Outline Agenda

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

0830 - Registration and Coffee

0900 - Chairman’s Welcome and Opening Remarks
click for bioChairman to be announced

Chairman to be announcedBiography pending.




0915-0945 - Keynote Address - 2020 Global Sulphur cap: Is your wait and see strategy succeeding?

  • What are the range of abnormalities we should prepare for on the introduction of the IMO 2020 global sulphur cap?
  • Logistics: Implications of bunker suppliers’ stock shifting in the run-up to 2020.
  • Will the live testing of low sulphur blended fuels bring surprises?
click for bioCapt. Herbert Soanes, Senior Vice President, Center Testing International (CTI)

Capt. Herbert SoanesHerbert has over 25 years of executive management experience in enterprise value creation in global shipping and offshore; integrating finance, operations and relationship management.

Herbert is based in Rotterdam and currently Senior Vice President, Centre Testing International (CTI) with global responsibility for their maritime client relations. CTI is the leader in industrial, consumer and maritime environmental / hazardous material testing. His prior responsibilities include Chief Commercial officer, Misuga shipping and Senior Vice President, DVB Bank.

Session 1

The Regulatory Landscape

0945-1010 - Preparing for the regulation

  • Options for 2020 compliance and current case studies.
  • Monitoring and testing fuel to ensure high quality and avoid operational issues.
  • Beyond 2020 – Meeting the IMO 2050 greenhouse gas emissions target
click for bioSpeaker to be announced

Speaker to be announcedBiography pending.




1010-1035 - A port’s perspective

  • The role of the port authority in 2020
  • Is there the right infrastructure to supply and bunker compliant fuels?
  • How will port infrastructure change over the next few decades?
click for bioJan Egbertsen, Manager Innovation, Port of Amsterdam

Jan EgbertsenBiography pending.




1035- 1105Tea/Coffee Break

Session 2

Vessel Design and Operation in 2020

1105-1130 - Predicting and avoiding operational issues in 2020

  • Avoiding compatibility issues when switching from HFO to LSF – what to look for and how to train crew to be aware of initial problems to avoid long-term engine damage.
  • Sourcing compliant fuel ahead of time and maintaining fuel quality.
  • The importance of continuous monitoring and testing fuel to ensure compliance with the regulation.
  • Technical issues - will there be an ISO standard for 0.5 per cent bunker fuels?
click for bioSpeaker to be announced.

Speaker to be announcedBiography pending.




1130-1155 - Engine lubricant considerations

  • Selecting the right cylinder oil in a 2020 environment.
  • How will the shift to low-sulphur fuel affect marine lubricant supply and demand?
  • Supplying lubricants for variable fuel qualities and avoiding operational difficulties.
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Speaker to be announcedBiography pending.




1155-1240 - Shipowner panel discussion - Future-proofing your fleet.
A discussion on how shipowners are changing the design and operation of their fleets to improve energy efficiency and go beyond compliance. The panel will also look at the ROI of technologies and available finance.
Moderated by:
click for bioCapt. Herbert Soanes, Senior Vice President, Center Testing International (CTI)

Capt. Herbert SoanesHerbert has over 25 years of executive management experience in enterprise value creation in global shipping and offshore; integrating finance, operations and relationship management.

Herbert is based in Rotterdam and currently Senior Vice President, Centre Testing International (CTI) with global responsibility for their maritime client relations. CTI is the leader in industrial, consumer and maritime environmental / hazardous material testing. His prior responsibilities include Chief Commercial officer, Misuga shipping and Senior Vice President, DVB Bank.

click for bioPanellist to be announced

Panellist to be announcedBiography pending.




1240-1400Lunch Break

Session 3

Electric Propulsion and Alternative Fuels

1400-1425 - Fuel consumption and alternative propulsion

  • Guidelines for navigators – voyage planning and the weather
  • Alternative propulsion, fuels and power supply; At Sea and In Port
click for bioCapt. Arno van den Maagdenberg, Director, Noah Shipping

Capt. Arno van den MaagdenbergArno has been a sailor for eighteen years; since 2007 he sailed as Master on cargo-vessels. Next to that he has also made a career as Master on various types of offshore-vessels (tug/ahts/psv/osv). Arno is proud of his worldwide experience as bi-lingual manager; and his hands-on experience as navigator; ocean-crossing, tropics and ice-navigation.

Arno is also the owner of Noah Shipping, a small company registered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Noah Shipping started for the purpose of writing invoices for work as freelance Master mariner. Noah Shipping is a marine-consultancy with a large network and specialises in cargo shipping and offshore.

1425-1450 - Methanol and alternative fuels

  • The possibility for methanol as a marine fuel.
  • Barriers towards adoption of methanol and other alternatives at the larger scale.
  • Case studies of methanol and ethanol on ferries and small vessels.
Moderated by:
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Speaker to be announcedSpeaker to be announced.




1450–1520Coffee Break

Roundtable Discussions

1520-1645 – 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 Roundtable 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. Between 4 and 6 tables will be hosted.

1. Making the most of efficiency monitoring - Understanding propulsion KPIs is necessary to make performance improvements. This roundtable will discuss how to make maximum gains in fuel efficiency and performance through monitoring propulsion and understanding where savings can be made.
2. Alternative fuels and technologies – do alternative fuels and technologies have a place in the future of commercial shipping? Evidence is starting to suggest that scaling of fuel cells and batteries is possible. This table will discuss weather very low and zero emissions shipping is possible with the use of alternative fuels and technologies.
3. Options for alternative propulsion at port – is there suitable technology and infrastructure at ports to enable ships to switch to emission free power? This roundtable will discuss the challenges of reducing emissions in port and the development of infrastructure.
4. Lubricant options post-2020 - the new regulation will not only affect the fuel market but also the lubricants one. 2020 will present different challenges for engine lubrication due to the various fuel blends that are expected to be in use. This roundtable will discuss how fuel quality is likely to affect cylinder oil lubrication choice and what owners and operators are doing to prepare for it.
5. Are scrubbers a reliable and cost-efficient solution for 2020 and beyond? – While scrubbers may provide immediate compliance with IMO 2020, there is increasing concern that ports may prohibit the use of the technology in open-loop mode to fully protect fragile marine ecosystems. This table will discuss whether scrubbers are an investment worth making from both a financial and environmental protection perspective.
6. LNG for 2050 – The role of LNG in meeting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets is questionable due to its methane content. However, for newbuildings it is a relatively inexpensive method to ensure compliance with the 0.5 per cent sulphur cap and as infrastructure is growing it is becoming increasingly easy to bunker. This table will discuss the role of LNG in meeting ambitious climate change initiatives that go beyond 2020.

1700-1715Conclusions, followed by Networking Drinks

 
 

Venue

Address:

Hilton Rotterdam
Weena 10
3012 CM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 10 710 8011
Fax: +31 10 710 8111

Where is the event taking place?
The VPO / Fuel Tech Forum is being held at Hilton Rotterdam. The conference location will provide delegates with access to Rotterdam’s vibrant nightlife, an intensely interesting maritime tradition and a wealth of top-class museums all make it a must-see part of any visit to the Netherlands. Above all, Rotterdam is the architecture city of the Netherlands that stimulates innovation and an always changing skyline. Located in the heart of the business district and only three blocks from the World Trade Center, the Hilton Rotterdam hotel is 15 minutes by car from Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Accomodation

VPO / Fuel Tech has secured preferential rates at the Hilton Rotterdam for attendees wishing to stay at the host Hotel for this event: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/R/RTMHITW-GLNG03-20190212/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

To book accommodation, please follow this link and complete the online booking process.

Note: Special rates apply and a credit card is required to guarantee your booking. Cancellation terms apply as per Hilton Rotterdam T&Cs.

Should you require any pre- or post- night accommodation, or if you have a question regarding your reservation, please contact the Hotel by email: events.rotterdam@hilton.com or tel: +31 (0)10 710 8011.

Alternative Accommodation
we have put together a unique hotel map for vpo / fuel tech rotterdam. this map shows hotel offers in rotterdam nearby the conference venue:

https://www.hotelmap.com/pro/m7zac

Alternatively, if you would like assistance with your hotel booking you can contact Jessica Heili, our dedicated concierge. if you email Jessica with your requirements, phone number and quoting special reference code m7zac to jessica_heili@hotelmap.com she will get back to you to discuss your hotel options.

Transportation options:
Located in front of the metro and tram stop, the hotel is within a 5-minute walking distance from the train station and the WTC. Ahoy concert hall can be reached within 10 minutes by metro. Rotterdam- The Hague Airport is a 15 minute drive from the hotel.

Taxi:
http://www.taxicaller.com/country/nl/rotterdam_taxi.php

Parking near the venue:
Parking is easy at Hilton Rotterdam, a downtown Rotterdam hotel that offers valet and self-parking for hotel guests and visitors. Valet parking drop off and return service is € 30.00 (Kruiskade 9). Please note: the maximum headroom of the garage is 1.90 m.

Visa:
Please note that Digital Ship Ltd. cannot assist you with applying for or obtaining visas. For information about visa requirements and application procedures please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.

Sightseeing guide:
http://en.rotterdam.info/visitors/about-rotterdam/first-time-in-rotterdam/

 
 
 

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Gold sponsor

 VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network.  Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such asIVY®, VAF Instruments' software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torquemeasurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments' Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.
>> VAF INSTRUMENTS


For sponsorship opportunities contact:

Sponsorship Manager
David Jeffries
E: djeffries@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 20 8150 5293

 

The Vessel Performance & Optimisation FuelTech Rotterdam will provide an opportunity for some of the industry’s leading technology experts and business heads to explore, discuss and debate the on-going role of IT and communications in the shipping industry and help to solve the technology, leadership and business challenges ahead.

In addition to the plenary sessions, open forum Q&A and panel sessions, Vessel Performance & Optimisation FuelTech Rotterdam will offer exciting networking opportunities which will allow you to continue your valuable discussions with fellow delegates and speakers, reconnect with peers and meet new players in the industry.

Interactive Web App

Interactive Web-App:

Our interactive Web-App will be available to all participants at the conference facilitating direct interaction with speakers and the audience during the course of the event. The Web-App also features the Agenda, all Speaker and Panellist photographs and biographies, the floorplan for the exhibition, sponsor and exhibitor contact information and the facility to partake in Q&A sessions anonymously, as well as leave feedback for the organisers. Bring your own device on the day and the log-in instructions will be shared on site.

Refreshment breaks

Refreshment breaks (welcome, morning and afternoon):

a chance to share ideas and connect with colleagues and friends over a cup of tea or coffee.

Lunch

Lunch:

an opportunity to mingle with our exhibitors and learn more about their technologies, or continue discussions with our speakers

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Drinks reception:

a relaxed gathering at the end of the day, a chance to reflect on the day’s proceedings.

Frequently Asked Questions

BEFORE THE EVENT

How do I register?
Please click here to register online, or contact David Jeffries on +44 208 150 5293.

How do I pay?
You can pay by bank transfer, cheque or credit card upon receipt of your invoice.  Details are provided on the invoice.  Please note that payment will be required before the start of the event.  Invoicing enquiries can be sent to margarita@thedigitalship.com

What is included?

Your delegate ticket entitles you to access to the conference, all refreshment breaks, lunches and the evening reception at the event venue. Accommodation and travel are not included.

Dietary requirements
If you have any special dietary requirements please contact jo@thedigitalship.com and we will happily arrange appropriate food for you.

Cancellation Refund & Substitutions

  • 4 weeks plus = 100%

  • 3 weeks plus = 75%

  • 2 weeks plus = 50%

  • Less than 2 weeks = no refund

Cancellations must be received in writing only. Substitutions are welcome at any time free of charge.

Please contact us in advance to make the change, or inform us upon arrival at the venue.

Event updates
For reasons beyond the control of Digital Ship, it may be necessary to alter the content, the speakers and/or the timing of the sessions.  Please check the website regularly for the latest information.

Any major changes such as change of date or venue will be communicated to all registered delegates.

AT THE EVENT

Venue Information
Please click here for information on how to find the venue.

Badge collection
When you arrive at the venue please collect your badge from the registration desk.  Your badge must be worn at all times.

There will be welcome beverages served in the exhibition area.

Documentation
There will be no printed handouts at this event, please Bring Your Own Device in order to access the agenda and other event information via this website.

The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

Dress code
Business attire is required at all times.

AFTER THE EVENT

Leaving feedback
We’re always glad to receive feedback about our events.  You can either speak to staff onsite or email lyndell@thedigitalship.com

Accessing presentations
The  presentations will be made available to the event attendees via a link sent to your email address.

CONTACT

Conference Producer
Fiona Macdonald

E: fiona@vpoglobal.com
M: +44 (0) 77 1210 7476

Sponsorship Manager
David Jeffries
E: djeffries@vpoglobal.com
T: +44 (0) 20 8150 5293

Media & Marketing
Lyndell Cooks
E: lyndell@thedigitalship.com
T:  +44 (0) 20 7017 3409