BIMCO Autonomous Ships Seminar

  • 27/03/2019
  • 27/03/2019
  • Bagsværdvej 161,
    2880 Bagsværd
  • Mr. Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl
  • martech@bimco.org

The aim of the BIMCO Autonomous Ships Seminar is to identify the shipowners’ views on this topic, which is currently being driven by manufacturers.

The seminar will cover the theoretical angle of autonomous ships from a shipowner's point of view as well as consider some practical projects/business cases. Craig Eason, the moderator, will steer the discussions during the three different sessions to reach tangible conclusions. At the end of session one, which is entitled " Shipowners' focus", the aim is to prioritize the five most important developments in order to make autonomous shipping a reality. Session two will concentrate on how best to prepare the industry and identify what the next steps should be. Session three will concentrate on capturing a realistic picture of the future with the help of some business cases. At the end of the seminar there will be a chance for networking at the reception hosted by BIMCO.

The programme is as follows:

Welcome
08:30-08:35 Welcome
By Mr Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, President, BIMCO,

Session 1 Shipowner's focus
08:35-08:40 Introduction
By moderator, Craig Eason

08:40-09:05 Key note
Douglas Lang, Group Managing Director, Anglo-Eastern Group

09:05-09:30 Key note
Steve Saxton, Expert Partner, McKinsey - TBC

09:30-10:00 Plenary discussion – moderator Craig Eason
Ship owners focus - prioritize the five most important developments in order to make autonomous shipping happen.

10:00-10:25 Break

Session 2 Shipping of tomorrow
10:25-10:30 Introduction
By moderator, Craig Eason

10:30-11:00 Connectivity a prerequisite for autonomous shipping
Hans Ottosen, CEO, Danelec Marine

11:00-11.30 Zooming in on civil liability and insurance
Bjarke Holm Hansen, CORE

11:30-12:00 Transport 2040: Automation, technology, employment - the future work
Dr. Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs, WMU - TBC

12:00-12:30 Plenary discussion – moderator Craig Eason
Shipping of tomorrow. How to prepare the industry and what is our next step(s)?

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 3 Business cases and projects
13:30-13:40 Introduction 
By moderator, Craig Eason

13:40-14:10 Economic benefits for deep sea autonomous shipping
Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, SINTEF Ocean, Norway

14:10-14:40 Japan's First Demonstration Project for Autonomous Ships
Masahiro (Max) Takahashi, General Manager, Environmental Group, NYK - TBC

14:40-15:10 Break

15:10-15:40 Autonomous shipping: concepts, prototype testing and the road ahead
Lennart Swoboda,  Project Manager Finance & Controlling, Bernard Schulte GmbH & Co. KG

15:40-16:10 Taking autonomy to reality; about challenges and opportunities
Per Brinchmann, Vice President, Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding ASA

16:10-16:40 Plenary discussion – moderator Craig Eason
Realistic business cases. How can we ensure that we capture a realistic picture of the future?

16:40-16:50 Wrap up and goodbye

Reception
17:00-19:00 Reception hosted by BIMCO

Transport
19:00 Busses depart to CPH airport or downtown Copenhagen