Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Copenhagen 15 November 2017

2017 Conference Agenda

last updated 13 Nov 2017

0815 – Registration/Welcome Refreshments

0900 –  Forum Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Jakob Buus Petersen, Co-Founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions

0910 –  Opening Address – A Tactical Approach to Vessel Performance
Jenny Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime

0930 – Keynote - Fleet Performance for Efficient Ship-Shore Operations

  • How to organise fleet performance
  • Use of performance management

Jesper S.  Jensen, Head of Technical Division, TORM

0955 – Vessel Performance Management Systems and Environmental Compliance

  • The regulatory landscape
  • Biofouling management
  • Integrating data capture and compliance reporting

Søren Vinther Hansen, Assistant Director, Vessels Performance, Operational and Environmental Performance, ABS

1020 – Keynote - Port’s Perspective on Port and Ship Efficiency

  • Port call optimisation: reliable planning of shipping, terminals and ports is key
  • Effect of port call optimisation on supply chain optimisation

Ben van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy and Plans, Port of Rotterdam, Project Leader International Harbour Masters’ Association, European Harbour Masters’ Committee

1045 – Tea/Coffee Break

1110 – Smart Shipping

  • Harnessing Big Data to achieve operational efficiency
  • Best practices (customer case)

Tom Erling Hansen, VP Sales North Europe, Marlink - Maritime

1135 – Innovation: Fuel Saving is about more than Slow Steaming.
Cargo Heating Management – why and how.

  • Cargo heating in figures
  • What can we do?
  • How to do
  • Case study Stena: ‘get started’
  • Case study Laurin: ‘squeeze money out of nothing’

Dmitriy Ivanov, Managing Director, Marine Systems & Solutions

Session 1: Ship Planning and Design for Optimal Efficiency

A vessel should be designed optimally for the operations that it will encounter over its lifetime. There has been much change in the industry over the last five to seven years and focus on efficient designs has increased significantly.

Experts in ship operations and ship design will use this session to discuss how design methods have improved, both in setting new requirements to efficient tonnage but also in today's ship design methods.  

1200 – Operational data, a Driver for Long Term Efficiency in Shipping

  • Grand challenges for shipping; holistic view imperative
  • Going VR: setting-up a digital twin of the ship
  • Implications for retrofits in the ships lifetime
  • Implications for ordering new ships
  • Incentives for changes

Mogens Schrøder Bech, Director, Maritime R&D, Danish Maritime Authority

1225 - Designing Efficient Propulsion for Ships

  • Ships operation and importance of expected operational profile
  • Designing new ships for the future; hull design, engines, propellers
  • Retrofit, making older designs efficient in a new market

Karsten Borneman Sørensen, Head of License, Propellers, MAN Diesel & Turbo

1250 - Lunch Break

Session 2: Fleet Performance Management

Companies are slowly learning how to manage new anti-fouling coatings, quality of dry-dockings, how and when to conduct hull cleanings, and propeller polishing. Hull and propeller degradation during and after and during a dry-docking period is a major contributor to underperformance of ships, but other factors also leave for improvement; engine efficiency, ship’s own power production and power consumption, use of boilers, shaft generators, consumption in harbours – these all have an impact on the efficiency of the typical merchant fleet.

1345 –  From Data into Action – Fleet Support Center at Hapag-Lloyd
Martin Köpke, Fleet Support Center, Hapag-Lloyd

1405 –  Performance Management in Lauritzen

  • Differences between Kosan fleet and Bulk fleet
  • IT strategy: data warehouse and performance management beyond fuel efficiency.
  • How to manage the different fleets with different commercial and technical constraints
  • Pool perspective: general principles to manage control of fuel efficiency in the pool

Sverre Patursson Vange, Head of Performance Management, J. Lauritzen A/S

What to Consider When Considering your Fleet – the Solution Provider’s View

1430 –  Hull & Propeller Performance Measurement Experience

  • Ship propulsion efficiency conversions
  • Propeller thrust measurement provides new dimension in ship propulsion efficiency bookkeeping
  • Hull & propeller performance measurement example of a +10.000 TEU container vessel
  • Effects of hull & propeller cleaning on a large cruise vessel
  • Hull resistance change due to trim, example of a chemical tanker

Erik van Ballegooijen, Technical Consultant Hydrodynamics, R&D Team Coordinator, VAF Instruments

1455 –  Data Analytics for Condition-Based Maintenance of Hull and Propeller

  • A new data-driven approach to monitoring and estimating the fouling state of the ship hull and propeller
  • A decision support tool for optimal maintenance of hull and propeller based on performance monitoring

Dr. Lilach Goren, Research Associate, Institute of Data Analysis and Process Design, ZHAW, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

1520 –  Weather Routing and Vessel Commercial Performance

  • Routing optimisation in a challenging environment
  • Vessel commercial performance vs voyage c/p interpretations
  • Vessel and fleet performance with weather normalisation
  • Vessel and fleet analytics with KPI and MRV solutions StormGeo

Thomas Weber, Head Development Vessel Performance, StormGeo

1545 – Tea/Coffee

1610 - Roundtable Sessions

These roundtables are open to all participants and will take place simultaneously. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up on the morning of the conference to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.  The content in these interactive Round Table sessions will be focused on solutions and business strategy and they will last for 1hour in total, with the discussion itself lasting 40 minutes, followed by 20 minutes for a short summary from each table to the whole room.

Sessions to be covered in these interactive discussion groups include:

  1. Efficient Hull Design
    Hosted by:
    Kristian Bendix Nielsen, Director and Partner, Vessel Performance Solutions

  2. Ship Design Benchmarking
    Ship Design Benchmarking – What does it mean to the ship owner?
    • Is fuel consumption still the overall most important KPI when it comes to efficiency?
    • Is the perceived “green profile” of ships/fleets a valid alternative? Are there any other alternatives?
    • Does this vary from one shipping segment to another?
    Ship Design Benchmarking - Deciding factors / Design Process
    • When defining the ship’s design envelope, it is standard procedure to use commercial requirements/arguments as the primary decision driver for the trade-off between capacity/flexibility versus viability/efficiency. Is there another way?
    • Do potential subsidies play a role? And if so, how?
    Hosted by:
    Jacob H. Thygesen, CEO, OSK Group

  3. Parameters & Profitability
    Which are the most critical data and parameters to increase Vessel and Business Performance and Profitability? And how can equipment and service providers help provide this?
    Hosted by:
    Svend Lykke Larsen, Sales & Business Development Director Europe, Palantir

  4. Weather Routing
    Hosted by:
    Thomas Weber, Head Development Vessel Performance, StormGeo AS

  5. Future Regulations
    • Upcoming CO2 regulations from IMO and EU.
    • The Paris Agreement.
    • The Global Sulphur Cap – use of scrubbers?
    • NOx Tier III – affecting engine efficiency?
    • Ballast Water – another energy consumer.
    • Bio Fouling – guidelines turning into regulation.
    Hosted by:
    Niels Bjørn Mortensen, Master Mariner & Naval Architect

  6. Performance Indicators: Hull & Propeller Efficiency
    • Which performance indicators?
    • Return of investment?
    • Crew commitment – “What’s in it for me?” How to improve?
    • Auto logging – return of investment?
    • Separation of hull and propeller performance?
    • Precision – what’s the benefit?
    • ISO 19030?
    Hosted by:
    Søren Hattel, Team Leader Hydro and Aerodynamics, FORCE Technology

    Others to be announced

1710 – The NYK Approach to Improving Fleet Performance

  • Multiple data sources, such as IoT, reports, AIS and weather, are integrated in a data lake for a variety of data uses.
  • Vessel performance while in service is analysed, modelled, simulated and utilised to improve fleet performance.
  • Continuous improvement processes to identify issues and to solve them through collaboration should be encouraged.

Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line

1735 – Roundup Discussion & Conference Conclusions Followed by Drinks & Networking Reception

Panellists include:
Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO
Sverre Patursson Vange, Head of Performance Management, J. Lauritzen A/S
Martin Köpke, Fleet Support Center, Hapag-Lloyd
With further panellists to be announced.

*Please note that topics, timings and speakers are subject to change at the organiser’s discretion.

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As part of our corporate commitment to the environment and less paper, VPO is pleased to be using the engaging and interactive webapp during VPO Copenhagen.

The webapp will hold all agenda information, speaker biographies and photos, sponsor/exhibitor profiles and floor plan, delegate list, feedback form, as well as a Q&A function that will be available during the panel discussions. The Q&A will allow for anonymous questions to be put forward, plus popular questions can be uploaded to the top.

Please note that no printed agendas will be available at this event.



15 November 2017


Scandic Hotel, Copenhagen

+44 20 7017 3409