ICHCA International Conference 2017
Conference programme

Monday 2 October - Board meeting, Port tour & Icebreaker reception
10:00 - 16:00Board meeting (open to Board Members only)
Global Shippers Forum AGM (open to GSF members only)   
16:00 - 18:00LAS PALMAS PORT TOUR
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International

The Port Authority of Las Palmas is a public institution that manages 5 ports: Las Palmas Port, Salinetas, Arinaga, Los Mármoles and Rosario Port; in three different islands: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The Ports Authority's main job is to manage the resources and facilities it owns, so that the companies that decide to operate from our ports are legally protected and free from competition. Las Palmas Port have one of the most enviable sites and geo-strategic locations in the world in the Canary Islands, that belong to Spain and are ruled by the norms and jurisdiction of the European Union. In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Port Las Palmas is very close to the African continent, only 80 km away from its coast, keeping an excellent communication through our ship lines. The strategic location of Las Palmas Port, at a crossroads between Europe, Africa and America, has made it the leading port in the Mid-Atlantic. As an international port, it combines the importation and exportation of goods with every type of service required by vessels (supplies, provisions, repairs, etc.). It is the leading goods distribution centre in the Canary Islands and one of the most important in Spain. Las Palmas Port has connections with 510 ports in 135 countries. It is now a major refuelling station in the Atlantic, supplying over two million tonnes of fuel and is the most important port in Western Africa in terms of container traffic, with the capacity between its three state-of-the art terminals to handle 1 million TEUs per year. It has the biggest ship-repair centre in the region, equipped with the necessary infrastructure for the floating repair of supertankers, the dry-docking of ships weighing up to 30,000 tonnes and the installations required to handle yachts and recreational crafts. It also has the largest Marina in the Canaries with a capacity of around 1,150 berths. 

Booking is required. 

18:00 - 20:00ICEBREAKER RECEPTION

Kindly sponsored by
Asyconnect



Tuesday 3 October - Conference day 1, Awards ceremony & Cocktail reception
08:00 - 09:00Conference registration desk opens: Welcome refreshments, networking and exhibition visits
09:00 - 10:40WELCOME ADDRESS & KEYNOTE SPEECHES
, President, FEPORT
, Director General for Economics African Affairs, CEO – PROXETA, Government of the Canary Islands
, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD
, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org
, CEO Secretariat , ICHCA International

Keynote 1:

Connecting Ships, Ports and People – Next Generation Blue Economy

Joseph Westwood - Booth, Senior Deputy Director, Subdivision for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, IMO

Keynote 2:

Where does Global Freight Go from Here?

Olaf Merk, Administrator Ports and Shipping, International Transport Forum, OECD

Keynote 3:

Priorities for Ports in a Changing World

Gunther Bonz, President, FEPORT
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid, Secretary General, FEPORT

Keynote Panel: 

Future Scenarios for Cargo Handling in the New Global Economy

A high-level cross-sector panel examines risks and choices facing cargo handling on land and sea, setting the scene for deep-dive discussion in subsequent sessions

10:40 - 11:00Discussion: Future Scenarios for Cargo Handling in the New Global Economy
11:00 - 11:30Refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
11:15 - 13:25SESSION 1 CONTAINER SUPPLY CHAIN SAFETY #makeitsafe
, Global Product Manager, Cordstrap B.V.
, Director, Exis Technologies
, Senior Vice President, World Shipping Council (WSC)
, Secretary General, Bureau International des Containers (BIC)
, Senior Director Cargo Service / Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd AG
, Risk Management Director, TT Club
, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum, Chairman, ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org

‘The safest supply chain is also the most productive’

  • Safety as a shared responsibility along the entire container supply chain – how can we do better? 
  • Container weighing: SOLAS VGM 18 months on – where are we now? What do industry and regulators need to do next? 
  • Container packing: tackling a major cause of damage, loss and injury along the cargo chain. How can we ensure implementation of good practice from the IMO/ILO/UNECE CTU Packing Code from packing to delivery? 
  • Dangerous goods: addressing the scourge of misdeclaration and eradicating avoidable risks 
  • Container cleanliness – roles and responsibilities and industry guidelines
  • Technology and innovation to improve safe packing and securing of containerised freight
11:30 - 11:40Moderator's opening remarks and brief introduction to the CTU Code
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
11:40 - 11:50CTU Code compliance and awareness
, Risk Management Director, TT Club
11:50 - 12:00Roles and responsibilities - the shipper's view
, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum, Chairman, ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
12:00 - 12:10CTU cleanliness and pest contamination - an issue of growing concern to regulators
, Senior Vice President, World Shipping Council (WSC)
12:10 - 12:25CTU Code Q&A
12:25 - 12:35Tackling the scourge of dangerous goods misdeclaration
, Senior Director Cargo Service / Dangerous Goods, Hapag-Lloyd AG
12:35 - 12:45Technology and innovation 1: Dangerous goods, shared databases to improve safe transport and reporting of prohibitions, restrictions and inspection results
, Director, Exis Technologies
12:45 - 12:55Technology and innovation 2: universal technical container characteristics database
, Secretary General, Bureau International des Containers (BIC)
12:55 - 13:05Technology and innovation 3: securing cargoes inside containers
, Global Product Manager, Cordstrap B.V.
13:05 - 13:25Panel Debate: Safety as a shared responsibility along the entire container supply chain - how can we do better?
, Global Product Manager, Cordstrap B.V.
  • CTU Code 
  • SOLAS VGM 
  • Dangerous goods
13:15 - 14:30Lunch, networking & exhibition visits

Kindly sponsored by

Cavotec

14:30 - 16:30SESSION 2 REDUCING RISKS IN CARGO HANDLING OPERATIONS #makeitsafe
, Director HSSE Europe and Russia, DP World
, Director, Shore Tension
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
, Global Head of Safety, Environment and Performance Management, APM Terminals
, Chairman, Royal Boatmen Association
, Global System Specialist MoorMaster, Cavotec
, HSSE Global Manager, Terminal Investment Limited
, Vice President - Global Practice Lead Terminals & Transportation , Ausenco
, Ex Chairman, PEMA's Safety Committee, Deputy Chairman ICHCA ISP Technical Panel
  • Safety in ports and terminals – what are the major priorities?
  • Next generation HSE management and innovative approaches to HSE risk management in terminals 
  • Lifting cargo personnel with cranes – developing global best practice 
  • Preventing collisions between containers, equipment and people 
  • Reducing the risks of lashing and twistlock handling 
  • Improving safety in vessel mooring operations 
  • Embedding safety in port and terminal design and construction 
  • Technology and innovation to make cargo handling operations safer
14:30 - 14:35Moderators opening remarks
, Ex Chairman, PEMA's Safety Committee, Deputy Chairman ICHCA ISP Technical Panel
14:35 - 14:50Next generation HSE management and innovative approaches to HSE risk management in terminals
, Global Head of Safety, Environment and Performance Management, APM Terminals
14:50 - 15:05Embedding safety in port and terminal design and contruction
, Vice President - Global Practice Lead Terminals & Transportation , Ausenco
15:05 - 16:30Technology and innovation to make cargo handling operations safer
15:05 - 15:20Safe mooring 1
, Director, Shore Tension
15:20 - 15:35Safe mooring 2
, Global System Specialist MoorMaster, Cavotec
15:50 - 16:05Innovation in safety - one year on
, HSSE Supervisor, APM Terminals, Buenos Aires Argentina
We are pleased to welcome back the winner of our inaugural TT Club Innovation in Safety Award to give a 'one year on' update
16:05 - 16:30Closing panel debate: HSE in ports and terminals - what are the major priorities?
, Director HSSE Europe and Russia, DP World
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
, Global Head of Safety, Environment and Performance Management, APM Terminals
, HSSE Global Manager, Terminal Investment Limited
, HSSE Supervisor, APM Terminals, Buenos Aires Argentina
An open Q&A session
16:30Close of conference day 1 - refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
19:00 - 20:00LAS PALMAS PORT AWARDS
, Senior Deputy Director, Sub-Division for Marine Technology and Cargoes, Maritime Safety Division, International Maritime Org
Join us to celebrate excellence in global cargo handling and regional port operations with presentations of three prestigious awards:

LAS PALMAS PORT AWARDS

2ND TT CLUB INNOVATION IN SAFETY AWARD




JOHN STRANG A.O. MEMORIAL AWARD

20:00 - 22:00ICHCA 65TH ANNIVERSARY COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Wednesday 4 October - Conference day 2
08:30 - 09:30Registration desk open - refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
09:00 - 10:30SESSION 3 NEW MARKETS & TRADE ROUTES - RESHAPING THE GLOBAL CARGO LANDSCAPE #futureflows
, Canary Professor, Louvain School of Management
, Director, Engineering Administration Office, Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Emerging global trade routes
  • China Silk Road initiative
  • Development and investment outlook for African shipping, ports and hinterland operations
09:00 - 09:05Moderator's opening remarks
, Principal, Cameron Maritime Resources
09:05 - 09:25China New Silk Road Initiative
, Canary Professor, Louvain School of Management
09:25 - 09:45Emerging global trade routes
, Director, Engineering Administration Office, Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
09:45 - 10:20Development and investment outlook for African shipping, ports and hinterland operations
09:45 - 09:55
, Director of Port, Takoradi, Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority
09:55 - 10:20Q&A
10:30 - 11:00Refreshments, networking and exhibition visits

Kindly sponsored by

Prodevelop

11:00 - 13:00SESSION 4 THE FUTURE IS SMART #cargointelligence
, International Port Community System Association (IPCSA)
, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Prodevelop
, Maritime Logistics Expert, Deakin University, Deputy Chairman, ICHCA Australia
, CEO, Maritime Transport International
, Sales and Marketing Director, Nexiot AG

Automation, IoT, big data, AI, machine learning, autonomous vehicles, the cloud. Global cargo operations on land and at sea are set to be transformed by technology innovation. What could new technologies mean for safety, sustainability and efficiency?
  • Intelligent cargo operations: redefining the future 
  • Autonomous vessels and vehicles 
  • Port automation, robotics and digitisation 
  • Cloud and enterprise platforms 
  • Telematics and sensors
11:00 - 11:05Moderator's opening remarks
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
  • Autonomous vessels and vehicles
  • Port automation, robotics and digitisation
11:00 - 11:25Intelligent cargo operations: redefining the future & Rise of the robots: automation in logistics and shipping,
, Maritime Logistics Expert, Deakin University, Deputy Chairman, ICHCA Australia
  • Autonomous vessels and vehicles
  • Port automation, robotics and digitisation
11:25 - 11:45Smart ports - digital applications and open platforms
11:25 - 11:35
, Chief Technology Innovation Officer, Prodevelop
11:35 - 11:45
, International Port Community System Association (IPCSA)
11:45 - 12:00Smart ports Q&A
12:00 - 13:00Smart cargo chains - blockchain and IoT
12:00 - 12:10
, CEO, Maritime Transport International
12:10 - 12:20
, Business Development Manager, ORBCOMM
12:20 - 12:30
, Sales and Marketing Director, Nexiot AG
12:30 - 12:45Smart cargo chain Q&A
12:45 - 13:00Closing Q&A with all speakers
13:00 - 14:00Lunch, networking & exhibition visits
14:00 - 14:30SPECIAL SESSION: GOOD GOVERNANCE - TACKLING CORRUPTION
, Programme Director, Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN)
, CEO Secretariat , ICHCA International
  • New regulatory environment after the Paris accord
  • Reducing the environmental and social impact of shipping and ports
  • Achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction in ports
  • What does a carbon neutral cargo operation look like?
  • Technology innovations to make cargo handling operations more sustainable
14:30 - 15:30SESSION 5 PHYSICAL AND CYBER SECURITY #makeitsecure
  • Security challenges and responses
  • Security and speed of cargo handling
  • Information sharing
  • Physical security
  • Multidimensional security issues for protecting maritime critical infrastructures
  • SAURON project
  • Modelling of cyber risks and evaluating the effectiveness of critical cyber controls
14:30 - 14:35Moderator's opening remarks
, Risk Management Director, TT Club
14:50 - 15:05Multidimensional security issues for protecting maritime critical infrastructures: SAURON project
, R&D Project Manager, Valenciaport Foundation
14:35 - 14:50Security challenges and responses
, HSSE Global Manager, Terminal Investment Limited
15:00 - 16:00SESSION 6 SUSTAINABLE CARGO OPERATIONS - DECARBONISATION, ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SOCIAL STEWARDSHIP #makeitsafe
  • New regulatory environment after the Paris accord
  • Reducing the environment and social impact of shipping and ports
  • Achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction in ports
  • What does a carbon neutral cargo operation look like?
  • Technology innovations to make cargo handling operations more sustainable
15:30 - 15:30Moderator's opening remarks
, Principal, Cameron Maritime Resources
  • New regulatory environment after the Paris accord
  • Reducing the environment and social impact of shipping and ports
  • Achieving energy efficiency and emissions reduction in ports
  • What does a carbon neutral cargo operation look like?
  • Technology innovations to make cargo handling operations more sustainable
15:05 - 15:20Modelling of cyber risks and evaluating the effectiveness of critical cyber controls
, Head of Cyber Innovation, Novae
15:20 - 15:30Panel discussion to include
  • Security and speed of cargo handling
  • Information sharing
  • Physical security
15:30 - 15:45Reducing the environmental and social impact of shipping and ports - new regulatory environment after the Paris Accord
, General Secretary, Global Shippers Forum, Chairman, ILO/IMO/UNECE Group of Experts
15:45 - 16:00Decarbonising ports, terminals and the cargo chain adopting a common framework for emissions measurement and reduction
, Policy Advisor, Federation of European Private Port & Terminal Operators (FEPORT)
16:00 - 16:15Protecting our oceans and blue economy - the research agenda
, Science, Technology and Innovation Manager, PLOCAN
16:00 - 16:30Refreshments, networking & exhibition visits
16:30 - 17:30SESSION 7 FUTURE SKILLS #cargopeople

How do we re-skill for next generation cargo handling needs?
  • Recruitment and retention
  • Future skills development
  • New training concepts, technologies and tools
16:40 - 16:50Moderator's opening remarks
, Technical Adviser and Observer, ICHCA International
16:50 - 17:05Future maritime industry education and skills development
, Vice-President (International), World Maritime University
17:05 - 17:20New training concepts, technologies and tools
, Vice President, Training Safety & Recruitment, British Columbia Maritime Employers Association
17:20 - 17:35Developing management capabilities, tools and technologies for the container terminal industry
, Director, DP World Institute
17:35 - 17:45Q&A
17:30WRAP UP & CLOSING REMARKS