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In an ever-evolving industry, the power belongs to those who move with the times and constantly innovate. The IMPA Innovation Zone brings you the opportunity to listen to a variety of topics presented by many companies who are leaders in their field. Have a look below at the presentations announced so far.

Tuesday 10 September 2019


Time: 09:45am - 10:15am
Company: AkzoNobel International Paint
Title: Remote inspection in vessel performance management
Speaker: Adam Bell, AkzoNobel International Paint
Synopsis: Vessel performance management increasingly relies on data to provide insights into real time hull condition. Data alone however is not always enough.

The most effective vessel performance management therefore utilises data as an early indicator as part of a holistic solution. Combining high quality data streams, innovative inspection techniques and successful mitigation strategies such as in-water cleaning we demonstrate a holistic solution to vessel performance management.


Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Company:
RS Components
Title: Harness the Power of the Private Label
Speaker: Guy James Dann, Director of Private Label, RS Components
Synopsis: The industrial space has seen the rapid emergence of private label products with companies realising that value is no longer being measured on price alone. Private label products are most successful when providing a price saving whilst offering an alternative to big brand, but without compromising on quality. By keepingsight of the pillars of value (where quality and performance meet) buyers will be able to successfully realise cost savings without having to compromise.

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Time: 11:15am - 11:45am
Company:
Garrets International
Title: What if You Could Access Professional Galley Training Regardless of Location, Time Zone or Learning Style?
Speakers: Mr. Jerry Steele, Garrets Training Superintendent
Mr. Ashley Reddy, Highfield Group IT Directory
Synopsis: Garrets International has developed a progressive new training academy with a focus on the future of digital access, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and in raising the industry training standards. Garrets Academy is accessible via three streams of delivery including the new Learning Management System developed and managed by our training partners Highfield Group. With a design emphasis on flexibility, interaction, ease of operation and integration of the latest technologies Garrets Academy is a one stop training solution. Learn more about the Academy, training delivery options, internationally recognised courses and enjoy hearing what the future of Galley training looks like. Enrol. Learn. Achieve.

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Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Company:
Trelawny SPT LTD.
Title: Proactive Global Tool Supply Using Trelawny
Speaker: Adam Dickinson, Managing Director, Trelawny SPT Ltd.
Synopsis: How much purchasing time is spent trying to find the origin of a spare part or consumable and then in turn using further time to find a stockist to supply when a vessel is approaching a port? The same very much applies to deck scaling and surface preparation equipment.

Trelawny, the leading manufacturer and supplier of deck scaling equipment, using an IT interface will not only track the items you have on each vessel but will recommend the nearest stockist. Ongoing, this will give fleet operators extensive information as to what budget they are spending on these items annually and from where.

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Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Company:
Inchcape Shipping Services
Title: What Lies Beneath – Case Uses for Underwater Drones in the Marine Survey Industry
Speakers: David Pratt,Vice President - Marine Services, Australasia, Inchcape Shipping Services
Peter Valles, General Manager, Marine Survey and Inspection, Inchcape Shipping Services
Synopsis: Inchcape Shipping Services has partnered with Blueye Robotics to deliver underwater inspection solutions to the maritime industry through Inchcape’s Marine Survey and Inspection team and global network. Underwater drone technology provides new and unique opportunities to the industry delivering a new, quick, safe and cost effective option for vessel and infrastructure inspections. Blueye have created what we strongly believe is the world’s best underwater drone, the Blueye Pioneer, and we look forward to sharing our learnings and capabilities of this product across

  • Onhire / Offhire Inspections
  • Hull / Propeller Inspection
  • Damage Assessment
  • Biofouling Management
  • Infrastructure Inspection

Inchcape Shipping Services – we use technology and our global network to help our partners connect to a smoother, smarter ocean.

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Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Company:
Closelink GMBH
Title: Your Independent Online Platform for the Luboil Market
Speaker: Jan Schwartau, Global Sales Director, Closelink GmbH
Synopsis: Closelink is a Hamburg-based Start-up providing an online software solution (SaaS). Our main goal is to provide transparency of existing and potential suppliers to foster a well-informed purchase decision on marine lubricants.

This includes:
· quick and smart comparison of existing contract suppliers of luboil
· extended global supplier network as a marketspace
· smart communication and order processes
· reporting tool individually manageable

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Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Company: Lagersmit
Title: Cost-Saving Solution for the Vessel General Permit (VGP) Speaker: Keke Liu, Account Manager, Lagersmit
Synopsis: What are the options for a ship owner to ensure VGP compliant seals? Which solution would be the most cost saving? And are there ways to lower the total cost of ownership?

Delivering Peace of Mind with the best sealing solutions for ships, pumps and tidal turbines is Lagersmit’s mission. We will present some real case studies and references from owners about how Lagersmit can help with the above questions!

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Time: 4:15pm - 4:45pm
Company: RIMS BV
Title: Inspection with drones
Speaker: David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS BV
Synopsis: With more than 25 years’ experience of maintenance and asset management, RIMS supply revolutionary drone based solutions for the inspection of enclosed spaces in both on and offshore environments including:

• Void spaces
• Ballast & potable water tanks
• Duct keels
• Cargo & storage tanks

The inspections include recording the conditions of the actual construction, piping and coatings and other appendages for evidence of dents, cracks or corrosion. RIMS are able to provide a full inspection service following the guidelines of Article 42 of The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), being recognized as Approved Service Supplier for Remote Inspections (drones) for ships and Mobile Offshore Units.

All inspection activities are recorded and included with a survey report which RIMS will work together with the client to analyze the data and identify immediate required actions or recommendations for future maintenance activities.


Wednesday 11 September 2019


Time: 9:45am - 10:15am
Company: HullWiper
Title: Biofouling and the future of hull cleaning
Speaker: Laurance Langdon, General Manager, HullWiper Ltd. Synopsis: The future of hull management is going to be very different to what has been before. New regulations, technologies and solutions are already in the market, with more to come. HullWiper shall explore where we have come from and where we are all heading.

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Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
Company: Port+
Title: Pushing boundaries in port efficiency
Speaker: Nicolas Maes, Business Development, Port+
Synopsis: We compare a port call to a F1 pitstop. Various stakeholders each must perform their own activity on a vessel, often in a specific sequence. Port+ built a shared collaborative platform that endeavours to make a port call more efficient by combining data from different sources (open data sources, Port+ data, machine learning algorithms and data directly from participating companies).

The goal is to provide every stakeholder with all the relevant information needed to optimize their planning and perform their activities as efficiently as possible, while at the same time increasing the predictability of those activities.

The combination of these data sources gives stakeholders of the process a highly accurate overview of the different activities taking place – both planned and completed – increasing the efficiency of their planning and operations. This results in a decrease in waste in between activities and hence a decrease in turnaround times for vessels through the port.

“Pushing boundaries in port efficiency”

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Time: 11:15am - 11:45am
Company: Wilhelmsen Ships Services AS
Title: Shaping the industry through digital ventures
Speaker: Rune Nygaard, Business Manager Ventures, Wilhelmsen
Synopsis: In a world that is being more regulated and we clearly see the environmental impact of human activity, why is digital solutions important? With access to data and technologies from adjacent industries, we can take more qualified decisions if applied correctly. The environmental impact of our actions needs to me minimized, but how? If it was easy we all would have done it and that is why venture methodology will be important. Let’s talk about what Wilhelmsen have done and how this will have an impact for shipping. To test small, decide what can be scaled, modified or stopped early , we can try out new solutions with speed at a minimum cost compared to traditional ways of running projects. We will about the things that we have done since last year.

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Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Company: Green IQ
Title: Bilge Water Cleaning and Sludge Reduction
Speaker: Jóhann Fagraklett, CEO & Owner, Green IQ
Synopsis: Green IQ has invented a machine that separates oil and water using nature laws and gravity! In 2008, two engineers were so tired of the typical problems with Bilge water that they would find a new way of solving these problems.

In 2009, the first prototypes were completed and Green IQ was founded. The years from 2009 to 2011 were used for testing aboard some fishing vessels in the Faroe Islands and patenting. Now we have come to 2019. The prototypes from 2011 are still running well and parts of the system are active patents now in the USA, CANADA, Europe, China, Australia and pat pending in Brazil. We have 32 ships that have got our systems installed. The ships belong to the Faroe Islands, Norway, Greenland, Denmark and the UK. 5 new buildings have ordered our system, most of them are delivered. Common to all these ships is that they never need "Magic pipe" or other creative solutions to pump the water overboard! These ships also deliver much less sludge ashore now than they did before. They are very happy with Sludge reduction mode! We have several models of GreenArc. Different capacities and for different oils. HFO is a special model, but it also works well.

Green IQ was nominated for the Nordic Council of Ministers Environmental Prize in 2018. The GreenArc system has also received EU support from the HORIZON 2020 phase 1. We are now in the process of phase 2 application. We have not heard of IMPA before now, but it seems to be a forum where we can help more ship owners with their Bilge water problems, or "Sludge Reduction".

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Time: 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Company: RIMS BV
Title: Inspection with drones
Speaker: David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS BV
Synopsis: With more than 25 years’ experience of maintenance and asset management, RIMS supply revolutionary drone based solutions for the inspection of enclosed spaces in both on and offshore environments including:

• Void spaces
• Ballast & potable water tanks
• Duct keels
• Cargo & storage tanks

The inspections include recording the conditions of the actual construction, piping and coatings and other appendages for evidence of dents, cracks or corrosion. RIMS are able to provide a full inspection service following the guidelines of Article 42 of The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), being recognized as Approved Service Supplier for Remote Inspections (drones) for ships and Mobile Offshore Units.

All inspection activities are recorded and included with a survey report which RIMS will work together with the client to analyze the data and identify immediate required actions or recommendations for future maintenance activities.

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Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Company: Zener Maritime Solutions
Title: BWTS systems – Retrofit Considerations for optimal choice
Speaker: Sanjeev Panicker, Director, Business Development, Zener Maritime Solutions
Synopsis: A basic challenge for retrofitting a BWMS is that almost no single BWM treatment technology meets the demands and operational needs for all types of vessels. The selection of the most suitable BWMS depends on several factors namely Vessel configuration, ballast capacity and pump sizes, operating trade routes and operating profiles.

Operational priorities ( retention times), Ballast water treated rated capacities (TRC), spatial allocation and of course power capacity are some of the most important considerations.

Matching the Equipment design integration taking care of the above factors remains a problem for existing vessels with some if not all the constraints mentioned above. If not addressed properly , this could lead to operational issues which could have a serious impact on the trouble free operations of the vessel leading to obvious commercial losses.

Backed by experience of a100 feasibility studies , this presentation would highlight some of the basic practices that help in identifying the optimal system for any vessel that would ensure a smooth compliance while keeping the best commercial interest of the vessel for its life time.

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Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Company: AX Digital / IMPA
Title: A Digital Future for the Marine Stores Guide
Speaker: Dominic Scott, IMPA Advisor, AX Digital
Synopsis: For over 40 years, the Marine Stores Guide (MSG) has served as the world’s leading referencing tool for marine purchasing and supply. Until now, users have been able to access the guide via a physical book or data licence (in the form of a CSV document). To continue to evolve the product so as to meet market needs, a huge digital transformation has been in development for the MSG.

In this session, we will be discussing the exciting changes coming to the MSG, starting with a brand new app that is set to launch early 2020 and the API system developed to support it, as well as other future projects.

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