The 9th annual IPTA Chemical & Product Tanker Conference took place this week in London and Mark Cameron, COO of Ardmore Shipping, was among the participants.
Mark also serves as Chairman of the International Parcel Tanker Association (IPTA) and joined a panel discussion on the first day of the conference to look at what the IMO and industry can do to reduce the carbon footprint of the international shipping industry.
Mark was joined on the panel by Sveinung Oftedal of the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Dr Edmund Hughes from the International Maritime Organization and Dr Tristan Smith from UCL Energy and Transport.
The annual IPTA conference took place over two days and addressed a variety of topical issues for the chemical and product tanker sector, including the challenges of compliance with global sulphur emissions limits, ballast water management, security considerations and the state of the global product and chemical tanker markets.
IPTA is an international representative body for ship owners around the world operating IMO classified chemical and product tankers and has consultative status as a Non-Governmental Organisation to the IMO.