Conference Day Two: Thursday, 29 March 2018

8:30 AM - 9:25 AM Start of conference registration with welcome refreshments

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM Opening remarks from the conference Chairman

Increasing port throughput and improving terminal operations

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Optimal berths planning to manage and accommodate increasing vessel size

Nozipho Sithole, Chief Executive, Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
  • Managing growing port congestion, improving productivity and performance
  • Describing the key elements of best practice: Planning, design and development
  • Integration and optimisation of quay cranes and trucks at terminals

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Nozipho Sithole

Chief Executive
Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Big ships, big challenges: Best practices of designing ports for large vessels

Martin Mannion, Ports & Marine Director – Europe, Middle East Africa & India, AECOM
  • Deepening quays and improving onshore terminals to cope with larger ships and peak offloads into the port hinterland
  • Increasing cargo off-take and equipment availability
  • Accelerating the rate of information exchange across the multiple stakeholders in the port value chain

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Martin Mannion

Ports & Marine Director – Europe, Middle East Africa & India
AECOM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Adopting efficient dredging practices to optimise operations

  • Quick overview of the regulatory landscape
  • Initiating the project: Planning, approvals, permits and licenses
  • Early Contractor Involvement: Delving deeper into the benefits and how it can optimise a project

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Networking break and refreshments

This panel discussion will provide an overview of the following points:

  • Maximising points of efficiency in your port such as inner-port transport, operations and communications to create a competitive and attractive choice to the shipping community
  • Leveraging advanced technologies to maximise resource utilisation and capacity handling in the quay side, yard, and warehouse while achieving the shortest possible total transit time
  • How to balance security requirements and operational efficiency?

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Nozipho Sithole

Chief Executive
Transnet Port Terminals, South Africa
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Brown Mugeta

Operations and HSSE Manager
Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania

Bernard Nyobange

Senior Civil Engineer
Kenya Ports Authority
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Kenneth Mwige

Secretary General
Intergovernmental Standing Committee on Shipping (ISCOS)

Successful port digitisation: Making ports and terminals more efficient and smarter

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM Cost-benefits analysis of onshore power supply, port stay fuel costs and associated ecological costs: Case Study of the Port of Mombasa

Eng. Denis Mulwa, Senior Electrical Engineer, Kenya Ports Authority

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Eng. Denis Mulwa

Senior Electrical Engineer
Kenya Ports Authority

12:50 PM - 1:20 PM The future of terminal automation: Boosting operations and productivity and increasing safety

Some believe the port automation revolution has already begun in the Middle East while others still see it as merely hype, a concept which will take years to be implemented here in the region. This presentation will unearth the potential of automation with some practical examples from the region, and the impact it has had on the ports involved.

1:20 PM - 2:00 PM Leveraging smart technologies to achieve excellence

Brown Mugeta, Operations and HSSE Manager, Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania
In an effort to improve productivity and enhance the performance, port facilities are increasingly utilising sophisticated technologies. As the number of disparate and varied technologies within a port increases, the complexity of the workflow and the difficulty in parsing information from each system also rises, lowering efficiency. This session looks into smart ways to leverage technology to maximise port performance.

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Brown Mugeta

Operations and HSSE Manager
Maersk - APM Terminals, Tanzania

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Chairman’s closing remarks

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM Networking lunch

3:15 PM - 3:15 PM End of conference

The published programme is correct at time of printing. However, given the seniority of our speakers and the nature of their roles, speakers may subsequently substitute or remove themselves from the programme. This is always regrettable, and we will always try to replace the speaker with a speaker with equivalent insight.