14 March 2012, Wednesday
Conference Theatre, Level 1
Asian Shipping: Coping with Turbulent Waters
1130 - 1300
The maritime industry had a bad year in 2011 and the weak economic environment stemming largely from the eurozone debt crisis and sluggish growth in the United States will continue to weigh heavily on the minds of business leaders and governments in Asia and beyond as we enter 2012. Spending patterns of consumers have changed especially in the US and Europe with a decline in trade is hitting every sector of the global economy. Shipping is no exception.
Is the global shipping downturn even worse than after the2008-09 financial crisis? How challenging will 2012 and beyond be? Higher fuel prices, reduction in demand for shipping, lower rates and the vessel glut are all impacting earnings. How can the maritime industry weather the storm?
The Asia Pacific Maritime Conference will once again bring to delegates insightful analysis and information to help you chart your way through these turbulent times. The APM Conference on 14 March 2012 in Singapore will have world maritime leaders presenting their views on the future of the industry through two keynote addresses and a panel discussion.
What is to Come for the Shipping Industry? Short and Medium Term Outlook?
1340 - 1500
Join us on the afternoon of the 14th to hear two keynote addresses from experts within the industry. The first presentation is an analysis of the recent trends in international shipping. This includes a consideration of the key drivers behind activity as well as an account of the uncertain economic climate that many ship owners currently face. How has the industry adapted in recent years, and what is required to maintain and improve shipping’s place as a major commercial sector? Do not miss the chance to hear from one of Asia’s leading authorities within the ship owning community.
With any pressure, comes regulatory response, and refinement. The second keynote address will clarify the schedule for change, and aim to inform the industry on reasons behind any planned regulatory implementations. This session will be led by an appropriate authority on the topic who’s express intention will be to prepare the industry for change. By maintaining a strong line of communication, both the ship owners and regulators can move forward together.
1340-1400 What is to Come for the Shipping Industry? Short and Medium Term Outlook
Mehernosh Shroff, CEO & Chief Engineer, Seaworthy Shipping
1400 - 1440 PANEL DISCUSSION
Analysis of the key issues that the shipping industry faces today
What can be understood from the current Asian market?
What assumptions can be made looking at the global market as a whole?
Adonis Violaris, Group Marketing & Head of Communications, Bernhard Schulte
Satnam Singh Kumar, Managing Director, V.Ships
George Horsington, General Manager, Swire Pacific Offshore.
Venkatraman Sheshashayee, Executive Director / Chief Operating Officer, Jaya Holdings Limited
1440-1500 REGULATORY RESPONSE:
Addressing the contributing factors that have led to change
What can the shipping industry expect from the various regulatory bodies in the future?
CEO, Seaworthy Shipping
Ship Financing in Asia
1530 - 1630
Shipping is a very specialized lending activity and it is important to understand the key drivers of shipping investment, the associated risks and the management and control of complex loan and equity structures. Following the drastic reduction of bank loan capacity in Western Europe and the USA for international shipping projects, Banks in S. E Asia, China and the sub-continent will inevitably be asked to step in and fill the funding gap. Join us to hear from industry leader to gain an insight into the availability of alternative sources of funding in the curtailed market and explore current trends and solutions to problem shipping loans.
MBA, INSEAD. BSc & MSc in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (ΕΜΠ).
After working as a Logistics Manager for a multinational company in Greece, Dimitris joined Lamda Shipyards as Deputy Commercial and Technical Director, focusing on account management, drafting quotations and negotiating contracts. He was also a project manager in several ship and yacht repairs. Dimitris has worked in the UK and Singapore and became Seafin’s Managing Director in 2008 successfully expanding the group's shipping finance activities and building an extensive network of contacts across the Asia Pacific region.
Ballast Water Treatment Keynote
1700 - 1800
Ballast Water Treatment has become one of the leading environmental concerns facing the shipping industry. With the IMO Convention nearing ratification and entry into force, owners and builders must begin implementing strategies to deal with the realities of ballast water management systems onboard. With new requirements on an international and regional basis emerging, proper planning and strategies for newbuilds and retrofits is critical. Get information from our renowned keynote speaker on the subject to help you prepare.
Medepalli Srinath, General Manager, Wilhelmsen Ship Management Singapore
A Marine Engineer by profession, working with Wilhelmsen for 28 years. Heading the ship management division in Singapore Mr. Srinath has an MBA with Edinburg, Scotland. Mr. Srinath has vast experience in every aspect of the ship management Industry and also represents Wilhelmsen in technical committee of some Classification societies on invitation.
15 March 2012, Thursday
Conference Theatre, Level 1
Seminar on the Future of Green Ship
1400 - 1700
In partnership with the Danish Marine Group
As a follow up on the successful Green Ship of the Future seminar at APM 2010 the Danish pavilion and APM 2012 offers new information on how to make ship design, shipbuilding and operation more efficient to protect the environment, reduce costs and meet the customers demand for more responsibility.
Market leaders will contribute with their solutions and means to reducing emissions and costs as well as increase efficiency.
Participation is free but registration needed.
Focus on China: Understanding its Dynamic Shipbuilding Industry
1700 - 1800
Understand how China's shipbuilding industry is coping with the global economic slowdown and its strengthening currency.
Where are the bright spots and opportunities and what to expect in an uncertain 2012? Join the discussion on the current and future of China’s dynamic shipbuilding market with a panel of senior executives, moderated by China Ship News.
Zhang Shou Chun, Vice Secretary in general, CCCME
Shi Yong Hong, Vice chairman, CCCME
Wang Jing Lian, vice Secretary in General, CANSI
Zuo Xiao Ming, Vice chairman , Nantong Bureau of Commerce
16 March 2012, Friday
Conference Theatre, Level 1
Environmental issues affecting bunker supply and quality: the Asian Perspective
1000 - 1230
The IMO revised Marpol Annex VI, addressing new surphur limits requirements, has resulted in a rising need for better fuel quality for the whole shipping industry.
Brought to you by Rx and IBIA, this keynote session will provide an ideal opportunity for industry players to gain the latest regulatory update & hear from their peers on fuel supply/quality issues.
An update of IMO’s latest regulations on fuel standards, its future direction and the challenges ahead will be discussed and perspectives from the two key players, namely shipowners and suppliers will be shared. Besides, panelists will examine ISO 8217:2010, the latest edition of fuel quality standards, in greater detail to give the Asian shipping industry a better idea on how to adapt to this new requirement.
Please see here for the Keynote Address Program.
Please see here for the presentation at APM 2012.
Mr Daniel Phua
Phua Cheng Thye, Daniel - Chairman, Executive Committee IBIA Asia Branch (Sept 2011- August 2012)
Daniel is the Managing Director of Potential Inspection Services Pte Ltd. The company is a leading bunker surveying company that is accredited under the Accreditation Scheme for Inspection Bodies administered by the Singapore Accreditation Council (SAC) while Daniel is a certified bunker surveyor licensed by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore.
Daniel has over 20 years of surveying experience across the supply chain of petrochemical and marine fuel delivery. His work covered various aspects, including, attending to crude, petroleum product and bunker tanker discharge/loading works at refineries, terminals and OPL locations; blending operations at terminals and shipboard; ship-to-ship operations for major oil traders at OPL and refinery loading operation/loss control audit for crude oil discharge.
He has also acted as owner’s cargo representative in both quantity and quality assurance assignments. As an appointed Investigator Surveyor for cargo dispute, Daniel assessed the merit of demurrage claim pertaining to delay.
Previously as the Regional Manager of a company based in Taiwan, Daniel had functional responsibility for the business in international sales.
Daniel has been an executive committee member of IBIA Asia Branch since 2008, assuming the vice chair from September 2010 to August 2011. He has also contributed actively in the IBIA Asia Branch Work Group for Bunker Surveying Workforce which was tasked to review and improve on the standard and training quality of bunker surveyors.
Mr Korshaed Alam from Future Ships
Please see here for the presentation by Mr Korshaed Alam at APM 2012.
Mr. Lim Teck Cheng
Mr. Lim Teck Cheng
Chief Executive, Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd
1981 – Mr Lim and his father, founded Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd with 2 oil tankers on time charter with Esso, Singapore.
More than 30 years in the bunkering industry with currently an ownership of 32 tankers.
In Singapore’s bunkering industry, Hong Lam Marine is one of the leading bunker craft owners and operators. Hong Lam Marine is always at the forefront with a modern fleet of tankers equipped with advanced technology due to its resolute commitment to provide better service to their customers. Mr. Lim’s portfolio includes the overall vision for the company, new businesses and new buildings. Mr. Lim is personally involved in the inspection and purchase of re-sale and new buildings (Hong Lam has commissioned and delivered 36 new builds from Japan and China since
August 2001. Mr. Lim is a member of the Technical Committee of Societies Bureau Veritas and Nippon Kaiji Kyokai and Services Committee of Singapore Shipping Association.
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri was a Ship Captain having sailed for 13 years before joining DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) in 1991. He obtained his Master Mariner Certificate from the Australian Maritime College in Tasmania.
He has a Diploma in Shipping and Port Management (Gold medallist) from the University of Delaware, USA, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Henley Management College, UK. He attended a Senior Management Program at the IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2007.
He was the Operations Manager for DNVPS Singapore and managed a team of bunker surveyors in Singapore and the East Asia region. He was also involved in the global development of this service.
Capt. Rahul took over as the Regional Manager for DNVPS Singapore in March 2004 covering all services in the Asia-Pacific region.
He is on the Technical Committee for Bunkering in Singapore which developed the Singapore Standard SS:600 2008 Code of Practice for Bunkering and has presented papers on behalf of the Committee at the Maritime and Port Authority(MPA) Bunker forum in 2010 and 2011.
Capt. Rahul has presented marine fuel management related papers at international Shipping Conferences in Oslo, Singapore, Fujairah, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Ho Chi Minh City and Mumbai.
Mr. Simon Neo Tiau Gee
Mr. Simon Neo Tiau Gee
Education: Master Business Administration
Present Job: Deputy Managing Director
Company: Equatorial Marine Fuels Management Services Pte Ltd
Started in the oil and shipping industry in 1985 as a Supervisor for 2 years in oil terminal
before joining various surveying companies as Senior Surveyor. In 1992 join the
bunkering industry and was involved in the operations, sales and marketing, trading of
bunkers fuels and as purchaser of bunker fuels for an international shipping firm.
1992 to 1995 Olrich Pte Ltd, Marketing Executive
1995 to 2003 Ignition Point, Deputy General Manager
2003 to 2008 Wilhelmsen Premier Marine Fuels, General Manager
2009 to Present Equatorial Marine Fuels, Deputy Managing Director
Member Of the following Committee,
Spring Singapore, Technical Committee (Bunkering)
SSA Services Committee
SSA Bunkering Sub Committee
SIBCOM Steering Committee
Mass Flow Meter Work Group
Please see here for the presentation by Mr Simon Neo at APM 2012.
Acting Chief Executive, International Bunker Industry Associations
Trevor Harrison was called to the Bar over 30 years ago and now practises as a maritime arbitrator, mediator and legal consultant with particular expertise in bunkering. He was previously Principal Legal Advisor to leading bunker fuel supplier Tramp Oil & Marine. Earlier career experience included practice at the English Bar, working for a P&I club and a firm of marine consultants.
As well as arbitrating and mediating, he speaks regularly on maritime matters and dispute resolution, particularly in respect of bunkering. He wrote the module on the Sale and Purchase of Bunkers for the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certificate in Practical Bunker Management and is Course Director for the LMA Certificate in Marine Claims.
He is a director of IBIA, a member of the Baltic Exchange, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), a supporting member of the LMAA, a CEDR accredited mediator and on the Baltic ExchangeLMAA Mediator Panel. He was largely responsible for devising IBIA’s "Rapid Resolution" fixedcost mediation and arbitration schemes.
He is a member of IBIA’s delegation to IMO’s BLG and MEPC committees and has been closely involved in the revision of the MARPOL Annex VI regulations and other issues relevant to the bunker.
Please see here for presentation by Mr Trevor at APM 2012.