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Key Sessions

Roger Strevens

Video Session ahead of MEPC meeting | Considerations for a responsible ship owner: The structured approach to your IMO2020 Strategy

Wallenius Wilhelmsen

08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
All Delegates
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
All Delegates
Chairman’s welcome and intro

On January 1st 2020 there will be a monumental change in sulphur regulation - the global cap for the maximum allowable sulphur content in fuel will change from 3.50% to 0.50%. So, in the words of Sophie Rahm, ESG Analyst “We’re going to need a greener boat”! The big questions we will address in the course of this summit are:

  • What is the cost of compliance and what are the options?
  • How will it impact negotiations and tenders?
  • What is the commercial impact on business strategies?
  • Non-compliance
  • Beyond 2020: Decarbonisation
  • Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
09:10 - 09:40 30 mins
All Delegates
Video Session ahead of MEPC meeting | Considerations for a responsible ship owner: The structured approach to your IMO2020 Strategy

Compliance solutions at least for the time being, are being determined on a case by case basis, influenced by trade lanes and vessel type and bunkering options. But have you considered it all? This session will go through a list of factors that should be aligned to form your IMO2020 strategy and beyond:

  • Type of fuel 
  • Fuel cost
  • Quantity needed -and then 
  • Location where it's available 
  • Compatibility
  • Design of the fuel system 
  • Quality
  • Crew

Participants are encouraged to participate in the Q&A at the end of the session and benefit from Roger's sound advice and insight into policy making and enforcement. 

  • Roger Strevens - Vice President - Global Sustainability, Wallenius Wilhelmsen
09:40 - 10:00 20 mins
All Delegates
DEBATE: Are scrubbers a viable option?

The return on investment of a scrubber depends on the discount of high sulphur fuel oil to low sulphur fuel oil. If the discount narrows, the investment in scrubber can delay the pay off period and might even render the investment unviable. Providers of scrubbers are not that many, causing delays in deliveries of orders and risk when considering the deadline and when we look at bunkers, Low Sulphur fuel is likely to or take over High Sulphur fuel in terms volume. Despite this, the market is growing so we ask

  • What is the justification and future of scrubbers?
  • Open-loop bans and the impact on routes and operations
  • ROI analysis: What is the case for a hybrid model (closed loop-open loop)?
10:00 - 10:20 20 mins
All Delegates
Market Outlook| A closer look at short sea shipping and compliance driven route optimisation
  • Any likely modal and ports shifts and impact on rates
  • Opportunities for short sea shipping
  • Congestion
  • Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
10:20 - 10:40 20 mins
All Delegates
The North Sea/Baltic Sea case study: Lessons on developing the right infrastructure and enforcement

In areas with sufficient pre-existing LNG infrastructure, the introduction of more stringent environmental regulations can solve the ‘chicken and egg’ dilemma of energy companies not wishing to invest in LNG bunkering infrastructure until there is substantial demand for LNG as a marine fuel. While ship owners and operators remain reluctant to invest in new LNG-fuelled vessels (or retrofit existing vessels to run on LNG) until there is substantial bunkering infrastructure to meet their bunker fuel needs.

So, we look at the case of North Sea/Baltic Sea developments, which demonstrate that LNG does have a viable future as a shipping fuel at a global level, albeit at a steady, rather than a spectacular, rate of growth. What other lessons might we learn?

  • Bogdan Ołdakowski - Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organization
10:40 - 11:10 30 mins
All Delegates
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:10 - 11:30 20 mins
All Delegates
How the LNG could be a commodity fuel ?

Whereas the LNG is presented as one of the fuel of choice to comply with the new IMO regulations, and particularly with the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap, many questions remain. How to take benefits from LNG as Fuel while it takes more space onboard ? Where can I find LNG at the right price ? How is operated an LNG fuelled ship in comparison with conventional propulsion, what are the requirements for my crew. These questions are usually dealt with owners, operators and GTT well before the project comes to reality as the basis of confidence towards LNG.

  • Geoffroy Beutter - Containership LNG Fuel Market Business Development Manager, GTT
11:30 - 12:10 40 mins
All Delegates
The economy of compliance
  • Do carriers disclose data on its NOx and SOx emissions? How have emissions evolved over time?
  • How have carriers prepared themselves for international requirements on SOx and NOx emissions? What are the preferred technological solutions and how much will they add to operating costs per year?
  • What will be the impact of lower oil prices on vessel speed and operations? Will vessels pick up speed and is this going to exacerbate over-capacity problems?
  • To what extent does the low oil price context jeopardise long-term environmental targets? What is management’s commitment to environmental efficiency?
  • Moderator Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
  • Jan Otto de Kat - Technical Director, Advisory Services, ABS
  • Allan Murphy - CEO & Partner, Sea-Intelligence
  • Jordi Espin - Policy Manager Maritime Transport, European Shippers' Council
  • Jochen Gutschmidt - Global Freight Lead, Nestle
12:10 - 12:30 20 mins
All Delegates
Less analysts, more analytics: Technology to enhance energy efficiency in ship operations

In terms of opportunities created by the 2020 Sulphur Cap, not a lot comes closer than digitisation. This is fertile ground for innovation and purpose, so we ask: How can technology, especially sensor technology and IoT help on the journey to sustainable shipping?

  • Hans-Cristoph Burmeister - Group leader "Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions", Fraunhofer CML
12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
All Delegates
Universal Trade Network: Building a network of networks - the internet of trade

The advent of DLT came with lots of promises. However, building Distributed Ledgers and connecting it all via APIs will not suffice to make the world of trade finally permeable for data and and a great deal more friction-free. Creating networks of networks requires a number of standardisation dimensions to be pursued and standards adoption needs to take place to realise desired network effects.

What does it take to transfer a Bill of lading from a logistic business network into a financial business network in order to process a letter of credit?

Can paper free custom clearance be automated, when trade invoices and certificates of origin can effortlessly be sourced from a B2B network?

  • Hans Huber - Senior Project Manager, Commerzbank AG / Main Incubator
12:50 - 13:10 20 mins
All Delegates
Liner Shipping at a Waypoint: To Renew or to Decline,this is the Question
  • John Lancaster - Chief Scientist, Lancaster Analytics, LLC
13:10 - 14:10 60 mins
All Delegates
Networking Lunch
14:10 - 14:35 25 mins
All Delegates
Bunker contract clauses: Outlining obligations of owners and charters in complying with the 2020 sulphur cap

A look at time charters contracts and clauses relating to 2020 changes and obligations passed down to time charterers for bunker-compliant fuel.

  • Bjorn Klippel - Founder/CEO , TIM CONSULT
14:35 - 14:55 20 mins
All Delegates
Vessel Recycling

The European list of recycling facilities contains currently 26 yards, most of them located in the EU, but also in Turkey and the USA, and additional yards are expected to be included in the list in the future. European ship owners own 35% of the world fleet which has already been exacting pressure on approved facilities. What impact will the new regulation on recycling facilities and sustainability?

  • Elin Beate Saltkjel - Head of QA, Grieg Green AS
14:55 - 15:35 40 mins
All Delegates
Reducing Carbon emissions - Market driven solutions and consequences of non-compliance

The EU has the MRV regulation in place and is scheduled to publish data from July 2019.  When will we see legislation on carbon emissions targets and/or standards and what will the longer-term impact be?

Consequences of non-compliance

  • Penalties for non-compliance on the regulator side
  • Does allowing the use of scrubbers add to the problem of regulation enforcement?
  • Formal and informal penalties from shippers and BCOs
  • Are there any lessons on enforcement from the ECA zone?
  • Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
  • Jordi Espin - Policy Manager Maritime Transport, European Shippers' Council
  • Bogdan Ołdakowski - Secretary General, Baltic Ports Organization
  • Elin Beate Saltkjel - Head of QA, Grieg Green AS
15:35 - 15:40 5 mins
All Delegates
Chairman’s closing remarks & end of Summit
  • Lars Jensen - CEO, SeaIntelligence Consulting
15:40 - 16:05 25 mins
Registration & Coffee (restricted registration – Shippers Only)
16:05 - 16:15 10 mins
Chairman's welcome, introduction & agenda setting
  • Bjorn Klippel - Founder/CEO , TIM CONSULT
16:15 - 17:45 90 mins
Shippers' Roundtable: New contracts in the era of sustainable shipping

• New service options & process models: From door-door to target delivery horizons
• Demand management & future models of mutual commitment: Collaborative optimisation of networks & utilization
• New approaches to contracting: The end of tendering a/o spot?
• Process digitisation, exemption management & intermediaries: Future role of intermediaries? Who needs forwarders & NVO in future
• Segmentation of shipper's business & carrier's customer base: The end of commoditsation
• Evaluating future options for mutual benefit from the BCO's & carrier's sides

  • Moderator Bjorn Klippel - Founder/CEO , TIM CONSULT
17:45 - 17:50 5 mins
Chairman's recap & closing remarks
  • Bjorn Klippel - Founder/CEO , TIM CONSULT
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