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LNG Ship/Shore Interface, Europe

19 November 2020 - 20 November 2020
09:00 - 18:00

Market uncertainties at the beginning of 2020, further exasperated by the impact of Covid-19 and unprecedented trading challenges since, have had a serious impact on LNG Shipping with those uncertainties likely to continue for some time. But with capex and opex becoming increasingly important so is the need for new business models, creative designs and innovative technologies to overcome the challenges the LNG industry faces. To keep pace with these developments more industry-wide standardisation in ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship connectivity is needed to allow LNG vessels to continue to trade safely and efficiently worldwide. Riviera’s annual LNG Ship-Shore Interface conference is a recognised platform for showcasing and discussing both the challenges in and the solutions for the transportation, transfer and storage of LNG and will provide ship and port operators with the contacts and the information they need to help make the right economic decisions in the selection of cargo transfer technology.


Further information on the 2020 programme follows in due course. Please be sure to register your interest if you wish to be added to our marketing mailing list or wish to contacted.


Why attend

  • Established and respected industry event built around the unique content of LNG Shipping & Terminals
  • Nine specialist conference sessions on the latest issues.
  • In-depth programme based on thorough research together with feedback from our LNG-focused webinars
  • Hard-hitting case studies.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the discussion and to build your professional network.
  • Exclusive updates from shipowners, analysts, industry bodies and solutions providers.
  • Access to premium networking opportunities.
  • Held alongside Tanker Shipping & Trade Conference and Exhibition offering additional opportunities and benefits
  • Access to a dedicated trade exhibition.


Advisory Panel


Carlos Guerrero
Global Market Leader Gas Carriers and Oil Tankers
Bureau Veritas

Riju Cherian
Head of Operations, LNG & FSRU

John Snyder
Managing Editor
Riviera Maritime Media

Andrew Clifton
General Manager


Andrew Brown
LNG Business and Project Development Director
Smit Lamnalco
David Pendleton
Managing Director
Trelleborg Marine Systems UK


Paul Sullivan
Senior VP Global LNG & FLNG




“It was a great conference with very good technical papers. The conference attracts an excellent cross section of people actively involved in the LNG ship/shore interface including LNG shipping, FSRUs, land-based terminals and vendors serving this dynamic market. A wonderful place to network; both to meet new people and to renew old friendships.”
Richard Gilmore, Director - Gas Fleet, Maran Gas Maritime

“The LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference is by far the most well-organised event of its kind and has been interesting from start to end. For industry insiders this is the spot where all relevant stakeholders are present sharing insights, developments, opportunities and of course networking. Additionally, the innovative feature of involving the audience through a real-time Q&A platform really boosted interaction and discussions.”
Wouter van Reenen MSc, Business Development, Mampaey Offshore Industries

“The LNG Ship/Shore Interface Conference was a very well-run event with informative papers and ample opportunities for networking over refreshments or lunch. As a sponsor we felt we got great value and exposure for the package provided.”
Robin Collett, General Sales Manager EMEA, Samson


Supporting Organisation


Ian Pow - Brand Manager
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Latest developments in LNG transportation and transfer



08:00 Registration coffee and networking


08:55 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


09:00 Welcome address from platinum sponsor
David Pendleton, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems UK


09:05 Welcome from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO


A comprehensive update of the LNG market, vessels and terminals. Speakers will present invaluable data, trends and analysis to ensure delegates are fully up to date.



  • Is this a low gas price environment?
  • All change for the LNG supply and demand role – where is the new demand?
  • LNG carries – market size and order book.
  • LNG as a fuel – will this increase?
  • Overall view of where the LNG shipping market is headed – are we in for another winter of high charter rates?

Debbie Turner, Senior Broker, LNG, Howe Robinson Partners

09:35 Q&A


09:45 AEX LNG: Re-evaluating and upgrading THE HUMAN ELEMENT in LNG Shipping

  • Introduction to AEX LNG Management - Purpose, values and philosophy.
  • Professional learning and training support.
  • Leadership and the safety culture.
  • Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of all employees is paramount and essential to our sustainable development.

Sachin Mohan, Operation & Commercial Director, AEX LNG

10:05 Q&A


10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


Leading technology companies will present the latest innovations in LNG ship-shore interface technologies.


10:55 Ship-shore links for FSRU, FSU and small-scale sectors

  • A review of the current standards for ship shore links in LNG.
  • The growing application space and operational complexity for ship shore links in LNG/CNG transfer processes.
  • The proliferation of solutions and reduction in flexibility. Doing the same thing many different ways.
  • Creating a standard that increasing asset flexibility and reduce OPEX and CAPEX.

David Pendleton, Managing Director, Trelleborg Marine Systems UK

11:15 Q&A


11:25 Innovative hose based FSRU ship-to-shore HP gas transfer solution

  • A proven technology improving transfer economics and schedule while maintaining safety standards.
  • Introducing the intrinsic flexibility of API compliant high pressure gas hoses allowing for larger operational envelope compared to conventional loading arms.
  • Understanding the complete turnkey solution including HP hoses, ERC and hose fall arrest system allowing for easy installation and safe disconnection.
  • Enabling fast-track projects with 5-6 months from inception to first gas.
  • Reducing both CAPEX and OPEX investments with the cost effective and low maintenance HP hoses.

Gergely Szekely, Technical Project Manager, Continental Oil & Gas

11:45 Q&A


11:55 Designing a user-friendly mooring analysis tool for LNG carriers

  • What are the common issues that should be addressed?
  • Software installation and upgrade, sharing up to date ship and berth data, data entry errors, computer processing power for dynamic calculations.
  • Possible solutions: browser-based application, web-server to store and securely share pre-entered LNG berth and ship data, visualisation using Unity 3D engine, Microsoft Azure high performance compute virtual machines.
  • Calculation methodology and verification, static calculations, dynamic calculations, ship to ship.

Johan Machtelinckx, Technical Director, Witherby Publishing Group
Iain Gunn, Technical Director, Oil and Gas, HR Wallingford

12:25 Q&A


12:30 Anthony Veder – Ship / Ship Interfacing

  • How we handle our ship / ship interfaces.
  • How we adjust to operational locations.
  • How we solve compatibility.
  • How we utilize maneuverability.

Karin Kuipers, Process Engineer, Anthony Veder

12:50 Q&A


13:00 Networking lunch break in the exhibition area sponsored by Bureau Veritas

Safe, secure, reliable long lasting and cost effective mooring

  • Learn how to select the right rope design, rope management system and fiber.
  • Understand the value in safety and reliability of mooring equipment for LNG vessels.
  • Gain industry insights and make the right choice.

Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


Jac Spijkers, DSM Dyneema - Application Manager Maritime and Offshore EMEA
Robin Collett, Samson Rope Technologies – Sales Manager EMEA

14:10 Easy drive: improved connection systems

  • An intuitive marine loading arm rectilinear control.
  • Simple, quicker and safer operations.
  • Improved connection/disconnection capabilities for weather exposed areas.
  • Open door to automatic/unmanned operations.

Stéphane Paquet, R&D Manager, TechnipFMC

14:30 Q&A


This session will look at the latest developments in both fixed and floating LNG terminals. Speakers will discuss new designs, functionality, technological innovations and their experiences from recent operations.


14:40 GIIGNL update: LNG terminals trends and developments

  • Drivers for the development of LNG import infrastructure
  • Evolution of terminal utilization rates
  • Role of LNG terminals as hubs
  • Retail LNG from terminals: state of play

Vincent Demoury, General Delegate, International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL)

15:00 Q&A


15:10 Case studies of recent terminals introduced to the market

Paul Sullivan, Senior VP Global LNG & FLNG, Worley

15:30 Q&A


15:40 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


16:20 Floating LNG import terminals – configurations and flexibility

An overview of the building blocks and choices for floating LNG terminals from a practical, execution and classification point of view.

  • FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit).
  • FSU (Floating Storage Unit) and onshore regasification.
  • FSU and regasification barge.
  • Combinations of FSRUs, FSUs, barges and onshore elements for maximum flexibility for each individual project, whilst also addressing delivering gas to industry, residential and power as well as LNG for marine and road transport.

Tor-Ivar Guttulsrød, Director FSRU and FLNG - Global Gas Solutions, ABS

16:40 Q&A


16:50 Case Study: LNGonWheels® system

Naturgy’s LNGonWheels® solution is a ground-breaking technology for small-medium offtakers willing to switch to LNG, and it consists of a device designed to transport LNG tanker trucks tanks with a new module (the patent core) that allows the connection and loading of these trucks tanks from an LNG vessel, making feasible natural gas access to end users that cannot before.

  • LNGonWheels® solution provides feasible access to natural gas for those customers where it was not technical or economic viable.
  • Located in remote or difficult access locations with shallow waters.
  • Requiring minimal infrastructures at port.
  • Easy scalable, distributed between multiple power plants/islands.
  • Modular concept fitted with end user demand.

Dr Miguel Duvison Santiago, LNG Projects Manager, Engineering and Technology, Gas & Power Business Unit, Naturgy

17:10 Q&A

17:20 Argentina’s Tango FLNG project and the ‘Feasibility Study for the First FLNG Barge Installation in port worldwide (Bahia Blanca)’

  • Argentina: from import to export LNG business.
  • Tango FLNG design principles and issues related.
  • Adapting FLNG barge to existing port infrastructure.
  • Detailed mooring and safety analysis: long term permanence of FLNG – STS operation.
  • Interference with port operations (manoeuvring, passing ships, etc.).

José R. Iribarren, Managing Director, Siport21

17:40 Q&A

17:50 Closing remarks from the conference chairman

Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO


18:00 Drinks reception sponsored by TechnipFMC

19:00 LNG World Shipping Awards sponsored by LNT Marine

19:30 End of day one

*Programme subject to amendments/change



08:00 Registration coffee and networking in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


09:00 Welcome address from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


09:05 Welcome from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO


A look at recent developments with LNG Carriers, recent designs and advancements in field operations.


09:15 Guidelines for reloading of LNG carriers at importation terminals

Due to unprecedented change in the worldwide LNG industry, the traditional role of LNG import terminals is changing. LNG import terminals have modified their assets to reload LNG carriers in order to meet new customer requirements. Whilst this idea may seem straightforward to implement, there are numerous technical risks and challenges that need to be considered and a guideline was developed using the experience of GIIGNL import terminal operators.

  • Typical reload plant lineouts for a purpose-built import terminal.
  • Technical assessment of adapting and debottlenecking import facilities for reloading.
  • Risk analysis and formal process safety assessments.
  • Responsibilities of various stakeholders.

Goke Phillips, Technical Development Manager, National Grid Grain LNG and GIIGNL Technical Study Group Representative

09:35 Q&A

09:45 Learnings from ME-GI conversion for the largest LNG vessel ever built
Bader Al Mulla, LNG Joint Ventures Manager, Nakilat

10:05 Q&A

10:15 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area sponsored by Samson Rope Technologies


Update on LNG bunkering infrastructure and facilities.

10:55 LNG bunkering - industry overview

  • Compliant fuel choices, today… and tomorrow.
  • Gas fuelled fleet and bunkering availability update.
  • Regulatory Framework & SGMF’s Guidelines.

Gianpaolo Benedetti, Senior Technical Advisor, SGMF

11:15 Q&A

11:25 LNG transfer systems
Nigel Edwards, Business Development Manager - LNG, MannTek LNG Solutions

11:45 Q&A


11:55 LNG bunkering from a port perspective

  • Regulatory Framework from Rotterdam Perspective.
  • Rotterdam LNG bunkering, a mature market?
  • SIMOPS, of course.
  • LNG ready terminal.

Cees Boon, Senior Safety Advisor, Harbour Masters Policy Department, Port of Rotterdam

12:15 Q&A


12:25 Networking lunch break sponsored by Bureau Veritas


How recent safety standards and digitalisation technologies are contributing to greater efficiency and improved safety.

13:35 How Digitalisation and 3D simulation technologies are enabling safety and efficiency

  • How are digitalisation and 3D simulation technologies being utilised for various maritime applications.
  • Understanding the key benefits of using digitalisation technologies for LNG STS transfers.
  • How can safety be enhanced through the use of digitalisation technologies.
  • What efficiencies are possible – analysing the latest field data.

Dr Phil Thompson, Director, Simulation & Training Products, BMT
Louise Ledgard, Director of Business Development, Critical Infrastructure, BMT

13:55 Q&A

14:05 SIGTTO – LNG Safety at the ship/shore interface

  • Present industry issues.
  • SIGTTO projects.
  • LNG training.
  • How SIGTTO manages risk.
  • Methane emissions.

Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO

14:25 Q&A


The final session will consolidate two days of discussions by looking at the future outlook of the LNG industry. Industry leaders will address the key factors that are expected to affect the LNG markets, transportation and trade.

14:30 How global developments are affecting LNG terminals

  • The increase in LNG production and the role NWE has had to take i.e. supply sink.
  • Demand for terminal capacity increased due to over supply.
  • Impact of new types of customers driving flexible contract solutions.
  • Subsequent impact on demand for additional / ancillary services i.e. Truck loading, Breakbulk Marine and the key drivers (cost, policy, infrastructure).

Paul Ocholla, Commercial Advisor, National Grid, Grain LNG

14:50 Industry leaders panel discussion

  • How is the LNG market expected to develop over the next 12 months?
  • Important factors the industry needs to be mindful of – what are the key challenges?
  • What activity can we expect to see from the energy majors – how will this affect LNG transportation and trade?
  • What is the future outlook of LNG as a clean fuel, will new technologies replace it?

Sachin Mohan, Operation & Commercial Director, AEX LNG
Paul Ocholla, Commercial Advisor, National Grid, Grain LNG
Chris Clucas, Principal Consultant, Liquefied Gas Consultancy
Captain Srdan Silic, Director Marine & Operations, Maran Gas Maritime Inc
Dr Miguel Duvison Santiago, LNG Projects Manager, Engineering and Technology, Gas & Power Business Unit, Naturgy
Jose R. Iribarren, Managing Director, Siport21

15:20 Q&A


15:30 Closing remarks from the conference chairman
Andrew Clifton, General Manager, SIGTTO


15:40 Closing remarks from Riviera Maritime Media
Edwin Lampert, Head of Content, Riviera Maritime Media


15:45 End of conference

*Programme subject to amendments/change

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Conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting.

Whether your goals are:

  • Increasing your market share
  • Launching your latest product
  • Increasing your brand awareness
  • Hearing first-hand what strategy your potential customers are taking on hybrid and electric propulsion technologies.
  • Networking and business opportunities: this event will foster crucial senior-level contacts and relationships.


This event is an ideal opportunity to deliver your message to, and hear from, key decision makers.


A broader range of sponsorship opportunities means that we have the package to suit your needs and your budget.


If you are interested in discussing the sponsorship opportunities at this conference please contact:

Ian Pow on +44 208 370 7011 or by email on ian.pow@rivieramm.com


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Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • 3 x 2m stand space
  • Table and chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate for each day you are exhibiting
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank
  • A minimum of 3 networking sessions in the exhibition area per day


If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact:

Ian Pow, Brand Manager, on ian.pow@rivieramm.com or call +44 20 8370 7011

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