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Vessel Performance Optimisation Copenhagen

From: 31 Oct, 2018 until: 31 Oct, 2018

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark


Event Summary

VPO is returning to Copenhagen on 31 October 2018. Shipowners, operators, managers, charter parties and many other industry players will meet to discuss how the real challenges that lie in optimising a vessel’s performance can be met.

Location

Venue: IDA Conference Centre

Address: IDA Conference Centre, Kalvebod Brygge 31-33, DK-1780 København V

Full details

How to tactically ensure your fleets' optimum efficiency

VPO is returning to Copenhagen on 31 October 2018. Shipowners, operators, managers, charter parties and many other industry players will meet to discuss how the real challenges that lie in optimising a vessel’s performance can be met.

The 2020 global 0.5 per cent sulphur-in-fuel-oil cap is expected to cause fluctuations in fuel prices. The terms low and high sulphur fuel may not mean what they do today as an increasing number of fuel blends enter the market to meet demand for compliant fuel. Shipowners and operators will face an abundance of technologies that promise to cut fuel consumption and assist with regulatory compliance as they seek to find the best solution for their operations.

The design of ships is also changing to accommodate for increasing fuel prices. Designers are integrating complex systems to monitor vessel performance and technologies to meet regulatory requirements. The number of LNG-fuelled ships on order is at all all-time high and new designs are being sought to improve the cargo carrying efficiency of designs that utilise alternative fuels such as LNG and methanol.

The human factor is a vital part of operational efficiency, but it is often overlooked. More technologies are being installed on ships to meet regulation and improve ship performance, creating additional pressure on ships’ crews to efficiently operate new technology or fuels, sometimes with little training. The question is, do users have the right skills to operate these technologies at maximum efficiency? This forum will present the opportunity to discuss how the industry can ensure the regulatory and technology demands of a future shipping industry can be met.

VPO Copenhagen 2018 will consist of three key sessions to identify and discuss the approaches to designing, operating, and managing more efficient ships.

Confirmed speakers

Jakob Buus PetersenJakob Buus Petersen
Co-founder and Director
Vessel Performance Solutions
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Martin BriddonMartin Briddon
Engineering and Business Development Manager
James Fisher Mimic
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Mike KonstantinidisMike Konstantinidis
CEO
METIS
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Marcus EjderstenMarcus Ejdersten
Director of Strategic Marketing
MacGregor
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Alvin ForsterAlvin Forster
Deputy Director (Loss Prevention)
North P&I Club
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Ulla KnudsenUlla Knudsen
Sales Manager
Coach Solutions
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Daniel WhiteDaniel White
CEO 
Signol
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Dr Lars GreitschDr Lars Greitsch
Managing Director and Head of Research & Innovation
MMG Propeller
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Noel TomlinsonNoel Tomlinson
Business Development & Sales lead
BMT
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Nick MerrickNick Merrick
Project Director
Black & Veatch
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Edwin SchuirinkEdwin Schuirink
Area Sales Manager
VAF Instruments
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Sessions:

Session 1
Vessel Design and Benchmarking

The first session of the day will identify the largest gaps in efficiency and discuss where real savings can be gained. It will look at the technical and financial risks of implementing energy-saving technologies and how the industry overcome these challenges. The session will discuss what tools are available to identify inefficiencies and how we can use these tools to implement an energy efficient culture.

This session will also explore the human element. What will be the role of the crew in operating and maintaining ships that are technologically more advanced and require specific fuel blends?

Session 2
Technical Optimisation

This session will look at how a ship can be monitored and adjusted to make continuous gains in efficiency. The session will discuss how ships can remain in optimum condition to reduce operating costs, lower maintenance intervals, and gain better ROIs. How can new information and new technologies be used to maintain fuel efficient ships? What will be the role of the crew in operating and maintaining ships that are technologically more advanced and require specific fuel blends?

Session 3 
Ship Operations

This final session of the day will look at the how opportunities for business are changing with increasing regulatory requirements. The EEDI, 2020, the ballast water management convention, the EU MRV, all present opportunities for improving efficiency, but how will this change the relationship between technology companies, shipowners, operators, and charterers? How does regulation present the opportunity to drive and implement an energy efficiency culture?

Event contact: lyndell@thedigitalship.com

URL: https://www.copenhagen.vpoglobal.com

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