George Griffiths

George Griffiths

Editor, Global Container Freight Market Dry Bulk Shipping S&P Platts

At S&P Global Platts, George Griffiths prices key head-haul and back-haul container freight rates around the world along major trade lanes, alongside work spearheading the Platts Bunker Charge (PBC) and Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF) methodology, development and industry uptake. Griffiths also keeps an eye on the dry bulk desks within the Platts shipping team. He previously worked with the Platts Agriculture team, focused primarily on biodiesel; also looking at ethanol, sugar, corn and wheat. He also reported on pricing, import/export levels and supply/demand balances. Griffiths has a background in geology, in which he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Cardiff University.
 
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company's divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. S&P Global has approximately 21,000 employees in 33 countries.

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Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 13:00 To 13:50

05/22/2019 13:00 05/22/2019 13:50 IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance? PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:
  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?
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"IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance?"

Christos Chryssakis Dominik Stehle Fabian Traechslin George Griffiths Ian Adams Teus van Beek
Time and date

Wednesday 22/05/2019

From 13:00 To 13:50

05/22/2019 13:00 05/22/2019 13:50 IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance? PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:
  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?
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