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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration & morning refreshments
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
President’s Welcome
  • Kevin Richardson - President, IHMA
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09:10 - 09:20 10 mins
Welcome from the Chair
09:20 - 09:50 30 mins
Keynote Address: International overview of maritime operations, safety and efficiency
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
Official Exhibition Opening and Morning Coffee
10:30 - 10:40 10 mins
Introduction of ExCo Council
  • Kevin Richardson - President, IHMA
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10:50 - 10:55 5 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Introduction to the session theme
  • Kevin Gregory - Chair of Papers’ Committee, IHMA
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10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Planning a safe and efficient new harbour at Aberdeen, UK
  • Ian Cruickshank - Director of Engineering, HR Wallingford
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  • Background and context for the new £350 million greenfield port
  • The master planning process
  • Modelling and simulation studies
  • Breakwater, quay wall and dredging design
  • Environmental impact
  • Procurement process
  • Conclusions
11:15 - 11:35 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Merging for efficiency, 1+1=3
  • Rik Verhaegen - Port Commander, Port of Ghent
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  • Securing the full support of governments and stakeholders for merger agreement
  • Achieving a balanced result
  • Ensuring the full spectrum of issues are taken into account
  • How a merger will strengthen ports, create jobs, increase added value
11:35 - 11:55 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Polish Approach to the Safety of Port Waterways
  • Wieslaw Piotrzkowski - Director of Maritime Office, Maritime Office in Gdynia
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11:55 - 12:15 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Ask the experts
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Your chance to ask questions from the floor

12:15 - 13:30 75 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Lunch and networking within the exhibition
13:30 - 13:50 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Optimising mooring needs - How numerical modelling of moored ship behavior can help ports to increase safety, functionality and value of their berths
  • Alex van Deyzen - Marine Engineer, Royal Haskoning DHV
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13:50 - 14:10 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Automating mooring for safety and security
  • Mike Howie - Global System Specialist MoorMaster, Cavotec Group
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  • The total removal of all risks to personnel safety that arise due to conventional mooring
  • How automated mooring removes the risks points during the mooring process
  • The increase in vessel safety and security at the berth due to the situational awareness automated mooring provides
14:10 - 14:30 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
An integrated approach to port planning, operations and risk management
  • Brendan Curtis - General Manager Business Development, OMC International
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  • Port Hedland is the world’s largest bulk export port, facilitating approximately $100m of trade daily via a single, tidally constrained channel
  • The port has adopted numerous innovations to improve efficiency and manage risk
  • Integrating these innovations throughout the planning (short and long term) and operations of the port has enabled considerable benefits in terms of increased throughput cost savings, both CAPEX and OPEX, all whilst minimising the risk of a grounding
14:30 - 14:50 20 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
A sea change in charting development
  • John Riding - Managing Director, Marico Marine Group Limited
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  • Implications for vessels on short sea voyages, (Cross channel UK to Europe and UK to Ireland and other global examples)
  • What happens in these cases, especially ferries and small coasters?
14:50 - 15:00 10 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Ask the experts
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Your chance to ask questions from the floor

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
PLANNING AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Afternoon tea and networking within the exhibition
15:55 - 16:15 20 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Targeting Zero Harm: Application to navigation safety
  • Mark Towens - Harbour Master Upper, Port of London Authority
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16:15 - 16:35 20 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Port role in incident management
  • Hugh Conlon - Assistant Harbour Master, Shannon Foynes Port Company
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  • How do Ports prepare for abnormal events that may lead to an emergency, crisis or disaster?
  • How do Ports liaise and work with the experts in Emergency situations and manage the project to closure?
  • Managing normal port operations during an Incident.
16:35 - 16:45 10 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Training and performance challenges for the Harbour Master in Algerian Sea Ports
  • Cherigui Benyebka - Harbour Master, Mostaganem Port Authority
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16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Ask the experts
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Your chance to ask questions from the floor

17:00 - 18:30 90 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Closing remarks and end of Day One
18:30 - 20:30 120 mins
PORT OPERATIONS AND H&S
Official Congress Welcome Reception at Trinity House
08:00 - 09:00

Registration & morning refreshments

09:00 - 09:10

President’s Welcome

  • Kevin Richardson - President, IHMA
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09:10 - 09:20

Welcome from the Chair

09:20 - 09:50

Keynote Address: International overview of maritime operations, safety and efficiency

09:50 - 10:30

Official Exhibition Opening and Morning Coffee

10:30 - 10:40

Introduction of ExCo Council

  • Kevin Richardson - President, IHMA
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