Agenda

Sunday 26 June 2022

17:00 – 19:00     Pre-Congress Registration

8:00

Registration and morning tea and coffee

OFFICIAL OPENING

9:00

IHMA President’s Welcome

Capt Yoss Leclerc, President, IHMA

9:10

Host’s Official Welcome

Port Klang Authority, Malaysia

9:20

Ministerial Keynote Address

9:50

IMO Keynote Address

Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO

10:20

Official Exhibition Opening and Morning Coffee

SUSTAINABILITY

11:00

Keynote Address: Sustainable capacity building and port development to meet future growth demand: Port Klang’s perspective

  • Port Klang is taking on port development of existing terminals and future port terminals is to look at how to harmonize the roles and functions of ports with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • The main concepts in capacity building at Port Klang incorporates the principals of sustainable development and greenport ideologies into port development in the areas of physical infrastructure, equipment and port technology and operations
  • The paper will touch on Port Klang’s sustainable port development strategies and the phases of implementation

Capt K. Subramaniam, General Manager, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia & President, International Association of Ports & Harbours (IAPH)

11:30

Northport’s journey towards becoming a safer, greener, smarter and better port

Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, CEO, Northport, Malaysia

12:00

Enhancing port efficiency through technology: A CO2 emissions reduction case study

  • Implementation of port optimisation software at Saqr Port
  • An analysis of the benefits in terms of emissions reductions

Brendan Curtis, General Manager Business Development, OMC International, Australia

12:30

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

12:40

Lunch and networking within the exhibition

14:00

Industry Keynote | The Next Wave: Green corridors

With the headline-grabbing Next Wave Report in 2021 together with the Energy Transitions Commission and McKinsey & Co, the Global Maritime Forum founded the concept of Green Shipping Corridors to shift the industry to a more pragmatic focus on decarbonising carbon-heavy trade lanes. What are these corridors, who needs to action what and how can ports help to make them happen?

Jesse Fahnestock, Head, Research and Analysis, Global Maritime Forum

14:25

The tug of the future: Safer and greener

James Hyslop, Director, Project Development, Robert Allan, Canada

14:50

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

15:00

Afternoon refreshments and networking within the exhibition

NAVIGATION

15:35

Monitoring and managing aids to navigation in the digital world

Malcolm Nicholson, Global Product Manager – Marine, Sealite, Australia

16:00

Ship-in-channel intelligence using rapid-deploy inertial devices for enhanced under-keel clearance management

  • Outlines a new strategy to enhance port safety and efficiency by collecting vessel-specific intelligence
  • The new strategy relies on improved accessibility and ergonomics for pilots to collect vessel motion measurement data
  • The intelligence collected is primarily used to enhance under-keel clearance management but will also have other uses

Gregory Hibbert, Research Manager and Senior Engineer, OMC International, Australia and Brendan Curtis, General Manager Business Development, OMC International, Australia

16:25

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

16:35

End of Day One

EVENING | Welcome Reception

8:30

Morning tea and coffee

9:00

Opening from the Chair

DIGITISATION

9:10

Westports’ digitisation journey

Eddie Lee Mun Tat, Chief Executive Officer, Westports Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

9:35

Digitalisation case study (title tbc)

Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia

10:00

Digital Ports: How smart can they get?

Capt Claus Krummrey, Maritime Solutions Consultant, FREQUENTIS AG, Austria

10:25

The future of port digitalisation and port decarbonisation: Case studies of the Port of Montrose and CalMac Ferries

10:50

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

11:00

Morning tea and networking within the exhibition

PORT MANAGEMENT & OPERATIONS

11:30

How to develop a new, safe and smart port in a developing country

Mario Rodrigues, Manager Marine Operations, Porto do Açu, Brazil

11:55

Port call optimization using slot management and smart ship movements sequence model

Kris English, Chief Innovation Officer, PortLink, Canada

12:30

Harbour Master request for guidance

  • Minimum content in line with IMO
  • Standards in line with IHO
  • Guidance from authorized body

Capt Ben van Scherpenzeel, Project Officer IHMA, Chairman International Taskforce Port Call Optimization

12:55

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

13:05

Lunch and networking within the exhibition

SAFETY

14:05

Managing the human side of digital change: A case study on the Port of Halifax and Saab port management system project

  • The presentation will be a review of the Port of Halifax’s port management system implementation project from the perspective of the human side of digital change
  • We will discuss how technology planning is only half of the equation and suggest that the human side of the strategy needs just as much attention to ensure success
  • The goal is of course to ensure real value is realized and the change is not only transformational but sustainable and inspirational as wel.

Capt Adam Parsons, Director Marine Operations and Harbour Master, Port of Halifax, Canada
Pavel Skournik, Managing Director, Saab Technologies, Canada

MOORING

14:30

Smart Mooring: Predictive technology for the ship-shore interface

  • Increasing insight for port control when allowing vessels at berth
  • Improving safety of moored vessel operations
  • Making optimum use of port data (historic, real time & predictive)

14:55

Advanced mooring solutions for tropical ports subject to extreme weather events

Mauricio Gonzalez, Sales Manager, Automated Mooring Systems, Trelleborg Group, Australia
Tim Womersley, Development Team Lead, SeaPort OPX, Australia

15:20

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

15:30

Afternoon refreshments and networking within the exhibition

MASS – AUTONOMY

16:00

Education for autonomous vessels

Nick Bonser, Winner, 2020 IHMA Young Maritime Professionals Pitching Competition and Autonomous Maritime Instructor, AMC Search, Australia

16:25

Port supplied routes & passage plans

Capt Ricky Rouse, Deputy President, Australasian Marine Pilots Institute, Australia

16:50

How ports will save the planet

Fredrik Karlsson, Innovation Coordinator, Swedish Maritime Administration, Sweden

17:15

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

17:25

End of Day Two

EVENING | Exhibition Networking Drinks

8:30

Morning tea and coffee

9:00

Opening from the Chair

TECHNOLOGY

9:10

Technology and the human factor in ports

Capt Myron Fernandes, Harbour Master, Port Authority of New South Wales, Australia

9:35

Managing the port airspace as a regular port operation? 

  • The Port of Rotterdam is preparing its airspace and procedures for the rising volume of drone traffic
  • Unmanned traffic management systems enable drone operators to offer their services safely to the ports’ clients
  • Investigative role of the Rotterdam Port Authority on how to organise and control the low altitude airspace in the port for safety and efficiency
  • The role of the Port Authority in low-level airspace and the impact of offering unmanned traffic management on the port authority organisation

Ingrid Römers, Senior Advisor, Port of Rotterdam Authority, The Netherlands

10:00

PASSport: Drones to support port operations

  • The need to improve safety and security in port areas
  • PASSPort solution based on a fleet of aerial (tethered, fixed wings, rotary wings, autonomous and self-charging) and underwater drones
  • Case studies from Kolobrzeg, Ravenna, Hamburg, Le Havre and Valencia ports

Marco Nisi, Head of Integrated Space Based Solution, Sistematica S.p.A., Italy

10:25

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

10:35

Morning refreshments and networking within the exhibition

10:50

IHMA OGM

SEAFARERS & WELLBEING

11:40

COVID-19 & Seafarer Matters: Challenges & lessons learnt

Dato’ Baharin bin Dato’ Abdul Hamid, Marine Department Malaysia

12:05

Feasibility study for the creation of a Seafarers’ Centre

  • Research findings and background information for the creation of a Seafarers’ Center in St Johns
  • Wellbeing
  • Challenges
  • Needs

Morgane Sheppard, Graduate Student, Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

12:30

Maritime Labour Convention: A Bill of Rights for Seafarers?

Capt Ritesh Chawla, Manager Coastal Operations, Rio Tinto, Australia

12:55

Professional standards: Update on the Chartered Master Mariner Scheme

Capt Gary Wilson, Head of Marine, Associated British Ports (ABP) United Kingdom

13:10

Ask the experts | Your chance to ask questions from the floor

13:20

Lunch and networking within the exhibition

14:20

Young Maritime Professionals Pitching Competition

15:00

Launch of 2024 Congress

15:20

Close of 2022 Congress

EVENING | Gala Dinner
Thursday 30 June 2022

Technical Site Tour