Tanker Shipping & Trade
Conference, Awards
& Exhibition 20 - 21 November 2018, London

Tanker Shipping & Trade <br /> Conference, Awards <br>& Exhibition

2017 Programme

Tanker Business. Tanker Operations. Tanker Technology.

Tuesday 14 November 2017

08.30 Registration and networking coffee

09.30 Welcome from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Editor Tanker Shipping & Trade and Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09.40 Welcome address from Platinum Sponsor
Martin Crawford-Brunt, Regional Business Development Manager Ė West Europe & Africa, DNV GL

09.45 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.

Denis Petropoulos, Executive Director & President, Braemar Shipping Services
Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright
Charles Lawrie, Director, Richardson Lawrie Associates

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
  • Formulae for lifting fleet performance, meeting compliance requirements and lowering operating costs over the next 12 months
  • The brave new world of digitalisation.

Denis Petropoulos, Executive Director & President, Braemar Shipping Services
Kim Ullman, CEO, Concordia Maritime
Carsten Ostenfeldt, Chief Executive Officer, Dania Ship Management
Paddy Rodgers, CEO, Euronav

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

Co-Chair: Arinjit Roy, Director Ė Tanker Market Sector, Global Marine, ABS

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.

Christian Mollitor, Vice President, Liberian Registry
John Ramage, COO International Registries, Inc (IRI) / Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry
Dr Jean-Pie Gauci-Maistre, Director / Advocate, GM International Services

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.

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
Capt David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Shipping Company

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

A call to industry on tank coating and tank cleaning
Marc Giesselink, Global Director Cargo Tank Coating, Jotun

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:
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 sponsored 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 sponsored by World Fuel Services

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 for conference 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)
Lord Nicholas Fairfax, Director, Sovcomflot UK

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.

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

Owner:supplier case study: What is the true ROI on retrofitting tanker mooring lines?
Jac Spijkers, Application Manager, DSM Dyneema

Benchmarking fleetwide boiler performance: a digital journey
Rune Nygaard, Business Manager Water Solutions, Wilhelmsen Ships Service

The inside track: applying technology and digitalisation to reduce costs and optimise operations
Nick Pinkney, VP Commercial Channel Integration, Eniram

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

Case study: What every tanker operator should know ahead of a BWMS retrofit
Mike Hasson, Technical Director, Ecochlor, Inc

Engine technology selection to address IMO Tier III and 0.5% sulphur cap
Rudolf Holtbecker, Director of Operations, Winterthur Gas & Diesel

In service operability and reliability : identifying and overcoming issues
Don Stephen, Managing Director, De Nora Water Technologies UK Services

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.

Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management Limited
Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, Intertanko

16.40 Chairmanís closing remarks and conference close

* Programme subject to amendments/change



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