You think improving vessel performance is about working how to move cargo and emit less CO2 while doing it?
That's true, but its a very simplified way of looking at it. Shipping companies are made up of people with different roles and different goals, and some of those goals are complex and multi-levelled. Crew, superintendents, maintenance managers, performance managers, technical managers, chartering departments, purchasing managers, bunkering managers, newbuild managers, senior management, safety managers and the company board all have complex goals with multiple layers. Performance has to fit into that.
Nearly all digital technology for vessel performance does not go farther than to try to show how to move the cargo while making less emissions - for example working out if there is a better route, a better time to clean the hull and propeller, a better way to use generators. The final product is data on a screen. It does not yet do very much to help performance be integrated with all of the other decisions which people in different roles need to make.
Developers of digital technology may feel that this is not their job, and that it is difficult enough working out the best route or time to clean the hull. But perhaps this is holding back what digital technology can do to improve performance.
In the virtual forum on March 16 we'll explore ways that digital technology can do more to connect with people's decision making.
Register to each session you wish to attend separately and you’ll receive separate links to connect.
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Session 1: 09:00 - 10:00 GMT
HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF FLEET DATA TO PROMOTE ENERGY-EFFICIENT HABITS
Data utilization for fleet performance improvement is already well established in the current era. However, the majority of the data is unfortunately an on-screen product that is not correctly (if not even at all) exploited among stakeholders. The data-driven decision-making procedure remains in an infant stage. Careful engineering approaches and communication between all participants is critical in order to instil an energy efficiency culture and positive habits in shipping organizations. Christos will tell more about his projects and ways to achieve it.
Christos Papandreou, Energy Efficiency & Fleet Performance Engineer, Athenian Sea Carriers
Christos Papandreou is Naval Architect and Marine Engineer experienced in fleet performance monitoring and data science. At Athenian Sea Carriers he is responsible for creating the energy management system of the company (EnMR) and develop ways and tools to improve the fleet efficiency. Prior he worked as a technical expert at PWC and IMAREM.
10:00 - 11:00 GMT: Break
Session 2: 11:00 - 12:00 GMT
ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND IN-HOUSE DEVELOPMENT OF DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS
Minerva Marine is a tanker, bulk carrier and LNG operator that is developing in-house decision support tools for vessel performance.
Mike will give an overview of forthcoming regulations EU MRV, UK MRV, IMO DCS, EEXI and CII Rating, their imminent financial impact (hardware, resources, increased OPEX), speed impact to CII and why we should focus on technical and other operational measures other than speed reduction. He will also explain:
Where to focus for improving tankers and bulkers efficiency
What are the potential benefits in terms of rating?
The need to develop tool to monitor and control CII
Why do it inhouse
The need of synergies
Mike Servos, Energy and Environmental Manager, Minerva Marine
Michael Servos has established and leads the Energy and Environmental Department of Minerva Marine, Minerva Dry and Minerva Gas. He is responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of the companies Energy and Environmental Management Systems. His function, amongst others, includes monitoring of compliance with applicable international and national rules and regulation and monitoring of technical and operational aspects of vessels’ fuel efficiency.
Between 2014 and 2018 he served as Energy and Environmental Manager at Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement S.A, where he established and led the company’s Energy and Environmental Department.
From 2011 to 2014 he worked for ABS as a Senior Vessel Performance Analyst being a member of Operational & Environmental Performance Department in Athens and in Copenhagen. His main duties were to provide assistance and guidance to ABS clients to issues related to vessels’ performance, energy efficiency and environmental regulations.
From 2008 to 2011 he was occupied at Alpha Marine as technical advisor/consultant where he conducted various types of surveys and audits including environmental compliance audits & shipboard energy audits.
At the beginning of his career was he was actively involved to a number of ships’ repairs and conversions as freelancer superintendent.
He has been active at Intertanko, BIMCO and ISO working groups on issues relevant to environmental and energy management, hull and propeller performance, hull cleanings, etc.
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