INFUTURE Final Conference 30.11.-1.12.2021
Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka, Finland

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MATERIALS of the Conference

Waterways - A Step Towards Green Transition

TUESDAY 30.11.2021 The First Day of the INFUTURE Conference

 

12.00    Opening of the Conference and welcoming words

              Tarja Javanainen, Project Manager, INFUTURE, Kotka Maritime Research Centre, Merikotka, Finland

​              SESSION 1: TOWARDS GREEN TRANSITION 

 

12.05    Introduction of the Theme of the Conference

              Ville Henttu, Director of Research, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK
              Moderator of the First Session of the Conference

12.10.   Reducing GHG Emissions from Inland Waterway Transport > PRESENTATION (1,7MB)

              Eero Hokkanen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Finland

 

12.30    EU IWT Policies and the NAIADES III Action Plan 2021-2027 > PRESENTATION  (1,4 MB)

              Marta Wolska, EU Commission, DG Mobility and Transport, Belgium

 

12.50    Frames Enabling Green Transition > PRESENTATION (1,4 MB)

              Benjamin Boyer, Civil Engineer & Laure Roux, Administrator, Economic Affairs,
              Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine, CCNR, France

 

13.05    The Role of Inland Waterways in Sustainable Transport Networks > PRESENTATION  (502 KB)

              Tomi Solakivi, Asst. Professor, Maritime Business & Policy, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland

               SESSION 2: POTENTIAL AND OPPORUNITIES OF IWW TODAY

14.00    Opening of the 2. Session of the Conference

              Pentti Kujala, Professor, Aalto University
              Moderator of the Second Session of the Conference

 

14.05    INFUTURE Project Surveys on Cargo Potential > PRESENTATION (8,7 MB) and > PRESENTATION (14,1 MB)

              Tatiana Pantina, Dr. of Sc. (Econ) Vice-rector for research and innovations, Head of Economics of Waterway Transport                          Department, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Russia

              Andrey Yushchenko, Director, Marine Cargo Bureau, Russia

              Anna Kiviniitty, RDI Specialist, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK, Finland

 

14.40   Essential Role of Maritime Transportation in Green Transition > PRESENTATION (16,6 MB) 

             Claudia Beumer, Global Account Manager, VT Group, the Netherlands

15.00   Inland Waterways and Winternavigation > PRESENTATION (2 MB)

             Jarkko Toivola, Chief Maritime Specialist, Head of Maritime Unit and Director Waterways,
             Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Finland

 

15.15   INFUTURE Project Survey: Challenges for Increasing the IWW Cargo Traffic between Russian and Finnish Inland 
             Waterways Areas > PRESENTATION (2,2 MB)

             Pekka Koskinen, Vice Chairman, Association of Finnish Waterways, Finland

 

15.55   Closing of the First Day of the Conference

             Heli Koukkula-Teixeira, Executive Director, Association of Finnish Waterways

WEDNESDAY 1.12.2021 the Second Day of the INFUTURE Conference

             SESSION 3: BEST PRACTICES AND SMART SOLUTIONS

10.00   Opening of the Second Day of the Conference and Welcoming Words  

             Pekka Koskinen, Vice Chairman, Association of Finnish Waterways, Finland
             Moderator of the Third Session of the Conference

10.05   INFUTURE Transhipment Hub Models for IWW - Best Practises > PRESENTATION (15,8 MB)

             Discussion: Anna Kiviniitty, RDI Specialist, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences, XAMK, Finland
             Mikhail Pimonenko, Director, ILOT, St. Petersburg

10.20   IWT Experiences from the EMMA Project > PRESENTATION (3,5 MB)

              Stefan Breitenbach, Head of the Project Division, Port of Hamburg Marketing, Germany

10.40   Digital Port Technologies Developed in H2020 COREALIS Project > PRESENTATION (4,5 MB)

             Dr. Ville Hinkka, Research Team Leader, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

 

11.00  INFUTURE Project Survey - Smart Buoys - Smart Fairways Pilot project > PRESENTATION  (2,5)

             Kari Pohjola, Sales Manager, Arctia SeaHow, Finland

            SESSION 4: IWW - FUTURE VISIONS 

 

12.00   Opening of the Fourth Session of the Conference

             Kari Pohjola, Sales Manager, Arctia SeaHow, Finland              

             Moderator of the Fourth Session of the Conference

12.05   Customs Declaration Reform in the EU with Particular Reference on Its Impacts on
             Sea and Inland Waterway Traffic in Finland

             Veijo Alatalo, Project Manager, Finnish Customs UCC UTU Customer Project

12.20   Next-Generation Inland Waterway Vessel Concept > PRESENTATION  (4,3 MB)

             Discussion: Fang Li, Postdoctoral Researcher, Marine Technology unit, Aalto University
             and Jukka Salminen, Sales Manager, Aker Arctic Technologies Inc.

 

12.40  IWI Alternative Fuels Committee - Case Studies from Several Countries > PRESENTATION (6,8 MB) 

            Kevin DesmondPresident of the Electric Boat Association, France

13.00  Commercial Management View: Perspective routes,

            TCE estimation for new designs of Saimamax type vessels > PRESENTATION (2,9 MB)

             Anatoly Burkov, PhD (Maritime Engineering Economics), Associated professor of Management of Waterway Transport
            Enterprises Department, Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping, Russia 

            Anton Svechkarev, Commercial Director, Neva-Hugen Group, Russia 

            Dmitry Neslukhov, Freight and Fleet Manager, Neva-Hugen Group, Russia  

13.20   Aurora Botnia by Wasaline - Company Case > PRESENTATION (17,2 MB)

             Tony Ehrs, Director, Cargo, Wasaline

 

13.35  Finferries - Company Case 

            Matti Markkanen, Director of Operations and OSH, Finferries

13.55  Summary of the Conference and Closing 
            Anna Kiiski
Executive Director, Kotka Maritime Research Centre, Merikotka, Finland

INFUTURE Project Partners

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The INFUTURE project seeks comprehensive solutions to support sustainable and cost-effective inland waterway transportation. The INFUTURE project has been implemented in cooperation with Finnish and Russian experts in the field. The work has been funded by the South-East Finland - Russia ENI CBC 2014-2020 program.