Oman launches new shipping routes to Iran – Tehran Times

September 28th, 2016

www.tehrantimes.com/news/406772/Oman-launches-new-shipping-routes-to-Iran

1st Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sept 2016, Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore Marina Bay Ocean 7 Room

September 28th, 2016

Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sept 2016, 

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Limited Seats Still Available – The Singapore Global Ports Forum from 28-29 Sept 16,

An invitation to participate at the Global Ports Forum Singapore from 28-29 September 2016,

Dear Industry colleagues,

It is indeed our pleasure to invite you to consider this unique opportunity to participate at the Global Ports Forum Singapore – to be held from 28-29 September 2016.

Topics on the agenda includes

Latest Port Developments & Strategies,
Port Innovations, Advancements in Port Technology,
New Port Infrastructure Financing Modelling, Forecasts on Trade and Industry.

An early outline of the conference will include:

1. Port Strategy & Developments –

Trade Outlook, Shipping Trends (Alliances, Markets, Deployment, Cascading, Demand, Mega-trends, etc) and Port Economics; Recent Port Developments

Terminal design and right sizing (the balance between OpEx and CapEx); Terminal management (avoiding congestion, handling peaks and surges, off-schedule vessels, mega vessels, Alliance complexities);
Additional ports/terminal value adding services and proposition bundling

2. Port Automation –

Handling Automation (trends, evolution versus revolution); Big Data; IoT; Cloud Technologies

3. Port Finance –
PPP; Port Financing Best Practices

4. Port Efficiency –

Optimising Vessel Traffic Management (IT, Systems, Processes, best practices); Ensuring port Safety and Security (risks, threats, best practices, sharing, partnerships); Port master planning (right sizing for future demand); Terminal productivity (what is required and how can it be achieved); Terminal service differentiation (creating true competitive advantages, avoiding commoditisation); Terminal landside interface (Shippers and truckers requirements, Automation, Data exchange and security, Truck appointment systems)

 

Finalised agenda as follows :

Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sep 2016 Agenda,

For speakers, to facilitate an appropriate and relevant agenda, kindly submit a proposed brief outline of your presentation, which should consist of:
– The title of the paper
– Key themes that will be presented (4 one line bullet points)
– The name, position and a brief bio of the proposed speaker. Note that Promotional Presentations should not be submitted.

Delegate Pass Information

On or Before 27 Jul 2016: The ‘Early Bird’ Rate is S$2895 – Save S$400!
Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save S$2895!

  • From 28 Jul 2016: The Regular Rate is S$3295

Special Offer! – 3 Delegates For The Price of 2 in This Category! Save S$3295!

Note: All fees stated include luncheons, and refreshments . It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.

Register Now!

To register, please submit the following details to thomasng@globalportsforum.com:

Name:
Position:
Organisation:
Address:
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
What Best Describes Your Industry Sector?:

Billing information:

For cheque payments: To be made payable to ‘Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.’ Please do not send post-dated cheque.

For telegraphic transfers:

Account Name:             Global Ports Forum Pte. Ltd.,

Account No. :                695 477 141 001.

Beneficiary Bank:          Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore. (Swift: OCBCSGSG),

Address : 65 Chulia Street #01-00, OCBC Centre, Singapore 049513.

Please supply confirmation via email of the TT from your bank. Transmitting bank charges must be paid by sender. Please quote both delegate and company name as reference.

Kindly note that as we are providing a special rate for ‘early bird’ sign up, we will need to receive your company payment by 27 July 2016 to enjoy the discount.

If you know of appropriate persons or company who will be keen to sponsor at the Global Ports Forum Singapore, do help us to promote the event and let us have the contact.

We also welcome your participation at our forthcoming forums in

Dubai 2017:

globalportsforum.com/upcoming-global-ports-forums/global-ports-forum-dubai/

Hamburg 2017:

globalportsforum.com/upcoming-global-ports-forums/global-ports-forum-hamburg/

and Singapore 2017

Other upcoming GPF executive workshops include:-

  1. Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, 14-15 July 2016, Singapore

 

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/investment-strategies-for-green-brown-field-port-projects18-19-jul-16/

  1. Executive Workshop on Seamless and Standardised Port Operations for customer delight, 18-19 Jul 2016, Singapore

 

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/seamless-and-standardized-port-operations-for-customer-delight-20-21-jul-16/

  1. Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals, 21-22 Jul 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/12177-2/

  1. Executive Workshop on Multi-Purpose Terminal Business & Operations, 11-12 Aug 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-multi-purpose-terminal-business-operations-11-12-aug-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Ports Financing and Investing, 11-12 Aug 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-ports-financing-and-investing-11-12-aug-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Strategic Planning for Ports & Terminals, 26-27 Sep 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-workshop-on-strategic-planning-for-ports-terminals-26-27-sep-16-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Bulk Liquid Terminals, Commercial Considerations for Investment & Financing, 29 – 30 Sept 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-bulk-liquid-terminals-commercial-considerations-for-investment-financing-29-30-sept-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Investment Strategies for Green / Brown Field Port Projects, 29-30 Sept 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-investment-strategies-for-green-brown-field-port-projects-29-30-sep-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Excellence in Port Operations, 3-4 Oct 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-excellence-in-port-terminals-operations-3-4-oct-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Workshop on Use of Technology for Ports and Terminals, 27-28 Oct 2016

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/global-ports-forum-presents-executive-workshop-on-use-of-technology-for-ports-and-terminals-27-28-oct-2016-singapore/

  1. Executive Programme on Achieving Excellence in Winning Deals & Effective Sales Management – Proven Techniques & Insights for Ports & Terminals, 7 Nov to 11 Nov 2016, Singapore

globalportsforum.com/forthcoming-gpf-executive-programmes/exclusively-by-global-ports-forum-executive-programme-on-achieving-excellence-in-winning-deals-effective-sales-management-proven-techniques-insights-for-ports-terminals-7-nov-to-11-nov-2016/

Looking forward to welcoming to Global Ports Forums/Workshops in Singapore.

Kind regards

Thomas Ng

Chairman

The Global Ports Forum

GLOBAL PORTS FORUM PTE. LTD.

10 Anson Road

#26-04

International Plaza

Singapore 079903

Website: www.globalportsforum.com/

Email:  thomasng@globalportsforum.com

Terms & Conditions:

No delegate registration will be accepted without completing registration details and full payment.

Upon receipt of your registration details and full payment, further programme information will be emailed to you including your proforma invoice and, if required, a letter of invitation for entry visa application.

Delegates will not be admitted unless payment has been received in Full.

Flights, Airport Transfers and Accommodation are not included in your delegate registration fee.

Cancellation – No cancellation is allowed, but a replacement with another participant is allowed.

This programme is subject to change without notice, E&O.E.

Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sep 2016 Agenda,

September 28th, 2016

Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sep 2016 Agenda,

Global Ports Forum Singapore 28-29 Sep 2016 Agenda,

Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel Singapore Marina Bay Ocean Room

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Opening Ceremony

8 30am Conference delegate registration. Coffee & Tea served.

9am Organiser’s Remarks
Thomas Ng, Executive Chairman
Global Ports Forum
Singapore

SESSION 1 Industry Outlook & Future

9 05 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks
Dr. Mark Yong, Director – Business Development
BMT Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

9 15 am Perspectives on ASEAN port developments
Jason Chiang, Director
Ocean Shipping Consultants/Royal Haskoning DHV
Singapore

9 45am 1 Belt 1 Road and recent developments in ports/infrastructure in the Asia region
Dr. Mark Yong, Director – Business Development
BMT Asia Pacific
Hong Kong

10 20am Tea break and networking among delegates

10 50 am Boom or Bust- What is Happening with World Trade?
Ben Hackett, Consulting Director
GTP Consulting
Singapore

11 20 am Port Operators vs Container Operators – Which has been a better bet, an investor’s perspective to ports
Victor Wai,
Lead Analyst, Global Port Operators
Drewry Maritime Equity Research,

Singapore

 

11 50 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates networking
lunch

SESSION 2 Ports & Terminals Utilisation and Optimisation

2 00 pm Container Terminal Utilisation and Optimisation
Andy Lane, Partner
CTI Consultancy
Singapore

2.45 pm Value Drivers and Value Migration – a new perspective to Optimization for Ports and Terminals
Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports)

SmartHead Consulting
India

 

3 25 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments
served

SESSION 3 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

3 55pm Embracing infrastructure and port development in low oil prices: A perspective from The Middle East

John Quok Director, Business Development,

ACWA Holding

Saudi Arabia

4.35pm Questions and answers followed by Chairperson’s closing remarks

Thursday 29 September 2016

8am Coffee & Tea served

SESSION 3 Ports infrastructure investment and developments

9 am Development of Gateway Ports & Regional Economic Integration

Biju Ninan Oommen

Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist

WORLD BANK GROUP

Singapore

9 30 am Port Planning & Sustainability: Integrating environmental and societal values into policy development

Jason Sprott

Director

Sprott Planning & Environment Pty Ltd

Australia

9 55 am The new UN SDG Agenda. What Impact for the Ports Logistics Value Chain

Corinne Namblard, Senior PPP Expert

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Switzerland

10 20 am Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

SESSION 4 Ports Automation & Emerging Technologies

10 50  am Standardization & Innovation for Shore-to-ship Power: Providing ports worldwide with sustainable and efficient solutions
Roberto Bernacchi

Shore-to-ship power & Smart Ports Global Product Manager

Power Grids – Grid Integration

ABB S.p.A.
Italy

11 20 am Agile Rail Crane Optimization

Stig Reenberg-Hansen

Business Development Director for South East Asia, Australia and NZ
INFORM GmbH
Germany

SESSION 5 Current Ports Issues and Strategies

11 45 am Panel Discussion: Shipping Caught in a Perfect Storm: Slowing economies and trade and its impact on Ports & Shipping

Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy, Singapore
Subhangshu Dutt, Director, Om Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mark Yong, Business Development Director, BMT Asia Pacific

Thomas Ng, Chairman, Global Ports Forum

12 25 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates
networking lunch

2.30pm Panel Discussion: Hanjin Bankruptcy and Fallout – global supply chain disruptions and impact on shippers’ cargo and the global ports industry

Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy, Singapore

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), SmartHead Consulting
India
Subhangshu Dutt, Director, Om Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

Mark Yong, Business Development Director, BMT Asia Pacific

Thomas Ng, Chairman, Global Ports Forum

3 20 pm Questions and answers followed by conference delegates refreshments served

3.40pm Panel Discussion: The proposed construction of The Kra Canal – Economics, Geopolitics and its Impact on ports along the Straits of Malacca

Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy, Singapore

Thomas Ng, Chairman, Global Ports Forum

Mukesh Parikh, Senior Consultant (Marine & Ports), SmartHead Consulting
India

Subhangshu Dutt, Director, Om Maritime Pte Ltd, Singapore

 

4 40pm Questions and answers followed by Chairperson’s closing

Hanjin Shipping Shares Soar After Funding Offers – WSJ

September 25th, 2016

www.wsj.com/articles/hanjin-shipping-shares-soar-after-korean-air-offers-funding-1474513374

Chinese ‘Teapot’ Refiner Looks Offshore for Infrastructure Investors – WSJ

September 25th, 2016

www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-teapot-refiner-looks-offshore-for-infrastructure-investors-1473927990

Korean Court Orders Hanjin to Cut Its Fleet – WSJ

September 25th, 2016

www.wsj.com/articles/hanjin-unloads-more-cargo-easing-supply-chain-fears-1474259710

Ports Can Cut Diesel-Engine Emissions by Replacing Equipment, EPA Report Says – WSJ

September 25th, 2016

www.wsj.com/articles/ports-can-cut-diesel-engine-emissions-by-replacing-equipment-epa-report-says-1474580446

Italian Wine Floods East Coast Ports, Lifting Import Volumes – WSJ

September 25th, 2016

www.wsj.com/articles/italian-wine-floods-east-coast-ports-lifting-import-volumes-1474649629

Hanjin Shipping gets $54 million loan to unload stranded cargo | Reuters

September 23rd, 2016

mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN11R05Z

Australian port sold for $7.3 billion to consortium; China fund among backers | Reuters

September 23rd, 2016

mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN11P04O