Sunday 26 June 2022

Time: 17:00 – 19:00 / Dress: Smart casual attire
Relax and unwind after your travels with a welcome cocktail while reuniting with friends. Take this opportunity to register in advance and discuss the week ahead.

Available to sponsor


Registration and morning tea and coffee served in the foyer



IHMA President’s Welcome

Capt Yoss Leclerc, President, IHMA


Host’s Official Welcome

YBhg. Datuk Chong Sin Woon, Chairman, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia


IMO Keynote Address

Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, IMO


Ministerial Keynote Address

YB Datuk Seri Ir. Dr. Wee Ka Siong, Minister of Transport, Ministry of Transport, Malaysia


Official Exhibition Opening and Tour of the Exhibition by the VIP Group followed by morning refreshments



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)


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

Dato’ Azman Shah Mohd Yusof, Chief Executive Officer, Northport (Malaysia) Bhd, Malaysia


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
Capt Michael Magee, Group Harbour Master, RAK Ports, UAE and Brendan Curtis, General Manager Business Development, OMC International, Australia


Bintulu Port Group Case Study: Update on the Smart Digital Green Port (SDGP) Blueprint

Zuraidah binti Mohd Rais, Health, Safety & Environment Manager, Bintulu Port Authority, Malaysia


The tug of the future: Safer and greener

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


Electric propulsion for hybrid tugs

Green solutions as the electrification of tugs and future fuels

Siebe Cieraad, Design & Proposal Engineer – Tugs, Damen Shipyards, The Netherlands


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


Lunch and networking within the exhibition


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



IALA Keynote

Francis Zachariae, Secretary-General, International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)


Monitoring and managing aids to navigation in the digital world

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


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


Afternoon refreshments and networking within the exhibition



Education for autonomous vessels

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

Share your views on this subject by participating in a short survey


Port supplied routes & passage plans

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


How ports will save the planet

  • Improved information sharing among port actors
  • Standardized information sharing – a must for MASS
  • Enabling and Requesting Just-in-Time arrivals
    – help the maritime world save up to 20% on fuel costs and emissions
    – while not jeopardizing port and terminal optimization

Fredrik Karlsson, Innovation Coordinator, Swedish Maritime Administration, Sweden


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


End of Day One

EVENING | Welcome Reception


Morning tea and coffee within the exhibition


Opening from the Chair



Westports’ digitisation journey

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


Keynote | PTP Digitalisation and sustainable practices

  • PTP’s digital transformation and sustainable practise continues at an ever-increasing pace, driven through advances in port technology aligned in providing the best-in-class service for its customers. The model consistently focusses on intelligent data systems, transparency, sustainability, open innovation, big data, artificial intelligence, blockchain, efficiency, and automation.
  • PTP’s program on digital transformation and sustainable practises create a value proposition that gives us a competitive edge. With extensive ecosystem on specialized systems and applications, covering our Operations Management, Business Management, Safety and Security, Sustainability and Environment, Trade and Transportation Management (Trade lens (Blockchain) and Terminal Activity Reconciliation (Blockchain), Terminal Gate Automation, PTP’s investment for expansion

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


Digital Ports: How smart can they get?

Capt Claus Krummrey, Maritime Solutions Consultant, FREQUENTIS AG, Austria
David Yeo, Founder and Group CEO, Innovez One, Singapore


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


Morning tea and networking within the exhibition



Strategies to increase capacity and efficiency: Learnings from International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI)

Prema Bhautoo, Head, Digital Port Services, DHI-Seaport OPX


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

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


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

Kris English, Chief Innovation Officer, Wartsila Voyage, Canada


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


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


Lunch and networking within the exhibition



Harbour Master case study: Dublin Port’s safety leadership journey

  • The role of collaboration and resilience in safety leadership culture change
  • Developing stakeholder relationships to allow learning, sharing and alignment of standards

Capt Michael McKenna, Harbour Master, Dublin Port Company, Ireland


Technology and the human factor in ports

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


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 well

Capt Adam Parsons, Director Marine Operations and Harbour Master, Port of Halifax, Canada
Richard Jonker, Director Business Development, Maritime Traffic Management Surveillance, Saab Technologies, The Netherlands


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


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


Afternoon refreshments and networking within the exhibition



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)

Bas van Son, Product Director, Royal Haskoning DHV, The Netherlands
Ilse van den Bosch, Maritime Engineer & Project Manager, Royal Haskoning DHV, Vietnam


Advanced mooring solutions for tropical ports subject to extreme weather events

Nick Labrosse, Sales & Marketing Director – Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, Trelleborg Group, Australia
Tim Womersley, Development Team Lead, SeaPort OPX, Australia


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


End of Day Two


The exhibition showcases the latest technological developments and innovation from industry suppliers and celebrates commercial collaboration. This is a fantastic opportunity to network with leading commercial suppliers, colleagues and associates in an informal atmosphere amongst the incredible exhibition stands.
Available to sponsor

17:15 – 19:15
Exhibition Hall, IHMA Congress 2022, Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Dress: Smart casual attire

IHMA & PIANC WORKSHOP: Reducing Mooring Failures & Improving Safety at Berth


Workshop Registration


FREE INTERACTIVE Industry Workshop session

Chaired by DHI technical specialists, the workshop will commence with an overview of mooring theory including the mechanics of mooring arrangements, wave-vessel interactions, the effects of larger ships and the increasing severity of weather events. This will be followed by a discussion of how a physics-based understanding can be used to manage risks in this area with practical examples from across the world. To collectively share ideas and processes, the audience will be invited to discuss the challenges and solutions currently used to help reduce risks in their ports. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to view the latest mooring technology by visiting the 2022 IHMA Congress Exhibition.


Morning tea and coffee within the exhibition


Workshop conclusion


Opening from the Chair



PIANC Keynote

Francisco Esteban Lefler, President, PIANC, Belgium


Nautical Institute Keynote | The future maritime skillset is required yesterday

Capt Ricky Rouse, Chair, Automation Technical Advisory Group (ATAG), Nautical Institute


Technology and the human factor in ports

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


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


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


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


Morning refreshments and networking within the exhibition




Welcome from WISTA Malaysia

Reshma Yousuf, Founder and CEO, CLLB (Centre for Logistics Leadership in Business) and President, WISTA Malaysia


WISTA Keynote | What needs to be done for gender equality

Sanjam Gupta, Founder, Maritime SheEO, Director, Sitara Shipping and Representative, WISTA


Maritime education and training for a sustainable maritime industry

Dr Izyan Munirah Mohd Zaideen, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia


Professional standards: Update on the Chartered Master Mariner Scheme

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


Creating career pathways with Industry partnerships

David Taylor, Head of Curriculum, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy


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


Lunch and networking within the exhibition



COVID-19 & Seafarer Matters: Challenges & lessons learnt

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


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 and needs

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


Maritime Labour Convention: A Bill of Rights for Seafarers?

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


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


Launch of 2024 Congress


Close of 2022 Congress

18:30 – 22:30


The Gala Dinner & Awards is the perfect setting to celebrate the Congress and industry’s achievements. The evening will comprise of pre-dinner drinks, a 3-course dinner & beverages with local performances and entertainment.
Available to sponsor

18:30 – 22:30
Grand Ballroom, St Regis Hot

The IHMA 2022 Congress Partners’ Program provides a warm welcome to Kuala Lumpur. It will take you on a journey that highlights the local attractions and explores local art, crafts, cultures and cuisines. The program includes a daily touring itinerary, local meals, air-conditioned transportation, fully guided tours by a professional local guide as well as the evening social functions of Congress. Just pack some comfortable shoes and clothing and your curiosity!

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR: 0900 hours –1500 hours

Discover Kuala Lumpur’s urban paradise on this exciting half-day city tour, visiting the tallest skyscrapers and iconic monuments. Highlights include visiting:

  • Home to the Petronas Twin Towers, it is a shopping paradise with some of Southeast Asia’s largest shopping malls, housing the world’s top brands, and street markets selling one-of-a-kind items. Head to the world-famous Petronas Towers, for a glimpse at the structures, once claimed as the world’s tallest buildings, and stop to take a photo in front of the towers.
  • Chinatown – the original commercial heart of Old Kuala Lumpur
  • Central Market – probably the biggest and best place in Kuala Lumpur to shop for handicrafts, gifts and souvenirs
  • KL Tower – the 7th tallest telecommunications tower in the world with a height of 421m, with a very impressive Observation Deck to give you excellent views of Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding regions.

COUNTRYSIDE TOUR: 0900 hours –1500 hours

Today will be the opportunity to escape the city and immerse yourself in heart of Malaysia’s rich living heritage with some hands-on experience in the culture of Malaysia.

Highlights include visiting:

  • Taking its name from the Malay word ‘batu’ meaning ‘rock, Batu Caves – a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples in Gombak, Selangor. The hill was originally known as Kapal Tanggang from the legend of Si Tanggang.
  • Experience the history and innovation of Royal Selangor’s pewter manufacturing at the Royal Selangor Visitor Center. Craft your own pewter dish at the fun and educational ‘School of Hard Knocks’ workshop in Kuala Lumpur!
  • A batik painting workshop experience that will let you get to know the history of Batik and learn how to create beautiful designs.

EXCLUSIVE COOKING CLASS: 0800 hours –1430 hours

In a fitting ensemble where modern innovation meets classic heritage, LaZat Cooking Class sits in one of Malaysia’s most iconic historical buildings. Learn and laugh in a modern facility against a backdrop of a well-preserved British colonial building.

The tour will include:

  • A stroll along a morning local wet market tour
  • A hands-on cooking class and tour of the edible garden
  • The opportunity to test your cooking by enjoying lunch

** NB: The Partners’ Program will need to reach a minimum number of attendees to proceed.

The Partners Program cost of USD $650 includes:

  • All transportation, meals, entrance fees and gratuities for the 3 day tourist itinerary
  • A place at all official social functions including – the Welcome Cocktail (Sunday 26 June), the Welcome Reception (Monday 27 June); Exhibition Networking Drinks (Tuesday 28 June); Gala Dinner (Wednesday 29 June)
  • Attendance to the technical site tour on Day 4 (Thursday 30 June)
Thursday 30 June 2022

Technical Site Tour

Time: 09:00-16:00 / Dress: Smart Casual Attire, including closed shoes

Departing and returning to the Hilton, the tour will include lunch and guided visits to Northport and Westport. Malaysia is a leading maritime nation in the region with 90% of its trade being seaborne. Port Klang, located along the Straits of Malacca, is among the Top 20 container ports in the world.

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