Europort Masterclass ‘Optimizing efficiency of short sea operations’

Date:                      Thursday 7 November
Time:                      10:00 – 13:30 (incl. network lunch)
Category:            Short sea shipping

Introduction

Dry cargo, tankers, container ships and RO-RO vessels. The European short sea fleet consists of around 4.800 ships essential for the transport of freight within Europe. In order to comply with regulations and to stay competitive in the future, optimization is vital. Innovations that reduce costs and optimize the capacity of vessels. Digitalization opens a world of new opportunities in doing just that.

Why should I attend?

During this Europort Masterclass you will learn from short sea industry experts about their vision on short sea operations in the future. What innovations are needed to optimize the efficiency of short sea operations? And how will digitalization help the industry in this process? During the network lunch you will have the opportunity to interact with these experts and other attendees.

Who should attend?

Representatives of short sea shipping companies, shipyards and suppliers.

Such as fleet managers, superintendents, sustainability managers, operational managers, naval architects, project managers, surveyors, purchasers and representatives of banks / insurance companies.

Programme

Time Title Speaker
10:00

 

10:15

 

Reception

 

10:15

 

10:25

 

Introduction by chairman

 

Mr. Pieter Boersma
Business director
TNO
10:25

 

10:50

 

The future of sea traffic management

 

Mr. Ulf Siwe
Communications Officer
Swedish Maritime Administration
10:50

 

11:10

 

The vessel train, a new concept for short sea transport

 

Dr. Edwin van Hassel
Senior researcher at the Faculty of Transport and Regional economics
Antwerp University
11:10

 

11:30

 

Saving fuel by increasing the efficiency of the vessel propulsion system

 

Mr. Luuk Hijlkema
Account Manager Marine Business and Services
Wärtsilä
11:30

 

11:50

 

From shore support to unmanned shipping, a business perspective

 

Mr. Harm Mulder
Fleet Manager
JR Shipping /Seazip Offshore Service
11:50

 

12:20

 

Discussion

 

12:20

 

12:30

 

Closing / Final remarks

 

12:30

 

13:30

 

Network lunch

 

Programme

              
Pieter Boersma                    Ulf Siwe                                         Edwin van Hassel                             Harm Mulder

Location

The Europort Masterclasses are jointly organized by Rotterdam Ahoy and Netherlands Maritime Technology and take place in Rotterdam Ahoy (Address: Ahoyweg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam).  You will find the Europort Masterclass Theatre located in Hall 6.

Registration

Attendance costs per Masterclass are € 125, – (excl. VAT).

If you register for all four Masterclasses a special all-in fee of € 375, – (excl. VAT) applies.

Full time students will be able to apply for a discounted fee of € 25, – (excl. VAT) per Masterclass. The cost of attendance includes entrance to the exhibition and a network reception or lunch.

Registering for the Masterclasses is part of the Europort 2019 registration procedure, during which you will be asked if you are interested in attending the Europort Masterclasses. This enables you to register directly online at the same time as registering to attend Europort 2019. Click here to register now!