VPO London


Outline Agenda

0830 - Registration and Welcome Coffee

0900 - Opening Notes from Conference Chair
Jakob Buus Petersen, Co-founder and Director at Vessel Performance Solutions

0925 - Keynote Address -
Addressing the key optimisation challenges in today’s environment.
Frank Coles, President, Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions

Session 1: Ship Design and Retrofitting

0950 - Design Considerations for Fuel Efficient Ships
Michael Schmidt, General Manager, OMT

1015 - 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 MMG’s redesign program

Dr Lars Greitsch, Managing Director and Head of Research & Innovation, MMG Propeller

MarineTraffic1040 - Tea/Coffee Break
kindly sponsored by MarineTraffic

Session 2: Performance Management

1110 - IoT for Performance Management 
Christer Baltzersen, Sales Director – Applications, Inmarsat Maritime

1135 - Factors Affecting Fuel Consumption: A Comparison of Two Vessels

  • Environmental conditions and vessel performance – speed and wind conditions
  • Crew operation and vessel performance - voyage planning
  • Case studies

Bjarte Lund, Engineer of Marine Machinery, Kyma and another speaker tbc

1200 - Ship Propulsion Performance Bookkeeping – case studies

  • How 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 optimisation on a chemical tanker

Edwin Schuirink, Product Manager , VAF Instruments

1225 - Before and after – case studies
How performance management brings savings across whole fleets
Tobias Groeger, Senior Consultant Performance Solutions, DNV GL – Maritime

1240 - Panel Discussion 
Operating and managing vessels in a time of increasing requirements for efficiency. 
This panel session will discuss how can we assist the vessel crews meeting the increased requirements for efficiency and regulatory compliance. 
Moderated by:
Tobias Groeger, Senior Consultant Performance Solutions, DNV GL – Maritime
Panellists include:
Dr Maria Carrera-Arce, Associate of The Schumacher Institute

1310 - Lunch

Session 3: Ship Operations - Strategies for 2020 Compliance

1415 - A condition monitoring-based approach for operational efficiency
Martin Briddon, Engineering and Business Development Manager, Mimic and Neil Cook, Technical Director, James Fisher (Shipping)

Speaker to be announced

1505 - Fuel Landscape Post-2020

  • Navigating the marine fuels market for compliance 2020 and beyond
  • Fuel risks and availability

Henning Haskamp, Bunker Manager, Bomin

1530 - Tea/Coffee Break

1600 - Session 4: Roundtable Discussion Groups

These roundtables are open to all participants (end users, suppliers, sponsors etc) and will take place simultaneously – all hosted by key partners and sponsors. Each table can host up to 10 participants, and delegates will be invited to sign up throughout the morning to the roundtable they wish to attend, via our interactive WebApp.

The content in these interactive Round Table sessions will be focused on solutions and business strategy and they will last for 1.15 hours in total, with the discussion itself lasting 40 minutes, followed by 35 minutes, for a short 5-minute summary from each table to the whole room.

A maximum of 7 Tables to be hosted.

MMG PropellorIMO decision: CO2-reduction of 50% up to 2050 – How to deal with it? - Sponsored by MMG Propeller

VAF INSTRUMENTSEfficiency monitoring; how to make the most out of it?
- Sponsored by VAF Instruments

1715 - Closing Keynote address

1740 - Chairman’s Conclusions and Closing Notes, followed by a Drinks Reception

Headline sponsor
Transas Group, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions
Platinum sponsor
Gold sponsor
Gold sponsor
Silver sponsor
Bronze sponsors
Morning Coffee Break sponsor
Supporting Organisations
A.M.M.I.TE.C. CIRM DUCC - Danish-UK Maritime Association
GVF InterManager I.S.E.S. Association
Maritime London Vessel Performance Solutions WISTA International
Media Partners
ACTUALIDAD Baird Maritime Be Cyber Aware At Sea
cruisetimes satnews satnews
seaplant ship2shore Shipping Magazine
Ship Management International showmetransport The Maritime Standard
Work Boat World WorldOils