28 - 30 August, 2018
United Kingdom

Conference Day One: Operational Approaches to Digitisation

8:00 am - 8:45 am REGISTRATION AND COFFEE

8:45 am - 9:00 am CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS

James Fanshawe, Chair,UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group
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James Fanshawe

Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group

9:00 am - 9:30 am OPENING ADDRESS: DIGITISATION AND ITS ROLE IN OPTIMISING MANAGEMENT OF THE CONTAINER FLEET

James Fanshawe, Chair,UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group
  • Deriving short-term gains in operational efficiency, environmental responsibility and navigational safety through the application of technology
  • Defining a realistic concept for automation which works for long-haul container operators. Identifying the extent to which core vessel processes can be digitised
  • UK MASRWG’s progress in defining an industry code of practice for Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships (MASS). How can ship operators help to define the goals for digitisation and autonomy?
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James Fanshawe

Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group

9:30 am - 10:00 am UPDATING HAPAG-LLOYD’S INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE TO SUPPORT ON-BOARD AUTOMATION

Sanjay Banerjee, Head of Maritime IT,Hapag-Lloyd
  • Introducing IOT capability for the Hapag-Lloyd fleet. Developing an improved tracking function to support effective cargo management and oversight for the customer
  • Opportunities for applying IOT technology to support engine and critical systems monitoring
  • Controlling data in a GDPR age. Improving data management via training and technology, and supporting safe transfer from ship to shore
  • Standardising IT systems across the fleet. Hapag-Lloyd’s experience of centralising on-board IT
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Sanjay Banerjee

Head of Maritime IT
Hapag-Lloyd

10:00 am - 10:30 am INNOVATION KEYNOTE: STREAMLINING MAERSK’S MARITIME OPERATIONS

  • Integrating digitised sea freight with the broader logistics chain. Optimising Maersk’s approach to intermodal freight transport
  • Linking up with the terminal to support on-time arrival and departure and improved freight forwarding
  • Building a mesh network. Connecting ship with shore to improve the flow of vital information, and using that information to streamline operations and optimise delivery for the customer

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING COFFEE AND NETWORKING

11:00 am - 11:30 am SMART SHIP – SMART TERMINAL: HOW WILL A DIGITISED FLEET LINK UP WITH A DIGITISED PORT?

Jan Egbertsen, Manager Innovation,Port of Amsterdam
  • The Port of Amsterdam’s approach to digitalisation. Taking control of core vessel operations within the port perimeter
  • Applying innovation to handle increased throughput and reduce ship turnaround time
  • Improving connectivity between the digitised ship and the digitised port. Improving the data flow to support robust scheduling and contingency planning on the sea side and to the hinterland
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Jan Egbertsen

Manager Innovation
Port of Amsterdam

11:30 am - 12:00 pm IDENTIFYING AN EFFECTIVE CYBER SECURITY STRATEGY FOR CONTAINER SHIPPING

Lewis Woodcock, Head of Security Assurance,Maersk Transport and Logistics
  • Managing increased connectivity between IT systems and operational technology. Identifying vulnerabilities and avoiding widespread attacks
  • Baking in cyber security for OT. Securing  by design rather than by bolt-on to maximise resilience
  • Upgrading legacy ships and systems to be more cyber secure, and developing specific expertise for the shipping industry and its operators.
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Lewis Woodcock

Head of Security Assurance
Maersk Transport and Logistics

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm SAFEGUARDING DATA IN A DIGITAL AGE – THE CYBER CHALLENGE IN THE MARITIME DOMAIN

Lisa Forte, Partner,Red Goat Cyber Security
  • Increasing the rate of on-board automation without compromising on safety. Safeguarding the ship’s information architecture
  • Limiting the impact which cyber attack has on business process and volume. Lessening the impact on the customer
  • Overhauling the ways in which sea freight manages and shares data in a complex network. Safely sustaining the data flow between customer, operator and third party elements of the logistics chain
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Lisa Forte

Partner
Red Goat Cyber Security

As the shipping sector embraces digitisation, there numerous hurdles to be overcome when it comes to managing the increased volume of information, and supporting data fusion between vessels and the shore. This panel discussion will explore the merits of enhanced connectivity, and will assess the opportunities and challenges related to creating smarter, networked ships.

  • How will the increased flow of data between vessels support efficiency for maritime operations? What are the barriers, both technical and regulatory, to increased data flow? 
  • Assessing the block chain phenomena as a means to advance data usage for the shipping sector 
  • Securing data transfer. Assessing and mitigating the cyber risk in the context of enhanced connectivity
  • Improving connectivity between the digitised ship and the digitised port. Minimising delay and establishing effective contingencies in the event of unavoidable disruption

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James Fanshawe

Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group

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Lisa Forte

Partner
Red Goat Cyber Security

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Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl

Manager, Maritime Technology & Regulation
BIMCO

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Eero Naaber

Head of Development and Innovation
Estonian Maritime Administration

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Lewis Woodcock

Head of Security Assurance
Maersk Transport and Logistics

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm A CASE STUDY ON STOWAGE PLANNING MANAGEMENT OF THE FLEET: OPPORTUNITIES FOR TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT ON-TIME DELIVERY

  • Improving oversight of the fleet to sustain the integrity of the schedule. Forecasting late arrival and developing an effective contingency to minimise impact on the freight chain end-to-end
  • Relocating empty containers as efficiently as possible to avoid offsetting the benefits of a fully-laden vessel. Sourcing spare capacity efficiently to avoid delayed departure and delivery
  • Sustaining communication between the planner, the terminal and the fleet

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm BRINGING THE BENEFITS OF AUTOMATION TO THE FREIGHT CUSTOMER

Michael Bergmann, President,Comité International Radio Maritime
  • Delivering end-to-end oversight of assets in transit to eliminate gaps in the customer supply chain
  • Linking up data aboard with infrastructure ashore to improve information on delivery & cargo condition
  • Providing opportunities for the sea freight customer to streamline its approach to fulfilment
  • Opportunities for digitising the contracting process as a means to improve efficiency
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Michael Bergmann

President
Comité International Radio Maritime

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm INDUSTRY PANEL DISCUSSION: RETROFITTING A LEGACY FLEET TO ENHANCE GLOBAL MARITIME OPERATIONS

James Fanshawe, Chair,UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group
This panel discussion will be an opportunity for providers of digital maritime solutions to demonstrate the short-term application of technology to a legacy global shipping fleet. It will examine the challenge of retrofitting ageing vessels and systems, and will assess technology’s impact on fleet management and customer service delivery. Key topics and questions will include:

  • To what extent can existing systems and architectures be upgraded to support advanced on-board IT?
  • Creating a mesh network which enhances communication ship- ship and ship-shore
  • How can industry’s current offering enhance the ways in which fleet and ship managers plan voyages, manage cargo and reduce fuel consumption?
  • Moving beyond digitisation at the operational level. Finding opportunities to bring the benefits of digitisation to the freight customer. Streamlining contracting and broking, tracking and freight forwarding

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James Fanshawe

Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA AND NETWORKING

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm INSURING DIGITISATION AND AUTOMATION: CREATING A PRACTICAL INSURANCE FRAMEWORK TO SUPPORT THE APPLICATION OF MARITIME TECHNOLOGY

Tim Howse, VP – Industry Liaison,Gard UK
  • Taking a long-view of insurance and shipping. Practical approaches to de-risking truly autonomous ships
  • Managing the classification issue. Opportunities for certifying and overseeing “smart” shipping to enhance insurability
  • Adapting the maritime insurance market to take account of increasingly digitised and data-heavy sea freight operations. Insuring the threat that cyber attack poses to business process and customer data
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Tim Howse

VP – Industry Liaison
Gard UK

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm BIG DATA AND THE SHIPPING SECTOR

Philip Graff, Partner,Bird and Bird
  • What is big data? What types big data are relevant to commercial sea freight?
  • Sharing and using big data. Finding a safe way for relevant stakeholders to access big data
  • How can you share big data? Is blockchain technology the answer?
  • Examples in practice – where are we? – now and in the near future
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Philip Graff

Partner
Bird and Bird

  • Increasing the level of on-board automation in a manner which satisfies existing maritime law and insurance requirements. Is the application of maritime technology hindered by regulation, uncertainty in relation to liability of involved parties and the lack of insurability? To what extent should the maritime industry itself propose a revised regulatory and legal framework to ensure progress rather than wait for the national and international regulatory bodies to adapt?
  • Overseeing an effective classification process for digitised and automated vessels. To what extent does the current approach need to change? Will classification societies as independent third parties be able to enhance insurability and ease regulatory changes by providing certification and overlooking smart shipping operations?
  • The data security challenge. As fleet operators digitise their end-to-end operations, including their engagement with freight customers, how can they ensure that they comply with the demands of data security? Are cyber risk and the relevant types of losses that can be suffered from a cyber attack insurable in the current market? If not, what needs to change? 
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Bjarke Holm Hansen

Partner
CORE

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James Fanshawe

Chair
UK Maritime Autonomous Systems Working Group

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Philip Graff

Partner
Bird and Bird

5:30 pm - 5:40 pm CLOSE OF DAY ONE