Tanker Shipping & Trade
Conference, Awards
& Exhibition London, 26 - 27 November 2019

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

Programme

Strategising for profitable and compliant tanker operations

DAY ONE: TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2019

08.00 Registration, coffee and networking 

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

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

09.20 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.

Charles Lawrie, Director, Richardson Lawrie Associates
Richard Matthews, Head of Research, E.A. Gibson Shipbrokers
Henry Curra, Global Head of Research, Braemar ACM Shipbroking
Jamie Seneviratne, Senior Commercial Analyst, Sovcomflot

Mikkel Seidelin, Director Chartering & Freight Trading, Suezmax, Teekay Tankers

11.20. Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by GTT

12.00 SESSION 2: REGISTRIES AND THE REGULATORY AGENDA. THE NEXT 12 MONTHS IN TANKERS
Tanker owners and operators must absorb a number of critically important – and complex – rules and regulations over the next 12 months. Ballast water treatment, fuel oil sulphur level regulation; ship recycling; greenhouse gas measures; safety and the human element will loom large. This session will dissect the issues and offer insights on how best to achieve compliance.

Co-Chair: Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, INTERTANKO
Mark Rijsdijk, Safety & Technical Manager, International Registries, Inc./The Marshall Islands Registry
Catrine Vestereng, Business Director Tankers, DNV GL

12.50 SESSION 3: VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE INDUSTRY LEADERS’ FORUM
What tanker industry leaders did to maintain competitive advantage in 2019 and will do in 2020

Karin Orsel, CEO/ Co- Chair, MF Shipping Group/ Dutch Ship Owners Association
Andrew Cassels, ex OCIMF Chairman and ex BP VP Safety & Operational Risk Shipping

13.30 Networking lunch in the exhibition area

14.40 SESSION 4 STREAM A:
TANK COATINGS – AND YOUR TICKET TO TRADE

  • The drivers that have resulted in the current “bimodal” type epoxy tank linings.
  • The inherent problems with these types of coatings.
  • Specific issues with specific cargoes.
  • Best practices for "looking after" the cargo tank coatings.

Chairman: Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
Alan Walker, Marine Sector Manager, Safinah Group

14.40 SESSION 4 STREAM B:
CHARTERER/OWNER  DIALOGUE - VETTING, CDI. SIRE

Vetting plays a key role in securing business for tankers. Is the industry getting safer? Are standards becoming more transparent? And how uniformly are they being applied? Not all vetting clauses are created equally and there are often obligations within vetting clauses which are not possible to meet. How can we resolve this impasse?

Chairman:Frans Ubaghs, Vetting Manager, INTERTANKO
Howard Snaith, General Manager, CDI
Mark Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Ardmore Shipping
Wayne Hurley, Head of Business Development, International Maritime Risk Rating Agency (IMRRA)

 

15.40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by GTT

16.10 SESSION 5 STREAM A:
HULL COATINGS - WHAT’S AT THE HEART OF BEING A SMOOTH OPERATOR

  • Why is fouling control needed and the fouling challenge.
  • Market drivers / regulations and the subsequent effect on fouling control coatings
  • Fouling control coatings.
  • Foul release.
  • Biocidal.
  • Product selection based on vessel profile / environmental data and product performance.

Chairman: Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media
Carl Barnes, General Manager - Marine Consulting, Safinah Group
Allan Dutton, Group Director Fleet Operations, Columbia Shipmanagement

16.10 SESSION 5 STREAM B:
FROM THE MIDDLE EAST TO CYBER SPACE: A HOLISTIC LOOK AT TANKER SECURITY 

The threats to safe tanker operations are mutating and multiplying. The physical threat was graphically underscored by the seizure of Stena Impero. What has also come to light is that the vessel was subject to GPS spoofing too. This session will update on the threats and give practical guidance on what operators can do to safeguard their assets.

Chairman: Philip Roche, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Daniel Ng, CEO, Cyber Owl
Henrik Ehlers Kragh, Chief Operating Officer, Risk Intelligence

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

17.15 Drinks reception sponsored by International Registries, Inc

18.45 Gala dinner sponsored by Deputy Ministry of Shipping, and Awards sponsored by DNV G, Garant Group, Kockumation Group and Thome Group

21.00 End of day one

DAY TWO: WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2019

INTERTANKO Breakfast Briefing for Members and Associate Members

08.00-09.00 Registration for the INTERTANKO Breakfast Briefing

09.00-09:50 INTERTANKO BREAKFAST BRIEFING - PRACTICAL COMPLIANCE WITH THE 2020 SULPHUR CAP REGULATIONS

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’s senior technical manager Gilyong Han and general counsel Michele White will share guidance on IMO Guidelines for Consistent Implementation and give practical examples of actions ship operators may take in various situations. They will also address related contractual terms and charter party clauses ship operators may consider to deal with the related complexity of enforcement and control actions by authorities. The forum is by invitation only.

INTERTANKO members and associate members attending the breakfast seminar and interested in attending the Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference should email paul.dowling@rivieramm.com.

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 SESSION 6: TANKER INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AND TANKER SAFETY MANAGEMENT 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Tanker owners and shipmanagers often cite leadership at sea and ashore as their number one challenge. The STCW Manila Amendments and Elements I and 2 of TMSA 3 are well-intentioned (and inextricably linked with Elements 3, 7 and 8), but have they delivered a cultural shift in leadership behaviours that will actually avoid future accidents? 

Chairman: Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker Global

Rob Drysdale, Director, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF)
Philip Belcher, Marine Director, INTERTANKO
Carsten Ostenfeldt, Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern
Marc Forster, Global Marine Standards Manager, RightShip

11.00 A "HOT" (Human, organisational and technical) approach to safety
Rather than focusing on the integrity of technology (e.g. robust equipment) or the organization (e.g. certification of
management systems) or the human element (e.g. safety culture) in isolation, the added value comes from providing expert support in each of the HOT elements.

  • Lessons learned from beyond the tanker industry 
  • Case study: Lessons’ learned for mooring processes, in light of MSMP

Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant, Safety, Risk & Reliability, DNV GL - Maritime Advisory

11.20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area 

12.00 SESSION 7 PART I: WHAT MAKES FOR AN EFFICIENT TANKER FLEET?
A look at the technology driving fleet efficiency.

Mikael Laurin, CEO, Lean Marine
Johan Ljungbeck, Head Sales & Marketing, Kockumation Group

Georgios Christoforatos, Technical Sales Manager, Trelleborg Marine Systems UK 

12.50 SESSION 7 PART II : WHAT MAKES FOR AN EFFICIENT TANKER FLEET?
How efficient is your fleet management organisation? Do you get value for money? Do your superintendents cost you more but manage more ships than your competitors’ superintendents? This session will look at staff-to-vessel ratios, regional salary trends since the September 2008 crash, future fleet management workforce planning and the impact of crew demographics on succession planning.

Chairman: Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker Global

How AI gives genuine insight into quality tanker operators and operations

Underwriters have a new tool at their disposal that will ensure that premiums from quality operators are not underpinning the operation of the poor or pathological

  • AI: a transparent tool to help underwriters assess quality operators 
  • What officers outnumbering crew means for our industry 

Jonathan Jones, Managing Director , JLJ Maritime Hong Kong
Nick Maddalena, Head of Insurance Business, Windward

13.40 Networking lunch in the exhibition area sponsored by Bureau Veritas

14.30 SESSION 8: ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS FOR TANKERS: EMISSIONS; ASBESTOS & IHM; RECYCLING.
Tanker companies need to have clear environmental strategies for commercial, compliance and CSR reasons. This session delivers vital updates on what’s required when it comes to emissions, asbestos and IHM and recycling.

Capt. Herbert Soanes, Senior Vice President, Global Maritime Client Relations, Centre Testing International Group
Jonas S. Frederiksen, Head of Performance Management, GreenSteam
Robin Townsend, Ship Recycling Specialist, Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore

Pascal Ta, Product Line Managers , Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)

15.50 Chairman’s closing remarks and conference close

BONUS EVENT 

16.00 DEBATE : Is it time for the tanker industry to man up?
This will take the form of a parliamentary debate with opposing sides debating the motion: Is it time for the tanker industry to man up?

The debate will draw on / take inspiration from BIMCO-ICS Manpower Reports, widely regarded as the most comprehensive assessment of global supply of and demand for seafarers. The 2015 Report built on updates conducted in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010. This ongoing intensive study has two main purposes: to describe the current worldwide supply and demand situation for seafarers; and to make predictions about the likely position in 5-10 years’ time, both designed to help the industry anticipate developments and take appropriate action.

In anticipation of the next update to the report, this session will review the predictions made in the 2015 report and gather audience input with a view to providing BIMCO and the International Chamber of Shipping with feedback and suggestions based upon the real-life experiences of tanker owners and operators.

Chairman: Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker Global
Vijay Rangroo, Managing Director, MTM Ship Management
Bob Bishop, Executive Director, V.Ships

Aron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO
Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager


*Programme subject to change/amendments

 

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