logo #LNGFuels 14-16 May 2019

Programme: Day 1


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Chair’s Welcome & Opening Remarks


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


Session 1: Opening Keynote Panel – What more can be done from a Collaborative Standpoint to Accelerate the Adoption of LNG as a Marine Fuel?


Moderator: David Ledesma - Independent Consultant - South-Court LtdModerator: David LedesmaIndependent ConsultantSouth-Court Ltd
Lauran Wetemans - General Manager, Downstream LNG - Gas to Transport - Shell InternationalLauran WetemansGeneral Manager, Downstream LNG - Gas to TransportShell International
Tom Strang - Senior Vice President - Maritime Affairs - Carnival CorporationTom StrangSenior Vice President - Maritime AffairsCarnival Corporation
Masamichi Morooka - President & CEO - Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port CorporationMasamichi MorookaPresident & CEOYokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation

  • What more can be done to drive and shape this industry for years to come?
  • What are the main drivers for LNG adoption in the current energy price environment?
  • Innovative subsidy models: What are the best practices for subsidising the adoption of cleaner fuels?
  • Striving for low carbonisation: How big a role does thought-leadership and mind-set change have in the initial investment phase?
  • Is a lack of uniformity impacting the speed of adoption and what measures can be put in place to harness standardisation?

Questions & Answers


Networking Coffee Break


Session 2: Marine Regulations: How is the Industry Going to Ensure Compliance?


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
Julien Bec - Vice President - LNG as Fuel - GTTJulien BecVice President - LNG as FuelGTT
Gianpaolo Benedetti - Senior Technical Advisor - Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)Gianpaolo BenedettiSenior Technical AdvisorSociety for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF)
Stefaan Adriaens - Commercial Manager - Gate terminal B.V.Stefaan AdriaensCommercial ManagerGate terminal B.V.

  • With the IMO 2020 sulphur cap deadline now looming- how confident is the industry in being fully compliant?
  • Is there more that can be done by governments with regards to subsidies for LNG investment?
  • Has the availability of IMO 2020 compliant fuel been properly addressed?
  • What more can be done to create greater regulatory uniformity between countries and ensure the foundations for this sector are in place for years to come?
  • Incentives and Subsidies spotlight: What are the most effective ways of promoting the adoption of alternative fuels?
    • France
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Germany
  • What are individual states doing to create public awareness on LNG as a fuel?

Questions & Answers


Networking Lunch

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


Moderator: David Ledesma - Independent Consultant - South-Court LtdModerator: David LedesmaIndependent ConsultantSouth-Court Ltd
Morten Larsen - Project Director - Fjord Line GroupMorten LarsenProject DirectorFjord Line Group
Gerd Wessels - Managing Owner - Wessels ReedereiGerd WesselsManaging OwnerWessels Reederei
Pasi Moisio - Head of LNG Business Unit - AS Eesti GaasPasi MoisioHead of LNG Business UnitAS Eesti Gaas
Captain Wolfgang Hintzsche - Marine Director - German Shipowners' Association (VDR)Captain Wolfgang HintzscheMarine DirectorGerman Shipowners' Association (VDR)

  • What is the tipping point in striving for low carbonisation in spite of cost?
  • Assessing the current economic viability of investing in LNG as a ship-owner
  • Retrofit case study: Challenges and considerations for the installation of scrubber technology
  • How much new business has an investment in alternative fuels brought to your business?
  • What more can be done to reduce both cost and risk associated with investment in new build LNG vessels?
  • What are the alternatives to LNG as a marine fuel and how might these compliment your fleets’ diversity?
  • What are ship-owners doing to comply with the IMO 2020 and what is the rationale:
    • Scrubbers
    • Ultra-Low Sulphur Fuel Oil
    • LNG
  • How are pricing models being used for LNG as a marine fuel and is further incentivisation needed for ship-owners?

Questions & Answers


Networking Coffee Break


Session 4: Technological Innovation and Safety: Driving Efficiency through Innovation


Moderator: Captain Walter P. Purio - CEO - LNG Marine Fuel InstituteModerator: Captain Walter P. PurioCEOLNG Marine Fuel Institute
Frej Olsen - Business Development Manager | KC LNG - Kosan Crisplant a/sFrej OlsenBusiness Development Manager | KC LNGKosan Crisplant a/s
Paul Ocholla - Commercial Advisor - Break Bulk LNG - National Grid Grain LNG Importation TerminalPaul OchollaCommercial Advisor - Break Bulk LNGNational Grid Grain LNG Importation Terminal
Roger Göthberg - Business Development Manager Marine - SkangassRoger GöthbergBusiness Development Manager MarineSkangass
Niels den Nijs - CEO - Titan LNGNiels den NijsCEOTitan LNG

  • Where can greater levels of innovation be implemented to promote the case for LNG as a bunker fuel?
  • Technology v Regulations: How can increased technological offerings assist with regulatory compliance?
  • Insights into how vessels are actually bunkered and standards of safety that must be adhered to
  • What more can be done to bring down logistical costs relating LNG as a marine fuel?
  • Are we satisfied that enough infrastructure is now in place, and focus should be firmly focussed toward generating demand?

Questions & Answers


Session 5: CWC LNG Fuels Networking Roundtables

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: Discussing the impending IMO 0.5% sulphur cap compliance date and adherence strategies

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

Roundtable 4: What are the ‘competitors’ to LNG as a fuel and how attractive are they?

Moderator: Stefaan Adriaens, Commercial Manager, Gate terminal B.V.


Networking Drinks Reception

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