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Columbia moderates the Tanker Panel at the Maritime CEO Forum during Singapore Week


Scrubbers present a commercial advantage for tanker owners, maintained a majority of panellists speaking at last week’s tanker session during the Maritime CEO Forum.

Taking place at the iconic five-star Fullerton Hotel in the heart of Singapore, the panel featured Mark O’Neil, the president of Columbia Shipmanagement, as moderator with Kenny Rogers, the head Aurora Tankers, Rajesh Unni, a director at Global United Shipping, Pankaj Khanna, a board member at Heidmar and Lars Malmbratt, general manager of Stena Bulk Singapore.

Moderator Mark O’Neil, the head of Columbia Shipmanagement, kicked off the panel discussion by asking four tanker owners whether or not they had decided to invest in scrubbers and why. Their answers are carried in the video below where Splash readers can access the views of Heidmar’s Pankaj Khanna, Aurora’s Kenny Rogers, Stena Bulk’s Lars Malmbratt and the lone dissenting voice of Rajesh Unni from Global United Shipping.