Coldharbour share in the success of annual Intertanko Tanker Event  


Panos Smyroglou, Chief Commercial Officer at Coldharbour Marine provided expert analysis during the Ballast Water Management Planning Technical Workshop Session at this annual event.


Ballast Water Management Planning Uncertainty remains at the heart of ballast water management, in particular relating to the entry into force of the IMO’s Convention and the status of US Coast Guard Type Approvals. To assist with the planning for the eventualities associated with ballast water legislation, this workshop looked at the regulatory and technical facts based on INTERTANKO’s key communication with the US Coastguard and Environment Protection Agency, as well as the Association’s active work at the IMO. The workshop also took into account developments relating to the IMO Convention at the IMO MEPC meeting which occurred the week before. Panos was one of a group of leading experts addressing uncertainties and other issues that have been raised by members. Participants actively engage in the discussion and shared views and experience in regards to their concerns and their preparations in the face of such uncertainty.


Fantastic discussions, exceptional speakers and informed panel sessions all contributed to the huge success of INTERTANKO’s Annual Tanker Event. Over 150 delegates took part in the Friday workshop sessions against the stunning backdrop of the Grand Resort Lagonissi, nr Athens, Greece.












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