Optimised Ship Forum
10 December, 2019, London

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Optimised Ship Forum


Implementing digitalisation solutions for maximum benefit


08.00    Registration, coffee and networking

08.50    Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

09.00    Opening remarks from the host partner
Senior Representative, Ince

Value is regarded as a better indication of quality than cost, although cost can be quantified while value cannot. Maritime 4.0 will enable enormous gains to be achieved in the operational efficiency of commercial shipping. This introductory session looks at the opportunities and challenges these massive data sets are creating, en route to achieving optimised ship operations. 

09.10     Maritime 2050 strategy – navigating the future
•    Fostering innovation in new maritime technologies such as autonomy and clean growth.
•    Using regulatory frameworks to facilitate smart shipping and autonomy.

09.30     Q&A

09.40    Update on IMO regulations to address energy efficiency and GHG emissions
•    The fuel consumption database and EEDI.
•    The initial greenhouse gas strategy. 
John Calleya, Technical officer for marine environment division, International Maritime Organization

10.00    Q&A

10.10    Panel discussion – Shifting the focus away from cost towards quality and investment value
•    How much emphasis should be placed on quantifiable expense and harder-to-quantify value? What is right for the ship?
•    The impact of indirect costs and new opportunities gained from data analysis.
•    How to control costs and remain profitable, while justifying additional investment that might not see an immediate return.
•    Understanding the benefits associated with investing strategically and the costs associated with not investing wisely.

Panellists include:
Martin Dixon, Director - Head of Research Products, Drewry
Mark Warner, Marketing & PR Director, Maritime, Inmarsat

10.40    Q&A

11.00    Networking coffee break 

As the leap in communications and connectivity technology enables the digitalisation of shipping, this session will address the rapidly expanding demand for flexible data connectivity along with the ability to support modern vessel operations, ship monitoring and management.

11.20    Bunker optimisation – real time operational efficiency - enabled by technology
•    Through data and in-depth knowledge of operations Maersk Tankers has developed SimBunker.
•    One solution for speed, bunker planning, routing and bunker purchase delivers multi-million-dollar optimisation potential.
•    Covering the needs of tramp shipping without installing any hardware on the vessels.
Peter Schrøder, Chief Digital Officer, Maersk Tankers

11.40    Operational efficiency in ports
The reduction in time spent waiting at a congested port resulting from reduction in speed reduces a ship’s fuel consumption, consequently generating financial gains for operators (and charterers) and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
•    Adjusting ship’s speed to meet a predetermined arrival time for emissions’ management.
•    Operational efficiency from the ships’ perspective.
•    Smarter communication and reducing port congestions.
•    Alignment of data models and transfer of data between ship and shore.
Aron Frank Sørensen, Head of Maritime Technology and Regulation, BIMCO

12.00    Methods for improving operational efficiency monitoring
•    How to use data to save costs and benefit the environment.
•    The pros and cons of remote monitoring on ships.
•    The digital ship as part of the fleet performance management equation.
•    How real-time data, actionable intelligence and global visibility can increase operational efficiency, enabling decision making and supporting compliance.
John Garner, Managing Director, JG Maritime Solutions

12.20    Remote monitoring and condition-based maintenance
•    How mapping sensor data provides visibility on condition and performance, optimising fleet operations.
•    Collecting real-time sensor data as a database to give up-to-date information on what is happening on board.
•    Predicting performance issues and potential faults; and providing condition-based maintenance to save costs and extend a ship’s lifetime.
•    Setting up a real-time connection with an onshore expert centre with ship-to-shore reporting, reducing travel costs and downtime.
Najmeh Masoudi-Dionne, Technology leader – Smart ships, Bureau Veritas

12.40    Q&A

13.00    Networking lunch


14.00    Roundtable discussions
This session provides an opportunity for participants to have meaningful conversations, connect and learn from their peers and engage in focused discussions to come up with collective solutions. Choose from a selection of key case study roundtables, hosted and moderated by topic experts and industry leaders, including:

  • Benchmarking voyage efficiency
    Tobias Gröger, Principal Consultant Fleet Performance Management, StormGeo in cooperation with DNV GL
  • Data management
    Ivana Melillo, Fleet Performance Manager, d'Amico Group
  • Machine learning to build predictive models
    Najmeh Masoudi-Dionne, Technology leader – Smart ships, Bureau Veritas

-    Speed management and scheduling
-    Paints and coatings
-    ECDIS and smart navigation
-    Design research approach

14.45    Roundtable summaries, remarks and conclusion

15.15    Networking coffee break

The maritime industry has realised the potential of data in making it more competitive. This session looks at the importance of digitalising quality data to make it available for applicable analysis, using big data, deep learning and AI. 

15.35    A guide to data quality management and metrics for effective data control
•    Defining data quality.
•    Don’t know your data? Then you don’t know your business.
•    How will you collect data? How will it be aggregated? How is your data validated? How will you enhance and maintain your data’s value? How secure is your data?
Ivana Melillo, Fleet Performance Manager, d'Amico Group

15.55    Panel discussion – New era of big data, driving the shipping industry smarter
•    Comparative vessel performance reporting for cost analysis.
•    How important is data quality to effectively manage fuel consumption and emissions?
•    Future: autonomous shipping, trends and developments.
•    IoT trends and the impact on insurance, the benefits of using Big Data strategy to reduce owners’ liability and risk

Panellists include:
Jan Sigurd Sørensen, Vice President Digital Solutions, Kongsberg Digital
Dr David Garrity, Chief Technical Officer, STS Defence
Tobias Gröger, Principal Consultant Fleet Performance Management, StormGeo in cooperation with DNV GL

16.35    Q&A

16.55    Closing remarks from the chairman
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media

*Programme subject to change/amendments


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