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

Tanker Shipping &<br /> Trade Conference & Awards

2017 Programme

Tanker Business. Tanker Operations. Tanker Technology.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

08.15 Breakfast briefing

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.

11.00 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

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

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.

Capt Howard N. Snaith, general manager, Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI)

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

Other confirmed speakers:
Marc Giesselink, global director cargo tank coating, Jotun
Guy Johnson, owner, L&I Maritime (UK)

17.00 Chairmanís concluding remarks and day one conference programme closes.

18.00 Pre-conference drinks 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

08.15 Breakfast briefing in association with Hill Dickinson LLP
Speaker: Julian Clark, global head of shipping, Hill Dickinson LLP

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.

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

15.20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by ITOPF

16.00 Session 9: Ten predictions for the tanker market

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

Confirmed speakers include:
Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, Intertanko

16.40 Chairmanís closing remarks and conference close

* Programme subject to amendments/change



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