TRB Webinar: How It Affects You: IMO’s January 1, 2020, Vessel Fuel Deadline

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August 13, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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Practitioners from the maritime industry are invited to a TRB webinar on Thursday, August 15, 2019, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET. The webinar will discuss the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s 0.5% reduced-sulfur global vessel fuel standard, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020. This new standard may save lives, impose global costs, and create disruptive effects across the maritime supply chain. Presenters will examine some of the projected potential impacts of the new IMO standard, which may help practitioners adjust to the effects to the maritime sector and its cross-sector supply chain. 

This webinar was organized by the TRB Standing Committee on Ports and Channels.

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Webinar Presenters

  • Lee Kindberg, Maersk
  • Stephen Cadden, Coalition for Responsible Transportation
  • James Corbett, University of Delaware

Moderated by: Russell Adise, Ports & Channels Supply Chain Subcommittee

Webinar Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Implications for maritime carriers
    • Carrier industry sustainability
    • Future use of IMO-compliant diesel and alternative fuels and propulsion technologies
    • Fuel cost recovery strategies for carriers and customers
  3. Implications for port and fuel infrastructure
  4. Implications for refinery and supply chain customers
  5. Implications for U.S. shippers and end-user and consumer costs
  6. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe IMO cross-sector implementation strategies, potential IMO-compliant fuel availability, and supply chain cost implications
  • Prepare for the IMO deadline, including optimizing supply chains and developing both compliance and fuel cost/availability contingency and mitigation strategies
  • Identify how to locate resources for maritime stakeholders and the public on the short-term and long-term implications of the IMO fuel standard

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