Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Asia
11 APRIL 2018


Conference Agenda

0915 – Registration/Welcome Refreshments

1000 –  Forum Opening Notes from Conference Chair

  • Vessel performance in perspective

Dr. Ando Hideyuki, Senior General Manager, Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line

1015 –  Opening Address – Keynote 1 - A Tactical Approach to Vessel Performance

1045 – Keynote 2 - Vessel Performance and Alternative Fuel
Peter Keller
, Executive Vice President, TOTE, Chairman, SEA\LN *

1115 – Tea/Coffee Break

Session 1: Ship Planning and Design for Optimal Efficiency

A vessel should be designed optimally for the operations that it will encounter over its lifetime. There has been much change in the industry over the last five to seven years, and focus on efficient designs has increased significantly.

Experts in ship operations and ship design will use this session to discuss how design methods have improved, both in setting new requirements to efficient tonnage and also in today’s ship design methods.

1145 –Holistic View on Design: Operational Data, a Driver for Long Term Efficiency in Shipping*

  • Digital Twin

1400 – Panel Discussion Design for Efficiency

  • Importance of expected operational profile
  • Evaluation and impact of design methods

Panellists to be announced

1245 – Lunch Break

Session 2: Fleet Performance Management

Companies are slowly learning how to manage new anti-fouling coatings, quality of dry-dockings, how and when to conduct hull cleanings, and propeller polishing. Hull and propeller degradation during and after a dry-docking period is a major contributor to ship underperformance, but other factors also leave for improvement; engine efficiency, power production and power consumption, use of boilers, shaft generators, consumption in harbours – these all have an impact on the efficiency of the typical merchant fleet.

Core issues include:

  • Technical and operational fuel efficiency of ships in service
  • Hull & propeller performance
  • Machinery performance
  • Data quality from autolog or noon data
  • Operational efficiency
  • Human factors
  • Change management
  • Fuel efficiency of ships in service

In this session, leading ship operators and key suppliers will provide case studies and examples of how shipping companies can improve both their technical and operational efficiency.

1400 – Fleet Performance for Efficient Ship-Shore Operations

  • How to organise fleet performance
  • Use of performance management

Ryo Kakuta, Branch Manager SIMS, Monohakobi Technology Institute, NYK Line

1430 – Key-note 3 – Cruising for Optimal Fleet Performance

  • Key-drivers
  • Design for operations

1500 – Tea/Coffee

What to Consider When Considering your Fleet – the Solution Provider’s View

1530 – Maximize Efficiency through Smart shipping

  • Energy management and environmental compliance in practice
  • Customer Case

1600 – Hull & Paint Performance Management

  • Biofouling in perspective
  • Anti-fouling coating aspects & hull performance
  • Reference case vessel performance data
  • ROI and AF

Kenshi Date, Deputy Chief of Sales Headquarter, Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd

Philip Chaabane, CEO, I-Tech AB

1630 – Weather Routing and Vessel Commercial Performance

  • Routing optimisation in a challenging environment
  • Vessel commercial performance vs voyage c/p interpretations
  • Vessel and fleet performance with weather normalisation
  • Vessel and fleet analytics with KPI and MRV solution


1700 – Roundup Discussion Design & Fleet Performance Management Followed by Drinks & Networking Reception With panellists to be announced.

*Please note that topics, timings and speakers are subject to change at the organiser’s discretion.



11 April 2018


Tokyo Big Sight,
International Exhibition Centre

Address: 3 Chome-11-1 Ariake,
Koto, Tokyo 135-0063, Japan


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T: +44 20 7017 3413