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Thank You For Attending the 2014 Energy Efficiency Workshop

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Energy Efficiency Workshop
March 11-12, 2014
The Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute
Linthicum Heights, MD
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Why You Should Attend

Earn Continuing Education Unit Credits (CEU credits)

SNAME staff is currently assessing the the assignment CEU credits for the Workshop. 

We will provide an update when this assessment is complete.

Day 1 - Tuesday, March 11

7:45am - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:20am
Welcome Remarks: David St. Amand, Navigistics Consulting; Workshop Co-Chair and Bruce Russell, Chairman, SNAME Environmental Engineering Committee

9:20am - 12:00pm
Panel 1: The Impact of Ship Design on Energy Efficiency
Ship Design for Efficiency: Professor Neil Gallagher, Webb Institute, Shirley N. and Stephen R. Towne Professor of Ship Design

10:00am - 10:20am
Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Panel 1: The Impact of Ship Design on Energy Efficiency (continued)

Ship Parameter Influences on Energy Efficiency and Speed: Hans Otto Kristensen, Senior Advisor, Danish Shipowners' Association

12:00pm - 1:20pm


1:30pm - 2:00pm
Keynote Speaker: Jeffery Lantz, U.S. Coast Guard Director of Commercial Regulations and Standards; Chairman of IMO Council and lead of U.S. delegations to IMO's Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) and Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC)

2:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel 2: Energy Efficiency Technologies for Ships/ Tugs/ Ferries/ OSVs
Future Ships and Energy Efficiency: Dr. Karsten Hochkirch, FutureShip, DNV GL
Main Engine Technologies: John Hatley, and Aaron Tasin, Wartsila

3:00pm - 3:20pm
Coffee Break

3:30pm - 5:00pm
Panel 2: Energy Efficiency Technologies for Ships/ Tugs/ Ferries/ OSVs (continued)
Power Systems & Hybrids: Mark Harrison and Jim Mundth, Caterpillar
Propulsion Systems: Lee Erdman, Voith
Tug/ Ferry/ OSV Design: Eric Blumhagen

5:30pm - 6:30pm
President's Reception - Memorabilia Room

Day 2 - Wednesday, March 12

8:00am - 10:00am
Panel 3: Real World Experience
ECO Ships Real World Experience: Francesco Bellusci, Managing Director, Scorpio Ship Management
U.S. Tugs and Tankers: Tom Denning, Seacor

10:00am - 10:20am
Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00pm
Panel 4: Measuring, Monitoring, and Optimizing Performance
Dr. Paul Jackson, Director Ship Engineering, Marine Design Dynamics
Kevin Logan, MACSEA
Tom Kirk, Director of Environmental Programs, ABS

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Panel 5: Barriers and Implementation
Results of Study for the European Commission - David St. Amand

2:00pm - 2:20pm
Coffee Break

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panel 6: The Role of Class Societies Beyond EEDI in Energy Efficiency

Ed Waryas, VP Marine Business Development, Lloyd's Register

Tony Teo, Technology and Business Director, Region Americas, DNV GL

Steve Melsom, Head, Systems Engineering, Operational, and Environmental Performance, ABS

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Closing Remarks: David St. Amand, Workshop Co-Chair


Registration Costs

Registration Costs
Expert Panelists: $135

SNAME Members: $195

Non-Members: $225

Students: $50

*Includes AM and PM Breaks, Buffet Lunch (Tuesday & Wednesday), and Tuesday Evening Reception



692 Ma
ritime Boulevard
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
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on-profit vocational training center for individuals seeking to enter the maritime profession and for professional mariners seeking to advance their careers. We focus on providing the highest quality training using effective technologies and teaching techniques so that our students have the knowledge and skills to succeed in today's merchant marine. 

The Baltimore campus is less than five (5) miles from the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport, the BWI Amtrak Train Station, and Interstate 95 (I-95). The campus is also near major tourist destinations, including Baltimore, Annapolis, and Washington, DC.

MITAGS offers a free, 24-hour shuttle service to and from BWI Airport, the BWI Amtrak Train Station, and the North Linthicum Light Rail Station.


Click here for a list of hotels near the Conference Center.

Workshop Contacts

Dave St. Amand                                
Phone #: (978) 266-1882     

Bruce Russell              
Phone #: (410) 939-2576

Expo and Sponsorship
Dave Weidner
Phone #: (603) 556-7479

General and Sponsorship
Alana Alissa Yoshiko Anderson
Phone: (703) 997-6705

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Current Membership Dues Rate

2014 DUES
Member/ Associate Member    
       Age 32 or More
$10 $179.00
       Age 29-31
$10 $117.00
       Age 26-28
$10 $87.00
       Age 25 or Less
$10 $56.00
Student Member
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