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From 25 to 26 May 2023

Data and Sustainable Navigation conference

Faculty and Research


    The maritime industry manages 80% of the international trade in volume, it is also responsible for 3% of the GHG emission. Aware of this impact the IMO imposed since 2020 to vessels to use fuel with a lowest level of Sox or to implement technologies that decrease GHG emissions. One option is to use vessels fueled with LNG, Ammonia, or wind power. Yet these options may question the profitability of the current business model. Maritime navigation has also an impact on human health. 

    Regarding port activity, roughly 80% of emission in ports are related to shipping activities while 20% to trucks and locomotives (ITF, 2014). Thus, questioning the way ports manage their GHG emission due to their activity is consistency. Using electrically powered tuck on their own or associated with the development of multimodal option such as barges or railway could be a solution to lower the negative impact of economic activity of both ecosystem and human health. 

    The use of data reinforces the link between vessels and ports. First, data is paramount for the anticipation of flows entering within or leaving the port. Using historical data may allow to anticipate the arrival of vessel and hence to settle the good, tools and resources for loading or unloading of vessels. Second, It gives the opportunity to connect with the good number of barges and trucks. Third, from a maritime point of view, may provide the possibility to define the optimal speed according to the port capacity and ease the communication between maritime agent, ports authority, terminal operator, and the vessel.


    Olivier FAURY
    Associate professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, EM Normandie - Le Havre - France
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    Data and Sustainable Navigation Conference

    Thursday 25th may
    and friday 26th may 2023
    EM Normandie Le Havre campus

    International Conference


    Organised in partnership with

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    Day 1 - Key note session

    Opening speech 

    olivier faury

    Olivier Faury

    Associate professor in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, EM Normandie - Le Havre - France
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    Augustin Boeuf

    Augustin Boeuf

    Conseiller régional
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    14h30-16h00 - Session 1: impact of IMO sustainable policy and data management on maritime industry

    Moderator : Patrick RIGOT-MULLER

    Pierre Cariou

    Pierre Cariou
    KEDGE Business School
    Bordeaux - France
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    Diana Mesa

    Diana Mesa
    Co-Founder TOWT
    - Le Havre -France
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    Géraud Pellat de Villedon
    RSE Supply Chain - MFPM Manufacture Française des Pneumatiques Michelin
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    Stanislas Oriot
    Senior Marine Consultant chez Opsealog
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    16h15 - Greta DELSALLE-MARINI

    16h30-18h00 - Session 2: Data management for a more sustainable port management Moderator : Laurent Fedi

    Moderator : Laurent Fedi

    Adolf K.Y. Ng

    Adolf K.Y. Ng
    Professor BNU-HKBU United International College, China
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    Stavros Karamperidis
    Lecturer in Maritime Economics - Plymouth Business School - Plymouth - UK
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    Juliette Duszynski

    Juliette Duszynski
    Head of Waterway Development Department (SDVE) - Voies Navigables de France du Bassin de la Seine et Loire aval, Paris
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    Alice Legrand
    Alice Legrand
    API Product Owner - Sinay - Caen - France
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    18h00 - Conclusion


    Julia Tasse
    Head, Energy-Climate-Security Program at Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques Co-director at Observatoire Défense et Climat
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    18h30 - Cocktail reception at the Port Center (on prior registration)

    Day 2 - Academic presentations

    Session 1: Enhancing the Resilience of Maritime Infrastructures in the Post-Pandemic World

    The world has experienced different types of uncertainties and risks, of which some have led to serious disruptions in maritime transport. The vulnerability to disruptions were not only due to obsolete systems and facilities, but also short of reliable methods in enhancing the quality of resilience planning in maritime facilities. Hence, the session aims to fulfil the following: 1) To explore and quantify climate-related risks and to develop a rational planning methodology for the adaptation of maritime transport systems and facilities to climate change, 2) To design security risk diagnosis and prediction tools and to establish robust procedures for the assessment of threats and vulnerabilities associated with maritime transport, 3) To identify maritime transport hazards due to the emergence of new technologies and operational environments, and 4) To develop new theoretical analysis frameworks for risk-based resilience in maritime transport.


    Keywords: Risk, resilience, maritime transport, climate change, planning methodology, data management

    Adolf K.Y. Ng

    Adolf K.Y. Ng
    Professor BNU-HKBU United International College, China
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    Session 2: The role of ports in supporting maritime transport decarbonisation transition

    Ports are areas where cargo changes mode of transport, often involving idling time for all transport modes, therefore they could have an important role to play as freight decarbonisation hubs. This can take many forms; examining application of technologies (e.g. smart ports) and how these enhance ‘refuelling’ of transport modes with clean energy while they are loaded/unloaded within the port. However, the requirements for suppling alternative fuels are not similar to diesel. Therefore, we must increase operational efficiencies to provide access to green power. To achieve that, investment is required in port infrastructure to enable them to play green hub role in decarbonising freight.

    Keywords: Ports, decarbonisation, smart ports, green power, multimodal transportation.

    Stavros Karamperidis
    Lecturer in Maritime Economics
    Head of Maritime Transport Research Group
    Programme manager of MSc International Logistics and Shipping programmes
    Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Chairman for Devon and Cornwall Group
    Member of CILT Ports, Maritime and Waterways Forum
    Plymouth Business School
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    Session 3: How to optimize the GHG emissions in the transportation of maritime containers to the hinterland?

    To deliver the container at the final destination, road is the easiest way but of the course not the most low carbon solution. A greener solution would certainly be a multimodal one.
    Many regular barge or rail services are connecting the port to the hinterland but how to choose the best solution regarding economical, environnemental and transit time aspects.
    Comparing these different modes is a udge work which requires more than 100 calculations.
    To solve this problem, some new informatic tools are emerging under the name of "multimodal route planner".


    This session will developp the way these solutions work and what type of benefits you can reach thanks to them.


    Keywords:  container managment, hinterland, multimodal, low carbon solution.

    Robin Poté

    Robin Poté
    Dean of CIRCOE
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    Session 4: Forecasting zero and low carbon fuels; current status future developments and data needs – Fleet management and simulation tools

    The maritime industry’s ambitious decarbonization goals call for fleet managers’ strategic choice for fleet renewal, both through retrofit and new constructions. In addition, an increased complex regulatory matches competing zero and low carbon fuels, maturity level of technologies and compliance with regulations (EEDI, EEXI, CII, MRVC, EU ETS). The workshop will integrate these questions with a case study of applicability with wind-assisted ship propulsion technologies. This workshop will discuss how data (fleet register, fuel prices, technological forecasting) is used to manage fleet investments. Questions to be addressed include:
    •    What is the potential of cost forecasting tools to identify best scenarios of environmental technological upgrade in current fleets?
    •    What is the maturity level and forecasting status of zero and low carbon fuels?


    Keywords: Fleet management; Simulation; Cleaner technologies; Zero and low emissions; CII, EU-ETS; Energy-saving technologies


    Roberto Rivas Hermann

    Roberto Rivas-Hermann
    Associate professor and Researcher at CHNL (Centre for High North Logistic)
    Nord University - Bodø
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    Session 5: Autonomous ships in commercial operation – feasibility, system design, technology roadmap and challenges

    Studies focusing on commercial operational aspects of maritime autonomous surface ships (MASS) are welcome in this session. Despite significant technological development over the last decade, concern related to safety, cyber security, and trust in the artificial intelligence (AI) captain remains. Further, economic, social and environmental impacts of MASS are also uncertain. Studies on assessing operational safety, mitigating cyber security risk, trust in MASS, technological roadmap of MASS implementation, economic feasibility, social impact and acceptance, barriers to MASS adoption, and environmental outcomes will be presented in this session.


    Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, maritime autonomous surface ships, safety, cyber security, environmental issue.

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    Ziaul Haque Munim
    Associate professor
    Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences
    Department of Maritime operations
    University of South-Eastern Norway
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    Session 6: Innovations for shipping in the context of new environmental policies

    This session tackles the different types of innovations that can help the shipping industry to comply with the new or future environmental policies developed by different local, national and international regulators while keeping profitable. These innovations can be technological, operational, fuel related, etc. 


    For instance, studies considering the use of different technologies such as autonomous vessels, new engines, new energies, scrubbers, emission capture, artificial intelligence, big data analytics can be considered. When looking at data, it raises several issues related to cybersecurity, technology used to collect data. More specifically, among the technologies implemented to reduce GHG emissions, the use of data for the definition of an optimal pathway can be a solution for autonomous ships which would enable them to anticipate winds and currents. However, the use of such technologies may also impose to rethink the organization of maritime transportation at global or regional level.


    Keywords:  maritime navigation, risk, route optimization, uncertainty, big data, environmental modeling.

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    Patrick Rigot-Muller
    Lecturer in Supply Chain & Operations
    Maynooth University School of Business
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    Ali Cheaitou
    Associate Professor
    Sharjah University
    Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management Department
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    Laurent FEDI
    Senior Professor
    Lab Maritime Governance, Trade and Logistic of “Centre excellence en Supply Chain”
    Kedge Business School
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    Practical Information

    • Author Guidelines

      Guidelines to submit a paper

      • Times New Roman 12
      • Space line: 1
      • Double space before paragraph / single space after
      • Paragraph format: 1.; 1.1.; 1.1.1.
      • Page numbering
      • Bibliographic references: “APA 6th-full name”

      Title page

      • Firstname
      • Lastname
      • Title
      • Institution
      • Research Centre
      • Address
      • Email

      Extended abstract (800 to 1,500 words)

      • Title (Times New Roman 14 in bold)
      • Main text
      • 5 to 6 keywords
      • Tables and figures
      • Bibliographic references
    • Key dates

      Key dates

      • Submission open: 1st March 2023
      • Submission deadline: 30rd March 2023
      • Feedback deadline: 15th April 2023
      • Resubmission deadline : 25th April 2023
      • Inscription deadline: 30rd April 2023
    • Fees


      Phd Student: 180 € 

      Phd: 250 €

      Head of session: 200 €

      30€ for the Thursday dinner
      20€ for the Friday lunch
      50€ for both Thursday dinner and Friday lunch

    • Scientific Committee

      Scientific Committee

      1. Michele ACCIARO - Copenhaguen Business School
      2. Yann ALIX - Fondation SEFACIL
      3. Mohammed Hichame BENBITOUR - EM Normandie
      4. Pierre CARIOU - KEDGE Business School
      5. Ana CASACA - Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa
      6. Ali CHEAITOU - Sharjah University
      7. Anastasia CHRISTODOULOU - World Maritime University
      8. Phillippe CORRUBLE - EM Normandie
      9. Laurent ETIENNE - ISEN - YNCREA Ouest
      10. Brigitte DAUDET - EM Normandie
      11. Olivier FAURY - EM Normandie
      12. Laurent FEDI - KEDGE Business School
      13. Samah JRADI - EM Normandie
      14. Stavros KARAMPERIDIS - Plymouth University
      15. Ziaul Haque MUNIM - University of South-Eastern Norway
      16. Adolf K.Y. Ng - BNU-HKBU United International College, China
      17. Patrick RIGOT-MULLER - Maynooth University 
      18. Roberto RIVAS-HERMANN - Nord University 
      19. Dimitrios THEOCHARIS - Cardiff University
      20. Youssef TLICHE - EM Normandie
      21. Mohammadali VOSOOGHIDIZAJI - EM Normandie
      22. Said YAMI - IAE Lille
    • Hotels close to Le Havre Campus

      Hotels close to Le Havre Campus

      Adagio ***

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      Phone: 02 32 92 97 00

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      Holiday Inn Express

      126 Cours de la République 76600 LE HAVRE
      Phone: 02 61 52 02 50

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      Phone: 02 30 30 76 76

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      Le Richelieu **

      132 rue de Paris 76600 LE HAVRE
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      Mercure Hôtel - Le Havre centre - Bassin du Commerce ****

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olivier faury

Olivier FAURY

Associate Professor in Supply Chain Management, Logistics

Le Havre

20 Quai Frissard

76600 LE HAVRE

+33 2 32 92 59 99