SECA Today - Challenges of Tomorrow
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The Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) had the pleasure to organise the 'SECA Today ? Challenges of Tomorrow' session, as a part of the Transport Week 2016 event



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On 8th March, 2016, the Baltic Ports Organization (BPO) had the pleasure to organize the 'SECA Today ? Challenges of Tomorrow' session, as a part of the Transport Week 2016 event, being held at the University of Gdansk.

Ioannis Mispinas, Project Officer for Environmental Protection at EMSA, was first to take the stage. He talked about the monitoring and implementation of the Sulphur Regulation in EU countries and highlighted the role EMSA plays in the whole process.

Poul Woodwall, the Director for Environment and Sustainability at DFDS, spoke about the implementation of MRV and whether it can build upon previous experiences with SECA. He outlined key differences between the two initiatives, among them the varying difficulty in policing and their geographical reach.

Staffan Herlin, the Head of Group Marketing and Sales at Finnlines, gave a rundown of environmental requirements for maritime transport and the costs they are associated with. He also showcased Finnlines' environmental policy. 

Monika Rozmarynowska-Mrozek, a researcher from the Gdynia Maritime Academy, delivered a short overview of how shipowners are meeting the new regulations and solutions they have chosen to become compliant with the Sulphur Regulation.