SNAME Greek Section is pleased to invite you to its ninth webinar for the 2021-2022 season where Stamatis Fradelos, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs ABS and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, will make a presentation on the topic of “Regulatory Developments and Expectations from MEPC78”.
The environmental regulations already in the process of implementation and those still under development represent a radical shift towards lowering and ultimately removing carbon emissions from the industry. And unlike some previous regulations that set a baseline and remain in place, the IMO’s carbon reduction targets will see restrictions tighten as the years progress, while new regional rules will bring shipping into the European carbon market for the first time. At the same time, the process of reducing SOx emissions that began in Europe and spread to the United States will be further extended, if a new emissions control area for the Mediterranean Sea is adopted. Shipowners must shape their business strategies to reflect tightening environmental controls in the coming decade and beyond.
Stamatis Fradelos is Vice President in ABS’ Regulatory Affairs Department and IACS Council member. The ABS’ Regulatory Affairs Department is responsible for the ABS interface with Flag Administrations and IACS, facilitating the application of regulations and maintaining ABS and clients’ awareness of regulatory issues being progressed and developed internationally.
Prior to joining ABS, Stamatis worked as a marine Field Surveyor for five years at the Hellenic Register of Shipping, spent six years at Lloyd’s Register as a Plan Approval Surveyor and two years at Det Norske Veritas as Business Development Manager and Regional Bulk Carriers Segment Director.
Stamatis has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, a M.Sc. in Marine Technology and Science and a M.Sc. in Engineering-Economic Systems. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a Chartered Engineer of the UK Engineering Council.