Conference
ShipInsight’s 2020 conference will look at some of the significant choices facing shipping executives such as controlling costs, carbon emissions and communication technologies, while adopting digitalisation, drones and 3D printing. ShipInsight’s twin themes of regulation and technology will influence these decisions and this conference will help steer a course towards profitable solutions.
Wednesday 26th February 2020

08:30 - 09:30
Registration

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome to day one

Setting the agenda

Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


10:00 - 11:15
2020 sulphur cap & fuel choices

With an opportunity to review how the first few months of low-sulphur fuelling is working out, is it too early to say whether it is a success or an unfolding horror story?


11:15 - 11:45
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


11:45 - 13:00
Coatings, corrosion and hull efficiency

Where the hull meets the water is the prime interface that every efficiency initiative has to cross. What is the best approach to balancing cost and benefit of these crucial technologies?


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

Lunch and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


14:00 - 15:15
Ballast water treatment

Are the teething troubles over and what will ‘experience building' show?


15:15 - 15:45
Keynote speaker

TBC


15:45 - 16:15
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


16:15 - 17:30
Cutting carbon in shipping

The IMO has set ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions but with shipping a long-term business, are new technologies arriving quickly enough to meet them?


17:30 - 17:45
Closing remarks

17:45 - 19:30
Drinks reception

Thursday 27th February 2020

08:30 - 09:30
Registration

09:30 - 10:00
Welcome to day two

Setting the agenda

Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


10:00 - 11:15
Communications

Communications will be at the heart of future shipping technology and regulation: remote monitoring for management and enforcement; linked equipment through an Internet of Things; broadband communications for crew welfare: what new technologies are needed and what will be the implications for the industry?


11:15 - 11:45
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


11:45 - 13:00
Navigating towards the future

Some believe that shipping has become too dependent on GPS, but how do the alternatives match up? Will the EU’s Galileo be an alternative and what effect will the UK’s post-Brexit withdrawal from that project mean? Should we be concerned about cyber security of navigation systems and who should manage maritime traffic?


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

Lunch and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


14:00 - 15:15
Digitalisation and artificial intelligence

Does shipping need tools such as AI and Blockchain or will our existing technologies remain valid? Where will we find the skills to develop these new concepts and apply them to shipping?


15:15 - 15:45
Keynote speaker

TBC


15:45 - 16:15
Break

Coffees and refreshments will be served in the adjacent networking area.


16:15 - 17:30
New Technology

Drones, 3D printing and more: are these new technologies becoming essential survival tools? And what is the report card looking like for wind-assistance devices such as rotor sails and kites? Are other unconventional propulsion systems on the horizon?


17:30 - 17:40
Closing remarks
Speakers

Paul Gunton, Technical Editor, ShipInsight


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