VPO Forum Copenhagen - 31 October 2018

Outline Agenda

0830 – Registration and coffee

0900 – Chairman’s opening remarks
Jakob Buus Petersen
, Co-founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions

0915 0945 – Keynote
Per Navndrup Pedersen, Head of Bunker, Maersk Tankers

Session 1:
Vessel Design and Benchmarking

0945-1010 – Attaining Maximum Efficiency Through Integrated Propeller Design and Retrofit

  • Analysing operational data to redesign the propeller for more fuel efficiency or avoiding heavy running
  • How redesign based on operational data works (technical, financial, adopting to that specific vessel)
  • Lessons learned from our redesign program

Dr Lars Greitsch, Managing Director and Head of Research & Innovation, MMG Propeller

1010-1035 – Why are we failing to widely adopt energy saving technologies that offer potential fuel savings, carbon reduction and greater fleet performance?
The VTAS presentation will explore:

  • The drivers providing the catalyst for change
  • The options available to improve tight margins and comply with the required improvements
  • The way new technology offers opportunities to reduce core fuel consumption and realise efficiencies
  • What’s preventing the shipping industry and our supply chain from adopting them?

Nick Merrick, Business Consultant, VTAS
Noel Tomlinson
, Business Consultant, VTAS

1035-1120 – Panel - Transitioning into 2020 – where to begin?
This panel session will discuss what preparations the industry can make to transition into a new regulatory environment. It will give the opportunity for panellists and delegates to raise key concerns about 2020, which compliance options will be used, will there be enough fuel available and how we can prepare crew to operate more technologically advanced equipment.

Moderated by:

  • Niels Bjørn L. Mortensen, Private Consultant, Master Mariner & Naval Architect

Panellists include:

  • Alvin Forster, Deputy Director (Loss Prevention), North P&I Club
  • Sundeep Shaw, Fleet Superintendent, Maersk Line
  • Daniel White, CEO, Signol
  • Marcus Ejdersten, Director of Strategic Marketing, MacGregor
  • Nick Merrick, Business Consultant, VTAS
  • Noel Tomlinson,Business Consultant, VTAS

MACGREGOR1120-1145 – Coffee break
kindly sponsored by MACGREGOR

Session 2:
Technical Optimisation

1145-1210 – Transition to effectiveness: condition monitoring and the digitization of maintenance processes

  • Why we should evolve
  • Condition monitoring, techniques and applications
  • Data and digitization of maintenance

Martin Briddon, Business Development Manager, James Fisher Mimic and Matteo Conci, Technical Superintendent, d'Amico

1210-1235 – The most cost-effective way to realise value from fuel efficiency. Using Behavioural Economics, data and new software to help pollution, people and profits

  • The world's first field experiment in aviation changing behaviour of airline captains to save fuel
  • How we can leverage behavioural science through software to scale this
  • Opportunities in other areas

Daniel White , CEO, Signol

1235-1300 – Virtual Agents: Artificial Intelligence and Learning Machines in Action

  • A cyber personal assistant for vessel monitoring & management
  • Virtual agents interact with colleagues in the maritime company via natural language processing
  • How to detect events, calculate Key Performance Indicators, and make complex prognostics and diagnostics

Mike Konstantinidis, Co-Founder and CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology

1300-1400 – Lunch

Session 2:
Technical Optimisation (continued):

1400-1425 – Voyage Optimisation

  • How to achieve maximum fuel savings by optimising your voyage
  • The value of noon reports

Ulla Knudsen, Sales Manager, COACH Solutions

1425-1450 – Measuring the performance of antifouling coatings using independent hydrodynamic data analysis

  • How hydrodynamic data analysis can be used to provide independent verification of antifouling coating performance
  • Hull performance measurement case study of an MR tanker coated with a Selektope-based antifouling coating

Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-TECH AB and
Nicolai Slaatto, Naval Architect, Propulsion Dynamics

1450-1515 –Ship Propulsion Performance Bookkeeping – case studies

  • Ship propulsion efficiency conversions on board of ships are not always optimal; Propeller thrust measurement provides a new dimension in ship propulsion efficiency bookkeeping
  • Hull & propeller performance measurement case studies of a +10.000 TEU container vessel
  • Effects of hull & propeller cleaning on a large cruise vessel; CPP effect on a chemical tanker.

Edwin Schuirink, Area Sales Manager, VAF Instruments

Session 3:
Vessel Operations

1515–1540 – Differentiation through Digital Transformation and Operations Management

  • Best practice examples from related industries on how to apply and reap the benefits of implementing Digital Innovation Transforming Business Operational Efficiency
  • Initiatives to drive Digital Innovation and Operations Management Transformation within the maritime industry; being exemplified by current business innovation initiates

Johan Carstens, EMEIA Manufacturing & Automotive CTO, Fujitsu

1540–1605 – Coffee break 

1605-1730 – Roundtable discussions
To include:

FUJITSUDifferentiation through Digital Transformation & Operations Management - How to get Started?

Be inspired and challenged on how to drive your Digital Transformation forward and push for Constant Operational Efficiencies! Sponsored by Fujitsu

MMG The PropellerHow valuable are noon reports in 2020?

This roundtable will look at the value of noon reports in a 2020 environment. How well do they work for assessing fuel efficiency and ship performance, and what are the limitations from noon report data uncertainty? Sponsored by MMG Propeller

VTASHow do we work collaboratively to establish and deploy energy saving technology?

The emerging benefits of energy savings technologies represent opportunities and some potential challenges to the parties involved. Understanding the opportunities and seeking to mitigate the challenges will enable a more rapid and effective deployment of technology, finance, performance evaluation and operation. This session will explore the opportunities and benefits of working collaboratively to open up this fuel and carbon saving potential.
Sponsored by VTAS

VAF INSTRUMENTSEfficiency monitoring; how to make the most out of it?

It is vital to have access to your ships’ propulsion KPIs in order to understand the efficiency of a vessel. Various internal and external factors affect these KPIs and it is essential to ensure that monitoring these KPIs leads to real gains in vessel performance and efficiency. This roundtable will discuss how to monitor for maximum gains in efficiency.
Sponsored by VAF Instruments

i-tech Using hydrodynamic data analysis to track in-service performance of antifouling coatings: the ultimate support tool for decision making?

Making the best strategic decisions around antifouling coating procurement can be tough when navigating within a market full of products offering varying fuel saving and performance claims, but data is at hand to help. This roundtable will examine how ship operators can use data to track changes in hull performance for the benefit of assessing in-service antifouling coating performance. Participants will also explore what this type of analysis means for marine coatings manufacturers and antifouling technology innovations such as Selektope. Sponsored by i-Tech

VTAS1730 – Closing Note followed by Drink Reception
kindly sponsored by VTAS

Headline sponsor
Platinum sponsor
Gold sponsors
Silver & Morning Coffee sponsor
Silver sponsors
Bronze sponsors
I-Tech James Fisher MIMIC
Supporting Organisations
A.M.M.I.TE.C. CIRM DUCC - Danish-UK Maritime Association
GVF InterManager I.S.E.S. Association
The Nautical Institute WISTA International Vessel Performance Solutions
Media Partners
ACTUALIDAD Baird Maritime Be Cyber Aware At Sea
International Cruise Ship Industry satnews Sea News
seaplant ship2shore Shipping Magazine
Ship Management International showmetransport The Maritime Standard
Work Boat World WorldOils