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TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 09:00 - 10:30 SGT
Assistant Chief Executive
Kenneth is the Assistant Chief Executive (Industry) of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) since 1 Jan 2021.
Kenneth has built up a strong network of maritime Singapore industry players including the digitalisation and HR innovators of shipping companies and the start-ups community. He currently is overseeing Maritime Strategy and Policy, International Maritime Centre, Business Capability Development as well as Innovation, Technology, and Talent Development.
Kenneth was seconded from Government Technology Agency (GovTech) in 2017 as Chief Technology Officer. In GovTech, he was the Cluster Director tasked with harnessing info-communications technology and related engineering for public sector transformation covering 10 public agencies’ CIO teams.
Kenneth has over 25 years of technology-related experience, starting his career as a programmer in PSA, and becoming Vice President Technology Development, Trade & Logistics in CrimsonLogic and Senior Vice President in Energy Market Company before joining the public sector in 2011. His professional experience covers sectors in the Sea Port, Logistics IT and Energy industries.
Kenneth has also previously contributed his professional knowledge at various forums, including:
• Head of Singapore delegation to United Nation for Trade Facilitation
• Council member of Singapore IT Federation (SITF)
• Rule Change Panel Member of the wholesale Electricity Market
• Advisory Council member to e-Commerce and e-Fulfilment
• Steering Committee member of Pan Asia E-Commerce Alliance
Kenneth has been awarded the “Supply Chain Asia– Visionary of the Year” in 2019 and is a frequent speaker in many conferences and events advocating digitalisation.
Tan Chong Meng
Tan Chong Meng is the Group Chief Executive Officer of PSA International (PSA), a leading global port group and trusted partner to cargo stakeholders around the world.
With flagship operations in Singapore and Antwerp, PSA’s global network encompasses more than 60 deepsea, rail and inland terminals in 26 countries, as well as affiliated businesses in distriparks, warehouses and marine services.
The PSA Group handles 1 in 10 global container movements annually, serving all major international shipping lines and key stakeholders in the global supply chain.
In November 2021, Chong Meng assumed the role of Governor Chair for The World Economic Forum’s Supply Chain & Transport Industry Community.
TUESDAY 29 November 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 SGT
Ernst & Young
Dr Jonathan Beard is an Executive Director of Arcadis and Asia Head of Business Advisory and Transportation. He also co-chairs the Company’s “Belt Road Alliance” for Infrastructure Advisory Services.
A veteran with 20+ years’ industry experience, his expertise covers strategic master-plans, feasibility studies, national blueprints, M&As, PPPs, competition and regulation. Jonathan has advised on transportation policy and related infrastructure development in over 25 countries, and directed the master-planning for some of the world’s largest and most successful ports.
Recent work includes leading airport and port pre-feasibility studies in the Middle East, the development of Malaysia’s National Port Strategy, toll road PPPs in the Philippines, market advisory for a major e-commerce facility and cruise terminal due diligence.
Jonathan holds a BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University, and is a Certified Management Consultant, a former President of the Hong Kong Institute of Management Consultants and Director of the Hong Kong Management Consultancies Association.
Global Head of Sales, Customer Service & Documentation
Sundeep Sibal was with legacy MOL for 16 years, prior to transitioning to ONE on April 1, 2018.
Sundeep is based in Singapore and is the Global Head of Commercial & Service Management, overseeing Sales, Customer Service and Ecommerce / Digitalization. Prior to moving into this role, Sundeep was SVP for ONE’s Transpacific & Transatlantic Trade.
As brief background, Sundeep joined MOL in 2001 as Managing Director, India and thereafter held Regional Director & SVP positions in Dubai, Singapore & Hongkong.
Sundeep started his shipping career working for APL and spend over 10 years with them, holding key management positions in Indonesia and India.
Sundeep is a science graduate from the University of Mumbai.
Director - Drewry Maritime Advisors
CEO & Founder
A deeply passionate liner shipping expert, Alan Murphy has 17 years of experience in container shipping research and analysis, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research, econometric modelling, and database architecture development.
Alan co-founded SeaIntel, now Sea-Intelligence, with industry legend Lars Jensen in January 2011, with an ambition to provide truly exceptional and insightful liner shipping analysis and advisory, always based on a clearly stated and comprehensive methodology. Prior to launching Sea-Intelligence, Alan was Senior Analyst of Maersk Line's Intelligence and Analysis section, at that time the industry’s largest customer of industry analysis, research, and market data. The frustration with poorly-sourced, back-of-the-envelope style of analysis often found in this industry, and a lack of comparable, verified benchmarks of liner performance, was the spark that would lead to the launch of Sea-Intelligence, which now covers Research & Analysis, Data Services, and Advisory Services.
Alan has a degree in business economics, and prior to joining Maersk in 2004, he worked as a Research Analyst, at the Dept. of Finance at the Copenhagen Business School. Alan is fluent in seven primary programming languages and has developed everything from simple business apps to full-stack enterprise database systems.
Privately, Alan is married to a Microbiology PhD Fellow, clearly outranking him on the nerd-meter, and they have two beautiful and troublemaking boys of 5 and 1 years.
TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 SGT
Senior Business Manager Digital Development - Port of Rotterdam International
Port of Rotterdam
On a mission to build a global network of connected ports, strong believer that co-creating and collaboration are vital for sustainable port models, that doing business is about creating the most added value for your customers and taking efficiency measures is the first step in the transport and logistics industry towards reducing the carbon footprint and meeting global sustainability goals.
Holding a Master degree in Business Management from Nyenrode Business University and 10+ years of experience in generating business and setting up new business units which are aimed to enable organizations to utilize the full potential of data, digitalization and emerging technologies as key driver for business value and new business models.
Heading Port of Rotterdam’s blockchain start-up Naviporta; at Naviporta everything starts and ends with our mission: “Propel seamless global trade through the elimination of any waste in the global supply chain”.
We have a vision of a world where shippers and logistic service providers are empowered to make every (container) shipment easier, more efficient and more sustainable than the one before. Not an easy ambition to accomplish – however we’re not here for easy. We’re here for the better
Director of Digital Transformation
Dr Jérôme Besancenot, PhD in Computer Science graduate from Paris University, is Digital Transition Project Director for HAROPA PORT (Le Havre, Rouen and Paris Ports).
Expert in maritime IT strategy and single windows, he developed a new generation of Port Community System (PCS) software designed to facilitate vessels and cargo transit through any port: S-WiNG ® (Single-Window Next Generation). This new concept improves the capacity of port organization to benefit from new trade facilitations while helping ports to succeed in their digital transformation toward “Smart and Connected Ports”; specially, in accelerating new technologies integration such as Big Data, AI, blockchain, 5G and IoT using a digital twin approach.
In this regard, ports digitalization also means to share and develop a cyber defense culture in the field of maritime, industrial and logistics activities. For this purpose, Jérôme Besancenot leads a community cybersecurity platform project for HAROPA PORT, a competitive advantage for the port in being recognized by customers as cyber third trusted party, therefore dealing smarter with digital transition.
Dr. Jérôme Besancenot is the Vice-Chairman of the international PROTECT Group inside IPCSA Family dedicated to port process EDI standardization. He is also a regular member of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and IMO FAL Committee.
Dr. Jérôme Besancenot has published into IT reviews several papers on computer science. He is also co-author of a book on transactional systems: concept, normalization and products.
Director of Global Operations
Indranil is a Board Director & Senior transformational leader with 25+ years’ experience in Transportation, Logistics, Supply Chain, Industry 4.0 and Sustainability in Asia, Middle East and Africa, leading major transformation programs, including digital transformations, post-merger integrations, and carbon neutrality and energy transition initiatives.
He is currently Director of Global Operations at Accenture, leading the Supply Chain, IX and Sustainability offerings for Accenture’s Operations practice in AAPAC. Indranil has held leadership positions in the past with APRIL (a global leader in forestry products), FedEx and DHL.
Indranil has also won several awards including the prestigious LogiSym Lifetime Excellence Award and holds a patent for digital applications in Agriculture.
Indranil is a thought leader in the digital transformation of supply chains and responsible value chains and is always ready to share his knowledge and experience at forums like TOC Asia.
Industrial Sector Director, Industry Solution Sales and Business Development, Asia Pacific
Jeremy Tan is IBM’s TradeLens Regional Sales Leader for Asia Pacific.
He works with clients to strengthens their supply chain operations with true end-to-end visibility of containerized freight and powerful trade document collaboration.
He has more than 30 years of experience working with many clients across Asia Pacific on various solutions to transform their businesses.
Jeremy has a BSc (Eng) Hons in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University College London (UCL), MSc in Information Engineering from The City University, London and MBA from the University of Hull, UK.
TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 16:00 - 17:30 SGT
Head of Maritime Design - Asia
Jeroen Overbeek has worked on the design of infrastructure projects worldwide for over 30 years. A civil engineer by training he has worked on projects as diverse as the ‘Big Dig’ in Boston, parts of the high-speed rail line in the Netherlands and the biggest independent oil terminal in Singapore.
His speciality is in the design of marine infrastructure and he has been involved in planning pf new ports and design of many jetties and quays from concept level to advising on maintenance and repair.
Jeroen has been based in Singapore for 20 years and is currently Head of Maritime Design at BMT Singapore where he is responsible for work throughout South-East Asia collaborating closely with BMT’s other specialist teams and Australian operations.
Port and terminal upgrades and life extensions, accounting for changes in use and the environment, are a key area of interest for him and BMT.
Chief Executive Officer
Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP)
Tom van Eynde
Director Terminal Investments
All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA)
Aasim Siddiqui has actively developed and financed various transport and logistics projects in Pakistan in the last 20 years.
He is currently the Group Managing Director of Marine Group of Companies, which is the biggest and most diversified business group in the shipping, logistics and cargo handling industry in Pakistan. He is also on the board of directors of other 14 companies of the group.
The signature projects of Mr. Siddiqui include; Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT), the only public listed container terminal of Pakistan, which is now operated as part of ICTSI terminals; Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) the first modern coal/cement terminal also a public listed company in the Karachi stock exchange and Pakistan Intermodal Ltd. (PIL), Pakistan’s first private freight train operator connecting the ports with the inland container depots through rail-road linkages which is going to be commissioned in 2016.
WEDNESDAY 30th November 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 SGT
Professor Lynn Loo
Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD)
Prof. Lynn Loo is the chief executive officer of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), a not-for-profit organization based in Singapore.
Established by six founding partners from the maritime industry and supported by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, GCMD’s mission is to help the sector accelerate its decarbonisation efforts through shaping standards, deploying solutions, financing projects, and fostering collaboration across sectors.
Lynn is also the Theodora D. ’78 and William H. Walton III ’74 Professor in Engineering, and Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, currently on leave from Princeton University.
Before GCMD, she was Director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, where she commissioned the Rapid Switch Initiative and the Net-Zero America Study that has provided unprecedented temporal and geographic granularity on transition pathways. S
he also founded Princeton E-ffiliates Partnership, a flagship corporate partner program to engage industry and she launched Princeton’s first executive program in partnership with the World Economic Forum to contextualize the complexities of the energy transition for business leaders.
WEDNESDAY 30th November 2022
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 SGT
Shane Balani is a Decarbonisation Consultant and representative of the Lloyd's Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub in Singapore.
Shane is a mechanical engineer working to enable and accelerate the sustainable decarbonisation of the marine & offshore industry, with a background in the technical assessment and certification of global marine assets as a classification surveyor.
With 8 years of international experience in the industry, Shane has developed technical and commercial expertise working in a wide variety of roles.
Shane has a First Class masters degree in mechanical engineering and routinely represents Lloyd’s Register at international events
Asia Pacific Growth Lead
A.P. Moller - Maersk
Nicholas Franslay is the Asia Pacific Growth Lead in A.P. Moller Maersk.
His role in the strategy department is responsible for driving the overall Asia Pacific business growth strategy development and implementation.
Nicholas’ experience encompasses various aspects of the logistics industry in both Ocean and Landside Logistics.
On maritime decarbonisation, he was involved in the development of green fuel (i.e. green methanol and ammonia) supply strategy and pipeline, and outlining maritime requirements for green fuel transition from network and vessel perspectives.
Nicholas graduated with a Double Bachelor in Business Management and Information Systems from Singapore Management University with a Summa Cum Laude.
Francois Xavier Accard
CMA CGM International Shipping Company
WEDNESDAY 30th November 2022
Time: 15:30 - 16:30 SGT
Dr. Shahrin Osman
Head of Maritime Advisory APAC
Dr Shahrin has more than 30 years of maritime industry experience and has been a frequent guest speaker and panellist at industry conferences focussing on the topic of Maritime Cluster, Digitalisation, and Sustainability in the maritime sector. He has been a project manager and project sponsor for numerous maritime decarbonization advisory projects in South-East Asia, India, ANZ, and Middle East involving feasibility studies and strategies on alternative marine fuel.
In his current role as Regional Head of Maritime Advisory, he is responsible for the maritime consulting business, R&D, and innovation within the areas of decarbonization in shipping, as well as digitalization initiatives. He is also taking an advisor role for digital start-ups and scale-ups.
Dr. Shahrin is concurrently the Director of DNV’s Maritime Decarbonisation & Autonomy Centre of Excellence located in Singapore. He has extensive experience in strategy development for maritime decarbonization and also working with several shipping players in their digital transformation journey, incorporating strategy, roadmap development, and implementation to achieve emission reduction, safer operations, and OPEX reduction.
He has a Doctorate degree in Industry Cluster Strategy and Innovation Ecosystem, and MSc in Maritime Studies from NTU Singapore. Dr Shahrin has also attended the Executive programs at IMD on “Leading Digital Business Transformation” and “Future Technologies” at UC Berkeley.
TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 11:00 - 12:30 SGT
Shanghai BiNY Electric Co., Ltd
Mr. Daniel Yan, managing director of BiNY, one of the top leading companies in China focusing on VeryLargeSpace lighting and intelligent control at port terminals, air ports, expressways and unban transportations, where we will design, develop, manufacture, install, and commissioning the complete set of lighting equipments/facilities of high mast, led streetlights, led floodlights, control devices and control software, i.e. a comprehensive solutions to clients in Asia, Americas, Europe and Africa.
BiNY completed Project for High Masts at WorldExpo 2010 Shanghai, Project for Our-door lighting at N-S Expressway in Jamaica, Project for Coal Power Plant at Indonesia and Project for High Masts and Floodlights(led) for Shanghai Port and many other ports inbound and outbound.
Head of BD
Gerben Nummerdor working for Siemens Nederland NV for over 20 years, from which 16 years in Cranes Project House.
Starting off as ‘Cranes’ software and commissioning engineer he gained the mandatory hands-on experience in container cranes technique. In combination with the earlier gained degree in Logistic Management he developed a strong understanding of the dynamics a container terminal.
The last decade Gerben has developed himself within the Siemens Cranes Project House sales team with a current position as Team Manager of that sales team.
The Siemens Cranes Project House has always been at the front line of change and promoting innovation at Container Ports.
Converting ideas into solutions. Developing sketches to practical implementations is where the team suits best.
Several topics such as full automation, remote control, predictive maintenance and Cybersecurity keep him and his team sharp.
Gerben likes in depth discussions on bits and bytes, nuts and bolts but the bird’s eye view has his preference. Preferably these conversations are accompanied by a good glass of Whisky or Mezcal but any invitation with coffee is accepted too!
HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH
Dennis Koegeboehn is a Partner at HPC, bringing 20 years of industry experience in the ports sector. He has been advising operators and the public sector alike on large scale integrated port development projects in all stages of port projects.
Specific focus areas include capacity extension and technological advancement, especially automation and digitalisation, optimisation, simulation and supply chain optimisation projects. Focussing on commercialisation, Dennis brings a rich experience in business case development from a range of due diligence, M&A and privatisations projects.
Following three years with terminal operator HHLA, he joined HPC in 2005, where he has further developed terminal planning and optimisation capabilities. With a core focus on port planning, design, development, implementation and improvement, Dennis is responsible for HPC’s business in the APAC region.
TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 14:00 - 15:00 SGT
Senior Manager - MCCtec Division, Ship & Port Cranes
Jon has been with Liebherr for the last 12 years taking care of South East Asia region.
He has vast experiences in river port operations, Greenfield Port projects and transshipment operations.
He had supported numberous greenfield river ports projects in Myanmar and also the first privately owned LNG Terminal in Indonesia.
During the coal peaked era, he was also involved in coal transshipment projects providing optimized solution to the vessel operators and the coal owners.
Director - Sales Support & Business Development
Kalmar Mobile Solutions
Mr. Kinya Ichimura, P.E. is a Manager for the Planning & Development dept. of the Material Handling Machinery Factory in Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) with over 25 years of experience in crane engineering and as a material handling systems researcher.
In the 1990’s, he joined the commissioning of automated cranes and AGVs at the Southeast Asian container terminal.
Since the 90’s, he has been involved in the research and development of the state of the art terminal, and recently he is spending effort to adopt ICT, IoT, and other new technologies to the container terminal, as well as terminal automation.
Mr. Ichimura holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering awarded by the Nagaoka University of Technology in 1992.
TUESDAY 29th November 2022
Time: 15:30 - 16:30 SGT
Vice President - Marketing
Mr. Lars Meurling is a member of the management team at Bromma, the world leader in crane spreaders, where he serves as Vice-President, Marketing.
Prior to joining Bromma, Mr. Meurling worked in the technically advanced biotechnology industry for 17 years, both as a Sales Director and Business Unit Director.
Mr. Meurling is also the chairman of the PEMA (Port Equipment Manufacturers Association) Safety and Environment Committee.
Mr. Meurling holds the MSc degree in Engineering Physics from Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden.
He is based at the Bromma office in Stockholm, Sweden.
Industry Segment Leader
Maritime Manager - EMEA
General Manager - Maintenance
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA)
WEDNESDAY 30 November 2022
Time: 11:30 - 12:30 SGT
Director of Global Risk Assessment
Laurence Jones is a qualified engineer with over 40 years experience.
His skill areas include general management, operations, maintenance, design, construction, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering, industrial relations, safety, environment, risk assessment and auditing.
His industry experience includes bulk materials handling (terminals, open cut mines and underground mines), container terminals, logistics (rail and road), manufacturing (steel) and insurance.
He worked 26 years for BHP Billiton in the steel, open cut and underground mining industries, and engineering design and construction.
The last 15 years with BHP was in bulk materials terminals. He then spent 8 years in container terminals with P&O Ports and attained the role of General Manager Global Engineering and Asset Management.
After assisting with the integration of P&O Ports and DP World, he joined the TT Club in December 2006 as Director Global Risk Assessment.
His role in the TT Club covers internal advice and support in underwriting decisions and claims assessment, and externally he works proactively with clients and industry to identify areas where risks may be reduced.
He is Director of Thomas Miller (Australasia), Deputy Chair of ICHCA International and an Alternate Director of ICHCA Australia.
He is a member of ICHCA’s ITP (Technical Experts Panel), a member of the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) Safety & Environment Committee, Automation & Control Technology Committee and the Equipment Design & Infrastructure Committee.
He is also a member of the International Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Safety, Environment, Security and Legal Committee.
Dr. Zack Lu
Senior Project Manager
Zack Lu (Dr.) is a senior project manager and principal consultant at TBA Group, a consultancy and software company serving global port, terminal and warehousing markets to optimise operations and automation.
Zack Lu has been involved in numerous container terminal design, planning, and optimization projects in Asia, Europe, North and South America, and Oceania – by means of advanced dynamic tooling such as simulation, and – for all kinds of terminal handling systems ranging from manual, semi-automated to fully-automated systems for small and large port operations.
In addition, he has been also involved in emulation and software projects, including TOS training, and implementation of Equipment Control System (ECS) for automated terminals.
At TOC Asia, Zack Lu will highlight what the current situation is of automation implementation, and using selected case studies, the key pillars of why - or why not - terminals should choose for automation.
Zack Lu holds a PhD degree and an MSc degree in transport engineering, and logistics planning, from Delft University of Technology (Delft, Netherlands).
Manager, Product Management - Port Services
Sami Piittisjärvi leads the Port Services product portfolio team at Konecranes.
The team’s chief responsibility is continuous innovation in the development of aftermarket products and enhancements for port equipment.
The team is tasked with finding new ways to optimize the operations of Konecranes’s global port customers through highly productized services products.
These range from preventive and predictive maintenance technologies to the provision of inspections. The team also develops advanced digital services including automation and operator assist retrofits and modernizations.
Before joining the product portfolio team, Sami held several engineering positions ranging from R&D and product testing to managing teams of electrical engineering capabilities.
Mr Fielder has over 35 years’ experience in the engineering, ports and logistics industries. He is the founder and CEO of Fielder Engineers, a mid-sized multidisciplinary engineering firm, that has been recognised for infrastructure project design and delivery across the port and logistics sector over the past three decades.
Mr Fielder joined Patrick in 2017 as Projects Director with responsibilities for automation and infrastructure maintenance and development. He is currently the Project Director responsible for the design and delivery of the $190 million Patrick Sydney AutoRail Terminal, a global first fully automated rail terminal that directly interfaces with the Patrick Terminals – Sydney AutoStrad operations.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Technology (Sydney) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. Mr Fielder was nominated as a fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australian for his achievements in the port and harbour sector.
Sales Director - Automation
Hannes Myllärniemi, Sales Director, Kalmar Automation Solutions, has worked for Kalmar since 2007 in various sales and product management roles, all of which have had a strong automation focus.
Over the years, Hannes has contributed to numerous successful Kalmar automation sales projects for customers across the globe with a focus on ECS software and crane automation systems. In the beginning of 2022 his role shifted from the commercial product management of the Kalmar One automation system to automation sales.