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MARE FORUM and orecoal
present:

BLUE SHIPPING
S U M M I T   2 0 1 1

Innovations and Interpretations
of sustainable shipping


Monday 6 June 2011
Divani Apollon Palace

Athens - Greece



New rules and restrictions on air emissions from ships are fast approaching. Whoever is first to adapt successfully to a new MARPOL regime will be the one to win most of future business. The new regulations will change the competitive environment in the maritime industry. Bigger companies have an advantage over small companies because they have access to more capital to invest in the new technologies. Will the costs of operating more sustainably and using cleaner LNG or low sulphur fuels, solar, wind or other alternative energies be passed on to the consumers? Will it be subsidised? Or will shipping companies have to take the strain?


Who leads in environmental innovation for shipping? North America, Scandinavia, the EU or China? Who will assume leadership in the field of environmental technologies that will have a profound impact on the maritime industry? The Chinese have the resources, capital, and manpower to be the first to produce
at competitive prices, sustainable and widely available range of environmentally friendly technologies to comply with the new IMO air emission regulations. Shipping companies that are flexible and able to quickly adjust to the regulations and are committed to the protection of the environment, believe in sustainability and innovation will prove to be most successful in the future. But they need to be ready, with the knowledge and the capital, to invest in the right technology.


This conference is a challenge and opportunity for all the players in the maritime industry chain to come together and decide the future of one of the biggest changes to the shipping world. They have to give priority to environmental protection and support initiatives that promote environmental responsibility and innovation.


At the 1st Blue Shipping Summit leading policy makers, politicians, shipowners, shipbuilders, marine equipment manufacturers, financers, investors, charterers, ship brokers, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, journalists, and other members of the international maritime chain will meet in order to learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent environmental themes which are of vital importance to the future of the maritime industry.


This will take place in an open stimulated and free flowing ambiance, with open and informal discussions which are the hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Athens,

 

 

The Speakers and Discussion Panelists

 

Nicky Pappadakis

Chairman, INTERCARGO and Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co. Ltd
 

Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos

Founder, Tsakos Group
 

Ioannis Diamantidis

Minister of Maritime Affairs, Greece
 

George Gratsos

President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece

 

Roxana Lesovici
Policy Officer DG MOVE, European Commission

 

Capt. Costas Liadis
President,
Carras (Hellas) S.A.
 

Harilaos Psaraftis

Professor, National Technical University of Athens

 

Quanhua Wang

General Manager, COSCO Nantong Ocean Ship Equipment Co


Jannis Kostoulas

Managing Director, Mare Forum
 

Karen Kokabi

Managing Director, Orecoal & Blueship
 

Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register

 

Helena Athoussaki

CEO, Carbon Positive

 

Andreas Chrysostomou
Head of Policy,
Multilateral affairs and Standards, Department of Merchant shipping, Republic of Cyprus

Chairman, Marine Environment Protection Committee, IMO

 

Prokopis Karnesis

President, European Navigation Inc.

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c

Spyros Capralos
President and CEO of Star Bulk Carriers Corp.


Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping


Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides

Chairman Eugenides Group

 

Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)

President North Star Maritime

 

Kirsi Tikka

Vice President Global Technology and Business Development, ABS


Rene Fich Jespersen
General Manager, Aalborg Industries

Aksel Skjervheim
Head of Fuel Markets,
GASNOR

 

George Mantalos

Technical Director, Starbulk

 

George Tsavliris

Principal, Tsavliris Salvage

 

Speed Kim

Managing Director SK Shipping

 

Leonidas Polemis

President, Blue Sea / Remi Maritime

 

George Gourdomichalis

President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime

 

Nicholas Varvates

President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA

 

Luiz Motta
Director Technology & Business Development
Europe Division, ABS

 

David Peel

European Manager, RIGHTSHIP

 

Jan Fransen

Managing Director, Green Award


Stefano Bertilone
General Manager Europe, RINA Marine division

 

Dr. Pierre C. Sames
Senior Vice President Strategic Research and Development
Germanischer Lloyd SE

 

Leonardo Sonzio 

Director Environmental Services Wärtsilä Services

 

Peter Toombs

CEO, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada

 

Fabian Juers
SkySails GmbH & Co. KG
 

Capt. Stephen Bligh
Director & Head Maritime Advisory Services UK,
DNV Region UK

 

Dean Tseretopoulos

CEO, Triple Tee International

 

John Su

Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services Inc.

 

George Xiradakis

Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.

 

Gust Biesbroeck

Managing Director Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank

 

Bernd Mamerow
Managing Director,
JOWA Germany GmbH

Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A

 

Rudolf Wettstein

Director Marketing & Application Development

Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd


 

 

   

Sunday 5 June

19:00   Registration
 
19:30        WELCOME DINNER      hosted by
 
   
   

Monday 6 June
08:00   Registration
 
09:00   Opening and welcome

Conference Chairman
Nicky Pappadakis
Chairman, INTERCARGO and
Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
  


The Organisers
Karen Kokabi
Managing Director, Orecoal & Blueship
and
Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum
.

Ioannis Diamantidis
Minister of Maritime Affairs, Greece

George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece

KEYNOTE
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
 
     Session 1

The Foundation of the environmental regulations and Adaptation of the shipping and maritime Industry
 
     
   
  • How can policy makers and shipping market forces create synergy towards a sustainable industry?
  • How can we harmonise the international shipping community for a more sustainable shipping and operations?
  • What are the goals set by the regulators and what will that cost and return be?
  • What are the realities of enforcements and consequences facing the ship owners if they do not comply to these rules and regulations?
  • Can creating incentives such as subsidies help shipping companies make the switch workable?
  • How feasible are the goals set by regulators are and what are the long term implications of these regulations for the maritime industry?
  • Which countries are entering and which are leading the environmental market? Are they setting the standards and prices for environmental shipping market?
09:50    session Chairman:
Kirsi Tikka
Vice President
Global Technology and Business Development, ABS

 
10:00   Roxana Lesovici
Policy Officer DG MOVE, European Commission

 
10:10   Andreas Chrysostomou
Head of Policy,
Multilateral affairs and Standards, Department of Merchant shipping
Republic of Cyprus

Chairman, Marine Environment Protection Committee, IMO
 
10:20   "2012: The integration of sulphur & CO2 regulations within the shipping industry"
Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive
 
10:30    Rear Admiral Robert C. North (USCG Ret.)
President North Star Maritime
 
10:40   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:
 
   
  • How can we create synergy between the market forces for reasonable and effective regulation?
     
  • What is the current market reaction to the new regulations? Are they already factored into prices and decisions of the shipping industry?
     
  • Could market reactions and  shipowners' expectations ahead of the regulation enforcement have a direct effect on the freight rates for charterers and owners?
     
  • What is the Cost vs. Return of timely compliance?

Conference Discussion panelists:
Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group
Prokopis Karnesis
President, European Navigation Inc.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Quanhua Wang
General Manager
COSCO Nantong Ocean Ship Equipment Co
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Fabian Juers
SkySails GmbH & Co. KG

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Spyros Capralos
President and CEO of Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Capt. Costas Liadis
President,
Carras (Hellas) S.A.
George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage

Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development
SK Shipping Greece
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime
Nicholas Varvates
President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A  
and more.....

 

11:40   Break
 
     Session 2

The Shipping innovations market in motion
A panorama of inventions, incentives and technologies for sustainable shipping, and ports.
 
     
   
  • Who are the major stakeholders in the environmental industry and what they are working on today?
  • Is there news from the world of clean indexes?
  • Examine how feasible the goals set by regulators are and what are the long term implications of these regulations for the shipping industry
  • Port facilities: challenges to accommodate new technologies
    session chairman
George Gourdomichalis
President and Managing Director, G Bros Maritime
 
12:00   Zabi Bazari
Manager, Ship Energy Services, Lloyd’s Register

 
12:10   David Peel
European Manager, RIGHTSHIP
 
12:20   Jan Fransen
Managing Director – Green Award
 
12:30   Dr. Pierre C. Sames
Senior Vice President Strategic Research and Development
Germanischer Lloyd SE

 
12:40   How far can technology shape the ships of the
future?
Luiz Motta
Director Technology & Business Development
Europe Division, ABS

 
12:50  

Wärtsilä Environmental Strategies and Technologies

Leonardo Sonzio
Director Environmental Services
Wärtsilä Services
     
13:00   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:

 
   
  • How can we transform international policies into real business opportunities for the shipping industry?
     
  • What are the most efficient ways to maximise operations while maintaining clean seas and keeping costs down?
     
  • Is harmonization needed for all launched clean indexes?
     
  • What are the challenges the shipping industry faces in the process of adopting these new technologies?
     
  • Why has the shipping industry remained behind other industries on environmental innovations?
     
  • Can climate change actions revitalise the shipping industries?
     
  • Is the environment becoming a commodity?

Conference Discussion panelists:
Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group
Prokopis Karnesis
President, European Navigation Inc.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Quanhua Wang
General Manager
COSCO Nantong Ocean Ship Equipment Co
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive

Fabian Juers
SkySails GmbH & Co. KG

Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Spyros Capralos
President and CEO of Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping
Capt. Costas Liadis
President,
Carras (Hellas) S.A.
George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development
SK Shipping Greece
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime
Nicholas Varvates
President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A  
and more.....

 

13:45   Lunch hosted by

The Marshall Islands Registry and COSCO

  
 
     Session 3

Innovations on Air Emission Solutions technologies
Same goals – different approaches

Investing and financing the blue shipping future
 
     
   
  • What are the best fitting air emissions environmental technologies and the cost and return associated with any of these technologies?
  • When will these technologies be available?
  • Is natural gas propulsion, nuclear, wind or solar the next big thing?
  • Or will we continue using HFO with the addition of scrubbers to clean our emissions?
  • Investing and financing the blue shipping future: Different opportunities of financing new technologies. Understanding the risk associated with financing environmental technologies and hedging these investments.
14:50
 
  session chairmen
Stefano Bertilone
General Manager Europe, RINA Marine division
 
15:00   Peter Toombs
CEO, Marine Exhaust Solutions, Inc. Canada
 
15:10   Aksel Skjervheim
Head of Fuel Markets,
GASNOR
 
15:20   Wärtsilä Air Emission Solutions 
Rudolf Wettstein

Director Marketing & Application Development

Wärtsilä Switzerland Ltd
 

15:30  

Capt. Stephen Bligh

Director & Head Maritime Advisory Services UK,
DNV Region UK

 
15:40   Reduced Air emissions through reduced fuel consumption
Rene Fich Jespersen
General Manager, Aalborg Industries
 
15:50   Bernd Mamerow
Managing Director,
JOWA Germany GmbH
 
16:00   Break
 
16:20   Leonidas Polemis
Managing Director Blue sea / Remi Maritime
 
16:30   Gust Biesbroeck
Managing Director Transportation, ABN AMRO Bank
 
     
16:40   Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants on the following themes:

 
   
  • What are best technological innovations on air emissions in the market to buy / implement now?
     
  • What are the challenges the shipping industry face in the process of adopting these new technologies?
     
  • How can we make sure that the technology the shipping company will invest in today will not be obsolete tomorrow?
     
  • Do bankers and capital providers understand sustainable shipping and investments on environment?
     
  • How much capital is available from major banks for the investments in environmental segment of the maritime industry?
     
  • How profitable do banks see these investments?
     
  • What are some of the safest initial investments into the new environmentally sustainable technologies and innovations?

Conference Discussion panelists:
Capt. Panagiotis Tsakos
Founder, Tsakos Group
Prokopis Karnesis
President, European Navigation Inc.
Leonidas Dimitriades Eugenides
Chairman Eugenides Group
Apostolos Poulovassilis
Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd's Register
Harris Vafias
President & CEO StealthGas In
c
Capt. Costas Liadis
President,
Carras (Hellas) S.A.
Quanhua Wang
General Manager
COSCO Nantong Ocean Ship Equipment Co

Spyros Capralos
President and CEO of Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
Helena Athoussaki
CEO, Carbon Positive

Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO, Paragon Shipping

Fabian Juers
SkySails GmbH & Co. KG

George Mantalos
Technical Director, Starbulk
George Tsavliris
Principal, Tsavliris Salvage
Speed Kim
Representative & Project Development
SK Shipping Greece
Dean Tseretopoulos
CEO, Triple Tee International
John Su
Managing Director, Keen Maritime Services
Leonidas Polemis
President, Blue Sea/Remi Maritime
Nicholas Varvates
President, NAFTOTRADE Shipping and Commercial SA
George Xiradakis
Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd.
George Gratsos
President, Chamber of Shipping, Greece
Harilaos Psaraftis
Professor, National Technical University of Athens
Kosmas Mazarakis
Managing Director, WEM Lines S.A
and more.....
 

     
     Session 4

Concluding Session – Agenda for action
 
     
17:30   General Discussion with all speakers, discussion panellists and all participants
     
18:00    Drinks
 
20:30   Party dinner  hosted by
 
   

 

at the "Island – Main Club Restaurant"

Limanakia , Vouliagmeni

http://www.islandclubrestaurant.gr/


 

     
     

 

 


 

 



 


 

INFORMATION
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