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16th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Conference

Date: 21st June 2017 - 22nd June 2017 Location: Houston - Texas - USA

Complete fuel compliance for ECA and improving overall vessel energy efficiency

ACI’s 16th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management summit will be taking place in Houston, USA on the 21-22 June 2017.

With the recently enforced Emission Control Area (ECA) and fuel / sulphur regulations across the world as well as the Global Sulphur Cap of 2020 to be implemented, this conference will specifically focus on the regulations affecting vessel operations and companies in US Waters. We will further scrutinise the technologies available to assist with compliance as well as innovations to track and manage performance and specific fuel-efficiency improving equipment, plus analysis and practical feedback of how to increase overall efficiency and performance by minimising the fleet’s energy demands.

Essentially, the focus will be on how shipowners & the maritime industry can benefit from higher Return on Investment and optimise their performance with the latest vessel efficiency technology available. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the Maritime industry, including Shipowners, Shipmanagers and associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT and data associations, consultants, and technology providers.


21st June 2017
22nd June 2017
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Houston, TX United States

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Effective Compliance with SOX & NOX Fuel Regulations and ECA for US waters & discussion of the 2020 Global Sulphur Cap

Low sulphur fuel & compliance; latest updates from MARPOL Annex VI with details IMO & US EPA regulation

Commercial and operational impacts for the shipping industry

Which fuel? LNG, HFO and MDO

Practical steps to improve overall vessel efficiency

Reducing vessel energy consumption

Improving Fleet Efficiency to Improve ROI and Latest Fuel Emission Technology Updates

Technology considerations to reduce SOx and NOx.

SCR (Scrubber) tech Efficiency modifications to existing fleets

Mechanical design options for fuel efficiency

Optimisation of Propulsion and engine management to reduce cost and improve ROI

Propulsion optimisation concepts for fuel reduction

Big data, data systems & data collection; software advancements to improve efficiency

Margaret Doyle, Senior Manager, Business Development – Marine, Eagle LNG
Christian Mollitor, Vice President, YCF Group & Liberian Registry
Anuj Chopra, Vice President – Americas, Rightship
Christina Wolfe, Manager, Air Quality, Port And Freight Facilities, Environmental Defense Fund
Galen Hon, Manager Shipping Efficiency, Carbon War Room
Rafael Riva, Marine Business Development Strategy Manager, Lloyd’s Register
Jan Hagen Andersen, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV GL – Maritime
Michael McNamara, Managing Director – Americas, Veritas Petroleum Services


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Chris Taylor
Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0602
Email: [email protected]

Marc Gagnon, Fednav Ltd.

Vanessa DiDomenico, Project Manager, Corporate Ship Refit, Carnival

Jonathan Dowsett, Senior Fleet Performance Manager, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Subodh Rebala, V. Ships USA

Mathias Nyman Rasmussen, Senior Performance Manager, Clipper Group

Ian Hamilton, Vice President, Hamilton Port Authority

Christian Mollitor, VP, YCF &  Liberian Registry

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, IMO Maritime Ambassador, NAMEPA

David Bolduc, Executive Director, Green Marine

Michael McNamara, Managing Director Americas, Veritas Petroleum Solutions

Evan Wingfield, Shipwright Ltd.

Jan Hagen Andersen, Senior Principal Engineer, DNV GL – Maritime

Magnus Tangen, Director of Operations, Clean Marine Energy

Sachin Gupta, Business Manager – Oil Solutions, Wilhelmsen Ships Service AS

Rafael Riva, Marine Business Development Strategy Manager, Lloyd’s Register

Aditya Aggarwal, Program Manager, Global Gas Solutions, ABS

Stefan Stan, President, Pronova

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry.  Our meetings are strictly end-user focused.

Delegates will be drawn from  ship owners & ship managers, chartering companies and include CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors, General Managers, Vice-Presidents,. As well as:

Fleet Directors/ Fleet Managers

Technical Directors/ Technical Managers

New Buildings Directors and Managers


Operations Directors/Managers

Ports/Port Authorities

The Summit will also be attended by Marine Equipment Manufacturers, Marine Solution providers, and fuel suppliers showcasing the latest cutting-edge technologies.


Trelleborg Marine Systems (TMS) UK is a world leading UK specialist company, developing and manufacturing specialised measurement, communications and safety systems to all sectors of the marine industry.

TMS UK was formed as SeaTechnik in 1999 by engineers who had been developing marine electronic systems since the mid-1980s. Early products included the pioneering Ship Performance Optimisation System which controlled propulsion for ferries on fixed routes, saving operators 6-10% annually on the cost of fuel.

Although fuel costs are currently rising only slowly, the key question occupying ship-owners, ship managers and charterers alike remains; “In a competitive market how do we reduce the running costs of the vessels we operate while maintaining the level of service to our customers?”

The TMS UK SPM system can be installed on any type of vessel from the conventional single slow speed main engine to a medium speed CPP or other propulsion system. It is designed as a cost-effective solution for the operator who is content with the base level savings and daily/voyage reporting for Ship Performance Monitoring.

Taking data inputs from fuel mass flow, shaft power, draught, trim, auxiliary machinery energy consumption and output, machinery configuration and water depth as well as manual estimates of hull fouling, fuel bunker quality etc, the system continuously calculates machinery and hull efficiency. These are compared with a baseline model reference.  In this way random external parameters that affect efficiency reporting can be isolated so that the base vessel efficiency in operation can be maintained by adjustment of propulsion power, mode and controllable factors such as trim.


Being founded in 1982, Vimex has grown to become a leading market specialist in the marine industry – developing and manufacturing fuel monitoring equipment, high level and overfill alarm systems, gas warning systems, vapour alarm systems and calibration equipment for precision pressure and temperature measurements.

Our strength is to develop and manufacture equipment to the customer’s needs as well as complying with the latest requirements and regulations. We aim always to be ahead with flexible technical solutions and products that are easy to operate and that will help vessels reduce their emissions and running expenses. Our customers are our most compelling source of feedback. Vimex will always remain a trustworthy and dependable joint venture partner that provides reliable products and excellent service.


Development of our marine emission monitoring system started in 2007. Product development was carried out by Norsk Analyse AS in close cooperation with some of the leading scrubber manufacturers. Our first pilot system was installed on Bastø II and the first beta version on M/T Baru.

After years of testing and improvement, we launched the final product – ShipCEMS – in 2013. Lloyd’s Register approval according to MARPOL was received in November 2013. Global marketing of ShipCEMS is done today by our subsidiary company Vimex AS, in close relationship with our partners worldwide.





DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

DNV GL has developed the ECO Insight solution, the fastest way to effective fleet performance management.  By making fleet performance visible and easy to understand, ECO Insight allows ship owners and operators to make informed decisions that can save fuel, cut emissions and lower operational costs.   It has become the most widely used fleet performance management tool in the shipping industry today, and the latest update of ECO Insight include a mobile app and alert service.  The solution also includes EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) compliant data collection and reporting.




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If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0608
Email: [email protected]


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