small tankers asia 2006 (STA06)

Venue: Singapore

Location: Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

Event Date/Time: Dec 07, 2006 End Date/Time: Dec 08, 2006
Registration Date: Dec 07, 2006
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This inaugural conference seeks to address the challenges that the revisions pose and help businesses navigate these challenges. Palm Oil and Chemical players are already seeing signs of an imminent supply squeeze as both parties begin to chase for the same tonnage from the start of 2007. Shipowners and stakeholders in the logistics chain of the Chemical and Palm Oil movement will benefit greatly from this conference.
Topics for discussion:
*New Trade Possibilities-What alternative products are there to carry and what are their trade routes? Is domestic transportation still legally and practically possible?
*Ship Conversion / Modifications-It's still not too late to do so! A step-by-step guide for the non-technically inclined
*Replacing with Suitable Tonnage-Systematic approach to ensure a suitable ship is acquired for the Chemical, Veg-oil and/or CPP trade
*Fleet Renewal-Financing Chemical and/or Product Tanker acquisitions
*Case-Study-How are chemical traders preparing for a possible shortage of tonnage supply?
*Case-Study-How are palm oil traders preparing for a possible shortage of tonnage supply?
*Securing Tonnage in a Tight Market-Is there more to it than just freight rates? Insight into a shipowner's psyche
*Market Outlook-Chemical & Product Tanker freight market outlook. Correlation between the Chemical and Product Tanker market in the past, present and moving forward into year 2007
*Rising Freight Costs-A look at some feasible solutions
*Case-Study-Alternative financing options: Sale & leasebacks and off-balance sheet financing
*Case-Study-What to do with your existing tonnage? A major ship owner-operator shares his experience
*Case-Study-Ship conversion: The practicality of such an exercise from a cost-benefit standpoint
*Different Points of View-Is there going to be enough tonnage to support demand: Tonnage forecast, supply & demand
*Panel Discussion-Is there going to be enough tonnage to support demand?
*Freight Derivatives-A possible alternative to rising freight costs
*Biodiesel Movement-An opportunity for traders and shipowners? A look into actual movements in quantity
*New Financing Sources-Are Shipping Trusts the way to go or do we stick to traditional loans or sale & leasebacks?
*Bunker Hedging-Possibilities for small tanker owners/operators



Additional Information

Target Audience: • Small Tanker Owners/ Operators/ Charterers • Sales & Purchase/ Chartering Shipbrokers • Palm Oil Plantation Owners/ Refiners/ Traders/ Brokers • Chemical Producers/ Traders/ Brokers • Shipping Associations • Maritime Regulatory & Statutory Bodies • Shipmanagers • Ship/ Trade Financiers • Maritime Legal Professionals • Maritime Insurance and P&I Club Officials • Classification Societies • Shipping Analysts & Consultants • Flag Registries • Insurance Brokers • Shipbuilders & conversion yards