Highlights from the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2017 By Chris Griffin, Business Development

February 13, 2017

The PVA Annual Convention’s tagline “your link to the future” really came to life at this year’s event where leaders in the passenger vessel industry and key government officials gathered to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

I had the honor to present at the PVA Green WATERS Conference, which was truly one of my favorite moments from my trip. My presentation was entitled “Case Study: New Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EAL) Technology” and focused on the key differentiators of RSC Bio Solutions’ HEPR technology. RSC Bio Solutions’ newest product offerings not only meet the highest levels of regulatory requirements, but also ensure peak equipment performance and legacy fluid and equipment compatibility, all in a cost-effective manner. We believe that products of this type will set the standard for EALs well into the future and help enhance PVA’s mission to promote the interests and the economic well-being of U.S. passenger vessel owners and operators, while promoting safety and a secure maritime operating environment for passengers, crew and the public at-large. The audience was very engaged and asked a lot of good questions, which showed their interest in learning more about EALs.

While at PVA, I also attended other presentations and sessions on various topics including environmental law, innovative partnerships and the rebirth of the New York City ferry system. I enjoyed meeting new people with varied interests and roles in the passenger vessel industry – owners/operators, boatbuilders, shipbuilders, naval architects and engineers, U.S. Coast Guard officers, municipal/government agency representatives, various suppliers and service providers, and maritime attorneys. It truly was a great mixture of people, which made my experience even more exciting and educational. I enjoyed learning more about the passenger vessel industry first-hand, particularly hearing about their concerns, challenges and optimism for the future. It is an open and collaborative industry where trusting relationships are important.

Thank you PVA for a great experience! I look forward to 2018!

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