VESSEL PERFORMANCE OPTIMISATION FORUM

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Achieving Excellence in Ship Efficiency through Design & Operations at VPO Singapore #vposingapore
The 2020 sulphur-in-fuel-oil cap brings new challenges to optimising vessel performance. Join us next week in Singapore where we will discuss how to choose and operate with new fuel blends, examine the current technology market, and look at how these technologies will drive fuel efficiency beyond the savings achieved today.
Through three key sessions we will identify and discuss the approaches to better ship performance through monitoring, fuel management, and financing technologies for change.
Session 1 – Monitoring and Management for Performance Gains
Monitoring a vessel is essential to acquiring information about a vessel’s operation. Uncertainty on fuel availability and cost post 2020 sulphur cap means that it is vital for shipowners and operators to understand how to monitor for efficiency and regulatory compliance.

This opening session will look at how the monitoring of vessels is advancing, how new data is being generated, and how the industry is learning to understand and use this data to calculate fuel savings and improve vessel performance.

Session 2 - Fuel Management and Bunkering for 2020 Compliance
With a cap on sulphur in fuel oil to enter into force in 2020, there is pressure on suppliers to ensure compliant fuels are available worldwide and pressure on owners and operators to obtain this fuel in good time. There is a risk of incompatibility when bunkering from different ports around the globe and the recent problems in the US Gulf with machine damage and breakdown due to contaminated fuel has raised this concern further.

This second session will look at the fuel availability market in 2020 and ask the question, will oil suppliers be able to meet the demand for low sulphur and ultra-low sulphur fuel? If this fuel is not available and ship operators cannot comply, will the IMO penalise them?

The session will also discuss the option for alternative fuels, particularly LNG. While it is evident that LNG is gaining ground as a marine fuel, predictions from recent industry reports suggest marine scrubbers and low-sulphur fuel blends will be the primary compliance options. The session will address whether LNG will be a short or long-term strategy, and what the long-term outlook for alternative fuels like biofuel and methanol is.

Session 3 – Investing for Fuel Efficiency
Rising fuel prices and tighter regulation means that fuel efficiency is imperative. However, technologies to improve efficiency and reduce emissions are expensive, while the retrofit process and additional training crew will need to undertake to operate them requires further financial investment.

This last session of the day will look at the options available for financing fuel efficient and compliant ships. It will discuss whether the financial infrastructure needs to change to support a fuels and emissions focussed shipping industry, whether banks are prepared for upcoming regulations, and if the shipping industry has access to the funds they require to maximise operational efficiency and improve the sustainability of shipping.

Confirmed speakers include:
• Kaushik Seal, Business Development Leader, DNV GL Maritime
• Elfian Harun, Environment Manager, INTERTANKO
• Nishant Dhyani, Fleet Efficiency Manager, The China Navigation Company
• Naveed Husain Khan, Senior Marine Operations Manager, Global Marine Centre – Maersk Line
• Rajat Saxena, Manager Performance & Efficiency, Epic Gas
• Kapil Berry, General Manager, BW Technology – Head of Compliance & Environmental
• Geir Bakkelund, Head of Shipping Asset Finance Asia, National Australia Bank
• Chris Turner, Manager Bunker Quality and Claims, Integr8 Fuels
• Alan Bannister, Head of Business Development – Asia, Argus Media
• Dr. Thomas Weber, Product Manager FleetDSS, StormGeo Shipping
• Mike Konstantinidis, Co-Founder and CEO, METIS Cyberspace Technology SA
• Avinash Kadam, Managing Director, RK Marine Consultancy
• Arne Falkenhorst, Project Manager, Sales & Projects, MMG Propeller
• Daniëlle Tap, Area Sales Manager, VAF Instruments
• Sean Hutchings, Chief Technical Officer, Thome Group
• Paul van Vessem, Sales Manager APAC, MeteoGroup

 

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