How to tactically ensure your fleets optimum efficiency

Increased pressure on industry to both reduce costs and evaluate performance has resulted in greater focus on improving vessels' technical and operational efficiency. Rising bunker fuel costs and environmental concerns have elevated this drive towards efficient fleet optimisation even further.

This Forum will provide a tactical approach to vessel performance – with practical discussion, and a holistic approach to ship operations. We will look at the future of integrated whole ship operations, and consider the impact of ship efficiency on ship shore operations.

There is an ever-growing list of actors with a stake in a vessel’s performance management. Cargo owners, charter companies, banks, investors and insurance companies all require transparency and evidence of commitment to efficiency measures in their contract requirements.

Through two defined plenary sessions, interactive roundtable discussion groups, and informative question and answer panel sessions, we will focus on practical methods, and will bring together representatives to discuss the barriers in the industry that are hindering operational excellence.



15 November 2017


Scandic Hotel, Copenhagen

+44 20 7017 3409

Confirmed speakers include:

Tom Erling Hansen

Tom Erling Hansen
VP Sales North Europe at
Marlink - Maritime

Tom Erling Hansen has double engineering degrees in Telecom and IT from the Royal Norwegian Air force complemented with a Master’s degree in Business administration and Management from the Norwegian Business School. Mr Hansen has worked with Maritime applications and communication for almost two decades and has extensive international experience from working and living in several maritime hubs including Dubai, Oslo, London, Brussels, Singapore and Houston. He is currently head of Sales North Europe for Maritime in Marlink.

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

Jakob Buus Petersen,
Co-Founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions

Jesper S. Jensen,
Head of Technical Division, TORM

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

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl
Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO

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

Kjartan Ross,
Head of Retrofit & Upgrade, Propeller & Aft Ship,
MAN Diesel & Turbo, Chairman Steering Committee, BlueINNOship, Chairman Steering Committee Green Ship of the Future

Michael Schytt Christensen,
Director, Head of Operations, Norient Pool (Interorient Navigation Company Ltd./Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S)

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

Peter van Scherpenzeel, Director Nautical Developments, Policy and Plans, Port of Rotterdam, project leader International Harbour Masters’ Association, European Harbour Masters’ Committee


Session 1:
Ship Planning and Design for Optimal Efficiency

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

Experts in ship operations and ship design will present how design methods have improved, both in setting new requirements to efficient tonnage but also in the methods in which ships can be designed today.


Session 2:
Fleet Performance Management

Companies are slowly learning how to manage new types of anti-fouling coatings, quality of dry-dockings, how and when to conduct hull cleanings, and propeller polishing. Hull and propeller degradation 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.


Who should attend:

  • Operation managers
  • Performance managers
  • Heads of operations
  • Heads of newbuilding
  • New building managers
  • Technical managers
  • Technical directors
  • Directors of operations
  • Fleet performance managers
  • Heads of technical department
  • Energy performance managers
  • Classification societies & regulatory bodies
  • General managers
  • Industry suppliers