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

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


Preparing for the perfect storm.

DAY ONE: Tuesday 20 November 2018

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.

Tim Smith, Senior Analyst, Maritime Strategies International
Charles Lawrie, Director, Richardson Lawrie Associates

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.

Mark Cameron, Executive Vice President & COO, Ardmore Shipping
Kim Ullman, CEO, Concordia Maritime 
Paddy Rodgers, CEO, Euronav  

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. To include comment on and coverage of enforcement; working with Port State Control; ballast water management issues; 2020 low sulphur regulations. 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)
Doug Barrow, Director UK Ship Register

Session 4: Vetting. CDI. SIRE.

An open discussion on vetting from technical and commercial perspectives.

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

Session 5: Tanker Training: Time to re-write the manual? 

A root and branch review of the industry’s approach to training including: how to promote best practice that goes beyond mere compliance; competence based training; TMSA and the human element.

Bob Bishop, Executive Director, V.Ships

The day concludes with a drinks reception sponsored by International Registry, gala dinner sponsored by Deputy Ministry of Shipping and UK Ship Register and the annual Tanker Shipping and Trade Awards - "Celebrating excellence in Tanker Shipping & Trade".

DAY TWO: Wednesday 21 November 2018

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) 

Session 7: Maritime digitalisation: how far are we away from a fully digitalised tanker industry 

The technology forum focuses on the technologies and issues expected to help the owner maintain efficient operations. And in wider interactive discussion, owner/operators will highlight their technology evaluation process and in-service experience.

Session 8: The Technology Forum: Balancing compliance, efficiency and economics  

An evaluation of technologies expected to help the owner maintain efficient operations. 

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.

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

A creditable approach towards tanker drydockings as 2020 looms
Colin Manchester, Chief Risk Officer, Newport Shipping 

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!

Lord Nicholas Fairfax, Director, Sovcomflot UK Ltd

Please check back regularly for programme updates and confirmed speakers.

* Programme subject to amendments/change



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