The requirements on sulfur reductions on the shipping industry are already delivering significant environmental improvements. The 0,5% global sulphur cap in 2020 will on the other hand be the most expensive regulation ever passed by the IMO and creates huge incentives for non-compliance. But what comprises the sulphur regulation? What are the challenges and the legal possibilities for enforcing global sulphur cap?
12:00 - 13:00 Sandwiches and networking
Introduction by Clea Henrichsen, Special Advisor, Danish Maritime Authority
What will be the challenges for the ship owners in 2020?
Anna Larsson, Chair of the Trident Alliance, Corporate Communication & CSR at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
What have we learned from SECA and what are the challenges related to the global cap? How could an efficient regulation and enforcement be structured within the framework of the existing legal possibilities and barriers?
Enforcement of the sulphur regulation - jurisdictional limitations and opportunities
Henrik Ringbom, Adjunct Professor (Docent) in Maritime Law and the Law of the Sea, Åbo Akademi University, Turku/Åbo, Finland and Professor II, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, University of Oslo, Norway
The presentation deals with the jurisdiction of port, coastal and flag states to enforce the sulphur in fuel requirements. What can coastal and port states do with respect to non-complying ships? Can port states take enforcement measures with respect to violations beyond its own waters? What requirements govern sanctions? How can sanctions be made more efficient? The role of regional bodies (OSPAR/HELCOM and the European Union)?
Moderator: Jan Boyesen, Head of Development, MDC
The event is conducted in English