• Home
  • News
  • Gas Fuelled Ships Conference to be held in Hamburg, Nov. 16-18
  • 2016 October 3 12:37

    Gas Fuelled Ships Conference to be held in Hamburg, Nov. 16-18

    The 7th International Gas Fuelled Ships Conference (Motorship) is slated to be held November 16-18 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. Venue: the Grand Elysee Hotel. This year’s conference boasts DNV GL as the gold sponsor and will include more than 30 presentations from prominent speakers who are experts in their fields, the event organizer said in a press release.

    Among the 30 presentations to be given, there will be 10 case studies involving operators, designers and shipyards, which will inform participants on landmark LNG, methanol and other low-flashpoint fuelled projects around the world in the commercial shipping sector.

    With a focus on knowledge sharing from a variety of projects, speakers will examine the latest advances in vessel design and operation, propulsion, supply infrastructure and associated technology.  Delegates will benefit from the opportunity not only to be updated on these latest technical developments but will also be able to interact and network with speakers throughout the two days of the conference.

    The many experts speaking at this year’s conference include:

    • Markku Kajosaari, SVP Sales, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard and Mika Hovilainen, Aker Arctic Technology: World’s first LNG-powered icebreaker
    • Paul Melles, Managing Director Rederij Doeksen; Mark Schiller, CEO, Strategic Marine; Peter Friedl, Senior Expert Product Management Mobile Gas Engines, Rolls-Royce Powersystems: The first LNG fuelled ferries for the Dutch World Heritage Waddenzee
    • René Sejer Laursen, Mechanical Engineer, M.Sc., MAN Diesel & Turbo and Michel Hamrouni, Methanex: Methanol as marine fuel: a competitive option for ships operating in SECA
    • Konstantinos Fakiolas, Ship Design, Deltamarin and Antonis Trakakis, Technical Director, Arista Shipping: Project Forward – the future of LNG-powered bulk carrier design
    • Mike Simpson, Director, Marine Design Consultancy, Houlder and Liam Campbell, Managing Director, Ferguson Marine: Innovation and design challenges for UK’s first dual-fuel ferries
    • Thomas Myhre, Sales Manager, NSK Ship Design: Optimising LNG propulsion in a container vessel
    • Simon Provoost, Product Director, Inland Waterway Transport, Damen Shipyards: Ecoliner: The greenest inland shipping vessel in Europe

    Other highlights of this year’s conference programme include a live interview with the Chairman of SEA/LING, the multi-sector industry coalition created to accelerate the widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The MotorShip Editor, Gavin Lipsith, will be interviewing the Chairman, Peter Keller, who is also the Executive VP of TOTE Inc., live on stage at Gas Fuelled Ships 2016. Keller joined TOTE Inc. in February 2012 and has been leading the conversion of the company’s fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG). He has extensive experience in port and terminal development, liner industry activities, labour relations, intermodal operations and supply chain economics and strategies.

    Gas Fuelled Ships 2016 will continue the legacy of the previous six conferences with the continued support it receives from major players in the industry connected with shipping and the use of gas as a maritime fuel. Supporters include BIMCO, VDR, Maritime LNG Platform, Intermanager and GE Marine, who will be sponsoring this year’s conference dinner which offers the opportunity to continue discussions in a more informal setting at the end of day one.

    As well as the conference dinner, participants will be invited to attend the welcome reception, hosted by Blohm & Voss on 15 November 2016 at the Hafen Klub and day three, 18 November, will see delegates participating in technical visits, which will include the MS Ostfriesland, a car and passenger ferry, that was retrofitted to run on LNG in 2015.

    The Motorship’s Gas Fuelled Ships Conference is fast approaching and is a must attend event for industry professionals who are looking to gain valuable information on using LNG as a maritime fuel.

    About GFS Conference
    The Gas Fuelled Ships Conference is a Mercator Media event. The 2016 Gas Fuelled Ships Conference follows six incredibly successful conferences, held in 2010 in Hamburg, 2011 in Rotterdam, 2012 in Bergen, 2013 on board the M/S Viking Grace, 2014 in Stavanger and in 2015 it was once again held in Hamburg.

    About Mercator Media
    Established in 1989 British based Mercator Media Ltd is a privately-owned events, magazines and online publishing business, primarily specialising in the commercial marine sector. Mercator Media is a niche publishing company that knows how to create and disseminate the vital content that moves markets. The company maintains valued B2B marketplaces centred on the world’s marine infrastructure. It is a global leader in the creation of integrated marketing strategies for clients within its specialist sectors, using a range of channels including print, online, events and research. Mercator’s magazines, events and online resources are produced by industry experts dedicated to providing the critical insight, analysis and relevant connections needed by business professionals who are advancing their specific fields. Mercator Media Ltd’s titles include Maritime Journal, The Motorship, Port Strategy and World Fishing, and events include Europe’s leading commercial maritime sector annual event and conference, Seawork International, and the Icelandic Fisheries Exhibition, amongst others.




2021 December 2

13:02 European shipowners call for further action in the Gulf of Guinea
12:40 Rolls-Royce to supply eight mtu engines for new Svitzer tugs in Brazil
12:01 Throughput of Azov port in 11M’2021 climbed by 1% YoY
12:00 NORDEN simplifies business unit structure
11:36 Norway’s Eksfin tops NOK 10bn in offshore wind financing as Dogger Bank C reaches financial close
11:34 Annual throughput of Severnaya Zvezda project on Taimyr peninsula to exceed 7 million tonnes from 2026
11:10 MABUX: Uncertainty on Global bunker market to continue on Dec 02
10:00 Digital Twin Conference 2022 to be held virtually on 11-12 May 2022
09:33 Crude oil prices are rising in expectation of OPEC+ meeting
09:19 Baltic Dry Index as of December 1

2021 December 1

19:15 PortNews to hold Ship Repair, Modernization and Components Conference on 20 September 2022 in Saint-Petersburg
18:31 DP World celebrates 2,000 members of the Digital Freight Alliance
18:07 CMA CGM and Shell perform first Bio-LNG bunkering operation in Rotterdam
17:42 8 new fuel-efficient ships to join the X-Press Feeders fleet
17:26 Danish Smyril Lines Cargo starts second service between Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Rotterdam
17:06 Port of Antwerp invests in digitalisation of radar infrastructure
16:47 Western Australia and Port of Rotterdam to collaborate on renewable hydrogen
16:05 IMO moves ahead on GHG emissions, Black Carbon and marine litter
15:50 Diana Shipping announces completion of OceanPal spin-off
15:41 RF Federation Council approves Federal Law on Ratification of Nairobi Convention
15:04 Yang Ming adds the latest of its 9th 11,000 TEU ship to the Trans-Pacific service
14:07 SEA-LNG backs Europe’s goal-based, technology-neutral regulation for cleaner shipping
13:50 Liepaja SEZ Board appointed Uldis Hmieļevskis, Deputy CEO, as Acting Manager
13:14 Rolls-Royce extends TBO intervals of mtu Series 4000 engines for commercial marine application
13:03 Oil shipments via CPC Marine Terminal in 11M’21 climbed by 0.7% YoY
12:56 Valenciaport tenders the drafting of the urban development project for areas 2 and 5 of the Special Plan for zone 1 south of the Port of València
12:06 Mostotrest conducted 2,177 operations on raising bridges in Saint-Petersburg over navigation season of 2021
11:45 MABUX: Bunker prices may continue to decline on Dec 1
10:49 Russian Railways' network loading climbed by 3.3% in 11M’2021
10:15 Maersk Customs Services USA highlights trends and opportunities for U.S. importers
09:51 Port of Kiel receives funding for digital test field
09:30 Crude oil prices start rising
09:16 Baltic Dry Index as of November 30

2021 November 30

18:35 ICS urges WTO Director General to prioritise maritime transport in multilateral trade negotiations
18:14 First phase of Tuas Port reclamation works completes
17:53 Finnlines announces bunker surcharge for Malmö-Travemünde-Malmö
17:35 HDB, JTC and MPA, which issue over two-thirds of government invoices, offer e-invoicing through IMDA’s InvoiceNow
17:04 DNV supports world first large-scale testing of submerged CO2 pipelines
16:48 RF Navy’s large anti-submarine ship Vice Admiral Kulakov enters Barents Sea
16:34 Brittany Ferries takes delivery of Salamanca
16:04 Port of Oakland total cargo volume down 20 percent in October 2021
15:50 RF Navy's corvette Gremyashchy and two submarines of Varshavyanka project welcomed in Vladivostok
15:39 Abbey Heimensen appointed to VP of Marketing, MarineMax
15:34 The Port of Barcelona validates its Innovation Plan
15:19 Icebreaker Sibir of Project 22220 completed main part of shipbuilder’s sea trials
15:04 Terminal San Giorgio orders an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane
14:43 Keppel Offshore & Marine signs global framework agreement with Ørsted on potential future offshore substation projects
14:24 DEME Group Signs Partnership Agreement with CIP for the Development of Energy Island in Danish North Sea
14:03 Volvo Penta to power Hurtigruten Svalbard’s new hybrid vessel
13:42 Rosterminalugol starts building wind and dust protection screens around its coal storage area
13:24 Kongsberg Digital and Aker BP extends collaboration agreement to accelerate data utilization
12:50 Container shipping costs up by 121.2% year-on-year - Xeneta
12:10 Navigation season closed on rivers of Saint-Petersburg
12:04 Ningbo Containerized Freight Index decrease slightly in November
11:48 1.59 million cbm of material dredged within Azov-Don Basin of Russia’s IWW in 2021
10:56 MABUX: Global bunker market turned into upward correction mode on Nov 30 after yesterday’s price collapse
10:42 China ports container volume rises 8.4% from January to October 2021
10:34 Port of Gdańsk awarded by the European Sea Ports Organisation
09:57 Klaipėda is preparing for the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea
09:30 Crude oil prices continue rising