- salvaging the environment - 

Analyzing the future of Regulations, Implementations and Global Environmental Issues. EMERGENCY RESPONSE and SALVORS the Present and Future in light of Developments and Demands of the Market Capitalizing on Opportunities in Today’s Shipping Market and their Environmental Challenges The Future of Green Technologies and Innovative Trends Finance and Investments

Monday 6 June 2016

Hilton Hotel

Athens – Greece

Following the very successful past forums, MARE FORUM and BLUESHIP present the 6th Blue Shipping Summit 2016 which will be held at the Hilton hotel Athens on Monday morning 6 June – in the time frame of the Posidonia exhibition.
The summit is gathering leading policy makers, politicians, shipowners, shipbuilders, marine equipment manufacturers, financiers, investors, charters, ship brokers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, journalists, and other members of the international maritime community in order to learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent environmental themes and regulations, which are of vital importance to the maritime industry right now and the years ahead.
High level session chairmen, speakers, session panelists, discussion panelists and audience will contribute to a day packed with knowledge transfer, exchange of visions, experience and stimulating discussions. The openly approach of this type of Mare Forum conferences produces a wonderful environment for brainstorming, sharing and improving knowledge and intelligence.
 Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens
(as of 21 May)
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Chairman, INTERMEPA and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
George Gratsos President, HELMEPA
Christine Berg  Head of Unit Maritime Safety DG MOVE, European Commission
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus of Intercargo and Chairman Emeritus of Malta International Shipowners Association and Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co
Chris Wiernicki Chairman, IACS
Nicholas Brown Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register
George  Xiradakis Founder and CEO of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd. and President of International Propeller Club – Port of Piraeus
Katharina Stanzel Managing Director, INTERTANKO
Apostolos Poulovassilis  COO, Eletson Corporation
Kostas Vlachos COO, Consolidated Marine Management
Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp
Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
Alex Halavins General Manager, V.Ships Cyprus
Andrea Cogliolo Deputy General Manager Marine, RINA
Dimitris Koukas  Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk
Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Warwick Norman Chief Executive Officer, Rightship
Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Group
Clay Maitland Founding Chairman, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)
Stefano Bertilone General Manager Greece, Middle East & Africa Region, RINA
Greg Evans Executive Director, Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association (to be confirmed)
RADM Robert C. North (Ret. USCG) President, Northstar Maritime
Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
Francesco Fuselli  Managing Director, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
Robert Lorenz Meyer Chairman, Ernst Russ GmbH & Co.KG / Past President, BIMCO
Yannis Triphyllis Executive Committee Member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
Panagiotis Mitrou Marine Technology & Innovation Manager, Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Office
Connie Roozen Partner, C&B Moore
Spyridon Zolotas Greece & Cyprus Country Area Manager, RINA
Aymard Jimenez Granda Partner, PEGASUS – Lawyers & Consultants
Harilaos Petrakakos Director – Senior Consultant, P&P Marine Consultants Inc
Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Representative
Carleen Lyden-Kluss Co-Founder/ Executive Director, NAMEPA
Dean Tseretopoulos Director, QACE
Stefanos Chatzinikolaou Piraeus Innovation, Research & Development Manager, RINA
Helena Athoussaki  Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC
Marcello Pica President, Marine Partners
Frank Coles  CEO, Transas
John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
Manos Sofronis Director, SSL Insurance Brokers
Ioannis Iakovou Manager MMS & Marine Client Training, Lloyd’s Register
more to confirm…  stay tuned!
08:00 Registration

Opening and welcome

09:00
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA & Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group and Conference Chairman
  • Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
  • Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
  • George Gratsos Past President, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping; Keynote speaker

session 1:

Setting the Scene – Analyzing the future of Regulations, Implementations and Global Environmental Issues EMERGENCY RESPONSE and SALVORS The present and Future in light of Developments and Demands of the Market

09:30
  • George Tsavliris Chairman, INTERMEPA and Principal, Tsavliris Salvage, Session Chairman
09:35
  • Speakers and session panelists:
  • Christine Berg Head of Unit Maritime Safety DG MOVE, European Commission
  • Arthur Bowring Managing Director, Hong Kong Shipowners’ Association
  • Nicholas Brown Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register
  • Katharina Stanzel Managing Director, INTERTANKO
  • Clay Maitland Founding Chairman, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)
  • Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus, Intercargo and Chairman Emeritus, Malta International Shipowners’ Association
  • Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
  • Chris Wiernicki Chairman, IACS
  • RADM Robert C. North (Ret. USCG) President, Northstar Maritime
  • Greg Evans Executive Director – Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
  • Panama Maritime Authority Representative
  • Panos Zachariadis Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.
  • Aymard Jimenez Granda Partner, PEGASUS – Lawyers & Consultants
  • Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Representative
  • Discussion between the speakers, discussion, conference panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • What has been achieved – What has to be done

  • Is the IMO loosing it’s grip on the Maritime Industry?

  • What went wrong with the response to the Paris agreement?

  • Is Modern Regulation an Industry Driven, or  a Knee-Jerk Reaction to Isolated Incidents and Bad Advices?

  • A Shakespearian Plot: “First – let’s kill all the lawyers” *

    …and

  • What are the environmental policies of the future?
  • Is shipping being left behind in the race for green solutions? -
  • What new developments do we have regarding the environmental regulations?
  • What is the impact of these regulations for the Maritime Industry?
  • What more can the Maritime Industry do to better protect the environment?
  • Alternatives solution to the current policies ANNEX V & VI
  • What are the last developments of IMO and EU regarding the environmental regulations?
  • Who will pay for all this?
  • What’s the role of Flag states and green shipping future
  • How feasible are the goals set by regulators and what are the long-term implications of these regulations for the maritime industry?
  • Can our regulators find a right balance between market realities and sustainability?
  • What’s going on with the ECA’s Emmision controlled areas?
  • Where are the next ECA’s and are there any incentives?
  • Has the industry managed to calculate the cost of the comparative advantage of environmental Technology?
  • Should an optional EU register be made available?
  • What conditions and incentives could be contemplated for such a register?
  • Should an “EU coastguard service” be set up? What might be its aim and functions?
  • * https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_VI,_Part_2
          • Conference Discussion Panelists:
          • Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Stefanos Chatzinikolaou R&D / Innovation Hub and Training Center Responsible
          • Yannis Triphyllis Board Member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
          • Helena Athoussaki Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC
          • Carleen Lyden-Kluss CoFounder/ Executive Director, NAMEPA
          • John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Dean Tseretopoulos Director, QACE
          • Manos Sofronis Director, SSL Insurance Brokers
          • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
          • John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk
11:00 Break

session 2:

Capitalizing on Opportunities in Today’s Shipping Market and their Environmental Challenges

The market of Green Energy and sustainable shipping and future shipping trends
11:20
  • Philip Embiricos Past President, BIMCO and Session chairman:
11:30
  • Speakers and session panelists:
  • Leo Drollas Former Director and Chief Economist, Centre for Global Energy Studies, UK
  • Nicolai Hansteen Head of Corp. Development, Lorentzen & Stemoco
  • Warwick Norman Chief Executive Officer, Rightship
  • Panagiotis Mitrou Marine Technology & Innovation Manager, Lloyd’s Register Piraeus Office
  • Clay Maitland Founding Chairman, North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA)
  • Phrixos Papachristidis Chief Executive Officer, Hellespont Group
  • John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
  • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
  • George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk S.A.
  • Marcello Pica President, Marine Partners, Monaco
  • Faidon Tomazos (to be confirmed) Managing Director, Cass Technava Maritime
Discussion between the speakers, discussion, conference panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Are there opportunities in going green?

  • What are the benefits to Shipping companies who embrace environmental technologies?

  • Do we even need all these environmental fuel saving technologies with the price of fuel being so low for the past 2 years?

    …and

  • What’s going on with the emmision trading schemes?
  • With LNG quickly spreading around the world should it be the only fuel the Maritime Industry uses?
  • What factors determine ordering an eco ship when they are not as eco friendly as some older ships?
  • In today’s depressed shipping market do these regulations even make sense, due to the high cost of implementing them?
  • How profitable can the environmental business be?
  • How do we make profits, stay environmentally conscious, and most importantly relevant and attractive to charterers?
  • What circumstances will make a shipowner reconsider changing or modifying his existing fleet?
  • Will fuel efficient ships be more attractive to charterers as opposed to conventional ships not causing implications for scrapping and price of scrap?

          • Conference Discussion Panelists:
          • Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Stefanos Chatzinikolaou R&D / Innovation Hub and Training Center Responsible
          • Yannis Triphyllis Board Member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
          • Helena Athoussaki Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC
          • Carleen Lyden-Kluss CoFounder/ Executive Director, NAMEPA
          • John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Dean Tseretopoulos Director, QACE
          • Manos Sofronis Director, SSL Insurance Brokers
          • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
          • John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbuck

session 3:

The Future of Green Technologies and Innovative Trends Finance and Investments

Air Emissions, Ballast water management, Future ships, unmanned ships, Big Data, Ongoing Trends in Shipping Innovations – Investments and Finance
12:40
  • George Xiradakis Founder and CEO, XRTC Business Consultants Ltd &  President, International Propeller Club – Port of Piraeus and Session Chairman
12:50
  • Speakers and session panelists:
  • Apostolos Poulovassilis COO, Eletson Corporation
  • Kostas Vlachos COO, Consolidated Marine Management
  • Frank Coles CEO, TRANSAS
  • Andrea Cogliolo Deputy General Manager Marine, RINA
  • Ioannis Iakovou Manager MMS & Marine Client Training, Lloyd’s Register
  • Connie Roozen Tax Adviser, C&B Moore
  • Representative, Rolls Royce (to be confirmed)
  • Fabrizio Vettosi Managing Director, Venice Shipping and Logistics SpA, Investment & Advisory
  • Janos Koenig Managing Director, Eurofin International Ltd.
  • Harilaos Petrakakos Ursus Maritime Capital LLC
  • Alex Halavins General Manager, V.Ships Limited
  • Francesco Fuselli Managing Director, Banchero-Costa & Co. SpA
  • Robert Lorenz Meyer Chairman, Ernst Russ GmbH & Co.KG / Past President, BIMCO
  • Stefano Bertilone General Manager, Greece, Middle East & Africa RINA Group
  • more session panelists to be announced 
Discussion between the speakers, discussion, conference panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • What is the future of green shipping and the shipping innovative trends?

  • Investments and Finance: Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go, or Collect $ 200.000 – What will you do?

    and…

  • How do we, as an industry, effectively manage our energy consumption, which is such a big part of our operating costs?
  • What new technologies are available on the market today?
  • Who is currently testing and implementing the new technologies?
  • What is the optimal design of the sustainable ship?
  • How much different is it  from the ships mostly in operation today?
  • What is the cost analysis of retrofitting different technologies?
  • Using different fuels, benefits and disadvantages
  • What are the most suitable technologies for different shipowners?
  • Where should we build your future ships?
  • What is the role of LNG in today’s market and what will it be in the future?
  • What are the safety concerns for handling LNG?
  • Will LNG be the fuel of the future, and how soon is the future coming?
  • Will eco-ships create a two tier market?
  • What can the financial industry do to better support and offer incentives for shipowners going eco?
  • What factors determine how we will choose what scrubber or water ballast treatment system we will use?
  • Analyzing the water ballast system and what makes it a good one?
  • What factors determine ordering an eco ship when they are not as eco friendly as some older ships?
  • How can we effectively address the problem of alien species being transported around the world in ships’ ballast waters? How serious is the issue? Are there any new ways of successfully treating the ballast water system at a low cost?
  • Prospects of ships without crew onboard; new technology of a “ghost ship” and how close to reality is it?
  • How much room for improvement does the current ship allow?
          • Conference Discussion Panelists:
          • Akis Tsirigakis  Founder & CEO, Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp.
          • Stefanos Chatzinikolaou R&D / Innovation Hub and Training Center Responsible
          • Yannis Triphyllis Board Member, Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
          • Helena Athoussaki Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC
          • Carleen Lyden-Kluss CoFounder/ Executive Director, NAMEPA
          • John Tzoannos Former Secretary General, Ministry of Mercantile Marine
          • Spyridon Zolotas Area Manager Greece & Cyprus, RINA
          • Dean Tseretopoulos Director, QACE
          • Manos Sofronis Director, SSL Insurance Brokers
          • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
          • John Su Managing Partner & CEO, Erasmus Shipinvest B.V.
          • George Mantalos Technical Manager, Starbulk

14:20

Lunch hosted by TSAVLIRIS

tsavliris

For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com