Technical Focus Day

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Building the Business Case for LNG as a Marine Fuel: Comparing ROI of Alternative Fuels

Sjaak Klaap, VP - Business Development, Spliethoff
  • Highlighting the viability and demand for LNG across the maritime value chain
  • What is driving interest in the current market?
  • Building the business case: Commercial, economic, operational, environmental and social responsibility drivers
  • Infrastructure availability: Current supply points and future projects
  • Analysis systems to compare LNG pricing with alternative fuels available currently
  • Systems and processes for calculating ROI

Sjaak Klaap

VP - Business Development

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Technical Ship Design: Design Options, Performance, Cost and Environmental Considerations

Guus Van der Bles, Director, Conoship
  • Understanding the impacts LNG has on ship design procedures
  • Various design options for different vessel types
  • Conversion options and retrofitting
  • Dual fueled vessels
  • ROI: Costs, operational efficiency, maintenance and environmental

Guus Van der Bles


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Technical and Operational Procedures for LNG Bunkering

Cees Boon, Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department, Port of Rotterdam
  • General considerations for LNG Bunkering
  • Key characteristics affecting tank capacity for Bunkering LNG
  • Operational issues aboard the receiving ship including special equipment requirements
  • Operational issues and solutions from the supplier side
  • Emergency procedures including monitoring and emergency shutdown
  • Safety and risk assessment: Hazards, security zones and reporting

Cees Boon

Sector Coordinator Harbour Master Policy Department
Port of Rotterdam

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM LNG Bunkering Risk Assessment and Safety Procedures

  • Quick overview of the relevant standards and guidelines to maintain safety levels
  • Managing inexperience: Awareness, training, management and development
  • Defining roles and responsibilities for team members
  • LNG hazards: Leaks, cryogenic, fire and explosives
  • Safety systems and process development for your organisation
  • Situational safety awareness, guidance
  • Metrics: Tracking and reporting

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM Afternoon Break

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Crew Training, Development and Competency Management

  • Overcoming the current skills shortage challenge
  • Training program development, certification and permits
  • Risk management and safety training