Categories: BusinessPublished On: 23.05.2018560 words3.5 min read


Day 2 (23rd May): Driving port development and incorporating new technologies
Registration and refreshments
Chair’s opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Part 4: Updates on port development plans and delivering new infrastructure
Opening address
Andy McDonald MP
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
Latest insight and updates on port development plans
  • Planned investment and development
  • Improving connectivity and links
  • Creating and implementing master plans
  • Identifying new markets and business opportunities
  • Infrastructure changes needed to support increasing ship sizes

Each port will give a short update on their current plans

Warren Marshall
Group Planning Director
Peel Ports
Tim James
Director of Energy Development
Port of Milford Haven
Morning refreshments
Developing and creating port masterplans
  • Anticipating change and building in flexibility to port masterplans
  • Reviewing existing port facilities and operations to assess capacity
  • Identifying which business opportunities to pursue and the necessary infrastructure to support them
  • Looking outside the Port Gate and planning with statutory authorities
  • Engaging with Communities
Nigel Bodell
Bodell Port Consultant
The value of an alternative perspective on long term port planning
  • How broader horizons help to optimise the value of port assets
  • Learning the hard way – lessons from within the port industry
  • How to get the best out of port masterplans
Paul Connelly
Director of Planning and Regeneration
LDA Design
Port Assets: the business case for life extension
  • Safety and security considerations when mothballing infrastructure
  • Conservation considerations
  • Maintaining operations when refurbishing or replacing business critical assets
  • Liabilities associated with contaminated land
Martin Mannion
Port & Maritime Director – Europe, Middle, India and Africa
Networking lunch
Part 5: Incorporating new innovations and technologies into development
Creating greener ports: how to improve air quality and reduce emissions
  • Reducing emissions
  • What are the possible clean energy sources?
  • Using emerging technologies to reduce emissions
Tom McCarty
Incorporating new technologies into infrastructure plans: harnessing new technologies that improve port efficiencies
  • What are the latest emerging technologies and innovations?
  • The use of automation technology worldwide and how it can be used in the UK?
  • Big data and ports – using data effectively to improve decision making
  • Cost reductions through approved efficiency
  • Using technology to improve asset management
Mike Ramsay
Technical Director of Maritime and Waterways
Royal HaskoningDHV
Autonomous Ships
  • The Yara Birkeland – What, Why, How and When
Steve Guest
Business Development and Marketing Director
Kongsberg Norcontrol
Afternoon refreshments
Part 6: Planning and environment
Planning regulations and gaining planning consent for new development
  • Timelines for development
  • The different consent processes
  • DCO and port infrastructure – what can be learnt from previous applications?
  • What are the regulations and what work is required?
  • Resources needed to frontload the process
  • What needs to be done at the planning stages to help project delivery?
Liz Dunn
Burges Salmon
Changing environmental regulation and the impacts on port development
  • Recent changes to EIA requirements
  • Changes affecting permitted development rights
Richard Turney
Landmark Chambers
Part 7: The latest updates on the role of ports in supporting energy projects
The opportunity for ports in supporting energy projects
  • Oil and Gas Supply bases
  • Decommissioning ports
  • Offshore wind supply bases
Dimitris Pachakis
Technical Director
LNG Bunkering at ports: what are the opportunities for ports to support LNG?
  • Trends in LNG Use
  • What facilities and infrastructure do ports need to provide?
  • What are the opportunities for ports?
Keith Bainbridge
Managing Director
Chair’s closing remarks
Close of conference