VPO London


How to tactically ensure your fleets’ optimum efficiency

Optimisation of vessels is necessary to reduce fuel consumption, lower shipping’s environmental footprint, and increase sustainability of the entire operational chain. There are a multitude of ways that ships can be optimised, starting with the initial concept design and use of a digital twin, through to the installation of various technologies and monitoring software, and finally but one of the most important aspects, the way the crew are trained and led to understand and enhance the operational efficiency of a vessel.

This conference in London will investigate how a ship can be optimised from the initial design concept to its daily operation, identifying which solutions work best and how crew are motivated to ensure the vessel is operated to its maximum efficiency.

Session 1 - Ship design and retrofitting

The design of a ship and location of its components has a significant influence on its fuel consumption. Scrubbers, ballast tanks, LNG conversions, all change the dynamics of a ship and affect the way it consumes its fuel. This session will look at how ships can be designed, with the help of a digital twin, to be more fuel efficient from concept design to build.

Session 2 - Performance management

The performance of a ship is about far more than the software and solutions installed on board. It is about how the crew operate the vessel and their understanding of a technically fit vessels, the status of equipment and management for best performance. The integration of technology into human operations and investing in seafarer training is vital to enhance the efficiency of the entire shipping operation.

The session will look at how vessels are operated for best performance management and the role of the crew in keeping a vessel technically fit.

Session 3 – Ship operations and strategies for 2020 compliance

With the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap fast approaching, the shipping industry is considering which fuels or which technologies best suit their operations. One important aspect of this is whether bunker suppliers are prepared for the fuel demands and whether shipyards have the capacity for retrofits or ship conversions. This session will address these questions and address the risk of fuel contamination when switching fuels. It will also look at whether batteries, which are largely associated with short sea shipping, will be a viable option for commercial ships post 2020.

Each session will contain 2 plenary presentations followed by a panel or question and answer session. We will close the day with interactive and tailored Roundtable discussion groups.

Who should attend:

  • CEOs/CIOs/CTOs/COOs/Managing Directors
  • Operations directors/managers
  • Performance directors/managers
  • New build directors/managers
  • Technical directors/managers
  • Fleet performance directors/managers
  • Energy performance directors/managers
  • Engineering directors/managers

Will also meet delegates involved in Ship Design, Emissions, Regulations, and Sustainability, as well as those working for Marine Equipment Manufacturers, Marine Solution Providers, Paint and Coatings Manufacturers, and Fuel Suppliers.

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Supporting Organisations
A.M.M.I.TE.C. CIRM DUCC - Danish-UK Maritime Association
GVF InterManager I.S.E.S. Association
Vessel Performance Solutions WISTA International
Media Partners
ACTUALIDAD Baird Maritime Be Cyber Aware At Sea
satnews satnews seaplant
ship2shore Shipping Magazine Ship Management International
showmetransport The Maritime Standard Work Boat World