Vessel Performance Optimisation 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

0940-1010 – 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
  • 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 – Beyond voyage management

  • Fleet-wide asset efficiency
  • The impact of machinery on vessel performance

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; Trim optimization on a chemical tanker.

Edwin Schuirink, Area Sales Manager, VAF Instruments

Session 3:
Vessel Operations

1515-1540 – IoT in Performance Management

  • Using the IoT for understanding and improving vessel performance
  • Accessing and analysing real-time data for maximum efficiency
  • Addressing the challenges of getting data from ship to shore

Speaker to be announced from Inmarsat

1540–1605 – Artificial Intelligence and Voyage Management

  • How can AI be used to improve the safety and efficiency of vessels?
  • Predictive technology for optimal vessel performance

Speaker to be announced from Fujitsu

1605–1630 – Coffee break 

1630-1745 – Roundtable discussions
To include:

How valuable are noon reports in 2020?

Sponsored by MMG Propeller

The application of existing technologies

Efficiency monitoring; how to make the most out of it?

Sponsored by VAF Instruments

The importance of agreed fuel definitions to reduce the risk of charter party disputes

Learning from other industries – what can aviation teach us about fuel efficiency on-board vessels?

1745 – Closing note

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