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Palfinger August 2022

Ships & Ports ConferenceShips Ports

Monday 14 May 2018

Joint Conference between the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the World Association of Waterborne Transport Infrastructure UK Section (PIANC UK)

This Seminar aims to brings together maritime civil engineers, naval architects, mariners and port engineers to share their very diverse disciplines and experiences at the ship/port interface.

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Times Theme Presentation Speakers
09:00 - 9:30 Registration    
09:30 - 09:40 Introduction Introduction

Chair: Greg Haigh (PIANC), Haigh Consulting Engineers Ltd

09:40 - 10:20 Keynote 1 The Civil Engineer's Approach to Design of Port Structures

Stephen Osborne, Chief Maritime Engineer, Atkins

10:20 - 11:00 Keynote 2 The Naval Architect's Approach to Design of Ship Structures

Rob Tustin, Senior Principal Surveyor, Lloyd's Register

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee    
11:20 - 12:00 Berthed Ships Berthed Ship Mooring Dynamics - Environmental Influences and Passing Ships

Mark McBride, HRS Wallingford

12:00 - 12:40 Berthed Ships Shipboard and Quayside Mooring Equipment Design 

David Byrne, Director, Flag C Limited

12:40 - 13:40 Lunch (ICE Bistro/Buffet)  
13:40 - 14:20 Port Development The Panama Canal Expansion Project - Operations and Fendering Malcolm Parrott, Managing Director, The Maritime Group (International) Ltd
14:20 - 15:00 Port Development Ship Manoeuvring Simulation as a Tool for Port Development Mel Irving, R&D and Advanced Simulation Manager, South Shields Marine School
15:00 - 15:20 Tea    
15:20 - 16:00 Port Operation Operational Incidents and Failures - Navigating Large Vessels in Dredged Channels

John Curry, Chief Pilot, Mersey (retd.)

16:00 - 16:40 Port Operation Fixed and Floating Port Installation Damage Incidents: An Insurer’s Perspective

Simon MacLeod, Loss Prevention Executive, North of England   P & I Association

16:40 - 17:00 Close Close - final questions, thanks to speakers/sponsors David Byrne, Director, Flag C Limited


Conference VenuePIANC logo

Godfrey Mitchell Lecture Theatre
Institute of Civil Engineers
1 Great George Street

Conference RegistrationRINA crest (Transparent)

The day seminar rate (including refreshments and light lunch):

Delegate                                £250 +VAT

Members of RINA or PIANC. £125 + VAT

Full Time Students                 £25 + VAT

To booking your place at this event – online booking procedure

You will be contacted 10 days before the event and asked to re-confirm your participation. If you register  but subsequently find you are unable to attend, please make the Secretariat aware so that your place can be offered to somebody else.

If you require advice or are unable to book yourself on this event please contact or telephone 020 7665 2236.

Certificates of attendance will be made available electronically following the event for PIANC UK Members. To request your certificate please tick the certificate box when signing the attendance register on the day.

Please note this event will be live streamed and recorded. You do not need to book to listen to the live webcast. The live webcast is available to PIANC UK members only as a membership benefit and will be provided to all PIANC UK members a week before the event.


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