22 - 24 OCTOBER
Sundus Rotana, Muscat, Oman

Conference Day One: Monday, 22 October 2018

8:00 am - 9:10 am Registration and morning refreshments

9:10 am - 9:20 am Chairman’s opening remarks

James Fanshawe, Chairman at UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

James Fanshawe

Chairman
UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

9:20 am - 9:45 am OPENING PLENARY KEYNOTE: Overcoming the operational barriers to achieving the desired efficiency of mega vessels

  • Using automation to optimise quay crane and yard productivity
  • Overcoming common difficulties in landside activities and yard activities to handle mega vessels
  • Investing in port infrastructure to meet customer’s continuing investment in new ships
  • Beyond megaships: Why upgrading for ‘volume’ should be top priority
Mr. Esam Khoori, Executive Director, Container Terminals at DP World

Mr. Esam Khoori

Executive Director, Container Terminals
DP World

INVESTMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION – SPOTLIGHT OMAN

9:45 am - 10:15 am EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Funding, financing and expansion priorities for Oman’s ports

  • Partnership opportunities
  • Trade Globalisation or Investment Regionalisation? The impact on Middle Eastern seaports
  • Collaboration with private sector - Shippers as drivers of a sustainable supply chain
  • Digitisation and developing the port of the future
  • Impact of game changers and drivers on the port industries

Panellists:
Reggy Vermuelen, CEO at Port of Duqm Company

Reggy Vermuelen

CEO
Port of Duqm Company

Jesse Damsky, Chief Commercial Officer at Port of Salalah

Jesse Damsky

Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Salalah

James Fanshawe, Chairman at UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

James Fanshawe

Chairman
UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

10:15 am - 10:40 am The Liquid Berth Project at the Port of Duqm, from procurement to execution stage





Bart Propper, Project Director at Boskalis

Bart Propper

Project Director
Boskalis

Andrew Batty, Engineering Manager at Worley Parsons

Andrew Batty

Engineering Manager
Worley Parsons

BUILDING THE PORT OF THE FUTURE

10:40 am - 11:10 am Geotechnical Solutions for Upgrading Port Facilities by increasing the draught

  • Case study: Tanger Med 2 project – solution for 2m increase in draught
  • Ground conditions – key driver for developing the right solution
  • Impact on port operations


Michel Yon, Major Projects Director EMEA at Keller

Michel Yon

Major Projects Director EMEA
Keller

11:10 am - 11:45 am Morning tea and amplified networking

11:45 am - 12:15 pm INTERNATIONAL TRAILBLAZER: Understanding the role of ports in the digital supply chain

  • Understanding the most appropriate sources of investment to ensure ports remain the dominant gate ways for trade
  • Learning from Hamburg on establishing ports as primary nodes in the digital logistic chain
  • Repositioning and forging partners on the way towards a carbon-free economy and society
Bjoern Pistol, Head of Port Strategy at Hamburg Port Authority

Bjoern Pistol

Head of Port Strategy
Hamburg Port Authority

PORTS OF THE FUTURE

12:15 pm - 12:40 pm Shipping perspective: How can ports remain competitive in the aftermath of shipping line consolidation?

Romain Martimort, Regional Commercial Manager at CMA CGM

Romain Martimort

Regional Commercial Manager
CMA CGM

12:40 pm - 1:05 pm How King Abdullah Port is contributing to Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision

  • Expanding King Abdullah Port’s throughout from 4 million TEU to 20 million TEU
  • Understanding the current opportunities for private investment into King Abdullah’s Economic City
  • What effect will King Abdullah Port have on Middle Eastern trade patterns by 2020?
Rayan Al Bakri, Head of Business Development & Key Accounts at King Abdullah Port

Rayan Al Bakri

Head of Business Development & Key Accounts
King Abdullah Port

1:05 pm - 1:30 pm Achieving economic diversification in Saudi Arabia through port development

  • How is the development of ports outside the KSA region contributing to the realisation of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision?
  • Investing in digital infrastructure to streamline operations and attract shipping lines and landside customers
  • An overview of Red Sea Gateway Terminals’ future port development strategy
Gagan Seksaria, Director of Global Investments at Red Sea Gateway Terminal

Gagan Seksaria

Director of Global Investments
Red Sea Gateway Terminal

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking lunch

IMPACT ON THE CHANGING TRADE AND SHIPPING PATTERNS

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm HARBOUR SIDE CHAT: What effect is the consolidation of shipping lines having on port capacity and how can the Middle East ensure competition in the market?

  • How is digitisation leveling the playing field for ports, shipping lines and cargo stakeholders?
  • Landside customer versus shipping lines: How can ports capitalise on the landside opportunity whilst still remaining attractive to shipping lines?
  • How are trade patterns expected to change and what effect is this going to have on Oman’s port capacity?
Jesse Damsky, Chief Commercial Officer at Port of Salalah

Jesse Damsky

Chief Commercial Officer
Port of Salalah

Erwin Mortelmans, Commercial Director at Port of Duqm Company

Erwin Mortelmans

Commercial Director
Port of Duqm Company

James Fanshawe, Chairman at UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

James Fanshawe

Chairman
UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

PORTS FOR TOMORROW: SMART LINKS IN SUPPLY CHAINS

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm Data sharing to improve efficiency of port calls

Michael Bergmann, Secretary IPCDMC at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Michael Bergmann

Secretary IPCDMC
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

MAKING PORTS COMPETITIVE

3:25 pm - 3:50 pm TRAILBLAZER: Sohar Port: Examining the latest engineering innovations being applied to Sohar Port Expansion project

  • Examining innovations in deep water berths to accommodate new vessel types
  • Strategies for integrating different industries with Sohar Port Free Zone
  • An overview of the technical requirements for Sohar Port new jetty design
Mahdi Al Lawatia, Manager Assets Management Development at Sohar Ports Freezone

Mahdi Al Lawatia

Manager Assets Management Development
Sohar Ports Freezone

3:50 pm - 4:15 pm Dredging Optimisation


Dr. Mark Lee, Head of Dredging Group at HR Wallingford

Dr. Mark Lee

Head of Dredging Group
HR Wallingford

4:15 pm - 4:25 pm Chairman’s closing remarks

James Fanshawe, Chairman at UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

James Fanshawe

Chairman
UK Marine Alliance, Smart Ports

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Close of day one and networking evening

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