Digital Ship Hong Kong / AMMITEC - September 27 - 28 2005
Maritime Communications and Information Technology Conference and Exhibition
In September 2005 we will be running our third Digital Ship Hong Kong event, reviewing developments in information technology which can help shipmanagers and owners operate more effectively, and providing a forum for shipmanagers to meet technology providers and discuss how well the latest products meet their needs.
The event is organised in association with AMMITEC, the association of shipping company IT managers; a Hong Kong branch of AMMITEC was established following Digital Ship Hong Kong in 2004, led by G A Shankar, ship IT superintendent, NYK Shipmanagement.
Topics include satcoms, shipboard software / PCs, shipping company IT systems / integration with suppliers, and computer based training
Digital Ship Hong Kong / AMMITEC - September 27-28 2005
Join delegates from Therica Shipping Corporation, ASP Ship Management, Impex Shipping, World-Wide Shipping, Eurasia International, University of Hong Kong, OOCL, Hamburg Sud, Pacific Basin, Schenker International, Thoresen Thai Agencies Pacific Basin Shipping, Sinotrans Shipping, Anglo Eastern, Flying Leaf Shipping, New Asian Shipping, NYK Line, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers, Valles Steamship, China Navigation, Hempel-Hai Hong (China) Ltd, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd Univan Ship Management Ltd, Fairmont Shipping Hong Kong Limited, Wilhelmssen Maritime Services, Unique Shipping (HK) Ltd, Norasia Container Lines, Hong Kong , MSC Ship Management (Hong Kong) Ltd, Australian LNG Ship Operating Company, Hong Kong Marine Department, Valiant Ship Management Ltd, Wallem Services Ltd, Wamship, Impex Shipping, Doehle IOM, Ashland Drew Marine, WeeLee International, NYK Shipmanagement, Pole Star Space Applications, ShipNet Asia, Radio Holland, NSSL, Marlink, Jeppesen, Rutter Technologies
DAY ONE - SEPTEMBER 27In Association with the Hong Kong Branch of the Association of Maritime Managers of Information Technology and Communications (AMMITEC)
8.30 Welcome coffee in exhibition hallChairman: Ubaya Nandasena, technical department, Neptune Shipmanagement
9.15 Chairman's introduction
9.20 Opening address: Arthur Bowring, managing director, Hong Kong Shipowners Association
Developments with modern satellite communications
9.30 Keynote speech: Patrick E Slesinger, chief information officer, Wallem Shipmanagement - how Wallem uses satellite communications for best advantage
10.00 Capt Pradeep Chawla, director quality assurance and training, Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement
10.30 - Latest developments with Inmarsat and the I-4 satellites - Piers Cunningham, head of maritime market management, Inmarsat
Piers Cunningham is head of maritime market management at Inmarsat. Inmarsat operates the satellite communications system used by most of the world's merchant shipping fleet which also forms the backbone of global GMDSS provision. During 2005/6 Inmarsat will be launching its next generation Inmarsat-4 satellites, which will provide both enhanced coverage and capability to both existing and future users of its maritime services.
10.55 - Latest developments from Iridium - Dharmendra Shirsat, Iridium Satellite's director, Maritime Vertical
Iridium is the only provider of truly global (including polar coverage) satellite voice and data solutions making communications accessible and affordable for all types of vessels. Iridium, with its global coverage, low pricing and broad array of features offers reliable service and significant cost savings to maritime users seeking to increase safety, reduce costs and manage personnel.
11.20 - Latest developments from Connexion by Boeing - Richard Nordstrom, director of maritime sales and marketing, Connexion by Boeing
11.45 Morning coffee break - sponsored by France Telecom
12.05 - Latest developments from Broadband Maritime - speaker from Broadband Maritime
12.15 Panel discussion - how long will it take for all ships to have broadband - how can satcoms add the most value? With G A Shankar, Ship IT superintendent, NYK Shipmanagement; Nicholas Li, Organisation Development Manager Eurasia International (China) Limited Partnership; Patrick E Slesinger, chief information officer, Wallem Shipmanagement; Piers Cunningham, head of maritime market management, Inmarsat; Capt Pradeep Chawla, director quality assurance and training, Anglo Eastern Shipmanagement; Richard Nordstrom, director of maritime sales and marketing, Connexion by Boeing; Speaker from Broadband Maritime; Dharmendra Shirsat, Iridium Satellite's director, Maritime Vertical
Day one afternoon - shipboard IT applications - applications for satcoms Supporting shipboard computers from shore. Onboard upload of photographs and information. Systems for vendor management onboard. Planned maintenance systems and purchasing systems. Vendor based systems vs build your own. SQL server usage.
Chaired by Paul Ostergaard, CEO, ShipServ
Paul Ostergaard is CEO of ShipServ, the only surviving independent maritime ship supplies dot com. ShipServ is currently seeing the majority of its growth from shipping companies in Asia Pacific region, although the company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It recently recorded its millionth transaction, between IUM Shipmanagement and Fuji Trading.
2.10 Chairman's introduction
2.15 Keynote speech: Mr Aswin Atre, managing director and chief operating officer, NYK Shipmanagement
NYK Shipmanagement, based in Singapore, is part of Japanese NYK Group, Japan's largest shipping company, which owns and operates 758 vessels, including container ships, semi container vessels, bulk carriers, wood chip carriers, car carriers, reefer carriers, tankers, gas carriers and cruise ships. http://www.nyksm.com.sg/
2.45 Geoff Arnold, managing director, IT Maritime Pte Singapore (previously manager fleet management systems, World Wide Shipping) Maritime communications - a vision of an ideal solution.
Geoff Arnold recently left his position as head of fleet management systems with World Wide Shipping (parent of Bergesen, an operator of 23 VLCCs and one of the world's most respected shipping companies) to set up a new maritime IT consultancy based in Singapore, IT-Maritime Pte. The company offers consultancy, project management, and maritime software applications including planned maintenance, crew management, incident reporting, document control and dry docking project management.
3.15 - Afternoon coffee break -
sponsored by Broadband Maritime
3.45 - Gathering data at sea automatically - Jennefer Tobin, managing director, Datatrac .
Typing is no longer necessary
Data can be captured automatically as part of doing the operational task
Evidence of compliance and management information can be digitally exported from the ship
4.05 - Monitoring and managing shipboard PC applications - Otto Pedersen, Palantir
4.25 - Using key performance indicators to monitor vessel performance Dr Panagiotis Nomikos, business development manager, Danaos
4.50 - Doing the most with shipboard software. Farzin Karma, managing director, Ulysses Systems Singapore
5.15 - Panel discussion chaired by Dr Panagiotis Nomikos, president of AMMITEC.. Questions include: -
What is the best way to keep shipboard PCs running?
How do you justify purchasing software to your principals?
How do you measure the success of software?
Always on connectivity – must have or nice to have?
How do you persuade your staff to use the software?
With G A Shankar, ship IT superintendent, NYK Shipmanagement; Mr Aswin Atre, managing director and chief operating officer, NYK Shipmanagement; Geoff Arnold, manager fleet management systems, World Wide Shipping; Jennefer Tobin, managing director, Datatrac; Monitoring and managing shipboard PC applications - speaker from Palantir; Farzin Karma, managing director, Ulysses Systems Singapore
5.45 Alcoholic beverages
7.00 Evening dinner sponsored by Inmarsat -
7.30 - Pre dinner drinks
8.00 - Lion dance
8.30 - Dinner - Chinese menu
9.00 - Acrobatic show
PROGRAM DAY TWO - SEPTEMBER 28
8.30 Welcome coffee in exhibition hallDay two morning - shipping company IT infrastructure and integration with suppliers -
Chairman: Dr Panagiotis Nomikos, business development manager, Danaos and founder, Association of Shipping Company IT managers
9.25 Chairman's introduction
9.30 - Keynote speech: Capt Vijay Rangroo, executive vice president, Eurasia Group and managing director, Eurasia International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
Leveraging IT for Enhancement of Seafarer Skills
Challenges with making software from different suppliers work together. Can we make a maritime version of SAP? Can we develop more standards so software from different manufacturers can communicate?
Challenges of switching data from one software system to another - finding software which will give you several year´s service so transferring data is not necessary
Computer competence and enthusiasm of shore staff - how it affects use of new products
10.00 Captain Arvind Karandikar, general manager - fleet personnel, Fleet Management Quality data leads to quality ship operations. Using data / KPIs to improve their ship operations
10.30 Captain Mark Haslett, general manager, procurement, Wallem Shipmanagement what Wallem is doing to integrate with suppliers - and benefits
11.30 Giampiero Soncini, CEO, SpecTec The challenges in creating, selling and supporting an effective IT system for shipping
11.55 - Integrating ship systems with suppliers - the way forward. Paul Ostergaard, CEO, ShipServ
12.20 - Integrating suppliers - how suppliers can gain maximum benefit from electronic commerce - why shipmanagers should put pressure on their suppliers to use more electronic tools. Torben Brammer, managing director, ShipCentric / Vision People
12.45 Panel discussion: what is the best way to gather quality data? With Nicholas Li, IT manager, Eurasia
Day two afternoon - computer based training / ship navigation
Chairman - Captain Arvind Karandikar, general manager - fleet personnel, Fleet Management
2.15 Chairman's introduction
2.20 Keynote: Capt. H. Subramaniam, general manager and principal, Eurasia Training Institute, Mumbai
Focus on value added training at ECAL (Eurasia´s Centre for Advanced Learning in Mumbai)-
- The difference between Mandatory Courses and value added courses (VAC) and why they are both needed
- Types of VACs available and how they are suited to the vessel designs in question
- The use of the Simulator - a key aid in seafarer training at ECAL
- PC-based VAC courses for seafarers
Capt. H. Subramaniam is principal emeritus, LBS College of Advanced Maritime Studies and Research, Mumbai. He has served at sea for ten years followed by 35 years of teaching experience including commmand of three maritime training institutes -TS Rajendra, TS Chanakya & LBS College in Mumbai.
He was given ‘Man of the year Award’ in 2001 by Sailor Today magazine for ‘His conception and implementation of the Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDos)’ and the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2002 by ‘Marine World’ magazine. He is the author of eight textbooks, on a variety of subjects, on the operation of merchant ships. He was the Master of the Company of Master Mariners of India for two years. He is the Chairman of the Nautical Institute India (West) Branch.
2.45 New Concepts in Maritime Education and Training - Mr. K.H.K Rangan, General Manager, Teledata Marine Systems Singapore
Teledata project with DNV to generate a computer based training system
Certification and online learning - a new development
Computer based training for superintendents
3.10 Bhupesh Gandhi, VP marketing, Transas Group Reducing the number of accidents attributable to human error
Bhupesh Ghandi is VP of marketing for Transas Marine, and is a former master mariner from the Ministry of Surface Transport, India. His career has included heading an IT venture to establish the first Digital Marketplace of Indian Shipping Industry, as well as positions at Ispat Industries, IMS Ltd, Teledata Marine Systems and IndiaFirstLogistics. He has also been a distinguished teacher at LBS CAMSAR, T.S.Rajendra and T.S.Chanakya in India.
3.30 Mark Womersley, manager environmental services, BMT Asia Pacific Info@Sea project, to provide information to ships going into Singapore to help them reduce fuel consumption and improve power management
3.50 Panel discussion, close
THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES ARE EXHIBITING AT DIGITAL SHIP HONG KONG 2005
Broadband Maritime- cost effective global VSAT communication for ships (USA) - www.broadbandmaritime.com
Thrane and Thrane - world's largest supplier of shipboard satellite communications terminals (Denmark) www.tt.dk
Dualog - provide solutions for electronic data transport for fisheries and shipping industry. www.dualog.no
Datatrac Limited - a Systems Integration Company formed to bring the technology of Automatic Data Capture for the proof of compliance with legislation into organisations operating in hazardous environments such on board ship or on the Railways.www.datatrac.co.uk
SingTel MSB - As a strategic partner and leading provider of Inmarsat services, SingTel MSB offers a range of mobile satellite solutions to meet customers varied remote/wireless communications needs. Our solutions enable businesses in the maritime and enterprise sectors to stay connected through voice, data, fax, e-mail, Intranet/LAN extension and internet access in remote regions where communications infrastructure is inadequate or non-existent. www.singtel.com/msb
Transas Pacific - internationally recognized manufacturer of IT solutions for ship owners, maritime educational institutions, and port authorities. Providing system integration, Transas Pacific is the efficient partner for any customer in Asia. www.transas.com.sg
Navarino Telecom - is a leading satellite communications organization, providing a wide range of competitively priced quality services and products to major shipping companies and multinational corporations worldwide. www.navarinotelecom.com
Horizon Mobile Communications - a dedicated supplier of mobile satellite communications and integrated IT solutions. We are unique in being able to provide our customers with a single point of contact for all their satellite hardware, airtime, software application and support needs - truly one stop shopping! www.horizon-mobile.com
Teledata Marine Systems - Teledata Marine Systems is a leading developer of marine software with offices located in or near the world's major shipping centers. www.teledatamarine.com
EMS Satcom - designs, manufactures and sells Inmarsat-based satellite terminals for the Maritime, Land and Aeronautical industry. The company's Fleet 55 Inmarsat satellite terminal provides 64 kpbs ISDN and MPDS connectivity to maritime vessels of all sizes, from small fishing ships and yachts to large tankers and cargo vessels. Near global voice and data coverage will be available by the end of 2005. For more information visit the company's website at www.emssatcom.com
Xantic - is one of the world’s leading providers of Inmarsat and Iridium satellite communication services to customers in remote places, at sea or on land. www.xantic.net
Exhibition stands are remaining - contact Peter Patterson, Digital Ship exhibition sales manager,
Tel: +44 (0)20 8687 4139,
Mob +44 (0)7980 642 123,