Jul 24

International Shipping Seminar

In person safety culture conference
Thursday 11th July 2024
In person safety culture conference
14:00 - 18:00
Free to members only
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Address: 10 Union St, London Bridge, London, SE1 1SZ.

Taking place in room 204 & 205

The Chamber will hold an International Shipping Seminar on 11th July consisting of 3 sessions: Sire 2.0 vetting, Data Strategies & Wind Propulsion.


The Chamber will hold an International Shipping Seminar on 11th July consisting of 3 sessions: Sire 2.0 vetting, Data Strategies & Wind Propulsion.


· 1345

Welcome Refreshments & Registration

· 1400 - 1445: 

SIRE 2.0 vetting (Aaron Cooper, Programmes Director, OCIMF)

Discuss the latest Ship Inspection Reporting (SIRE) 2.0 vetting programme and what it means for both operators and shipping companies and then discuss the wider OCIMF vetting programmes.

· 1500 - 1545: 

Data Strategies (Joanne Waters, Legal Director, DAC Beachcroft LLP)

As ships become ever-more connected, the volume of data being created has increased exponentially. But how do you turn that data into an asset, and extract maximum value from it? We will look at how shipping companies can implement data strategies that allow them to effectively use their data to improve operational outcomes, gain greater business insight, and generate additional sources of revenue. However, as the industry looks to realise the value of data, it must also balance those ambitions against the ever-increasing web of data and privacy related legislation and regulation. This is particularly acute for those initiatives that seek to utilise next generation AI. We will provide members with an overview of the data and privacy framework and provide practical tips to those seeking to balance opportunities and risk.

· 1600 - 1645: 

Wind Propulsion (Graham Harvey, CEO, Windship Technology)

Discuss the efficiencies these can bring to suitable shipping trades.


Member only event.

Keynote speakers

Joanne Waters

Joanne Waters, DAC Beachcroft LLP

Legal Director
Joanne Waters is a Legal Director in DAC Beachcroft’s international maritime, trade and commodities practice, specialising in commercial dispute resolution in the shipping and logistics industries.

+44 20 7894 6060

Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper, OCIMF

Programmes Director
Aaron is a Master Mariner who has worked within the oil and gas industry for 30 years including 16 years at sea onboard a variety of tankers, the last three years of which were as Master onboard vessels operated by Chevron Shipping Company.

Aaron made the transition ashore in 2009 into a secondment role with EUNAVFOR as Merchant Navy Liaison Officer. In 2010 he joined Chevron’s London Marine Assurance team as a Marine Superintendent focused on marine risk management primarily centred on third party tanker operations. Since then, he has held the position of Marine Superintendent for Chevron’s operated fleet based in San Ramon, California as well as Global Offshore Marine Assurance Manager and Organizational Capability Project Manager. Aaron’s most recent role, prior to joining OCIMF was Marine Assurance Manager (Americas) based in Houston, Texas.

Over the past 10 years Aaron has represented Chevron in several OCIMF initiatives and working groups including Chair of the OVID Focus Group (OFG), member of the Offshore Marine Operations Group (OMOG), SIRE Focus Group, VIP Governance Working Group and Covid-19 Task Force Working Group. Aaron also led the Programs Governance Expert Group.
Graham Harvey

Graham Harvey , Windship Tecchnology

Graham has spent a lifetime in and around the marine industry having studied Ship Science at the University of Southampton. A member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, Mr Harvey’s career saw him rise to head of technology at SP Systems Limited, a privately owned manufacturer of advanced composite materials and he is a leading consultant in that sector.