Conference Programme

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GROWING SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAINS: SHORT SEA SHIPPING & INTERMODAL NETWORKS

Coastlink is a neutral pan-European network dedicated to the promotion of short sea feeder shipping and the intermodal transport networks through the ports that support the sector.

To view the Provisional Conference Programme as a PDF please CLICK HERE.

 

   

DAY ONE - WEDNESDAY 03 MAY 2023

08:30

 

Coffee & Registration

09:00

 

Chairman’s Welcome

Nick Lambert, Director & Co-Founder, NLA International Ltd

     
   

SESSION 1: MARKET SECTOR OVERVIEW - THE NEW NORMAL IN AN ADAPTING MARKET

09:10

 

Port Welcome Address

Claudio Veritiero, CEO, Peel Ports Group  

09:25

 

Gold Sponsor’s Address

09:35

 

Keynote Address 

Robert Clegg, Short Sea Director United Kingdom, Containerships CMA CGM GmbH

09:50

 

Speaker to be announced

10:05

 

Michael Rosenkilde Lind, Senior Commercial Manager - Bulk, Oil, Project & Cruise, Port of Aalborg*

10:20

 

Q&A

10:40

 

Coffee & Networking

11:15

 

Panel Discussion: Post-Brexit & Post-Pandemic - Are we where we need to be?

   

Panel Moderator: Richard Ballantyne OBE, Chief Executive, British Ports Association

 

Panellists Include:

Doug Bannister, CEO, Port of Dover

Howard Knott, Logistics Consultant, Irish Exporters Association

Andima Ormaetxe Bengoa, Director - Operations, Commercial & Logistics, Port of Bilbao Authority

Sean Potter, Commercial Director, DFDS A/S

     

12:30

 

Lunch & Networking

     
   

SESSION 2: HOW TO PROMOTE GROWTH AND DELIVER RESILIENT END-TO-END SUPPLY CHAINS

A look at the changing landscape in end-to-end intermodal networks & the just in time supply chain.

14:00

 

Opening Address

Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director – Policy, Logistics UK

Logistics UK will highlight the opportunities in the supply chain for innovation and modal shift to benefit the environment and consumers as well as operators throughout the supply chain. 

     

14:15

 

What mode of transport uses Ports?

Stephen Carr, Group Commercial Director, Peel Ports Group

We explore why the true answer to that question defines why both industry and consumers need to think differently about the role and the functions of modern ports.

     

14:30

 

Practical examples of building resilience into a supply chain using intermodal services

Geoff Lippitt, Chief Commercial Officer, PD Ports

How intermodal, short sea shipping, RoRo, LoLo and last mile delivery road haulage can interlink to provide resilience and enhance capacity for ports and operators.

     

14:45

 

Port of Antwerp-Bruges – providing total intermodal connectivity solutions

Justin Atkin, UK & Ireland Representative, Port of Antwerp-Bruges

With excellent connections to the hinterland by estuary and inland barge, rail, road, and pipeline, discover how the Port of Antwerp-Bruges provides totally integrated transportation solutions, helping shippers ‘green’ their supply chains.

     

15:00

 

Q&A

     

15:20

 

Coffee & Networking

       

15:50

 

Panel Discussion: Freeports - Driving change for coastal shipping and the supply chain?

A discussion on the impacts and benefits of Freeports. How will supply chains adjust?

   

Panel Moderator: Richard Ballantyne OBE, Chief Executive, British Ports Association

 

Panellists include:

Giles Jones, Project Manager, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Nolan Gray, Freeport Director, Tees Valley Combined Authority

Arne Mielken, Managing Director, Customs Manager Ltd 

     

17:15

 

CONFERENCE DAY 1 WRAP-UP – CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

17:30

 

CONFERENCE CLOSE

17:30

 

Evening Drinks Reception at the Royal Liver Building (Bella Ballroom)

 

19:00

 

Conference Dinner at  the Royal Liver Building (Bertie Suite)

     
   

 DAY TWO - THURSDAY 04 MAY 2023

    

08:45

 

Arrival Coffee & Registration

     
   

SESSION 3: SUSTAINABILITY & THE ENERGY TRANSITION - A ROUTE TO SHIPPING FREIGHT SUSTAINABLY

The journey and challenges for ports, shipping & logistics in achieving net zero

     

09:10

 

Chairman’s Opening & Summary of Day 1

Nick Lambert, Director & Co-Founder, NLA International Ltd

     

09:15

 

Keynote Address

David Browne, General Manager, MAERSK

   

09:30

 

A Green Port’s Journey to Net Zero

Tanya Ferry, Green Port Consultant, Royal HaskoningDHV

Learn how Royal HaskoningDHV is helping the world’s ports embrace digital innovation, decarbonisation, and new-found resilience. And discover the challenges, savings, and operational benefits to be found on the journey to Net Zero.

     

09:45

 

Port of Amsterdam – At the forefront of the transition

Mark Hoolwerf, Deputy Director, Port of Amsterdam

The port of Amsterdam is a global energy hub, meaning that it stands for a significant decarbonisation challenge. This presentation will focus on how the Port of Amsterdam approaches the energy transition, with a focus on its overall strategy and recent initiatives and developments. This will include subjects such as the role of hydrogen, clean shipping, and the collaboration with different parts of the value chain.

     

10:00

 

Lessons learned with shore power

Jacob Bjarkam, Business Development Manager, PowerCon

Shore power is expected to be scaled tremendously. PowerCon will provide key insights and lessons learned on how to best to implement this technology successfully, by sharing hands-on experience from past projects plus the latest news and innovation.

10:15

 

Q&A

10:40

 

Coffee & Networking

     

11:20

 

Panel Discussion: Driving Efficiency through Data & Port Collaboration

Improving supply chain efficiency through data, collaboration & digitalisation.

   

Panel Moderator: Tim Morris, CEO, UK Major Ports Group

 

Panellists Include:

Richard Willis, Technical Director, Port Operations & Technology, Royal HaskoningDHV

Eleni Bougioukou, Innovation Manager – Energy and Sustainability, Port of Tyne

Grant Hunter, DIrector - Standards, Innovation & Research, BIMCO


     

12:35

 

CONFERENCE WRAP UP - CHAIRMAN

     

12:45

 

LUNCH & NETWORKING

     

14:15 - 16:30

 

Delegates can enjoy a tour of the Port of Liverpool, hosted by Peel Ports Group, or take the opportunity to collaborate in one of the afternoon working groups.

   

                                                                                                                                       * invited

If you are interested in viewing previous Coastlink programmes, we have a selection below:

2019
Southampton - 12-13 June 2019

2013
Zebrugge - 20-21 February

2012
Dublin - 24 May

2011
Hamburg - 19-20 April
Liverpool - 15-16 June
Bilbao - 6-7 October

2010
Antwerp - 14-15 September

To submit a paper contact see our Call for Papers page. To book a place at the conference please visit the Delegate Bookings  page, or to register your interest, please contact:

Events Team on +44 1329 825335 or email info@coastlink.co.uk