MariChem 85

London—June 25-27 MariChem 85, the sixth meeting in this series of conferences on the marine transportation, handling and storage of bulk chemicals, will be held in the Kensington Exhibition Centre, London, England, from June 25-27, 1985. The nearby Royal Garden Hotel, a modern five-star hotel with panoramic views of Hyde Park and Kensington Palace Gardens, has been selected as headquarters hotel for the meeting and will also be the location for the main evening reception during the event.

The program for the conference has, inevitably, a strong opening emphasis on Annex II of the MARPOL 73/78 antipollution treaty, described by IMO as "the most important international treaty ever adopted in the struggle against pollution of the sea." The mandatory provisions of Annex II come into force on October 2, 1986, and Mari- Chem 85 therefore assumes special importance as only 16 months will remain before the impact of Annex II on the bulk chemicals industry.

MariChem 83 concentrated on what had to be accomplished in the three years before the mandatory provisions of MARPOL 73/78 Annex II came into force. MariChem 85, as mentioned, will again focus on the Annex II provisions, particularly in Session I, June 25, on "Legislation and Regulation," which will be chaired by R.K. Roberts of the U.K. Department of Transport, Marine Directorate, a past chairman of the IMO Subcommittee on Bulk Chemicals. Robert E. Claypoole, chairman of the Independent Liquid Terminals Association and president of GATX Terminals Corporation, Chicago, will address the meeting on the response of U.S. terminals to MARPOL Annex II proposals, while from Japan, Hisayasu Jin of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai will present the views of the Shipbuilding Research Association of Japan on the Japanese reaction to Annex II.

Further detailed examination of the way in which industry has to cope with the plethora of rules and regulations from existing and impending legislation will come in Session 2, June 26, on "Operations and Safety." This will be an all-day session with presentations aimed at those responsible for operating chemical carriers and terminals. European Community environmental legislation and the impact of IMO requirements on terminal facilities will be discussed by Peter Cooke, managing director of Powell Duffryn Terminals Ltd. Capt. Alberto Allievi will give the International Chamber of Shipping's view on the role that industry should play in developing operational and safety guidelines, and a paper authored by Robert J. Lakey of Robert J.

Lakey and Associates, and co-author K.J. Szallai, president of Troll Tankers Inc., asks "Are the next generation of chemical tankers becoming too sophisticated?" The Operations and Safety session will conclude with a presentation on the determination of chemical/parcel tanker supply and demand, to be given by R.L. Tollenaar of the Netherlands Maritime Research Institute, Rotterdam.

In Session 3 on June 27, the meeting will examine the growing role of "Tank Containers in the Bulk Chemicals Trades," with presentations planned from operators and constructors active in this increasingly important sector of the industry.

This will be a workshop session with a round-table discussion led by David Gasson of Unispeed, the session chairman, who is the current chairman of the Association of Tank Container Operators. The growing role of the intermodal tank container in movement of bulk chemicals will be debated, and technical developments will also be considered in Session 4 in the afternoon of June 27. This wil be an open-forum workshop session under the guidance of T.R. Farrell of Lloyd's Register of Shipping.

Exhibitions The exhibitions, which are an integral part of the MariChem meetings, have grown in size and importance over the years, and more than 90 international companies will be displaying their technical expertise, products and services during the meeting. The MariChem 85 Exhibition will be open from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. The Exhibition will occupy the entire display areas of the Kensington Exhibition Centre adjacent to the Conference room.

Social Events Welcome Party—A Welcome Party for all registered delegates, exhibitors and their guests will be held in the Kensington Exhibition Centre immediately after the end of the Conference sessions on the first day of the meeting, Tuesday, June 25, with the Norwegian Group of Exhibitors serving as co-host with the MariChem Secretariat.

Cocktail Buffet Reception— The main social event of the meeting will be a Cocktail Buffet Party to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in the Royal Garden Hotel. Admission to the Cocktail Buffet Party will be by invitation only. Invitation cards will be provided for all registered delegates.

Luncheons—Luncheons will be served (for delegates only) in the Kensington Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27.

An interesting program of sightseeing tours in London, and historic locations near London, has been planned for participants' spouses who will also be welcome at the various social events held in conjunction with MariChem 85.

Further information on the Conference and Exhibition is available from: MariChem Secretariat, 2 Station Road, Rickmansworth, Herts WD3 1QP, England, telephone (0923) 776363; telex 924312.

MARICHEM PROGRAM Tuesday, June 25 2 p.m.—Conference opens.

Opening remarks f r om conference director with welcome message f r om C.P. Srivastava, secretary-general, International Maritime Organization, London Session 1—Legislation And Regulation Chairman: R.K. Roberts, Department of Transport, Marine Directorate, London.

2:30 p.m.—"MARPOL Annex II: Modificat i o n s And Amendments Agreed Since Acceptance," P. Bergmeijer, head of Marine Environment Division; d i r e c t o r a t e general of Shipping and Maritime Affairs, Rijswijk.

Netherlands; chairman, IMO BCH Working Group on Implementation of Annex II to the MARPOL 7 3 / 7 8 Convention.

3:00 p.m.— " S i m p l i f i c a t i o n s Of Procedures And Arrangements For Annex II," T.A.

Sharp, Department of Transport, Marine Directorate, London.

3:30 p.m.—"MARPOL Annex II—A Shipping Industry Perspective," U. Ackermann, chartconsult S.A.. Locarno, Switzerland; past chairman, Chemical Carriers sub-committee, International Chamber Shipping, London.

4:00 p.m. — " D o Governments Fulfill Their Part Of The International Maritime A n t i - P o l l u t i o n Regulations—Shipowners Do," J.P. Page, president-directeur general, Societe Franijaise de Transports Petroliers, Paris; chairman, Intertanko Safety and Technical Committee.

4:30 p . m .—"The Response Of U.S. Terminals To MARPOL Annex II Proposals," R.E. Claypoole, chairman, Independent Liquid Terminals Association; president, GATX Terminals Corporation, Chicago, III.

5:00 p.m. — "An Outline Of The Present Situation On Bulk Chemicals Transportation In Domestic Waters Of Japan And Implementation Of MARPOL Annex II." H. Jin, senior surveyor, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, Tokyo; member of the Shipbuilding Research Association of Japan.

5:30 p.m.—"A Comparative Study Of Multi-National Regulation Of The Marine Transport Of Bulk Chemicals," R.L. Brown Jr., Riddell. Williams, Bullitt and Walkinshaw, Seattle, Wash.

6:00 p.m.—Welcome party, co-hosted by the Norwegian Group of Exhibitors and the MariChem Scretariat, for all registered participants and their guests at the Kensington Exhibition Center.

Wednesday, June 26 Session 2—Operations And Safety (1) Chairman: R.J. Lakey, Robert J. Lakey & Associates, Inc., Houston, Texas.

9:30 a . m .—"The Role Of Industry In Developing Operational And Safety Guidelines," Capt. A. Allievi, chairman, Chemical C a r r i e r s s u b - c o m m i t t e e , I n t e r n a t i o n al Chamber of Shipping, London.

10:00 a . m .—"The Possible Impact Of IMO Requirements And EEC Environmental Legislation Upon Terminal Facilities," P.R.

Cooke, managing director, Powell Duffryn Terminals Ltd., Fleet, Hants, U.K.

10:30 a.m.—"Experiments On Efficient Stripping Systems For Chemical Carriers," H. Van't Sant, directorate-general for Environmental Control, Rijswijk, Netherlands.

11:00 a.m.—"STWC (1978) Chemical Tanker Certificates, Onboard Vs. Shore Training," D.R. Owen, marine manager, Sabre Gas Detection Limited, Aldershot, Hants, U.K.

11:30 a . m .—"The Economic Incentive For Employing High-Cost Crews: Chemical Carriers And Other High Technology Ships Could Benefit Most," S.S. Plice, Plice & Plice, Inc., Island Heights, N.J.

12:00 noon—"The Next Generation Of Chemical Tankers—Are They Becoming Too Sophisticated?" R.J. Lakey, Robert J.

Lakey & Associates, Inc., and K.J. Szallai, president, Troll Tankers, Inc.

1 2 : 3 0 - 2 : 0 0 p.m. — D e l e g a t e s ' lunch break.

Operations And Safety (2) Chairman: F.M.J. Van de Laar, Netherlands Dock Labour inspectorate, Rotterdam.

2:00 p.m.— " P r a c t i c a l Experience With Applying Inert Gas And Nitrogen Inerting To Chemical Carriers," J.D. Mazzei and R.G.

Terry, Sun Refining And Marketing Company, Aston, Pa.

2:30 p . m . — " O p e r a t i o n a l Experience With Nitrogen Generation Through Membrane Separation On A Chemical Tanker," Th. Johannessen, Maritime Protection A / S, Kristiansand, Norway.

3:00 p . m .—"Handling Of Vapours Generated During Transshipment Of Liquid Bulk Chemicals," J.W. Uijlenbroek, Badger B.V., The Hague.

3:30 p.m.—"Legislation And Regulation Developments In The Netherlands: Focus On Air Pollution," R.A. Hulscher, Ministry of Public Housing, Physical Planning and Environment (VROM), The Hague.

4:00 p . m .—"Developments In The Movement Of Bulk Liquid Chemicals To And From New Zealand, P.W. Entwistle, Bulk Storage Terminals Ltd., Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

4:30 p . m .—"Cargo Quality Control—The Role Of The Cargo Surveyor," J. Vermeiren, SGS Redwood (Depauw & Stockoe), Geneva.

5:00 p.m.—" Q u a l i t y And Quantity Inspection— A Chief Officers' Guide," A.E.

Percey, Caleb Brett (USA) Inc., Essington, Pa.

5:30 p . m .—"The Determination Of Supply And Demand For C h e m i c a l / P a r c e l Tanker Carrying Capacity In Deep Sea A n d / Or European Short Sea Trades," R.L. Tollenaar, Maritime Research Institute, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

7:30 p.m.—Cocktail buffet party in the Royal Garden Hotel for all the registered delegates and their accompanying guests.

Thursday, June 27 Session 3—Tank Containers In The Bulk Chemicals Trades (Workshop Session) Chairman: D.C. Gasson, Technical Operations manager, Unispeed Intermodal Ltd., Southampton, U.K.: chairman, Association of Tank Container Operators, U.K.

A number of formal papers will be presented consecutively without discussion.

Following a coffee break, the chairman will i n i t i a te a discussion session in which the presenters of the papers will be joined on t h e p l a t f o rm by a number of other tank container specialists. The formal papers are listed below in order of presentation.

9:00-10:30 a . m .—"Tank Containers Operated By The Shipper Versus The Tank Container Operator Concept—Which Is The Best Way?" Mrs. E. Tiedemann-Schund, Hoyers (UK) Ltd., Huddersfield, York, U.K.

" M u l t i t a n k s — A New ISO-Compatible Generation Of Intermodal Tank Containers: 200-10,000 Liters Capacity," H. Gerhard, Westerwalder Eisenwerk Gerhard GmbH, Weitefeld/Sieg, Germany FR.

" S o m e Aspects Concerning The Maintenance Of Tank C o n t a i n e r s , " D. Goyder, Procor Tank Container Services, Birmingham, U.K.

" B u l k Liquids—The Flexible A l t e r n a t i v e ," D.C. Gasson, Unispeed Intermodal Ltd..

S o u t h a m t o n , U.K.

10:30-11:00 a.m.—C o f f e e Break.

11:00-12:00 noon— " D i s c u s s i o n Led By Session C h a i r m a n . " A panel of speakers will include t h o s e listed above in Session 3, as well as Capt. H. Wardelmann, IMO; P. Hansen, Sea C o n t a i n e r s Services Ltd., London; J.

Huigen. MiG International Network B.V..

Limburg, Netherlands, and Capt. C.J.C.

Johnston, M.N.I., U.K. Operational Services manager, Overseas Containers Ltd., London.

12:00-2:00 p.m.—Delegates' luncheon break, with lunch being served at 12:30 p.m.

Session 4—Technical Developments Chairman: T.R. Farrell, Lloyd's Register Of Shipping, London.

2:00 p . m . — " S o m e Considerations On The S t r u c t u r e Of Chemical C a r r i e r s , " P.J.

Latreilie, Bureau Veritas, Paris.

2:30-4:00 p . m . — " R e c l a m a t i o n Of Chemical S o l v e n t s , " M.N. Wells, London & Coastal Oil Wharves Ltd., Canvey Island, U.K.

" A Novel A u t o m a t i c Level Gauging Syst e m With Very A c c u r a t e M e a s u r e m e n t s , " S.

Pettersen & F. Bekkadal, Autronica A / S.

T r o n d h e i m , Norway.

" M i c r o c o m p u t e r Technology For Optim i s a t i o n Of Chemical Tanker Managem e n t , " F.R. Olschlager, LGA Gastechnik GmbH, Remagen-Rolandseck, Germany FR.

" D e v e l o p m e n t Studies On The Design Of A Floating Chemical Cargo Hose," C. Barber, T1 Flexible Tubes Ltd., Delph, Oldham, U.K.

4:00 p . m .— Discussion on the four prec e d i n g papers.

4:30 p . m . — " I n - S e r v i c e Maintenance And Handling Of Tank Coatings," P. Hartland, Sigma Coatings b.v., Uithoorn, Netherlands.

" T h e Effects Of Low Molecular Weight Cargoes Upon Tank Coatings," D. Banks, Camrex Ltd., Sunderland, U.K.

5:00 p.m. — Discussion on the two preceding papers.

Friday, June 28 Technical visit t o London and Coastal Oil Wharves' Thames-side t e r m i n a l and storage f a c i l i t i e s at Dagenham, Essex. Full details will be d i s t r i b u t e d and supplied t o t h o s e regi s t e r i n g f o r t h e visit.

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