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  Making Money in a Tough Market
How do you keep commercial, safety, technical and financial departments - and your crew - happy at the same time? 
                                                                                        Hamburg - October 8, 2014

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Sponsors of the conference




Panas Kalliantas, conference producer
44-208 150 5292 

Richard McIntyre, Sponsorship and delegates manager
Tel +44 208 150 5296


Hamburg Hafen Hotel 
Seewartenstraße 9
Hamburg 20459

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Wednesday October 8, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CEST
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Our third Tanker Operator Hamburg conference on October 8, Making Money in a Tough Market, tackles most difficult issues facing today's tanker operators - how to implement a strong culture and strong management systems, while at the same time manage costs - particularly fuel costs.

We have a special discussion panel planned about how to best manage the play-offs which occur between the different departments. How do you keep your safety, commercial, financial and technical departments - and your crew - all happy?

Join delegates including COLUMBIA Shipmanagement (Deutschland) GmbH, Financial Director; Harren & Partner, DPA; Hellespont Ship Management, Operations Coordinator; Hong Kong Qianhe Shipping (Europe) GmbH, General Manager; Interorient Marine Services (Germany), Technical Superintendent; John T. Essberger GmbH & Co. KG, Corp. SSHEQ Manager; Medallion Reederei GmbH, Controller; Offen Tankers, Financial Director; Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft, General Manager / Commercial Fleetmanagement; The OSM, DPA,CSO; V Ships Germany GmbH, Fleet Manager

We hope to see you in Hamburg on October 8!  


9.10 Chairman's introduction: Dimitris Lyras, director, Lyras Shipping                                                                                   

Martin Shaw




9.30 Martin Shaw, Managing Director, Marine Operations and Assurance Management Solutions (MOAMS) Ltd
The voyage ahead, 21st century tanker management                              View the slides - Watch the video

10.00 Norman Schmiedl, Human Resources Manager Seagoing Personnel, Columbia Shipmanagement
How to improve crew / staff morale, motivation and management            View the slides 


10.30 Mark Bull, Independant Marine Consultant, Synthesis- Better ways to save money  View the slides - Watch the video

11.00 Break

11.30 Dr. Jan-Henrik Huebner, Global Head of Shipping Advisory Practice, DNV GL  Maritime
Steps to reducing fuel costs                                                                 View the slides - Watch the video

Brian Bender Madsen, Head of Machinery and Systems, Knud E. Hansen A/S
Experience reducing VLCC fuel costs through retrofit                        View the slides - Watch the video

12.30 Panel discussion with morning speakers                                                        Watch the video

13.00 Lunch

14.00 Discussion session -
Balancing the needs of safety, technical and financial departments - how do we achieve strong safety culture, strong technical performance, and manage costs, all at the same time? Watch the video

15.00 Close

Event history:

Hamburg Hafen Hotel, Sept 17, 2013,   List of delegates

Hamburg Radisson Blu Hotel September 19 2012