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When

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EEST
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Where

Metropolitan Hotel 
385 Syngrou Ave
175 64
Athens 175 64
Greece
 

 
Driving Directions 
6th Tanker Operator Athens
Focussing on our people (am)
Improving environmental performance (pm)

Metropolitan Hotel, Athens,  May 3, 2017

Presentations and videos available for download - see links within the agenda below

 

For our 6th Tanker Operator Athens conference in May 2017, we'll discuss how we, as managers, has a morning session looking at how we maintain our focus on people, both at sea and in the office. The afternoon session will look at how companies are improving enviornmental performance, particularly on fuel consumption.


Morning session - focussing in our people

We are continually creating new procedures, often with good reason, such as when OCIMF issued new mooring advice. But we are also aware that too many procedures has the effect of driving away people's humanity - or willingness to make common sense judgement, which is very dangerous.

Getting this balance right takes continued effort. How can we make sure we maintain our focus on it? We will also look at TMSA3, the new version of OCIMF's Tanker Management Self Assessment programme

Afternoon session - improving environmental performance, particularly on fuel consumption

It is one thing to invest in systems to gather, share and record data about fuel consumption - torsionmeters, mass flowmeters, power meters - but another to use this data to help drive changes in performance. How do you get crew to take more interest in what the information is telling them? How do you spot poor performance quickly enough to advise how performance might be improved, before the crew responsible have left the vessel? How do you make sure the systems you developed actually work?

AGENDA  

MORNING SESSION - FOCUSSING ON OUR PEOPLE

Chairman: Martin Shaw, Managing Director, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions

9.15 Introduction to the conference - Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping

 

 


9.30 - Martin Shaw, Managing Director, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions
Getting the balance right 

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- Over the last twenty years, the tanker industry has relied heavily on process to meet the requirements of regulators and charterers.   Releasing the ‘human contribution’ requires more than just human element training it needs a shift in the underlying processes that the company has created.

10.00 Panos A. Kourkountis, Technical director, Andriaki Shipping
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The human factor in shipping: Competence in competition
- Various bodies have different ideas and standards when they talk about "competence" - every flag sets its own safe manning and nationality requirements, the oil majors have the TMSA, the "time in rank" and the Matrix requirements
- Shipping companies compete to create or poach “competent” people while in the offices often people with completely different background (ex-seafarers and university graduates) compete for the same position
- great variations on how competence is defined and how much it is remunerated (training cost, salaries)
- Methods and strategies which ship management companies use to meet oil company requirements on qualifications and experience of shipboard and office staff 

10.30 Break

11.00 Theophanis Theophanous, managing director, Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement Greece
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Reducing paperwork
- The challenges to be faced and the advantages to be gained by revising administration and embracing computer and mobile technology

11.30 Ioannis Makris, technical director,  Angelakos Hellas SA
Fleet Management and Organisational Structure of a Shipping Company meeting the new TMSA requirements

12.00 DImitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping
how technology might or might not change things in shipping
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12.30 Panel discussion
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1.00 Lunch


AFTERNOON SESSION - IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF TANKERS

It is one thing to invest in systems to gather, share and record data about fuel consumption - torsionmeters, mass flowmeters, power meters - but another to use this data to help drive changes in performance. How do you get crew to take more interest in what the information is telling them? How do you spot poor performance quickly enough to advise how performance might be improved, before the crew responsible have left the vessel? How do you make sure the systems you developed actually work?


2.00 Jakob Buus Petersen, founder, Vessel Performance Solutions (Copenhagen) -

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A performance management project developed with J Lauritzen and Torm (Copenhagen)


2.30 Frank Paleokrassas, corporate manager fleet performance, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

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Ship Performance Monitoring: Ship Management Challenges


3.00 Discussion - also with Theofano Somaripa, systems analyst, TMS Tankers

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View chairman's summary of the day

3.45 Close

Speaker biographies

 

Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

An experienced and knowledgeable shipping professional with in depth experience of the offshore shipping and tanker shipping industry. Knowledge of tanker operations, offshore operations, ship vetting and marine assurance.

Specialises in marine management consulting, marine operations management consulting, project and change management as well as providing general advice to shipowners, consultants, oil companies and private equity companies on energy shipping related issues.  He chairs the IMarEST Human Element Working Group

Formerly VP technical, VP HSSE,  and regional director EMEA, fleet manager and vetting manager  with BP Shipping after starting his career as an engineer officer.   He has an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer



Jakob  Buus  Petersen

Born in 1963, educated as a Naval Architect with a PhD degree and with more than 26 years of experience in the maritime industry. Main competences include project management, people management, large software developments, technical sales, ship hydrodynamics, ship design as well as advanced mathematical modelling of ships and offshore structures.

His career have shown that he is able to translate complex R&D solutions into practical tools and decision support. Due to his passion for ships and a background in ship hydrodynamics the main results have been obtained in this field. During his time with a major international ship operator he has obtained a unique knowledge of optimizing the operation of larger fleets, including fuel optimization, operational optimization and ship design

Ioannis Makris

Ioannis Makris holds MSc Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, having graduated National Technical University of Athens and University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

He has 20 years of experience, working in technical departments of well established leading shipping companies such as Maran Tankers, General Maritime, Delta Tankers, Top Tankers and Petrochem General Management. He has been actively involved in setting up or restructuring technical departments in compliance with TMSA requirements in most of above companies where he served as technical superintendent engineer, Fleet Manager, being in charge for the overall performance of the fleet, or Technical Manager, being in charge for the technical, marine, safety and procurement departments.

Currently he works for Angelakos Hellas SA as Technical Manager, operating a fleet of eleven (11) bulk carrier vessels PanaMax, UltraMax and Kamsarmax.

Theofano Somaripa

Theofano Somaripa is a M.Sc. Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, having graduated from the Greenwich University, with specialization in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics.

She joined TMS Tankers LTD, as Systems Analyst in Operations Department in 2014, working on commercial research, performance, energy and development.

Before joining TMS Tankers LTD, Theofano worked for 5 years for Cyprus Sealines as R&D and Planning Manager and 3 years for Minerva Marine Inc. as PMS Support Engineer.

Since 2013, she is a BOD member of Ammitec

Frank Paleokrassas

Frank started his career in Athens, working for two established ship owners. In 2009 he joined Bernhard Schulte’s ship-owning arm in Hamburg, where was involved in the supervision of the fleet’s operation, as well as several newbuilding projects and in-service retrofits . In early 2016 Frank moved back to Athens and joined BSM’s corporate management. He is currently tasked with leading the operational and technical performance of the company’s fully managed fleet, comprising of approximately 350 vessels, as managed out of 8 offices.

Frank holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture and Electrical Power from Newcastle University, as well as a Master’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.

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April 2016
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April 2015
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April 2014
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 April 2013

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 April 2012

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