12 March 2012

TradeWinds Ship Recycling Forum: 12 - 13 March 2012

Programme Schedule:

12 MARCH (technical)

15.00 Registration & welcome coffee

Session moderator:
Henning Gramann
Managing Director, GSR Services

Side effects of raised awareness on HazMats: how can ship owners and operators deal with the risks?

• Asbestos surveys on Chinese newbuildings and getting the ship you contracted.
• Cleaning up the supply chain Hazmat reports - ensuring quality.
• Potential consequences of noncompliant reporting.
• Assuring compliance.
• Creating a chain of liability and already available tools.
• Selecting the most appropriate certifiers, for ship owners and recyclers.
• Web-based software for managing your fleet IHM.
• Reliability of inventories and upstream supply information (including repairs and regular maintenance).
• Issues arising from Certification of people giving inventory services – either compiling the inventories or sampling and testing for asbestos and other hazardous materials.
• Costs, risks and relevance of inventories and hazards.
• Software tools, complication, relevance and cost.
• How to avoid operational risks and liability (e.g. Australia and Netherlands) - Practical examples.

Web-based software for managing your fleet IHM:

Gerhard Aulbert. Global Head of Practice Ship Recycling, Germanischer Lloyd

Dr Alexander Berg. Haz Mat Expert

Junichi Hirata. Project Manager, ClassNK

Robin Townsend. Lead Specialist, Lloyd’s Register

18.00 – 19.30 Welcome reception kindly hosted by ClassNK


8.30 Welcome coffee & croissants

9.00 SESSION 1

Welcome remarks:
Rakesh Khetan (Billu). CEO, WIRANA

Priorities, challenges and obligations when scrapping.

Session moderator-
John Stawpert
Senior Adviser (Environment & Trade), International Chamber of Shipping

Forum keynote address:

The shipowners’ role in recycling
Yuichi Sonoda. 
Secretary General. Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF)

Ship recycling - will the burden be shared equitably?
Dr Nikos Mikelis
Head, Marine Pollution Prevention and Ship Recycling Section, IMO

Piling on the pressure: how are ship owners and charterers being targeted?
Merijn Hougee
NGO Platform on Shipbreaking

Q&A (15 minutes)

10.15 Coffee break

10.30 SESSION 2

Finding a workable way forward – getting to grips with global ship recycling legislation. 

Session moderator -
Dr Nikos Mikelis
Head, Marine Pollution Prevention and Ship Recycling Section, IMO

Session keynote -
Soledad Blanco
Director for Sustainable Resources Management, Industry and Air, 
DG Environment, European Commission

Panel discussion on keynote:

What does the future hold - outlook for the Hong Kong Convention after COP10? 
Are new regulations creating commercial opportunities? 
Where does it leave ship owners looking to stay on the right side of the law and environmental pressure groups?

Tim Wilkins
Regional Manager Asia-Pacific, Senior Manager – Environment, INTERTANKO

Ingvild Jenssen. Co-ordinator, NGO Platform on Shipbreaking

Stephen Drury. Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan

Claude Wohrer
Secretariat General for the Sea, Prime Minister’s Office, France

Hideaki Saito
Director for International Regulations, Safety Standards Division, 
Maritime Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan

12.45 Delegate luncheon

13.45 SESSION 3

Who’s paying? Panel discussion with Nisha Pillai

All agree on the need for higher standards, but who is willing to pay? 
Is it unrealistic to expect the change to happen over-night and does scrapping enjoy the image it deserves?

Discussion panel:

Henning Gramann
Managing Director, GSR Services 

John Stawpert
Senior Adviser (Environment & Trade), International Chamber of Shipping

Dr Nikos Mikelis
Head, Marine Pollution Prevention and Ship Recycling Section, IMO

Tom Peter Blankestijn
Managing Director, Sea2cradle

Syeda Rizwana Hasan
Executive Director, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association 

15.30 Afternoon tea break

15.45 SESSION 4

Supply and Demand – where are prices going?

Session moderator
Jon Chaplin
Managing Director, NHST Events

What market dynamics are in play? 
What’s happening in the steel demand sector – India, Bangladesh and China?
What are the drivers and market dynamics for scrap steel demand? 
Are bans on single hulls, low freight rates and tonnage oversupply pushing more 
ships towards the beaches? 
What are market measurement challenges of unreported sales?

2 X 10 minutes market snapshots followed by discussion

Factors affecting steel demand and the correlation with scrap prices.

Dr Ahmed Firoz
Chief Economist, Economic Research Unit, Ministry of Steel, India

Supply – factors contributing to the rise in scrapping candidates and volume – what can be expected in the next 12-18 months?

Bart Lawrence
Founding Partner, Compass Maritime Services


Darren Lepper
S&P, Clarksons

Steve Wansell
General Manager, Mideast Shipping and Trading

Rakesh Khetan (Billu)

Thomson Kam
General Manager, Airmington Holding

Nicholas C Dean
General Manager, Dubai Trading Agency

Harry Malandreniotis
Managing Director, Headway (London)

17.00 Forum concludes

17.00 – 18.00 Cocktail reception kindly hosted by Sea2Cradle


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