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

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


Preparing for the perfect storm.

INTERTANKO Breakfast Briefing for Members and Associate Members

09.00 -09:50 INTERTANKO Breakfast Briefing 

Topic: Ship recycling and sustainability in the tanker industry
This is a breakfast briefing for INTERTANKO members and associate members. It is held under the Chatham House rule and moderated by Riviera’s head of content, Edwin Lampert.

INTERTANKO members and associate members attending the breakfast seminar and interested in attending the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference 


09.15 Registration, coffee and networking for the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference, Awards & Exhibition 

10.00 Welcome from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

10.10 Welcome address from Platinum Sponsor
Catrine Vestereng, Business Director Tankers, DNV GL

10.20 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.

  • A SWOT analysis of the chemical, product and crude tanker markets
  • The global orderbook. Which vessels types and trading routes will deliver greatest earnings
  • How OPEC will influence the market in 2019
  • Funding and financing

Tim Smith, Director, Oil & Tanker Markets, Maritime Strategies International
Charles Lawrie, Director, Richardson Lawrie Associates

11.20. Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Safe Lanes

12.00 Session 2: View from the top: The industry leaders’ forum
What tanker industry leaders did to maintain competitive advantage in 2018. And what they will do in 2019.

  • Preparing for 2020. 
  • The technology investments that paid off. Planned investments
  • Greater scale or greater specialisation 

Mark Cameron, Executive Vice President & COO, Ardmore Shipping
Paddy Rodgers, CEO, Euronav

12.50 Session 3: Registries and the regulatory agenda. The next 12 months in tankers
Co-Chair: Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, INTERTANKO

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

  • Enforcement issues 
  • Working with Port State Control
  • IMO’s rule setting agenda 2019

John Ramage, Chief Operating Officer, International Registries Inc / Republic of the Marshall Islands Registry
Scott Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer, Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR)
Katy Ware, Director of Maritime Safety and Standards & Permanent Representative of the UK to the IMO
George Demetriades, Marine Surveyor, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry

13.40 Networking lunch in the exhibition area

14.30 Session 4: Vetting. CDI. SIRE.
An open discussion on vetting from technical and commercial perspectives.

  • The cost and quality of inspections
  • Cyber risks as part of safety management and security plans
  • Technology paves the way for lighter regulation / self-assessment

Capt Howard N. Snaith, General Manager, CDI
Capt John Bussell, Director, J.B. Inspections
Capt Mandeep Singh, Head of Assurance, Sunstone Assurance

15.30 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Safe Lanes

16.10 Session 5: Tanker Training: Time to re-write the manual? 
A root and branch review of the industry’s approach to training. 

  • Best practice that goes beyond mere compliance
  • Competence based training
  • TMSA and the human element
  • Maritime academies: talent pipelines or profit centres

Vijay Rangroo, Managing Director, MTM Ship Management
Capt David Stockley, Chief Operating Officer, Oman Shipping Company
Andy Cook, Group Crewing Director, V.Ships

17.00 Chairman’s concluding remarks and day one conference programme closes

17.05 Drinks reception sponsored by International Registries

18.30  Gala dinner sponsored by Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry, De Nora Water Technologies, Thome Group and UK Ship Register and the annual Tanker Shipping and Trade Award - "Celebrating excellence in Tanker Shipping & Trade" sponsored by Clean Marine, DNV GL,  ITOPF and Winterthur Gas & Diesel

DAY TWO: Wednesday 21 November 2018

08.15 Registration for conference and networking coffee

09.00 Welcome from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09.10 Session 6: Owner / charterer dialogue
An open discussion between the industry’s leading owners and charterers.

Rob Drysdale, Director, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) 
Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, INTERTANKO

10.10 Session 7: The Technology Forum: Balancing compliance, efficiency and economics  
An evaluation of technologies expected to help the owner maintain efficient operations.

Future proof tanker propulsion system: towards EEDI phase 3 compliance with X-DF

  • The challenge EEDI phase 3
  • Solution with LNG as fuel/ X-DF propulsion system
  • First successful examples in the field for aframax tankers

Claudiu Nichita, Sales Manager, Greater Europe & Americas, Winterthur Gas & Diesel
10.40 An owners perspective on coatings and the three Ts: trials, technology and tracking performance

  • Trials – presentation of results of three year trial results
  • Technology – systems deployed as part of the study
  • Tracking – assessing hull performance over 36 months

Mikael Laurin, Board Member, Team Tankers
Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech

11.10 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Safe Lanes

11.50 Challenging myths: why UV systems make sense for tankers

  • UV systems and large water flows are compatible
  • A comparative case study for owners yet to have nominated plant
  • What makes for a balanced assesment of the available technologies 

Jonas Alvan, Head of Customer Support, PureBallast

12.20 How tanker owners can future proof their BWMS selection

  • 5 Simple criteria for your BW shortlist
  • Optimising your whole life costs
  • Living with a BWTS

Susanna Wyllie, Global Proposals Manager - BALPURE, De Nora Water Technologies

12.50 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Alfalaval

13.30 Session 8: Maritime digitalisation: how far are we away from a fully digitalised tanker industry
To what extent is digitisation actually transforming the tanker industry? What are the organisational challenges? Is digitialisation always efficient and cost-effective? What has now been accepted by the tanker industry and where do we require more innovation? We consider these vital questions from the perspective of the owner representative, engine manufacturer and crew. 

Virtual reality for tankers is actually here

  • What we learnt when we looked into crew training
  • Why virtual technology is the user-friendly answer 
  • The future of engine maintenance is here!

Peter Dan Petersen, Senior Manager, MAN Energy Solutions 

14.00 Digitalisation: our competitive advantage is the tanker industry's gain 

  • Tankers tracked every thirty minutes
  • A step change in crisis management
  • The commercial advantage. The industry's gain

Olav Nortun, Chief Executive Officer, Thome Group

14.30 Why the world tanker fleet is especially vulnerable to cyber risk

  • Dealing with “dead ship” 
  • Think you have insurance cover. Think again 
  • Lessons learned from actual maritime cyber attacks 

Itai Sela, CEO, Naval Dome 

15.00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Safe Lanes

15.40 Session 9: Just over 12 months until the perfect storm
Ballast water and future fuel regulations are unavoidable. But there remains considerable market confusion over the implications, cost, longevity and legal effectiveness of the choices available. This session considers the options.

Compliance options and implications for shipping

  • Understanding your compliance options and their implications
  • Balancing regulation and technical considerations: how far is far enough?
  • Local regulations – will they matter post-2020?

Eirik Nyhus, Director, Environment, DNV GL

16.10 Options for older and newer tonnage as 2020 looms

  • Two case studies on fuel saving technologies
  • Options for operators of older tonnage
  • Boosting fuel efficiency with a scrubber onboard

Marc Sima, Co-founder and President, FUELSAVE

16.40 A creditable approach towards tanker drydockings as 2020 looms

  • A paradigm shift in tanker drydockings
  • Why streamling supplychain and payments matters more pre-2020
  • Tanker drydocking case studies that give credit to a new approach

Colin Manchester, Chief Risk Officer, Newport Shipping

17.10 Session 10: Five predictions for the tanker market 
An open panel discussion featuring today’s tanker shipping and trade industry leaders that will climax with five predictions for the tanker market for the year ahead - and a look at how well we did last year!

Dr Anil Sharma Founder, President and CEO, GMS 
Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Lord Nicholas Fairfax, Director, Sovcomflot UK 

Henry Curra, Global Head of Research, Braemar ACM Shipbroking - Research



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