing Manager • IMO 2010: The mandated new fuel rules from the International Maritime Organi- challenge to deliver and install

Esther Rothenberger, Accounting zation have been THE central theme of editorial coverage and conference discus- technology that rightfully eradi-

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Vladimir Bibik sions for the past two years, and in that time it is safe to say that to this date, no cates an environmental threat has one really has the best answer for what to do. There has been a noticeable uptick been a long and arduous road.


Kathleen Hickey in scrubber sales over the second half of 2018, but it is safe to say that the jury But with 15 systems now ap- is still out on scrubbers as the ultimate technical solution. Uncertainty remains proved by the U.S. Coast Guard


Lucia Annunziata regarding the availability and quality of fuel, and ultimately on how these new and BWMS re? ts picking up +1 212 477 6700 ext 6220 fuel rules will affect the performance and lifespan of ship machinery. This month steam, it appears that the pro-

Terry Breese +1 561 732 1185 we offer several in-depth features focused on the topic, starting with Barry verbial light is at the end of the

John Cagni

Parker’s “The Cost of Green” starting on page 42. While much of our attention, tunnel. This month Dennis Bry- 631-472-2715 +1

Frank Covella rightfully so, has focused on the regulatory and the technical side, our readers, the ant breaks down the new VIDA +1 561 732 1659 ship owners, are keenly focused on the bottom line cost this new rule will impact – Vessel Incidental Discharge

Mitch Engel +1 561 732 0312 their business. At a glance, it isn’t pretty, or cheap. Following this Serge Dal Act of 2018 (VIDA) – a measure

Mike Kozlowski

Farra, global marketing manager at Total Lubmarine, weighs in with his opinion which largely cuts through a mo- +1 561 733 2477 that IMO 2020 is not simply about the fuel. As everyone knows well, fuel is the rass of con? icting and confusing

Jean Vertucci +1 212 477 6700 ext 6210 central focus, but fuel choice invariably has an impact on lubricants and overall requirements that have developed machinery health. His article starts on page 48. over a number of years relating

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Scandinavia & Germany to discharges into US waters.

Roland Persson

Orn Marketing AB, Box 184 , S-271 24 • Cruising Along: The cruise shipping industry, while still a small part of the His story starts on page 10.

Ystad, Sweden t: +46 411-184 00 overall ? eet numbers and value, continues its torrid pace in 2019 in all segments,

Germany from large oceangoing to specialty expedition to inland river cruises. Leading the

Brenda Homewood

Tel: +44 1622 297123 trend in shipping overall, the green mandate is ? rmly entrenched in this sector,

Email: particularly the niche expedition business, as these ships generally traverse some

United Kingdom

Paul Barrett of the most pristine places on the planet. To that end, they must arrive, visit and

Hallmark House, 25 Downham Road, Ramsden depart while leaving as little of a carbon footprint as possible. Tom Mulligan,

Health, Essex CM11 1PU UK t: +44 1268 711560 m: +44 7778 357722 our Science and Technology writer, recently went to Norway to meet with the

Classi? ed Sales +1 212 477 6700 top management of Hurtigruten and to discover how its newbuilds, and in fact

Gregory R. Trauthwein its entire ? eet of ships and crew of personnel, are aiming to be the cleanest in the


Editor & Associate Publisher business. Tom’s story starts on page 38.

John J. O’Malley 1905 - 1980

Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000

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