Tanker Shipping &
Trade Conference & Awards 14-15 November 2017, London

Tanker Shipping &<br /> Trade Conference & Awards


Tanker Business. Tanker Operations. Tanker Technology.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

07.30 Registration for breakfast briefing

08.15 Breakfast briefing

09.15 Registration and networking coffee 

09.55 Welcome address from Platinum Sponsor
Senior Representative, DNV GL

10.00 Session 1: Tanker Business. Tanker Economics. Tanker Strategy.

Top industry analysts will assess the state of the crude, product and chemical markets and share insights on what it will take to sail the industry's five Cs: consolidation, competition, contracts, completions and capital flows.

10.40 Session 2: View from the top: The chemical and product tanker industry leadersí forum

How tanker industry leaders will maintain their competitive advantage in 2017 and 2018

  • Where industry leaders will invest. Where will they cut back.
  • Formulas for lifting fleet performance, meeting compliance requirements and lowering operating costs over the next 12 months.
  • The brave new world of digitalisation

Confirmed speakers:
Kim Ullman, CEO, Concordia Maritime
Carsten Ostenfeldt, Chief Executive Officer, Dania Ship Management
Paddy Rodgers, CEO, Euronav
Hew Crooks, Chief Financial Officer, Ridgebury Tankers 

11.40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by ITOPF

12.10 Session 3: Registries and the regulatory agenda. The next 12 months in tankers

An open discussion on the regulatory environment for tankers covering trading, safety, operational and security standards.

  • Enforcement. Working with Port State Control. The USCG.
  • Ballast Water Management. Issues. Operations. Actions.
  • 2020 low sulphur regulations. Options.
  • Enhancing efficiency. Ensuring compliance
  • Sharing information. Sharing risks.

Confirmed speakers:
Christian Mollitor, Vice President, Liberian Registry
International Registries, Inc (IRI) / Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Registry
John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M., GM Services / Malta Ship Registry

George A. Demetriades, Counsellor (Maritime Affairs) and Alternate Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the International Maritime Organization

13.00 Networking lunch in the exhibition area

14.10 Session 4: Vetting. CDI. SIRE.

An open discussion on vetting from technical and commercial perspectives

  • The cost and quality of ship inspections
  • Streamlining the process. Strengthening relationships
  • Managing risk.

Confirmed speakers:
Capt Howard N. Snaith, General Manager, Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI)
Alan Johnson, Area Marine Representative, Middle East, NYK Line

Capt Srini Mullur, Global Head of Chemical Tanker Operations, Navig8 Group

15.10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by ITOPF

15.50 Session 5: Inside the tank: coatings, cleanliness and carriage of cargoes

A tankerís ticket to trade is its cargo tanks. When well maintained the owner/operator preserves and extends vessel availability and the range of cargoes that can be carried onboard. Neglected, and a tanker rapidly becomes a commercial and operational risk.

  • How clean is clean enough?
  • How chemical charterers feel about washing water analysis versus wall wash inspection
  • Cargo contamination and delivery shortfalls.

Case studies on cargo contamination, delivery shortfalls and cargo control
Ian Hodges, Master Mariner, Director, TMC Marine

Have SOLAS 2016 inert gas requirements boosted safety or added an operational burden?
Axel Kahl, Owner, Chemical Marine

Paper title to be confirmed
Marc Giesselink, Global Director Cargo Tank Coating, Jotun
Guy Johnson, Owner, L&I Maritime (UK)

Cargo tanker cleanliness standards for chemical tankers: A pan-industry approach
  • Four global standards. Why less is more.
  • Intank tests without getting inside the tanker.
  • Safety and efficiency considerations.
Presented on behalf of the Intertanko Chemical Committee by Svend Foyn-Bruun, Vice President operation, Ship Management, Odfjell

17.00 Chairmanís concluding remarks and day one conference programme closes

18.00 Pre-dinner drinks reception kindly sponsored by International Registries, Inc

19.00 The Tanker Shipping & Trade Dinner & Awards - Celebrating excellence in Tanker Shipping & Trade

Award categories:

Tanker Shipping & Trade Operational Excellence Award by Winterthur Gas & Diesel

Tanker Shipping & Trade Technical Innovation Award sponsored by sponsored by DNV GL

Tanker Shipping & Trade Environmental Award sponsored by sponsored by ITOPF

Tanker Shipping & Trade Industry Leader Award sponsored by sponsored by Hill Dickinson LLP

Tanker Shipping & Trade Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday 15 November 2017

07.30 Registration for breakfast briefing

08.15 Breakfast briefing in association with Hill Dickinson LLP


  •  A look into the future concerning an incident we hope we never actually read about.
  • How could a large tanker be the subject of a Cyber attack?
  • How would the law react?
  • Where are the gaps in insurance coverage?
  • How should you prepare and engage loss prevention?

Julian Clark, Global Head of Shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

09.15 Registration and networking coffee

Session 6: View from the Top

09.55 Welcome from Conference Chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

10.00 Owner: charterer dialogue
Owner:charterer dialogue: the oil majorís perspective

Guy Mason, Chief Financial Officer, BP Shipping
Captain Andrew Cassels, Director, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)

11.00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by ITOPF

11.40 Session 7: Tanker Technology Forum: Reducing downtime and cutting costs

The technology forum focuses on key technologies that help the owner maintain efficient operations.

The vendor will discuss the technologies capability and application. In wider interactive discussion, owner/operators will highlight their technology evaluation process and in-service experience.

Confirmed speakers:
Using deep analytics to debunk myths around tankerís in-service performance
Peter Andersen, Senior Director, Maritime Business Development, Genscape Inc

Other confirmed speakers:
Jac Spijkers, Application Manager, DSM Dyneema
Rune Nygaard, Business Manager Water Solutions, Wilhelmsen Ships Service

13.00 Networking lunch

14.00 Session 8: How the tanker industry can prepare for the perfect storm

There are fast approaching challenges converging on the tanker industry horizon. The tanker industry will be rushing to install ballast water treatment systems while simultaneously scrambling to comply with the IMO global 0.5 per cent sulphur cap.

The changing face of marine fuels heading towards 2020 and beyond
Steve Bee, Group Commercial & Business Development Director, Veritas Petroleum Services

Other confirmed speakers:
Senior Representative, De Nora Water Technologies

15.20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by ITOPF

16.00 Session 9: Five predictions for the tanker market

An open panel discussion featuring todayís tanker shipping and trade industry leaders that will climax with five predictions for the tanker market for the year ahead.

Confirmed speakers to date:
Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management
Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, Intertanko
Lord Nicholas Fairfax, Director, Sovcomflot UK

16.40 Chairmanís closing remarks and conference close

* Programme subject to amendments/change



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