APM Conference: Tanker Focus

APM Conference: Tanker Focus

15 Mar 2018, 11:30 - 12:30

Hall A, Level 1, APM Conference Theatre

APM Tanker Market Outlook

APM brings together key players within the tanker market to forge the way forward and to find that glimmer of hope to keep pushing on.

  • How has Asian fleets survived the flurry of new builds that entered the market in 2017?
  • How are Asian buyers coping with the current outlook and what can we expect in 2018?
  • Sailing through the industry’s 5Cs – Consolidations, Competitions, Contracts, Completions and Capital Flows?
  • What are the formulas that tankers are using to lift fleet performance, meeting compliance requirements and lowering operating costs over the next 12 months?
  • How the human element has evolved and how are we coping with this in 2018?


  • Capt. Michael Elwert


    Chief Executive Officer, Singapore


    Effective 1. April 2016 Capt. Michael P. Elwert is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Elektrans Group. Born in 1967, Michael P. Elwert has...

  • Arjun Nagesh


    Regional Director, APAC

    Q88 LLC

    Arjun joined Q88 LLC in 2014 and serves as Q88’s Regional Director, APAC. Based in Singapore, Arjun is responsible for business development and the...

  • Gernot Ruppelt


    Chief Commercial Officer

    Ardmore Shipping Corporation

    Gernot has extensive commercial and management experience in the maritime industry.  In charge of Ardmore’s commercial activities since joining as...

  • Rachel Sebborn


    Executive Director

    Marine Hull (Asia)

    Rachel has 18 years of P&I experience in both broking and underwriting. Rachel’s career at Willis Towers Watson started in 1999 and was punctuated by...

  • Sharifuddin Al-Manaf


    CEO; Chairman

    Orkim Sdn Bhd; Tanker Committee of Malaysia Shipowner’s Association (MASA)

    Sharifuddin Al-Manaf began his career at Shell Malaysia in 1994. He started as an Executive of Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QSHE) in...

  • Tim Wilkins


    Environmental Director & Regional Manager Asia-Pacific


    Tim Wilkins manages INTERTANKO’s Asia representative office in Singapore. He is also responsible for the Association’s major issues in the region, as...

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