FutureShip appoints head of new Singapore office

Classification Societies, Marine Equipment Products and Services — By on February 8, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Singapore, 8 February 2012 – FutureShip, the maritime consultancy subsidiary of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL), has
appointed Khorshed Alam to head its newly established office in Singapore.

“We are seeing greatly increasing demand for our energy efficiency enhancing solutions, such as ECO Solutions and ECO-Assistant. This new operation, under the leadership of Mr. Alam, will give our clients in Singapore and the surrounding countries a local point of contact and much more convenient access to our services, “ said Mr. Lukasz Luwanski, Area Manager South Asia / Oceania of GL Maritime
Services.

Prior to joining FutureShip, Mr. Alam worked at APL/NOL for thirty years, holding most recently the post of Director of Engineering, Energy Management, Environment and Research Development. As an expert in energy efficiency, he has a profound understanding of ship owners’ and operators’ need for energy optimisation. During his time at APL he wasinvolved in many state-of-the-art environmental projects, including NOx reduction, exhaust gas scrubber installations, and ballast water treatment systems. Additionally, he coordinated many R&D projects involving both Singaporean and overseas scientists and researchers. Mr. Alam has also authored many technical papers on a variety of efficiency and environmental topics and is a well-known speaker at maritime events.

“Khorshed’s extensive experience, technical expertise and local knowledge will be invaluable for us in getting closer to our clients; allowing us to better identify the services and products they require and respond more quickly to their needs, ” Mr. Luwanski pointed out.

Singapore already encourages ship owners to operate green ships and to improve the energy efficiency of their existing ships through the adoption of green technology and advanced operating software. In 2011 the Singapore port authority introduced the Green Ship Programme forSingaporean flagged ships, which saw vessels which exceeded the requirements of the IMO’s EEDI (energy efficiency design index) receive
significant reductions in fees and tax payments. “I am confident that as recognition of the benefits of greater energy efficiency continue to grow, not only among ship owners and operators but legislators, FutureShip can play a vital role by providing the expertise and systems needed to realise these goals, ” added Mr. Luwanski.

Launched in 2009, FutureShip is focused on enhancing ships’ fuel efficiency both in their design and operation. With a fast growing team of around 100 experts it is helping ship owners, shipyards and designers in Europe, Asia and around the world to improve fuel efficiency, minimise environmental impacts, and increase profitability.

About Germanischer Lloyd
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) offers classification services of plan approval, inspection and certification of materials and components as well as technical assessments of ships in service. GL is committed to a smarter, safer and greener future of shipping. Within its “Maritime Solutions” business unit, GL supports customers around the world through software solutions, management systems certification and training as well as
consulting and engineering services that are provided by FutureShip. GL’s experts serve as advisors to governments, the IMO, flag and port states. GL is part of the GL Group which also offers consultancy and certification services for the oil and gas industry as well as renewable energies. www.gl-group.com

About FutureShip
FutureShip, a GL Company, offers specialised consulting services to the maritime and non-maritime industries in the fields of Maritime Strategy, Ship Design and Operations, and Compliance. FutureShip’s consulting expertise is backed and complemented by in-depth market intelligence, advanced engineering solutions and sophisticated measurement services.
FutureShip has more than 100 employees with offices in Europe, China and Singapore.   www.futureship.net

 

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