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Tuesday, 5 September 2017

08:00 – 18:00
Location: KLCC, Conference Hall 4 Foyer

10:00 – 18:00
Exhibition Hall Hours
Location: KLCC, Conference Hall 4 Foyer


10:15 – 10:30
Welcoming Remarks

Port and Government Officials
Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

10:30 – 11:20
Capital Project Outlook: Project Pipeline and Trends

Volatile oil and commodity prices and geopolitical turmoil have suppressed capital investment globally, causing painful aftershocks throughout the project transport industry supply chain. What can the project industry look forward to in 2017 and beyond? Capital projects expert Rolando Gachter will provide a quantitative outlook for capital investment over the next few years, with a focus on the ASEAN region. The presentation will also address the important role that procurement and logistics play in capital project success.

Rolando Gächter, Regional Director IPA Asia Pacific, Independent Project Analysis


11:30 – 12:20
Big Stuff: Delivering The RAPID Project

The Pengerang Integrated Petroleum Complex is a master plan for developing oil & gas and petrochemical production in Malaysia’s Johor state. The US$16 billion RAPID project is a major component of PIPC, with associated facilities costing an additional US$11 billion – and requiring thousands of tonnes of inbound project and breakbulk cargo for construction. Our panel of logisticians will detail several complex cargo moves into PIPC.

Moderator: Mike Schoofs, General Manager Regional Project Division, Southeast Asia, deugro
Peter Roland, Managing Director, BBC Chartering – Tokyo
KC Low, Head, Corporate Strategy & Business Development Division, Johor Port Berhad

12:30 – 14:00
Luncheon/Networking Break  

14:00 – 14:50
Shipper’s Panel: Solving ASEAN’s Logistics Challenges

What missing project transport links would cargo owners, OEMs and EPCs would like to see from their ASEAN service providers? Cultural challenges, a recovering project industry and poor or developing infrastructure can add up to create a formidable working environment for ASEAN logistics executives. Our panel of experts discuss the changes they’d like to see in an evolving project transport supply chain.

Moderator: Colin MacIsaac, Global Sales Director, F.H. Bertling
Murray Cooper, Senior Manager, SCM Global Logistics, Materials Management, McDermott International, Inc.
Pravin Rajakrishna, General Manager, Asia Pacific Transportation Operations, Caterpillar
Khalid Siddiq, Regional Category Manager Logistics, Shell

15:00 – 15:50
Stormy Seas: Rivals, Regulations and Risk

The seas may be calming, but the heavy-lift and multipurpose niche still faces stormy weather on several fronts. Looming IMO regulations on ballast water and sulfur levels could cost the industry billions over the next decade. Overcapacity and low freight rates continue to fuel competition from other sectors, while a cruel debt overhang pushes industry consolidation. Who will survive? What will the sector look like a few years down the road? Our panel of experts shares their views.

Henrik T. Pedersen, COO, BBC Chartering Singapore
Falk Puetz, Regional Chartering Manager, Projects/Oil & Gas/ Marine Logistics, South and North Asia Pacific Regions, Kuehne + Nagel (Asia Pacific)
Namir Khanbabi, Managing Director – Tramp & Projects Division, AAL
Murray Cooper, Senior Manager, SCM Global Logistics, Materials Management, McDermott International, Inc.
Senthil Nayagam, Chartering Manager, Ahlers
Kristian Korsvik, Singapore Representative, Mitsui O.S.K. Kinkai


15:50 – 16:00
Closing Remarks

Jonathan Di Rollo, Programming Assistant, Breakbulk Events & Media

16:00 – 18:00
Cocktail Reception


11:00 – 13:00
Micro-Seminar: Breakbulk Technology Breakthroughs

New technology done right leads to new efficiencies. Our experts provide insight into the effects of new technologies on two key project industry segments.

Part I: Project Logistics Management

Use the right processes, and the right technological tools, for the modern project logistics industry. Email and spreadsheets are the past: the future of logistics lies beyond these old-fashioned methods.

Peter Bouwhuis, President & CEO, XELLZ BV

Part II: Back Office Automation For Shipping Companies

With so much discussion in the shipping industry focused around onboard automation and the trend towards digitalisation on vessels, companies are failing to recognise where automation and digitalisation have great potential to add value to their bottom line: in the back office and administrative processes that facilitate all operations. Lars Fischer, Managing Director of Softship Data Processing explores how shipping companies can use these technologies.

Lars Fischer, Managing Director, Softship Data Processing PTE

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

08:00 – 16:00
Location: KLCC, Conference Hall 4 Foyer

10:00 – 16:00
Exhibition Hall Hours
Location: KLCC, Conference Hall 4 Foyer


10:15 – 10:30
Opening Remarks

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

10:30 – 11:20
Digital Disruptions in the Project Cargo Supply Chain

How will robotics, blockchain technology, the Internet of things, and other digital disruptors transform the industrial project supply chain, and what will this mean for the ASEAN region? GT Nexus is working with project owners and EPC contractors on cutting-edge project supply chain applications and will illustrate with case study examples.

Andy Ng, Regional VP Business Development, GT Nexus

11:20 – 12:20
The Final Step: Getting Paid

You’ve done the work; now comes the hard part – collecting payment. Unfortunately, this can be an ongoing challenge in the ASEAN region. How can EPCS, logisticians and other members of the project and breakbulk supply chain protect themselves from this significant hazard? A seasoned industry lawyer explains potential pitfalls, and how to avoid them, as you navigate your way to payment in ASEAN’s project market.

Philip Teoh, Partner and Head of Practice, Azmi & Associates Malaysia


12:30 – 14:00
Luncheon/Networking Break

14:00 – 14:50
Port Klang and Port Alliance Overview

Captain Subra will discuss Port Klang’s perspective on regional project and breakbulk trade, and the port’s plans for the future. He will also present an overview of the new China-Malaysia Port Alliance. Related to China’s global One Belt One Road strategy, this alliance is intended to reduce customs bottlenecks and strengthen the China-Malaysia maritime network.

Capt. K. Subramaniam, General Manager, Port Klang Authority

14:50 – 15:00
Closing Remarks

Jonathan Di Rollo, Programming Assistant, Breakbulk Events & Media


10:15 – 11:00
Micro-Seminars: A Discussion On Chartering

One of our distinguished chartering experts will discuss the main elements of chartering and the key details to have successful chartering arrangements.

Senthil Nayagam, Chartering Manager, Ahlers Singapore

11:00 – 12:00
Micro-Seminars: BASF Petronas Case Study

In 2015, Bertling completed the challenging transport of a T5000 divided wall tower to the BASF Petronas Chemicals Aroma Chemicals Complex site in Kuantan, Malaysia. At just under 69 meters long and weighing 312 tonnes, it is the largest tower of its kind in Malaysia and one of the largest ever made in China or installed by BASF. The 2,500 nautical mile transport from Shanghai required transport by land, sea and river, import of specialized equipment, months of planning and a large project team.

Nazmi C. Yusof, Country Manager, F. H. Bertling Projects Logistics, Sdn, Bhd

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