NEPTUNES conference – 28 March 2019

Let’s reduce noise! NEPTUNES conference on noise reduction.

During the conference you will learn about the outcome and follow-up of the NEPTUNES project, both from the perspective of the ports and consultants who worked on the NEPTUNES deliverables as from the perspective of certifiers, shipping companies and incentive schemes who (will) work with the NEPTUNES deliverables. We are also eager to hear your feedback and ideas on how you could successfully benefit from the project. This to increase the awareness and mitigation of noise from seagoing vessels at berth. What do they need in order to efficiently work with the ideas of the NEPTUNES project?

The program is as follow:
09:30-10:00       Welcome and registration
10:00-10:10       Opening by Antonis Michail (WPSP)
10:10-10:30       General introduction NEPTUNES project by Joop Smits (Chairman NEPTUNES, Port of Rotterdam)
10:30-11:00       Explaining the noise classification & labelling by Patrick Harteveld (Port of Rotterdam)
11:00-11:30       Coffee
11:20-11:50       Noise measurement protocol and provisional yield noise measurements by Carsten Zerbs (Müller-BBM)
11:50-12:20       Explanatory notes to the Best Practice Guide by Henk Wolfert (DGMR)
12:20-12:30       Summary & closing part 1
12:30-13:15       Lunch
13:15-13:45       Significance & consequences of the noise label for the port by Ton van Breemen (Port of Amsterdam)
13:45-14:15       Noise in design and certification of ships as reflection on NEPTUNES deliverables by Per Andersen (Lloyd’s Register)
14:15-14:30       Coffee
14:30-15:00       Noise and sustainable shipping as reflection on NEPTUNES deliverables from the pov of shipping companies by Maria Sotiriou (MinervaMarine)
15:00-15:30       Noise labelling and incentive schemes as reflection on NEPTUNES deliverables by Jan Fransen (Green Award Foundation) and Antonis Michail (ESI)
15:30-15:45       Summary & closing
16:00-18:00       Networking cocktail on board of the ‘Nieuwe Maze’ (representative vessel Port of Rotterdam)

Please let us know if you can join us by signing up via the registration button on

We look forward to welcoming you on March 28!