List of participants

Introduction to speakers

Agenda (click on speakers name to download the presentation):


Welcome by Antoine Person, Chairman, BP2S (Bureau de Promotion du Shortsea Shipping/Shortsea Promotion Centre France)

Opening remarks by Brian Richardson of the IMDO (Irish Maritime Development Office) and current Chairman of the ESN (European Shortsea Network)

Introduction and presentation of the day by Alfons Guinier, Secretary General, ECSA

Shortsea Markets: best practice

Introduction and moderator: Alfons Guinier

Maritime and port operators of different types of shortsea traffic and their views of the market:

Analysis of the « UK and Irish shortsea freight RoRo and LoLo markets » by Peter Baker, Managing Director, PRB Associates

View of two shortsea operators between the British Isles and the Iberian Peninsula:

Container service by Guy Adams, General Manager Northern Europe, MacAndrews (CMA CGM Group)
Ro-Ro freight service by Christophe Mathieu, Group Strategy & Commercial Director, Brittany Ferries

View of a port: Focus on shortsea services and reefer developments by Christine Cabau Woehrel, Chief Executive Officer, Dunkerque-Port

Views of two shipping agents :

Mediterranean Sea : Turkey-France (U.N. RoRo) and Tunisia-France (CTN) services by Tan Aktuna, Line Managing Director, Worms Services Maritimes
Black Sea : Shortsea shipping current and future developments in BS by Nikola Hristov, Chairman, Bulgarian Association of Ship Brokers and Agents

Q & A Session - Open-floor Discussion

Shortsea sector: environmental challenges and opportunities

Introduction and moderator: Hans Kristian Haram, Director, Shortsea Promotion Centre Norway

Round table: panellists introduced and elaborated the three main options (MDO/MGO, LNG and scrubbers):

Martial Claudepierre, Marine Environment Leader, Bureau Veritas
Dominique Bouchez, Quality Product Manager, UFIP
Jean-François Chapuy, Senior Sales Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo
Thierry Chanteraud/Jean-Paul Sarrio, TOTAL Marine Fuels
Andrzej Buzckowski, Sales Director, WÄRTSILÄ

Debate and Q & A Session - Open-floor Discussion

Shortsea services: users' and potential users' views

Introduction and moderator: Philippe Bonnevie, Chairman, Maritime Transport Council ESC (European Shippers Council)

Preamble: Which tools for shippers? Haropa' grouping experience by Marc Laplace-Builhe, Liner Shipping Manager, Le Havre Port

Shippers and forwarders/logistics providers - from various industrial and trade sectors - experience and feedback:

William Songeur, Purchasing & Logistics Director, Calcia/Italcementi
Knut Sander, Managing Director, Robert Kukla
Carola Lentiez, Shortsea Project Manager, Kuehne+Nagel

Q & A Session - Open-floor discussion

Shortsea development: other views and perspectives

Introduction and moderator: Alfons Guinier

European Shortsea and Multimodal Business by Jens Holger Nielsen, CEO, Samskip
European Shortsea development by Patrick Norroy, Policy Officer for Maritime Transport and Logistics Unit, European Commission DG MOVE
Development and promotion of shortsea shipping on the St. Lawrence river by Martin Fournier, President, Quebec Shortsea Shipping Council & Executive Director, St. Lawrence Shipoperators

Questions and discussion

Conclusions by Alfons Guinier

Closing remarks and perspectives by Brian Richardson

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