Programme: Day 1

07:45

Registration and Welcome Coffee


08:45

Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks


Speakers

David Ledesma - Energy & Strategy Consultant - South-Court LtdDavid LedesmaEnergy & Strategy ConsultantSouth-Court Ltd

09:00

1: Opening Panel – How can a Collaborative Approach be taken to Continue Driving Global Demand Growth for LNG as a Fuel?


Speakers

Moderator: David Ledesma - Independent Consultant - South-Court LtdModerator: David LedesmaIndependent ConsultantSouth-Court Ltd
Mahinde Abeynaike - Managing Director - NauticorMahinde AbeynaikeManaging DirectorNauticor
Tom Strang - Senior Vice President - Maritime Affairs - Carnival CorporationTom StrangSenior Vice President - Maritime AffairsCarnival Corporation
Kimmo Rahkamo - CEO - SkangasKimmo RahkamoCEOSkangas
Arjan Stavast - Head of Business Development Europe – Marine LNG - ShellArjan StavastHead of Business Development Europe – Marine LNGShell

  • What are the current key drivers for the uptake of LNG as a fuel?
  • Low carbonisation vs. current energy price climate: How big an impact does thought leadership from the end users have on this strategy decision?
  • How big of an effect is small-mid scale LNG having on driving overall global gas demand?
  • How high on the agenda of the oil majors is this sector and will it continue to grow as a priority?
  • Analysing short-term oil price development and its impact on LNG as a fuel
  • Where is most of the new demand coming from- Marine, Road or Industrial?
10:30

Networking Coffee Break


11:00

2: Marine Regulations – How is the Industry Reacting to the IMO 0.5% Sulphur Cap Decision?


Speakers

Moderator: Captain Walter P. Purio - CEO - LNG Marine Fuel InstituteModerator: Captain Walter P. PurioCEOLNG Marine Fuel Institute
Sjaak Klap - Vice President Business Development  - SpliethoffSjaak KlapVice President Business Development Spliethoff
Ricardo Batista - Project Officer - Marine Environment - European Maritime Safety AgencyRicardo BatistaProject Officer - Marine EnvironmentEuropean Maritime Safety Agency
Mark Bell - General Manager  - The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)Mark BellGeneral Manager The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
Björn van de Weerdhof - Manager Business & Fleet Development - Anthony Veder Group N.V.Björn van de WeerdhofManager Business & Fleet DevelopmentAnthony Veder Group N.V.

  • Analysis of the recent IMO 0.5% sulphur cap decision and its implications on the maritime industry moving forward
  • How big an impact, in terms of orders for LNG fuelled vessels, will the North Sea and Baltic Sea nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission control area (ECA) regulations (impacting vessels built from 2021 onwards) have?
  • Initiatives supporting adoption of LNG as a Marine Fuel
    • The EU LNG development paradigm
  • Will greater regional regulatory uniformity contribute to harnessing new demand?
  • LNG Bunkering Tax Treatments: Which countries are achieving the optimal level?
  • Ship-owners Dilemma: What will ship-owners do to comply:
    • Scrubbers
    • Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil
    • LNG
12:15

Networking Lunch


Hosted by

  • Nauticor

13:30

3: Marine End User Case Study Panel – Insights from the Innovators


Speakers

Moderator: David Ledesma - Independent Consultant - South-Court LtdModerator: David LedesmaIndependent ConsultantSouth-Court Ltd
Morten Larsen - Chief Technical Officer - Fjord LineMorten LarsenChief Technical OfficerFjord Line
Costas Protopapas - Managing Director - Arista ShippingCostas ProtopapasManaging DirectorArista Shipping
Robert Venema - Operational Manager - Containerships Robert VenemaOperational ManagerContainerships
Margus Kaasik - Board Member - Eesti GaasMargus KaasikBoard MemberEesti Gaas
Matt Jackson - Vice President - LNG Business Development - Crowley LNGMatt JacksonVice President - LNG Business DevelopmentCrowley LNG

  • Are we seeing a shift in mind set from the upper echelons of management within end users companies in relation to low carbonisation in spite of cost?
  • How did the decision to invest in LNG as a fuel come about for your company?
  • What more can be done to reduce investment costs for incorporating LNG as a fuel for your maritime fleet?
  • How long until you will see a ROI on the investment made to invest in LNG fuelled vessels?
  • What are the alternatives to LNG as a marine fuel and how might these compliment your fleets’ diversity?

 

14:45

Networking Coffee Break


15:15

4: Technologies, Best Practices & Ensuring the Highest Standards of Safety


Speakers

Moderator: Captain Walter P. Purio - CEO - LNG Marine Fuel InstituteModerator: Captain Walter P. PurioCEOLNG Marine Fuel Institute
Lars Sall - Head of Group LNG - Kosan CrisplantLars SallHead of Group LNGKosan Crisplant
Julien Bec - Vice President - LNG as Fuel - GTTJulien BecVice President - LNG as FuelGTT
Michael Schaap - Commercial Director- Marine - Titan LNGMichael SchaapCommercial Director- MarineTitan LNG
Nicholas Morris - Commercial Manager - National Grid - Grain LNGNicholas MorrisCommercial ManagerNational Grid - Grain LNG

  • Insights into how vessels are actually bunkered and standards of safety that must be adhered to
  • Case studies on LNG transfers from:
    • Ship to ship
    • Terminal to ship
    • Truck to ship
  • How can logistical costs relating to small-scale LNG be reduced?
  • LNG infrastructure development to support small scale LNG growth

 

16:45

5: CWC LNG Fuels Networking Roundtables


Speakers

Steve Esau - General Manager - SEA/LNGSteve EsauGeneral ManagerSEA/LNG
Michael Schaap - Commercial Director- Marine - Titan LNGMichael SchaapCommercial Director- MarineTitan LNG
Stefaan Adriaens - Commercial Manager - Gate terminal B.V.Stefaan AdriaensCommercial ManagerGate terminal B.V.

A unique opportunity to make new contacts and have your say on key issues affecting the LNG Fuels industry

Discussion topics to include:

  • Roundtable 1: Regulations- Discussing the impact of the IMO 0.5% sulphur cap decision

Roundtable Leader: Steve Esau, General Manager, SEA\LNG

 

  • Roundtable 2: What more can be done by the EU and national governments to support the growth of using LNG as a fuel?

 

  • Roundtable 3: Alternative Fuels: What are the ‘competitors’ to LNG as a fuel and how attractive are they?

Roundtable Leader: Michael Schaap, Commercial Director - Marine, Titan LNG

 

  • Roundtable 4: What are the major hurdles preventing the adoption of LNG as a land fuel?

 

  • Roundtable 5: How can you reduce overall logistics costs across the value chain of your operations?

Roundtable Leader: Stefaan Adriaens, Commercial Manager, Gate terminal B.V.

 

18:30

Networking Drinks Reception


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