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BULK TERMINALS 2019: SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

Ian Adams CDir, FIoD, IEng, FIMarEST, Technical Advisor, Association of Bulk Terminal Operators

Ian Adams, Technical Advisor of the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO) and Managing Director of marine consultancy IMA Marine Ltd – providing consultancy, acting as an expert witness, training, research and advice – Ian Adams has been involved in the shipping industry since 1985 in various capacities, with P&O Cruises, Deep Sea Seals and Hamworthy.

He was appointed Chief Executive of The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) in February 2009, after having been its Secretary-General for seven and a half years. During his time there Ian gained consultative status at IMO for IBIA. This resulted in him being involved in the process of the revision of MARPOL Annex VI. He was a member of the IMO Secretary General’s Scientific and Industry Expert Panel during 2007. He left IBIA in July 2011. With his wide experience, Ian is in demand to present at conferences around the world about emissions from ships and bulk terminal operations.

 

Professor Michael S A Bradley, BSc Hons, PhD,  Professor of Bulk and Particulate Technology, Director of The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

Mike Bradley is Professor in Particle and Bulk Technology, Director of the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology and Head of the Greenwich Manufacturing Group at the University of Greenwich.

Mike was awarded both his honours degree and PhD from Thames Polytechnic (now the University of Greenwich) and, as manager/director, provides technical leadership in all aspects of bulk solids handling. His particular areas of interest lie in pneumatic conveying, design of hoppers and silos, dust control, plant integration and maintenance of product quality.

Mike is Chairman of the Solids Handling and Processing Association (SHAPA), a member of Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) and of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Bulk Materials Handling Committee (IMechE) as well as being on the Members Advisory Panel of the Association of Bulk Terminal Operators (ABTO).  He was awarded a professorship in 2006 and the directorship in 2008.

 

Captain Richard Brough BA, OBE, Director, Brough Marine Ltd and Head of ICHCA International

Richard Brough started his career in 1969 with the Merchant Navy, culminating in command level. After 20 years at sea, he came ashore and worked in various port and stevedoring management positions until 2004, when he established his own port and logistics consultancy.

From 2008-2011 he also launched, ran and sold UK Port Services Ltd. Richard is Head of ICHCA International and is deeply involved in the association’s work with various international agencies and regulatory bodies.

 

Will Fray BEng (Hons), CQF, MRINA, Dry Bulk Analyst, Maritime Strategies International (MSI)

Will Fray is a Dry Bulk Analyst and MSI’s Director of Product Development leading their efforts to refine, expand and enhance subscription products and consultancy output. Will has over a decade’s experience in analysing and modelling the shipping markets, having been MSI’s principal dry bulk analyst for most of his 10 years there, following four years as a container trade analyst. He has a strong background in analytical processes and has built applications in a range of software languages, including C++, .NET/C#, VBA.

Will retains overall responsibility for updating forecasts and reports for MSI’s Dry Shipping Planning Service (DSPS), Bulker Freight Forecaster and dry bulk specialist sector models, and is often involved in bespoke consultancy and research projects. He regularly presents to clients on the dry bulk markets.

Prior to joining MSI in 2007, Will was employed was in the liner sector, working for OOCL as an analyst in the Atlantic trade.

 

Anthony van der Hoest, Director Commerce, MTBS

Anthony van der Hoest is Senior Manager Commerce at MTBS and responsible for business development, project delivery and management. He has over 13 years of experience in the ports and maritime sector and holds a Civil Engineering degree from Delft University of Technology.

He has significant experience in various senior management and business development roles at Port of Amsterdam, Terminal Investment Ltd (TIL) and Samskip. Anthony has gained a profound knowledge of, inter alia, container and breakbulk trade & shipping, terminal and port development & operation and terminal valuation & finance.

 

Ekke Oosterhuis, Materials Handling & Logistics Consultant, Royal HaskoningDHV

Ekke Oosterhuis is a transportation and logistics engineer specialising in materials handling systems and logistic processes in bulk terminals and plants as well as in pit-to-port logistics.

He gained international experience in numerous bulk terminal and logistics chain optimisation projects, amongst others in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. These multi-disciplinary projects varied from pre-feasibility studies to master-planning, conceptual design, preparation of tender documentation and actual project implementation.

Ekke was several years Head Technology of the St Petersburg office in Russia and he worked several years in the Jakarta office in Indonesia.

 

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl, Manager Maritime Technology & Regulation, BIMCO 

Jeppe Skovbakke Juhl studied naval architecture and has been a manager in the BIMCO department for Maritime Technology & Regulation for the past 8 years.

He is responsible for co-ordinating BIMCO's initiative on a large variety of technical related matters. His core competencies cover maritime flag state administration (flag state implementation, goal- and functional-based regulation, risk-based approval process), risk assessment (Formal Safety Assessment methodology), ship stability (intact and damage) as well as in-depth technical knowledge on maritime air emissions and autonomous ships.

Jeppe Skovbakke was previously at FORCE Technology for 8 years working on research and innovation projects and then at the Danish Maritime Authority for another 8 years.

 

Garry O’Malley, General Manager, Redcar Bulk Terminal Limited

Garry joined Redcar Bulk Terminal in 2012 prior to the re-opening of the steel works to oversee the resumption of iron ore imports. However after only three years of production the steel works entered liquidation and closed again in October 2015 resulting in terminal throughput falling by almost 95%.  

Since then he has successfully restructured the business and guided the bulk handling terminal through its transition from a bulk import facility for raw materials used in steel making to a more diverse multi-modal terminal operation handling a wide variety of bulk materials for a number of clients.  

Garry recently signed an agreement with Sirius Minerals to handle up to ten million tonnes of Polhaylite exports which will start in 2020 securing the future of the terminal. He has held a series of senior management roles in the ports industry for over 30 years working in a number of UK East Coast ports handling a wide variety of bulk, break bulk and unitised cargoes. Garry spent a number of years as a senior seagoing officer in the Merchant Navy serving on a wide variety of ships including large bulk carriers trading worldwide. He is a Master Mariner and an Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute. 

 

Ian Mills, Director, Lawrence Mills Consulting  

Ian has over thirty years ports related experience, much of this based on the Humber where he’s undertaken a variety of port related development projects for Hull City Council and the then Regional Development Agency. This included the setting up of the City Ports Partnership with Rotterdam, the formation of ‘Humber Ports’ marketing organisation tighter with the formation of the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull where he has been a visiting lecturer on overseas MBA courses, mainly in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Ian is a full member of the Market Research Society and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and currently undertaking a PhD at Solent University on ‘The Marketing of Maritime Ports’.

 

Javier Quintero Saavedra MSc, CMIOSH, EurOSHM, FNI, Professional Member ASSP, Chairman, Dry Bulk Cargoes Working Group, ICHCA International and Head of HSE, Terminales Maritimos de Galicia

Javier Saavedra is the Chairman of the ICHCA International Technical Panel Dry Bulk Cargoes Working Group and since February 2006 Head of HSE of a Spanish port cargo handling company that operates dedicated break-bulk and dry bulk cargo terminals. He is the holder of ISO 9001:2015; ISO 14001:2015; OHSAS 18001:2007; and COCERAL’s GTP certifications.

Javier started his career in the early 1980s as a Deck Cadet in the Spanish Merchant Navy, progressed to Deck Officer and quit early to make a career in the marine cargo and P&I surveying and consultancy business.

He had a major involvement as coordinator for the survey team that followed up oil recovery at sea and shoreline clean-up operations in the wake of tanker PRESTIGE oil spill and also assessed marine related claims. Javier subsequently made a career shift to HSE in the port cargo handling industry.

 

Dr Penelope Cooke, BSc, MSc (Hons), PhD, Post Graduate Diploma (For.Arch.), MIMarEST, Managing Scientist, Brookes Bell.

Dr. Penelope Cooke is a scientist with a background in both Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences in her BSc and MSc (Hons) and a PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

She also has a Postgraduate Diploma in Forensic Archaeology & International Crime Scene Investigations from Bournemouth University in the UK. Prior to joining Brookes Bell in early 2011, she carried out research on marine sediments, carbonate systems and climate change, minerals and the forensic recovery of items in adverse conditions, with ocean-going experience on research vessels where she was part of several teams collecting marine data and sediment cores in the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean. Penny has extensive practical survey experience with bulk cargoes, in particular relating to the loading and discharge of mineral ore cargoes subject to liquefaction, sampling and laboratory testing of such cargoes, as well as survey investigations of cargo damage and infestations in bulk grain shipments and container commodities. She also advises on the scientific and technical aspects of dangerous goods declarations.

 

Basil M Karatzas, CEO Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co. 

Basil Karatzas is the founder of Karatzas Marine Advisors & Co, a shipping finance advisory and ship-brokerage firm based in New York with a satellite office in Hamburg.

Basil brings more than fifteen years shipping experience in diverse industry functions such as port operations, charterers’ and husbandry agency, charter brokerage, ship brokerage and vessel management and vessel operations.

He has originated multiple finance-oriented transactions in shipping such as sale & leaseback transactions, private placements for both equity and debt, and provided extensively advisory services, vessel valuations, fairness opinions, position papers and customized research reports, in the tanker, gas, offshore, dry bulk and containership markets in both the international registry and the Jones Act markets. Most recently Basil acted as the Liquidation Trustee for the judicial sale of two vessels under the authority of the High Court of of the Marshall Islands.

 

David TruemanManaging Director of TBA Doncaster Ltd

David started his professional life as an electrical engineer and spent 20 years working on process implementation projects in various industries. His role has grown organically within the TBA organisation from projects to sales and he was instrumental in the development of the CommTrac software product to meet the needs of bulk and general cargo terminal operators. His role allows him to indulge his interest in problem solving and process optimisation.

 

Dr Christian Augustin, Director Business Development & QHSEC Manager, indurad GmbH and Managing Director, Yardeye GmbH

After Christian Augustin completed his Masters in Philosophy and History in 2006 he worked for an innovative start-up for the creation of new metallic structures and provided consultancy services to other OEM companies for product development and market placement.

In 2015 he received his PhD for Innovation and Invention Science, comparing best practices in different industries and creating a theory of innovation.

In 2009, Christian co-founded indurad, with responsibility for solution development; sales, partner and subsidiary handling in the Americas and Asia; as well as QHSEC.

His most valuable role at indurad is to listen to the customers’ needs and requirements, to provide innovative customised solutions. Christian has worked on many projects around the world and in all kind of mining and bulk material handling, from pre-sales until project hand over. He was the driver behind the stockpile automation projects in Brazil and the ship loader automation projects in Canada.

 

Dr Reik Winkel MBA, Technical Director indurad GmbH

Reik Winkel is a mining engineer and the Technical Director of indurad – The Industrial Radar Company. His company is focused on robust sensor solutions based on unique radar sensor technology for geometrical process control, collision avoidance, operator assistance, stockpile inventory control and automation.

Reik gained application and process know working for RWE Power Germany, Lhoist Lime Belgium, Peabody Energy Australia and CODELCO in Chile. Following a Masters in Mining Engineering he was a visiting associate at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and spent six months with Daimler AG. After taking an MBA he joined the RWTH Aachen University Mining Automation Team as a project leader for environmental perception sensor technologies and related automation applications and awarded a Doctor of Engineering with summa cum laude.

Reik is both the key founder and Executive Director of indurad, taking leadership for a team of about 50 specialized and highly skilled employees. During the past decade, he has gained intensive practical experience with sensor based operator assistance, mining automation and material handling solutions.

 

Oscar Egerström, Underwriter, TT Club

Oscar Egerström’s main areas of expertise are marine insurance, maritime law and international trade law. Since 2005 he has worked in-house in the commodities industry and in various positions in the insurance industry at Glencore, AIG and Trafigura.

Oscar joined the TT Club in 2013 as Senior Claims Executive and in 2018 transferred to underwriting. Since joining the TT Club his focus has been on the ports and terminals, freight forwarding, multimodal logistics and container shipping industries. 

 

Paul Sowden, Managing Director, Sowden + Sowden

MD and creative director, Paul Sowden spent his formative years in London and Leeds working for leading design and advertising agencies. Paul returned to Hull in 1982 and Sowden + Sowden was born. The award-winning, international marketing and branding agency has since worked on a whole host of projects for leading global brands across a range of sectors, including telecoms, engineering, logistics and education.

 
Positioned in a strategic location, the Humber became a gateway for the agency to expand into the Far East and European markets as a leading international branding agency, renowned for its strategic and creative expertise.

MD and creative director, Paul Sowden spent his formative years in London and Leeds working for leading design and advertising agencies. Paul returned to Hull in 1982 and Sowden + Sowden was born. The award-winning, international marketing and branding agency has since worked on a whole host of projects for leading global brands across a range of sectors, including telecoms, engineering, logistics and education.
 
Positioned in a strategic location, the Humber became a gateway for the agency to expand into the Far East and European markets as a leading international branding agency, renowned for its strategic and creative expertise.

 

Fergal Buttimer, CEO Buttimer Engineering

Fergal is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Buttimer Engineering, having taken over the reigns following the retirement of his father Eddie in 2012. Since then Fergal has been overseeing operations from Buttimer Engineering’s  headquarters in Cahir, Co. Tipperary whilst frequently visiting our subsidiaries in the UK and Poland. 

Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Fergal joined Buttimer Engineering in 2001.
By 2005, Fergal was the head of operations in Buttimer Engineering’s recently opened Polish office, situated just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw. As the company flourished in Europe, Fergal returned to Tipperary in 2012 where he has seen the company expand significantly in recent years, to the thriving international business it is today.
Finton Lowney, Sales and Marketing Director, Buttimer Engineering

Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Fergal joined Buttimer Engineering in 2001.

By 2005, Fergal was the head of operations in Buttimer Engineering’s recently opened Polish office, situated just outside the Polish capital of Warsaw. As the company flourished in Europe, Fergal returned to Tipperary in 2012 where he has seen the company expand significantly in recent years, to the thriving international business it is today.

Peter Göransson, Sales Manager Senior Advisor, Siwertell AB


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