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John E. Graykowski Principal Maritime Industry Consultants

John E. Graykowski, Esq.

Professional Biography

John Graykowski has over thirty years of professional experience in government and in the private sector including serving as professional staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate and maritime counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.  In 1994, he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as Deputy Maritime Administrator in the U.S. Department of Transportation, and later served as Acting Administrator, where he managed implementation of the National Shipbuilding Initiative and development of the Marine Transportation System initiative as well as having direct oversight and involvement in all aspects of the agency’s programs and management.

John’s private sector experience includes work as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. and attorney positions in several law firms.  Since 2005, John has been a principal in Maritime Industry Consultants, www.maritimeconsults.com, where he provides professional services to maritime and transportation industry clients. 
John’s work with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for the marine industry began with his substantial involvement in the development and implementation of the first LNG vessel conversion project in the United States in 2012.  He continues work with U.S. marine operators on the development and deployment of LNG and the resolution of regulatory issues associated with its use. 

LNG Bunkering Project Feasibility Day - Ship operators and ports - June 15th, 2015

1:00 PM Safety considerations: Storage and bunkering

  • Safety related issues pertaining to bunkering and operations in LNG
  • Fundamentals taken from early adopters
  • Ensuring all stakeholders are informed of the properties of LNG
  • Identifying the gaps and potential ways to universally bridge this lacking knowledge

3:30 PM The business case for ship operators

  • Initial investment – implications, taking a realistic approach
  • Environmental case: Benefits, matching up to the ECA standards
  • Business case: How is this impacted by the current price of LNG
  • What to expect: ROI on initial investment

Ship operator’s perspective, port infrastructure, supply chain - June 16th, 2015

12:45 PM Ship operator panel

Join in with our panelists as they discuss the opportunities and hurdles facing ship operators in North America and around the
  • Hurdles to conversion
  • Initial cost of conversion
  • Weighing up the alternatives

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