DAY 1 – Tuesday 5 March 2019
The ambition is there. The IMO is committed to reducing green house gas emissions from international shipping and, as a matter of urgency, to phasing them out as soon as possible. Annual emissions are to be reduced by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008, with efforts to phase them out entirely. The IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim will open this year’s conference and outline the IMO’s thinking.
But what does such a large reduction in green house gas emissions mean for the specialist tanker market and what options are on the table? How fast will the change need to be? Is slow steaming a simple answer? What technologies and solutions are already available and what will this mean for the hard pressed ship operator?
Capt Ian Finley will chair the panel discussion, including contributions from IPTA Chairman and Ardmore Shipping’s Chief Operating Officer, Mark Cameron Jasper Faber (CE Delft), Manish Jain, (Director Operations, WOMAR Logistics), Sveinung Oftedal (Norwegian Ministry of the Environment) and Edwin Pang (Senior Naval Architect, Leadship)
Ian Finley will lead the discussion on developing an effective fuel and compliance strategy to meet the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap.
Panel members will include Kirsi Tikka from class society ABS, Rob Cox, Technical Director at IPIECA who will give the refiners’ view, Claus Vogel, from MAN Energy Solutions who will discuss the impact of low-sulphur fuels on the engine room, Unni Einemo, Director, International Bunker Industry Association on complaint fuel and Michael Eskling, Managing Director of Global Chartering at Uni-Tankers will provide a ship operator’s perspective.
We hear from three innovators who look at how the specialised tanker market can meet the environmental regulations of today and the future.
How the next generation climate smart product tankers are taking sustainable shipping to the next level.
North European coastal tanker operator Thun Tankers has taken delivery of three in a series of six small product tankers vessels, which offer close to 50% reduction of CO2 emissions. The vessels specifications include full Tier III, dual fuel/LNG propulsion, LNG for IG-boiler, battery backup for all vital functions and special ballast water cleaning system and Ice class 1A.
Joachim Lund, Chief Commercial Officer. Thun Tankers, Gothia Tanker Alliance
How to achieve higher energy optimization by using data analysis techniques tailored to a vessel’s operational profile.
Hear from one of the world’s most innovative ship designers who explains how data analysis allows Knud E Hansen to improve on shipyard ‘off the shelf’ designs. Will this technique help vessels to be designed to meet Tier3 of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)?
Brian Madsen, Head of Machinery & Systems, Knud E Hansen Naval Architects
Predicting fuel performance and monitoring using the application of hydrodynamics to help reduce CO2.
Two marine coatings experts examine the role coatings play in the reduction of fuel consumption.
Barry Kidd, PhD, Section Manager, Hydrodynamics Team, International Paints
Ole Jorgen Tveit, Hull Performance Solutions, Jotun Paints
This session will take a look at some of the risks associated with operating in the chemical and product space and open-up a discussion on how best those risks can be identified and managed. Our expert speakers will include the Ian Barr (Director, London P&I Club), David Fletcher (Head of Compliance, EOS Risk Management) and Christopher Saunders (Vetting Superintendent, Rightship) and cover external risk, operating risk, quantification of risk, insurance and incident response.
Kindly sponsored by Jotun
DAY 2 – Wednesday 6 March
An update into the latest round of regulations impacting the niche tanker market. This session will be led by Janet Strode, General Manager, IPTA. She will focus on final amendments to the IBC Code and revised carriage requirements; final amendments to MARPOL Annex II to deal with cargo residues on European beaches and “energy-rich fuels” to be carried under Annex I.
Guy Johnson at L&I Maritime will look at how washing water analysis can be used to measure cargo tank cleanliness. Lance Nunez, DOW Chemical’s North American Bulk Marine Operations Leader will discuss enclosed space entry issues. Stein Nielsen, Senior Technical Advisor for Chemical Carriers at ABS will offer key insights in the soon-to-be released ABS 2019 Best Practises for Operations of Ballast Water Management (BWM) Systems Report.
Leading shipbrokers and analysts offer insight into the chemical and product tanker market fundamentals. Newbuilds, demolitions and trading patterns are put under the spotlight.
Speakers include Henry Curra, Research Manager at Braemar ACM. Hugo Finlay, a consultant with Drewry Shipping Consultants and former Managing Director of Essberger Tankers will also be providing in-depth analysis of this specialist market.
Matthew Stone of Prima Markets will look at freight’s role in steering the global low carbon transport fuel boom. With global renewable diesel capacity predicted to soar, refiner freight demand is shifting into chemical tankers for scale low carbon fuel and feedstock product movements and outline the roadmap to the fuel business’ low carbon future.
Cecilia Müller Torbrand, Program Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) will look at the organisation’s work in the tanker sector.