27-29 September, 2017 | Rotterdam

Agenda Day 2

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration and Coffee

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairperson’s welcome

Nigel Nixon, Chairman,Nigel Nixon Consultancy

Nigel Nixon

Nigel Nixon Consultancy

9:10 am - 9:30 am Day One Recap Session:

Following a full day of presentations, case studies, interactive discussions, networking sessions and a beer or two, this session will present the opportunity for the audience to have their say. By focusing on the key points discussed on the first day, and a further opportunity to share ideas, individuals will be allowed to share their insights and solutions into those specific problems with the entire conference.  

9:30 am - 10:10 am The Future of Ports: Smart Infrastructure, Port Automation and Digitalisation

Jan Egbertsen, Manager Innovation,Port of Amsterdam
·         What is the “Ultimate Smart Port”, and where is the future headed in terms of automation, IoT devices and connectivity
·         Driving productivity through physical and IT infrastructure technology and innovation
·         Developing and adapting into a Smart Port: Modernising infrastructure, automating and digitalising

Jan Egbertsen

Manager Innovation
Port of Amsterdam

10:10 am - 10:50 am Dredging and Reclamation: From Planning to Completion

Claudio Buitenhuis, Team Leader of Ports and Marine,AECOM
·         Quick overview of the regulatory landscape
·         Initiating the project: Planning, approvals, permits and licenses
·         Early Contractor Involvement: Delving deeper into the benefits and how it can optimise a project
·         Importance of an effective stakeholder engagement plan: Managing misconceptions and potential disputes to avoid delays
·         Understanding the process of reclaiming existing land to make way for new structures
·         Environmental condition monitoring
·         Reusing dredged material: Dumping permits, treatment and reclamation

Claudio Buitenhuis

Team Leader of Ports and Marine

10:50 am - 11:20 am Morning Coffee and Networking Break

·         The importance of risk assessment and understanding the probability of failure throughout the entire lifecycle of the structure
·         Reviewing the appropriate measures for inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repairs
·         Considering other important factors: Environmental, legal and safety

Tony Parker

Director of Engineering
Shoreham Port


Dr Martin Smith

University of Brighton

12:00 pm - 12:40 pm Application of Measuring Systems and Sensor Monitoring Systems

Peter Quist, Head of Group Port Structures & Waterways,Witteveen+Bos
·         Overview of the emerging technology to support condition monitoring
·         Utilising these innovative systems to gain deeper insights into the deterioration of port structures
·         Adjusting calculations and guidelines based on data received to optimise the maintenance strategy
·         Case study example and ongoing development

Peter Quist

Head of Group Port Structures & Waterways

12:40 pm - 1:40 pm Lunch and Networking

1:40 pm - 2:20 pm Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project: Channelling Deepening and Widening

Keith Young, Engineering Director,Aberdeen Harbour Board
·         Competitiveness: Removing major bottlenecks, diversification, adapting to new trade activity and opening new revenue streams
·         Detailed overview of the project: Planning, design, development, investment and procurement strategy
·         Capital dredging: Accommodating larger vessels, efficiency, reducing risk and improving safety
·         Future development and expansion opportunities

Keith Young

Engineering Director
Aberdeen Harbour Board

2:20 pm - 3:00 pm Effective Communication between Internal and External Stakeholders: Discussion, Debate and Best Practice

Nigel Nixon, Chairman,Nigel Nixon Consultancy
·         The importance of effective stakeholder and community engagement in the planning and implementation of projects: Drivers, challenges , project threats and implications
·         Internal: Understanding how to secure buy-in, build the business case and communicate the plan from the bottom up and top down
·         Project teams: Developing effective tools to manage expectations and ensure the entire project supply chain is bought at every stage of the project
·         Community: Ensuring transparency and effective processes that enable community engagement and decision making
·         Outcomes and best practice: What are the solutions? 

Nigel Nixon

Nigel Nixon Consultancy

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm Smart Ports: Innovative Systems for Traffic Management in a Passenger RO/RO Terminal

Hele-Mai Metsal, Head of Development Department,Port of Tallinn
·         Project overview and drivers: Achieving a simple, fast and efficient flow through an innovative Traffic Management System
·         Building the business case, selling the concept and securing buy-in: The importance of internal communication throughout the entire project lifecycle
·         Reviewing the challenges from inception through to deployment and top tips on how to avoid them
·         Test case study: Reviewing the effectiveness of the system through results analysis 

Hele-Mai Metsal

Head of Development Department
Port of Tallinn

3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Farewell Afternoon Tea and Networking Break