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Friday, May 26, 2017

Tanker Forum, 26 May

Details have now been firmed up for the forum day at this year's Annual Tanker event in Houston. The schedule is as follows - keep an eye on the INTERTANKO website for updates. You can also download a copy of the schedule here. 

 

Technical day of four sessions aimed at the Technical, Operational and Chartering Managers

 

           Forum sponsor: Thome Ship Management

 

0800 – 0930hrs      Breakfast and Registration

         

0930 – 1100hrs      Chemical Tankers Forum

   Efficiency in Chemical Tanker Operations – Focus on Houston

   Port Scheduling/ Tankcleaning/ Reception Facilties

   Safety of Navigation and Traffic Management/ Admin Issues - Inspections/ COC exams

 

Forum Chairman

Capt. Per Tyrsted Jørgensen, Vice President, Operations, Team Tankers and Chairman, INTERTANKO Chemical Tanker Committee

 

Panellists

  • Capt. Kevin D. Oditt, Captain of the Port, Commander USCG Sector Houston-Galveston
  • Capt. Bill Diehl, President, Greater Houston Port Bureau
  • Svend Foyn Bruun, VP, Operation, Odfjell

 

1100 – 1130hrs      Coffee Break

         

1130 – 1300hrs      Vetting Forum

   Vetting – The Importance of Getting It Right

   Joint Safety Initiative with OCIMF

   Terminal Vetting Issues

 

Forum Chairman

Alan Johnson, Area Marine Representative, Middle East, NYK Line and Chairman, INTERTANKO Vetting Committee

 

Panellists

  • Ajay Gour, Senior Manager, Chemicals and Vetting, INTERTANKO
  • Capt. Howard Snaith, General Manager, CDI
  • Capt. Andrew Smiley, Vice President – Shipping, Koch Supply & Trading

 

1300 – 1400hrs      Lunch

         

1400 – 1530hrs      Ballast Water Management Forum

 

Update on IMO Developments

By Tim Wilkins, INTERTANKO Environment Director

 

Update on US Developments

By Joe Angelo, INTERTANKO Director of Regulatory Affairs

 

Review of USCG Type Approved Ballast Systems

By Debra Dicianna, Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions

 

Capt. Jennifer Williams, Director of Inspections and Compliance, US Coast Guard, will provide the US perspective on these issues.

 

1530 – 1600hrs      Coffee Break

         

1600 - 1730hrs       Air Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Forum

 

Planning for Compliance with 0.50% Sulphur Content Fuel Oil

By Gil-Yong Han, INTERTANKO Senior Technical Manager

 

Bunkering in Houston in 2020: Availability and Quality

By Javier Brito, Unity Bunkering, Inc.

 

Update on IMO Data Collection System and EU MRV Regulation

By Dragos Rauta, INTERTANKO Technical Director

 

Capt. Jennifer Williams, Director of Inspections and Compliance, US Coast Guard, will provide the US perspective on these issues.

         

1730hrs       End of Forum