20 - 21 March, 2018 | Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Brisbane, QLD

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

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

9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Chairperson

9:10 am - 9:50 am INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Deploying Ariel Drones to Access Marine Structures and Manage Marine Incidents

Drone technology is spreading rapidly worldwide and different industries globally, are exploring the use of drone technology in areas such as improving service delivery.

Port Authorities are deploying drones for a variety of reasons. Currently, to collect data, a boat is needed to navigate around the port but using a boat may not be the most efficient way to collect data as the boat’s speed is limited and there is heavy marine traffic.

  • Discovering how drone technology is changing the maritime industry
  • Exploring the use of drones to monitor marine incidents
  • Examining how the drones can capture events and stream live video back to the control center in near real-time
  • Understanding the cost efficiencies achieved through the implementation of new technology
  • Discussing the benefits of minimizing the use of boats to access the marine structures

9:50 am - 10:20 am Thought Leadership Session

10:20 am - 11:00 am CASE STUDY: Asset Management of Equipment for Bulk Ports

Richard Morgan - Principal Aspec Engineering
Owners and operators of Ports in have an obligation to comply with the relevant legislation applicable on their site. In Queensland, for most operating sites the relevant legislation is the Workplace Health and Safety Act 2011. The legislation is uniform over other jurisdictions in Australia. Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 specifies the way in which a duty under the Act must be performed. The guiding principle is that
people are given the highest level of protection arising from hazards, so far as is reasonably practicable.

This requires a robust process to manage the risks present in the operation and to eliminate or minimize them. Four key areas have been identified as being critical to achieving the objectives of an asset management program for bulk port equipment, and compliance with legislative requirements.

  • Physical condition
  • Compliance with regulations and standards
  • Protection systems
  • Change management

Richard Morgan

Aspec Engineering

11:00 am - 11:30 am Morning Tea and Networking Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Thought Leadership Session

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION GROUP: What’s next for Coast and Marine Structures?

Not only you will hear peer-to-peer led case studies and the best practice, you will also receive focused though leadership and insight into the future of maritime industry. How will the IDGs run?

  • The entire audience will break up and choose IDGs based on which topics are most relevant and interesting to them.
  • Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by a thought leader in the space.
  • Each delegate will have the opportunity to select 2 topics and will rotate between their choices every 30 minutes.
  • Discussion groups are kept small to ensure all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, ensuring a perfectly tailored experience.

Table 1

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Innovative Solutions for Protection of Wharfs and Surrounding Structures
Peter Reed - General Manager of Asset Management Port Authority of NSW

Peter Reed

General Manager of Asset Management
Port Authority of NSW

Table 2

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Effective Strategies for the Optimisation of Existing Wharf Structures
Richard Morgan - Principal Aspec Engineering

Richard Morgan

Aspec Engineering

Table 3

12:00 pm - 1:10 pm Overcoming the Challenges Faced Accessing Marine Structures for Maintenance
David Edelman - Project Engineer Queensland Sugar Ltd

David Edelman

Project Engineer
Queensland Sugar Ltd

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm Networking Lunch

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Utilising Smart technologies for Effective Asset Management across the Maritime Industry

Traditional ways of inspecting huge cargo ships for cracks, corrosion or any wear and tear to ensure that they comply with rising safety standards is a time-consuming task for surveyors. Moreover, they have to risk their own safety to reach every part of the vessel themselves. Ship Inspection robots is a technology which can facilitate this process and also save time and money for owners, improving the accuracy and quality of these important inspections.

  • Exploring how modern technologies can save inspection time
  • Understanding the cost benefit analysis of adopting innovative inspection methods
  • Discovering how modern technology can make marine structures more accessible
  • Discussing the best approach to make future proof marine structures
  • Exploring the latest innovations being used in the maintenance and management of assets
  • Responding to the evolving market trends with smart techniques

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Adopting Sustainable Practices to Manage the Environmental Footprint

Ryan Bennett - Senior Planning and Sustainability Manager Port Authority of New South Wales
  • Managing environmental impacts and developing the port in a sustainable manner
  • Establishing, monitoring, reviewing and continually improving environmental objectives, targets and action plans
  • Identifying, managing and mitigating noise caused from operations at the port
  • Providing information and education to help people understand the operational needs of a working harbor

Ryan Bennett

Senior Planning and Sustainability Manager
Port Authority of New South Wales

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Afternoon Tea and Networking Break

4:00 pm - 4:40 pm Terminal Automation for Maximising Port Operations at Container Terminals to Compete Internationally

Pekka Ranta - Automation Department Moffatt & Nichol
  • Optimising resource utilizations and capacity handling by leveraging advanced technologies
  • Maximising efficient port operations to safely maintain current throughput and accommodate future growth
  • Balancing security requirements and operational efficiencies
  • Discussing different modes of automated operation.
  • Exploring how implementation of automating container terminal requires careful program management and interaction over the organisational boundaries.

Pekka Ranta

Automation Department
Moffatt & Nichol

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm Exploring the Challenges of Shipping Industry to Future Proof New Developments

Ravi K Sheshadri - General Manager - Commercial DP World Australia
Shipping industry has faced unprecedented challenges in recent years due to imbalance between demand and supply. With the high-profile collapse of Hanjin in August 2016, shipping lines are looking to consolidate for survival. The number of shipping lines operating globally has gone down from 20 to 12 with further consolidations expected in the coming years. Also, liners are looking to build bigger ships to reduce the unit cost of carrying cargo.

  • Understanding the current challenges plaguing the shipping industry and impacts down under
  • Discussing the challenges of stevedoring industry in Australia
  • Analysing the pros and cons of bigger vessels

Ravi K Sheshadri

General Manager - Commercial
DP World Australia

5:20 pm - 5:30 pm Conference Closing – Remarks from Chair Person

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Conference Closed