Aracon 2015 • Rotterdam

BUNKERING IN DIFFICULT TIMES

15-16 OCTOBER 2015 - THE HILTON ROTTERDAM HOTEL

 

The event includes: a one and a half-day conference, drinks reception, gala dinner and exhibition.

The programme will be updated here as it develops.

 

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THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER
08:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee 
Upper Lobby Area
SESSION ONE: WELCOME TO ROTTERDAM
After the formal opening, this session will look at the current state of the shipping, oil and bunker markets locally, regionally and globally and attempt to shed some light on future trends and developments.
09:00 Chairman's Introduction/ Welcome to ARACON 2015
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Bunker Events/Petrospot Ltd
  The Bunker Industry from the Shipowners’ Perspective
Tineke Netelenbos, President, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR)
 

Rotterdam is Open for Business: Europe's Bunker Fuels Hub
Roland Van Assche, Director Oil, Storage, Refinery and SHipping, Port of Rotterdam

 

The Green Shoots of Recovery: What Next for Oil, Commodity and Shipping Markets?
Dr Jonathan Gaylor, Senior Analyst, Affinity Research LLP

 

Positioning to serve the Future Marine Fuels market
Jos Steeman, Managing Director, Vopak Oil Rotterdam

10:30 Networking Coffee Break - Upper Lobby  bunkerspot
SESSION TWO: COMMERCIAL RISK

This session will look at the long-term impact of the demise of OW Bunker with reference to the new structural balance of the market and the legal fallout. It will also examine credit and counterparty risk and examine the value of bunker credit insurance.

11:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Lesley Bankes-Hughes, Director - Publishing, Petrospot, Editor - Bunkerspot
  OW Bunker Collapse: The Legal Implications
Paul Taylor, Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP
  Assessing Credit and Counterparty Risk
Edgar Martin, Head, Infospectrum Central and Eastern Europe, Infospectrum Ltd
  Bunker Credit Insurance
Graham Watts, Managing Director, Bunker Insure
 

Q&A / Panel Discussion
Panellists: 
Carel J H van Lynden, Partner, AKD Advocaten en Notarissen
J. Stephen Simms, Partner, Simms Showers LLP

12:30 Networking Lunch - Upper Lobby  
SESSION THREE: BUNKER QUALITY (PART 1)
This session will look at changing specifications, current trends in bunker quality and the related legal implications.
14:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Bunker Events/Petrospot Ltd
  Updating Fuel Standards
John Stirling, Quality Manager, World Fuel Services
  An Analysis of Current Quality Trends and Problems
Michael Green, Technical Manager, Intertek Shipcare
  Quality Problems from the Suppliers’ Perspective
Vincent de Vos, Co-Owner, Phoenix Oil Supply b.v.
15:05 Poor Fuel Quality: The Legal Implications
Carel J H van Lynden, partner, AKD Advocaten en Notarissen
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
15:30 Networking Coffee Break - Upper Lobby bunkerspot
SESSION FOUR: BUNKER QUALITY (PART 2)
This session will review how the market is dealing with the latest round of new environmental legislation. It will look at the new fuels the oil majors are developing to meet requirements. 
16:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Bunker Events/Petrospot Ltd
  In Search of Reliable, Environmentally-compliant Fuels - What are the Options? 
Bart Joon, Commercial Manager, Claims & Contracts, World Fuel Services
  Producing and Supplying ECA-compliant 0.10% Sulphur Fuels: A Case Study
Armelle Breneol, EAME Marine Fuels Logistics Advisor, ExxonMobil
  ECA-compliant Hybrid Fuels: An Update
Ferry van Eykel, Customer Service Manager, Veritas Petroleum Services
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
Panellist:
Sophia Themelarou, Regional Manager FOBAS, Greece East Mediterranean and Adriatic Area, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
 

Chairman's Closing Remarks
Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director, Bunker Events/Petrospot Ltd

17:30 End of Day One Conference Sessions
18:00 Drinks Reception - Upper Lobby  vopak
19:00 Gala Dinner - Rotterdam Room vt maritime logistics
FRIDAY 16 OCTOBER
09:30 Welcome Coffee 
Upper Lobby Area
SESSION FIVE: BUNKER MEASUREMENTS

This session will look at technical developments in bunker measuring, including an examination of the costs and benefits of Coriolis meters and their uptake within the global bunker industry.

10:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Claudia Beumer, Marine & LNG Business Development Manager Europe, Emerson Process Management
  Accurate Bunker Measurement: The Tricks of the Trade
Nigel Draffin, Technical Consultant, Lecturer and Author
 

The Benefits of Coriolis Meters from a Bunker Supplier’s Perspective
Eddie Fish, Global Field Marketing Advisor, Marine Fuels & Lubricants, ExxonMobil

  The Benefits of Coriolis Meters from a Ship Operator’s Perspective
Maarten Lodewijks, Finance Director, Transfennica, part of the Spliethoff group
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
11:15 Networking Coffee Break bunkerspot
SESSION SIX: LNG BUNKERING: AN UPDATE
This session will look at the growing acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel within Europe and the implications for bunker suppliers.
11:45 Chairman's Opening Remarks
Nigel Draffin, Technical Consultant, Lecturer and Author
  Accurate LNG Measurement
Claudia Beumer, Marine & LNG Business Development Manager Europe, Emerson Process Management
  Quality and Quantity of LNG Transfer
Piet van den Ouden, BD Manager LNG, Van den Ouden Business Development
  LNG Bunkering: Supplying the System
Piet Tel, Director, Cryonorm Systems B.V.
  LNG Pricing
Michael Schaap, Business Development Director LNG Bunkering, ENN Europe
  Q&A / Panel Discussion
  Chairman's Closing Remarks
Nigel Draffin, Techincal Consultant, Lecturer and Author
 
12:45 Networking Lunch port of rotterdam

14:00

End of ARACON 2015

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