Preparing for new legislation & fuels

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Preparing for new legislation & fuels

Managing the fuel transition

By European Harbour Masters’ Committee

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Thu, 4 May 2023 09:00 - Fri, 5 May 2023 14:00 CEST


Algeciras Port Authority, Spain Location seminar: Millán Picazo Center 11207 Algeciras Spain

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  • 1 day 5 hours
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Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, 2023, Algeciras, Spain

"Preparing for new legislation & fuels"

The European Harbour Masters’ Committee (EHMC) is delighted to have its 11th Biennial Seminar hosted by the Algeciras Port Authority, Spain. The seminar will consider the fuel transition and how ports need to prepare to support ships in meeting their requirements under forthcoming regulations.

New IMO and EU legislation will impact the next coming years the current fleet of ships. Over 95% of this fleet will only transition to alternative fuels after ships’ lifespan. Nevertheless legislation will oblige them to cut emissions. At the same time new fuels will become available soon for the first ships of the future fleet. For both current and future fleets ports and harbour masters need to be prepared. This is the subject of this years EHMC seminar; the fuel transition phase and avoiding a gap between obligations on ships and what ports can offer them.

The event will provide the chance to meet others in the harbour master community and introductions here will be particularly valuable as EHMC now has some new members after a generation has retired, so much communication between delegates is anticipated. Although this is an event for European Harbour Masters, members in the 'aspiring' harbour master category are also welcome to attend.

Algeciras Port is a strategic pathway located in the main maritime routes in the globe: north, south, east, west with zero deviation. A distribution platform for Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean sea, placed in the Strait of Gibraltar and surrounded by the natural shelter of the Algeciras Bay, leading the green transition in southern Europe.


• IMO; International legislation and incentives for voluntairy action

• IMO; IMO's efforts in phasing out GHG emissions from international shipping and the role of ports

• EC; Legal EU requirements for ships and ports

• DNV; Energy Transition Outlook / Maritime forecast to 2050

• Caterpillar Marine; Ship owners choices for new ships and engines

• Availability of new fuels; production and trade

• OCIMF; Introduction to OCIMF and increased co-operation with IHMA and IAPH

• SGMF; Safety guidance for ship-shore interface LNG, methanol, ammoniak

• Port of Algeciras and ITPCO; The green strategies from Algeciras and other ports

• ‘Fuel Readiness Level’; International tool to measure how ready ports and harbourmasters are for alternative fueled vessels und bunkering


For all participants to the EHMC seminar 2023, hotel Globales Reina Cristina offers a discounted fee. You can book at and use as code: Master 26790 – Autoridad Portuaria.


Please use the red button ‘Reserve a spot’.

Thursday May 4, 2023;

  • Seminar 08:30 - 17:30
  • Diner Reina Cristina; 19.00 – 22.00

Friday May 5, 2023;

  • Port visit and lunch 10:00 - 14:00

Contact; Ingrid Römers,, +31 6 158 22 469

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€45 – €215