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CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Conference Programme

08:30

Registration and refreshments

10:00
Welcome by


Clive Woodbridge
Editor, The Maritime Standard

10:05
Inaugural Address by


Trevor Pereira
Managing Director, The Maritime Standard

10:10
Keynote Address


H.E. Eng. Ahmed Mohammed Shareef Ali Al Khoori,
Director General,
FTA

Capt. Abdulkareem Al Masabi,
CEO,
ADNOC Logistics and Services

Mr. Shehab Al Rahma,
Manager- Oil Terminal,
DP World

10:50
Session 1: Tanker trades – assessing the longer-term picture in the new normal

  • Unexpected shocks – what lessons can be learned from the impact of coronavirus on tanker shipping?
  • What will be the primary effects of Covid-19 on global tanker shipping and trades in the short, medium, and long term
  • How have the chemical trades been impacted and what does the future hold?
  • Climate change actions – what will be the impact on tanker shipping of global governmental environment initiatives?
  • Do opportunities for growth and development in the Middle East and Subcontinent region’s tanker trades still exist in the 2020s?
  • “All about politics” – are trade wars and sanctions a permanent reality for tanker owners and operators?
  • Seafarer issues – how is tanker shipping responding?

Session chair:



Clive Woodbridge, Editor, The Maritime Standard

Speakers:


Mr. Ali Shehab
CEO,
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Mrs. H.K. Joshi
Chairperson & MD,
The Shipping Corporation of India

Mr. Khamis Juma Buamim
Chairman,
KBI- UAE

Mr. Khalid Alhammad
Director Fleet Management,
Bahri Ship Management

Mr. Ibrahim Al Nadhairi
Acting CEO,
Oman Shipping Company & Oman Drydocks Company

Mr. Petros Doukas
Mayor,
Sparta

Mr. Jesper Kjaedegaard
Senior Advisor- Board Member,
Marcura Group

Mr. Chris Peters
CEO,
Emirates Ship Investment Company LLC

12:30

Panel Discussion/ Q&A Session

12:45

Lunch

13:45
Session 2: Creating support structures and services to support long term market growth and development

  • How can Big Data and digitalisation drive improved tanker market development?
  • Enhancing oil terminal handling and storage to keep pace with evolving requirements
  • Bunker requirements in the 2020s – what next steps are needed?
  • The role of the OSV sector in supporting tanker shipping
  • Developing smart ship management and chartering services
  • Maritime training and education – investing in human capital
  • The role of maritime law services
  • Are retrofit services the pathway to environmental compliance
  • Integrating tanker shipping with wider logistics services

Session chair:


Mr. Jesper Kjaedegaard, Senior Advisor- Board Member, Marcura Group

Speakers:


Capt. Mohamed Al Ali
Senior Vice President, Ship Management
ADNOC Logistics & Services

Mr. Fazel A. Fazelbhoy
CEO,
Synoff Synergy Offshore FZ LLE

Mr. Hans-Christian Mordhorst
COO,
Marcura Group

Mr. Andrew Baird
Partner,
WFW

15:15

Panel discussion/ Q&A Session

15:30

Refreshment Break

15:45
Session 3 – Embracing technical, legal and regulatory challenges:

  • Scrubbers – will impact of oil price crash be permanent or temporary
  • Can drones and other new digital technology permanently change tanker inspections?
  • The ship repair and drydocking needs of the future.
  • Designing and building green tankers
  • How has digitalisation been accelerated in tanker shipping post-pandemic
  • Developing alternative fuels and propulsion systems for the tankers of the future
  • Ensuring tanker safety in the post pandemic era
  • The evolving role of ship agency.
  • IMO 2030 – the regulatory compliance challenges ahead

Session chair:


Ms. Vanessa Welch, Senior Manager, Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre

Speakers:

Mr. Julian Panter
VP, Business Development,
International Maritime Industries

Mr. Pawan Sahni
Business Development Director Middle East & Africa,
DNV GL

Mr. Rashid Issa Rishi Al Heddi
Group Managing Director,
Seamaster Maritime LLC

Mr. Nijoe Joseph
Partner,
Stephenson Harwood

Mr. Roger Harfouch
Regional Director – M.E,
Turkey & Africa, Marlink Communications FZ-LLC

Capt. Zarir Irani
Managing Director,
Constellation Marine Services

17:00
Panel Discussion/ Q&A Session

17:30
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