During the Symposium we will look at the life of a vessel from design to scrapping. We will do this by answering four questions regarding each of the stages of the vessels lifetime: ship design, ship buiding, the operational phase and decomissioning.

The programme will be as follows, the moderators will be announced soon!

08:45 - 09:30 Walk-in
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction
09:45 - 11:00

What is the importance of shipping for the world?

Speakers: Marja Tiemens-Idzinga (Maritime Consultancy & Technical Information)
and David Anink (Ministry of infrastructure and water management)

Moderator: Joep Athmer (Athmer Consultants)

10:45 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15

How can ship building and design be adjusted to reduce the impact on the environment (in later stages of a ship’s life)?

Speakers: Niels de Vries (C-job)
and Evert-Jan Foeth (MARIN)

12:15 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 14:45

How can the impact of ships on the environment during their operational phase be reduced?

Discussion panel with: Arthur den Haan (Wärtsilä), Jan Hoegee (J2 Councelation BV)
and Machiel Mastenbroek (Anthony Veder)

Moderator: Louis Stolper (Koningklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders)

14:45 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15

What happens with vessels at the end of their lifetime and how can it be dealt with environmentally friendly?

Speakers: Taco Moll (Sea2Cradle)
and Henk van der Linden (Metal Recycling Consultancy)

16:15 - 16:45

Conclusion: What can we do today to optimise the relationship between shipping and the world?

Speakers: Marjolein van Noort (Koninklijke Vereniging van Nederlandse Reders)

16:45 - 17:00 Conclusion
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks
18:00 - 21:00 Dinner (optional, separate registration)

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