Virtual Conference

UK Ports Conference

Monday 23 November - Thursday 26 November 2020

Programme

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Day 1: Monday 23rd November
08:45
Networking
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Part 1: Latest policy updates, support for port development, Brexit Responding to changing trade and shipping patterns
09:40
Latest insight and trends in changing trade and shipping patterns
  • Current trends in trade and shipping
  • Global changes in shipping routes – how are shipping routes changing and are further changes expected?
  • Latest trends in RoRo, container, dry bulk and liquid bulk
  • How can ports respond to these changes?
Eleanor Hadland
Senior Analyst – Ports and Terminals
Drewry
10:10
Update on freeports
Phoebe Warneford-Thomson
Policy & Economic Analyst
British Ports Association
10:30
Break and networking
11:00
Panel discussion: Preparing for Brexit: latest updates and preparing for possible implications
  • How has Brexit impacted on investments? 
  • What do we know about Brexit so far and what further announcements are needed to help preparations?
  • Latest insight on trade deals
  • Responding to changing trade patterns
Tim Morris
Chief Executive Officer
UK Major Ports Group
Gavin Simmonds
Policy Director Commercial
UK Chamber of Shipping
Emma Leam-Saville
Route Agency & Border Compliance Director
DFDS Seaways
11:45
Ports' role in UK trade resilience
Doug Bannister
Chief Executive
Port of Dover
12:10
Preparing now for the port of the future: anticipating future technology, needs and port requirements
  • Future proofing infrastructure for further technological advances and demands
  • Building in flexibility
  • Understanding future port requirements – how are types of products and consumer demand changing
Matthew Beeton
Chief Executive Officer
Port of Tyne
12:35
Chair’s closing remarks
12:40
Close of day 1 and networking
Day 2 - Tuesday 24th November
08:45
Networking
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
09:35
Panel discussion: Planning and priorities for port development: identifying where and when to invest port infrastructure and improvements
  • Plans for port investment and infrastructure development
  • Identifying growth opportunities
  • What port development is needed?
Paul Olvhoj
Business Development Manager, Marine Services
Orkney Islands Council Harbour Authority
Philip Rowell
Director
Adams Hendry
Part 2: Overcoming infrastructure challenges to support port development and improve port connectivity
10:20
MMO update: latest on planning and marine licensing
  • Working with MMO – how and when to engage
  • Timelines for marine licensing
Trudi Wakelin
Director of Licensing, Marine Planning and Blue Belt
Marine Management Organisation
10:40
Expanding the port rail freight offer
  • Planned rail upgrade and improvements 

 

Guy Bates
Head of Freight Development
Network Rail
11:00
Networking break
11:30
Panel discussion: Improving port connectivity and hinterland links
  • Reducing emissions – modal shift to rail and feeders
  • Investing in port connectivity
Aart Hille Ris Lambers
UK Commercial Director
DP World
Darren Briggs
Director
Arup
Lucy Hudson
Principal Policy Officer Freight and Logistics
Transport for the North
Guy Bates
Head of Freight Development
Network Rail
Part 3: Improving skills and safety at UK ports
12:20
Maintaining and improving safety at ports
  • Learning from recent incidents
  • Achieving a cultural shift within ports – breaking habits
Richard Steele
Executive Director
Port Skills and Safety
David Brown
Chief Executive Officer; Chair
The Bristol Port Company; Ports Skills and Safety
12:40
Discussion: Responding to skills shortages and attracting talent to the ports sector
  • Recruitment and marketing the ports sector as a career – successfully attracting new talent to the sector
  • Apprenticeships for the sector
Colin Bassam
Manager
Port Training Services
Sue Terpilowski OBE
Chair; President
Maritime UK Women’s Taskforce; WISTA UK
13:10
Chair’s closing remarks
13:15
Close of day 2 and networking
Day 3 - Wednesday 25th November
08:45
Networking
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Part 4: Improving air quality and reducing emissions
09:35
Successfully improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions at ports
  • Creating greener ports
  • Developing an air quality plan
  • Working with the local area on air quality improvements
  • Monitoring emissions and improvements
  • Biggest barriers to reducing emissions
Alan Tinline
Head of Environment
Associated British Ports
09:55
Fuels of the future: how can ports prepare for changing shipping fuels
  • How to reduce shipping emissions to meet environmental requirements
  • Trends in fuels and what is the fuel of the future?
  • How do ports need to respond – what infrastructure will be needed?
  • Rise in LNG and hydrogen
  • The impact of electric shipping charging on ports
Dr Tristan Smith
Associate Professor in Energy and Transport
UCL
10:15
Energy Optimisation, Emissions and the Bottom Line
  • Energy optimisation as part of a Port Energy Strategy
  • Key benefits and challenges
  • Value and future-proofing
Caroline Price
Director Green Ports
Royal HaskoningDHV
10:35
Panel Discussion: How can ports become more sustainable – what actions need to be taken?
Justin Atkin
Port Representative, UK & Ireland
Antwerp Port Authority
Veronica Chan
Senior Advisor Air Quality and Climate Change
Port of London Authority
11:05
Networking break
Part 5: Planning and delivering port improvements and infrastructure
11:35
How to develop and create a port master plan
  • How to anticipate future infrastructure need and build in flexibility to masterplans
  • Reviewing existing port facilities and operations
  • Planning development around ports – safeguarding and securing land for future need
  • Engaging with local communities and area regarding port development
Hasan Batmaz
Port Masterplanning Lead
Arup
11:55
Asset management and upgrading legacy assets
  • Working with legacy assets – repurposing existing infrastructure
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • How can infrastructure be adapted
  • Unlocking potential of assets
Steve Roberts
Associate Director, Ports & Marine
AECOM
12:15
Case study: successfully delivering new port infrastructure
  • Challenges during the planning process
  • Lessons learned
Nick Clarke
Director, Ports, Marine and Waterways
Ramboll
12:35
Chair’s closing remarks
12:40
Close of day 3 and networking
Day 4 - Thursday 26th November
08:45
Networking
09:30
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
09:35
Impact on COVID on Port technology adoption
Indra Vonck
Manager
Deloitte
09:55
Panel discussion: What does the port of the future look like?
  • What technology is being developed and is needed?
  • What are the trend in port development? 
  • What are the growth opportunities for ports and how do they need to respond now 
Indra Vonck
Manager
Deloitte
Charles Wyng
Sales Expert, Ship traffic Control
Wärtsilä Voyage
Don Lamont
Head of Rivers, Dams & Maritime Services
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
Chris Pretorius
Director
Siemens
10:40
Using data capture to monitor freight patterns
  • Hinterland freight movements
  • Modal shift monitoring
  • Applying data to decision making – what infrastructure is needed?
Matthew East
Logistics and Infrastructure Policy UK EME Lead
GHD
11:00
Networking break
11:30
Innovating together
Raoul Tan
Digital Business Solutions
Port of Rotterdam International
Part 6: Opportunities for UK ports supporting the energy sector
11:50
Developing energy facilities at ports
  • The use of solar technology
  • Energy development opportunities
  • Value of energy facilities at ports
12:10
Opportunities for ports in supporting offshore development
  • Offshore wind plans and the opportunities for ports to support project delivery
  • Other opportunities for ports to support energy development
Richard Goffin
Port Director - Medway and Great Yarmouth
Peel Ports
12:30
Chair’s closing remarks
12:35
Close of conference and networking

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