Outline Agenda

*Please note topics/timings may be subject to alteration. Draft only.

08.30 - Registration

MORNING SESSION

IMPROVING FLEET PERFORMANCE

09.30 - Transparency in performance management

  • Sharing of data and performance
  • Trying to build incentive schemes in pool co-operations
  • CP monitoring by the rules
click for bioJakob Petersen, Co-founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions, former head vessel performance, A P Moller - Maersk Group

Jakob PetersenJakob Buus Petersen is Director and Co-founder of Vessel Performance Solutions. The company specialises in software products and consultancy services within Performance Management for the shipping industry.

Petersen began his maritime career as a naval architect with Force Technology, rising to the position of Chief Specialist. Next assignment was as Chief Specialist and Head of the Vessel Performance Department within Maersk Maritime Technology for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Copenhagen. He successfully led the implementation and management of the Vessel Performance Management Service focused on optimizing the operational performance of a large fleet. Later Petersen joined American Bureau of Shipping as Director of Energy Efficiency. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the classification society's initiatives and programs within performance management and visited numerous shipping companies around the world to discuss Performance Management. Petersen brings more than 25 years of technical and operational experience to Vessel Performance Solutions and has gained international recognition for his work on ship performance. Petersen's professional experience encompasses fuel efficiency, fuel indexing, EEDI, EEOI, ship performance and manoeuvring. He also headed the optimization of the hull lines and propellers for Maersk's Triple E next generation container ships. Petersen holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and a PhD for "Nonlinear Strip Theories for Ship Response in Waves" from the Technical University of Denmark. He has been involved in many industry committees and joint industry projects, including the ITTC Manoeuvring Committee which he chaired for three years.

10.00 - Human Factors in Optimising Vessel Performance
click for bioPatrick Joseph, LL.M, MBA, Master Mariner, Director, Uirtus Marine Services Ltd, Former Head of BP Global Vetting and Clearance

Patrick JosephCaptain Patrick Joseph is a senior operations leader with a wealth of experience in leading multi-talented and globally distributed teams of experienced oil and gas marine professionals. He has a proven strong track record of delivering successful solutions focussed on safety and operational excellence in the marine transportation of oil and gas. He is a Master Mariner and has an MBA and Master of Laws (Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs) and graduated from an “Operations Excellence” BP Executive Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In the last 11 years before setting up UIRTUS Marine Services Ltd, he worked for BP Shipping as the head of its global vetting organisation responsible for the safe operations of some 6500 voyages carried out by chartered tankers that moved nearly 200 million tonnes of oil and gas. In BP and in his role as Chairman of the OCIMF – General Purpose Committee, he became involved in Human Factors initiatives for the shipping industry. He currently collaborates with a firm of Human Factors specialists to guide and support ship operators and technical managers in their human factors journey and has conducted bespoke human factors training and Human Factors Maturity® Model assessments for various technical managers.

10.30 - Creating Value from Ship Data
a) Short term and long-term analysis that can be carried out using existing data acquired.
b) Using data to interpret health of a ship - predictive maintenance, energy management on-board vessel.
c) Using data to inform management and business plans - investing in energy efficient ship technology, quantifying and accounting for fleet operation and running fuel costs.
d) Additional information that can be generated when integrating ship database with external database.
click for bioDr Serena Lim, Chief Scientific Officer, Ascenz Solutions

Dr Serena LimDr Serena Lim spent her last 10 years in the School of Marine Science and Technology and School of Engineering at Newcastle University. Her areas of expertise are in marine hydrodynamics and marine data analytics. She has experience in coding, mathematical optimisation, and data processing. She is currently Chief Scientific Officer for Ascenz Solution.

11.00Networking Coffee Break

11.30 - The Future of Voyage planning
How we can integrate different solutions to allow for smarter, more efficient and safer voyage planning.
click for bioJason Banfield, Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Voyage Solutions

Jason BanfieldBiography pending.




12.00 - Panel discussion: Better ways to manage fleet performance - the shipowner's perspective
Moderator:
click for bioMike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Maritime

Mike PowellMike started Cardinal Point Marine Ltd in 2011. With nearly 40 years in shipping Mike has served as Master, qualified as a solicitor, and held a variety of senior roles in technical, legal, assurance and commercial disciplines. His career has included global commercial operations roles with Union Maritime Ltd, Maersk Tankers, Glencore’s ST Shipping & Transport, BP Shipping and he was also the first Director (Maritime) of the UK’s Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP).

Throughout his career he has been passionate about the safety and operational integrity of ships and the business benefits which result from first class operations. His consultancy is currently focussed on aspects of digitalisation, emissions controls and optimising organisations and processes.

Mike is a Liveryman and past Warden of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.

Panellists include:
click for bioSunit Das, Director of Operations, The Hadley Shipping

Sunit DasWorking in the maritime industry for the past 29 years, of which the first 14 years were at sea where I sailed mainly on LPG carriers. For the past 6 years have been working for The Hadley Shipping Company, responsible for commercial and technical operations of the fleet including fleet insurance. Prior to this, worked at Anglo-Eastern Ship Management in both operations and quality assurance roles.

click for bioSebastian Ebbing, Fleet Performance Management, Claus-Peter Offen Containerschiffreederei (GmbH & Co.) KG

Sebastian EbbingSebastian Ebbing is Fleet Performance Management Officer of Hamburg based Claus-Peter Offen Containerschiffreederei (GmbH & Co.) KG. Before being named Fleet Performance Management Officer, Ebbing leaded research projects in the field of vessel´s energy efficiency potentials across the company.

As a Member of CCPO´s Fleet Operation Centre Ebbing manages and ensures the energetic performance of the company´s fleet. In this role he not only strives for the continuous high performance of the fleet but also evaluates new technologies and market developments referring energy efficiency in shipping.

Joining Claus-Peter Offen Containerschiffreederei in 2012, his professional career began with technical apprenticeship on board of seagoing vessels and acquisition of bachelor’s degree in nautical science from Jade University of Applied Science, before he directed his professional attention towards ship´s performances and energy efficiency in the shipping industry.

click for bioJakob Petersen, Co-founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions, former head vessel performance, A P Moller - Maersk Group

Jakob PetersenJakob Buus Petersen is Director and Co-founder of Vessel Performance Solutions. The company specialises in software products and consultancy services within Performance Management for the shipping industry.

Petersen began his maritime career as a naval architect with Force Technology, rising to the position of Chief Specialist. Next assignment was as Chief Specialist and Head of the Vessel Performance Department within Maersk Maritime Technology for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Copenhagen. He successfully led the implementation and management of the Vessel Performance Management Service focused on optimizing the operational performance of a large fleet. Later Petersen joined American Bureau of Shipping as Director of Energy Efficiency. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the classification society's initiatives and programs within performance management and visited numerous shipping companies around the world to discuss Performance Management. Petersen brings more than 25 years of technical and operational experience to Vessel Performance Solutions and has gained international recognition for his work on ship performance. Petersen's professional experience encompasses fuel efficiency, fuel indexing, EEDI, EEOI, ship performance and manoeuvring. He also headed the optimization of the hull lines and propellers for Maersk's Triple E next generation container ships. Petersen holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and a PhD for "Nonlinear Strip Theories for Ship Response in Waves" from the Technical University of Denmark. He has been involved in many industry committees and joint industry projects, including the ITTC Manoeuvring Committee which he chaired for three years.

click for bioPatrick Joseph, LL.M, MBA, Master Mariner , Director, Uirtus Marine Services Ltd, Former Head of BP Global Vetting and Clearance

Patrick JosephCaptain Patrick Joseph is a senior operations leader with a wealth of experience in leading multi-talented and globally distributed teams of experienced oil and gas marine professionals. He has a proven strong track record of delivering successful solutions focussed on safety and operational excellence in the marine transportation of oil and gas. He is a Master Mariner and has an MBA and Master of Laws (Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs) and graduated from an “Operations Excellence” BP Executive Programme at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In the last 11 years before setting up UIRTUS Marine Services Ltd, he worked for BP Shipping as the head of its global vetting organisation responsible for the safe operations of some 6500 voyages carried out by chartered tankers that moved nearly 200 million tonnes of oil and gas. In BP and in his role as Chairman of the OCIMF – General Purpose Committee, he became involved in Human Factors initiatives for the shipping industry. He currently collaborates with a firm of Human Factors specialists to guide and support ship operators and technical managers in their human factors journey and has conducted bespoke human factors training and Human Factors Maturity® Model assessments for various technical managers.

12.40 - Panel discussion: Better ways to manage fleet performance - the service providers perspective
Moderator:
click for bioMike Powell, Founder, Cardinal Point Maritime

Mike PowellMike started Cardinal Point Marine Ltd in 2011. With nearly 40 years in shipping Mike has served as Master, qualified as a solicitor, and held a variety of senior roles in technical, legal, assurance and commercial disciplines. His career has included global commercial operations roles with Union Maritime Ltd, Maersk Tankers, Glencore’s ST Shipping & Transport, BP Shipping and he was also the first Director (Maritime) of the UK’s Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme (CHIRP).

Throughout his career he has been passionate about the safety and operational integrity of ships and the business benefits which result from first class operations. His consultancy is currently focussed on aspects of digitalisation, emissions controls and optimising organisations and processes.

Mike is a Liveryman and past Warden of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.

Panellists include:
click for bioUlla Knudsen, Sales Manager, Coach Solution

Ulla KnudsenUlla Knudsen has experience with vessel performance management from several angles. Firstly seagoing as Chief Officer on tankers, then ashore as Operations Manager and hence Performance Manager with a chemical tanker owner. As Sales Manager at COACH Solutions, a company providing Vessel Performance- and Voyage Optimization (weather routing) services, she assists owners, charterers and managers to unlock the full performance potential of their vessels.

click for bioJoe Apa, Vice President Maritime, Central, Northern Europe & US, Speedcast

Joe ApaJoe Apa is Vice President for Maritime, Central, Northern Europe, and the US for Speedcast, based in the United Kingdom.

Qualifying as a Radio Officer from Wray Castle College of Marine Electronics and Communications Engineering, Mr Apa has over 25 years’ experience in the Satellite communications industry, including senior positions at TrustComm, Inmarsat and Stratos.

While at Inmarsat, Mr Apa held the position of Vice President of Maritime Sales Asia, and contributed in a successful period of year on year growth in the region. Before that, Mr Apa spent 15 successful years at Stratos, covering roles as Director, Enterprise and Government for UK and Americas, and ultimately as Vice President of the Global Maritime Business, before the successful acquisition of Stratos by Inmarsat in 2009.

Since joining Speedcast, Mr Apa has focused on improving the regional reach, and Speedcast experience to the customer base, while actively engaging with the team to increase the awareness of the new Speedcast network plans and Value Added service offering to the market.

click for bioMarius Suteu, Technical Service Director, Commercial Marine Division, Navico

Marius SuteuCurrently holding a Global Management role for Navico, one of the leading marine electronics and digital solution providers in the shipping industry, Marius has more than 10 years of international experience in the maritime business. With a strong background in Project, Service, Operations and Technical management , he has been working with multiple shipping companies on their Digital Transformation Strategy for safer, smarter and more reliable shipping operations.

13.15Networking Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION

SHIPBOARD EQUIPMENT

14.15 - From raw data to valuable information; Collecting and using data from machinery
click for bioMichel Meier, Product Manager, WinGD

Michel MeierMichel career in the shipping industry began 16 years ago when he joined Wärtsilä as a Service Engineer specializing in global troubleshooting, commissioning and overhaul of the largest Marine Diesel low-speed two-stroke engines.

Subsequently, as a Product Engineer he supported the development and constant improvement of the newest Engine Generations to support market introduction and increased product performance and reliability. When Wärtsilä’s Two-stroke Product Development Unit was acquired by CSSC, established as WinGD, Michel led the medium bore segment as Senior Product Manager with great success. Presently his focus is on the digitalisation of the WinGD engine portfolio providing a smarter perspective on engine performance monitoring, automated failure diagnostics and troubleshooting advise to grow the connectivity and optimization of vessel fleets.

Michel has a Masters in Business Administration & Engineering from Switzerland’s Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

14.45 - Propulsion performance management: speed is fine, but accuracy is final.
- Case study in which VAF analyses the propulsion performance of a cruise vessel.
- An important input variable in our analysis is the Vessel Speed Through water (STW). In order to draw the right conclusions on propulsion performance we have to make sure that we use accurate vessel speed data.
- VAF Instruments will show you two different methods to verify vessel speed.
click for bioEdwin Schuirink, Product Manager, VAF Instruments

Edwin SchuirinkEdwin Schuirink obtained his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 1990 and started his professional career in the propeller and engine manufacturing business. He obtained a lot of experience in this segment of the maritime industry as a mechanical engineer, project engineer and area sales manager. In 2010 he joined VAF Instruments BV (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) as a Technical Product Manager, representing the T- and TT-Sense optical torque & thrust measuring systems and fuel consumption measurement in general.

At VAF Instruments he joined the technical and R&D department in developing the PEM4 Efficiency Monitoring system, the user interface between a wide range of VAF sensors and the crew on board. Moreover he worked on a variety of efficiency monitoring projects worldwide and gained extensive practical experience in fuel consumption measurement and engine, propeller and fleet performance monitoring.

15.15 - Managing vessel performance with shipboard equipment
- Specific ship modelling weather data.
- Using ECDIS, radar, AIS speed logs can help manage performance.
click for bioMarius Suteu, Technical Service Director, Commercial Marine Division, Navico

Marius SuteuCurrently holding a Global Management role for Navico, one of the leading marine electronics and digital solution providers in the shipping industry, Marius has more than 10 years of international experience in the maritime business. With a strong background in Project, Service, Operations and Technical management , he has been working with multiple shipping companies on their Digital Transformation Strategy for safer, smarter and more reliable shipping operations.

15.40 - Monitoring onboard consumers using noon day reports.
- Identifying which energy consumers onboard could be run more efficiently, for example auxiliary engines and oil fired boilers, using data from noon day reports.
- Visualizing auxiliary engine redundancy and boiler consumption to the shore users, and identifying the worst performers.
click for bioUlla Knudsen, Sales Manager, COACH Performance Management

Ulla KnudsenUlla Knudsen has experience with vessel performance management from several angles. Firstly seagoing as Chief Officer on tankers, then ashore as Operations Manager and hence Performance Manager with a chemical tanker owner. As Sales Manager at COACH Solutions, a company providing Vessel Performance- and Voyage Optimization (weather routing) services, she assists owners, charterers and managers to unlock the full performance potential of their vessels.

16.05 – Panel: Better ways to improve equipment performance
Moderator:
click for bioJakob Petersen, Co-founder and Director, Vessel Performance Solutions, former head vessel performance, A P Moller - Maersk Group

Jakob PetersenJakob Buus Petersen is Director and Co-founder of Vessel Performance Solutions. The company specialises in software products and consultancy services within Performance Management for the shipping industry.

Petersen began his maritime career as a naval architect with Force Technology, rising to the position of Chief Specialist. Next assignment was as Chief Specialist and Head of the Vessel Performance Department within Maersk Maritime Technology for the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group in Copenhagen. He successfully led the implementation and management of the Vessel Performance Management Service focused on optimizing the operational performance of a large fleet. Later Petersen joined American Bureau of Shipping as Director of Energy Efficiency. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the classification society's initiatives and programs within performance management and visited numerous shipping companies around the world to discuss Performance Management. Petersen brings more than 25 years of technical and operational experience to Vessel Performance Solutions and has gained international recognition for his work on ship performance. Petersen's professional experience encompasses fuel efficiency, fuel indexing, EEDI, EEOI, ship performance and manoeuvring. He also headed the optimization of the hull lines and propellers for Maersk's Triple E next generation container ships. Petersen holds an MSc in Naval Architecture and a PhD for "Nonlinear Strip Theories for Ship Response in Waves" from the Technical University of Denmark. He has been involved in many industry committees and joint industry projects, including the ITTC Manoeuvring Committee which he chaired for three years.

Panellists include:
click for bioMichel Meier, Product Manager, WinGD

Michel MeierMichel career in the shipping industry began 16 years ago when he joined Wärtsilä as a Service Engineer specializing in global troubleshooting, commissioning and overhaul of the largest Marine Diesel low-speed two-stroke engines.

Subsequently, as a Product Engineer he supported the development and constant improvement of the newest Engine Generations to support market introduction and increased product performance and reliability. When Wärtsilä’s Two-stroke Product Development Unit was acquired by CSSC, established as WinGD, Michel led the medium bore segment as Senior Product Manager with great success. Presently his focus is on the digitalisation of the WinGD engine portfolio providing a smarter perspective on engine performance monitoring, automated failure diagnostics and troubleshooting advise to grow the connectivity and optimization of vessel fleets.

Michel has a Masters in Business Administration & Engineering from Switzerland’s Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

click for bioEdwin Schuirink, Product Manager, VAF Instruments

Edwin SchuirinkEdwin Schuirink obtained his bachelor degree in mechanical engineering in 1990 and started his professional career in the propeller and engine manufacturing business. He obtained a lot of experience in this segment of the maritime industry as a mechanical engineer, project engineer and area sales manager. In 2010 he joined VAF Instruments BV (Dordrecht, the Netherlands) as a Technical Product Manager, representing the T- and TT-Sense optical torque & thrust measuring systems and fuel consumption measurement in general.

At VAF Instruments he joined the technical and R&D department in developing the PEM4 Efficiency Monitoring system, the user interface between a wide range of VAF sensors and the crew on board. Moreover he worked on a variety of efficiency monitoring projects worldwide and gained extensive practical experience in fuel consumption measurement and engine, propeller and fleet performance monitoring.

click for bioMarius Suteu, Technical Service Director, Commercial Marine Division, Navico

Marius SuteuCurrently holding a Global Management role for Navico, one of the leading marine electronics and digital solution providers in the shipping industry, Marius has more than 10 years of international experience in the maritime business. With a strong background in Project, Service, Operations and Technical management , he has been working with multiple shipping companies on their Digital Transformation Strategy for safer, smarter and more reliable shipping operations.

16.30Networking Drinks Reception