Vetting Event



RightShip Vetting Event in association with SAFETY4SEA

The Use of Predictive Analytics in Ship Vetting

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, Athens Ledra Hotel, 115 Syggrou Ave.

On the occasion of the forthcoming RightShip vetting platform upgrade to RightShip Qi you are cordially invited to attend a presentation on The Use of Predictive Analytics in Ship Vetting.

The Use of Predictive Analytics in Ship Vetting is being presented to in advance of the launch of RightShip’s new predictive analytics platform, RightShip Qi. The benefits and value of utilizing predictive analytics to enhance safety will be discussed, along with new initiatives such as the predictive star rating, developing fleet lists and company reports, and utilizing alerts. The economic benefits of RightShip’s GHG Rating will be discussed, and an expert panel will take in the views and provide feedback on sustainability to the audience.

Two identical sessions will be held to select appropriately:

Morning Session (10:00 -12:00) Afternoon Session (17:00 -19:00)
09:00–10:00 Registration and Morning Coffee 16:00–17:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee
10:00–11:30 Vetting Presentation 17:00–18:30 Vetting Presentation
11:30–12:00 Panel Discussion 18:30–19:00 Panel Discussion
12:00–13:00 Light Buffet 19:00–20:00 Cocktail Reception


Detailed Event Agenda

Event Opening: Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

Introduction to RightShip Qi: Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip

  • An introduction to RightShip’s new online vetting platform. Be amongst the first to view this platform live, with a demonstration and tour though RightShip Qi’s attributes and functions
  • SVIS vs Qi: what’s in an upgrade? An overview of the functions available on the incumbent platform SVIS, and how to retrieve the same information on RightShip Qi
  • Fleet Lists & Alerts on RightShip Qi. Discover the ease of setting up & viewing fleet lists; monitor & set alerts for activity such as rating changes; setting benchmarks between fleets; and viewing fleet benchmark reports
  • Company Reports on RightShip Qi. A live demonstration of how to view and analyse detailed company information on RightShip Qi

Panel Q & A and Questions open to the floor

Predictive Analytics: Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip

  • SVIS vs Qi: How predictive analytics benefits maritime safety & sustainability.
  • Changes to the RightShip star rating. An overview of how predictive analytics will change the star rating and improve maritime safety
  • The star rating on RightShip Qi. A live session on RightShip Qi showing how to view a vessel’s star rating and see the details that lie behind it
  • How to improve your RightShip star rating.

Panel Q & A and Questions open to the floor

Making Sustainability Pay: David Peel, Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa, RightShip

  • RightShip’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Rating. An overview of how the GHG Rating is it calculated, who uses it, & why it is used it to select vessels for charter
  • DNV GL Methodology Review of the GHG Rating. An overview
  • Why it pays to be ‘green’. A summary of the financial benefits of RightShip’s GHG Rating, published by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (University of Manchester, UK)
  • How to improve your GHG Emissions Rating.

Panel Q & A and Questions open to the floor

Panel Discussion: An open discussion to provide feedback on sustainability and the role of predictive analytics in risk to the modern maritime environment. Panelists include:

  • Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA
  • Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip
  • David Peel, Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa, RightShip


Who Should Attend

This is a must attend event for all ship operators and all executives involved in the vetting process, including:

  • Ship owners
  • Ship Operator Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
  • Charterers, Chartering Brokers and any commercial executive involved in the vetting process
  • Regulatory, government authorities & Flag state representatives
  • Classification societies representatives
  • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives


  1. Two identical sessions will be held: A morning (10:00 – 12:00) and an Afternoon Session (17:00 – 19:00) and selection has to be made soonest possible as seating is limited.
  2. Attendance of the event is complimentary, BY INVITATION ONLY. All those not supplied with an e-mail invitation may apply using the online “Request to Attend” form at
  3. All Ship Operators attending the event will be eligible to arrange a one-on-one demonstration, including fleet rating data, at the upcoming Posidonia 2016 by RightShip.


Warwick Norman, Chief Executive Officer, RightShip

img_warwicknormanWarwick has been Chief Executive Officer of RightShip since its inception in 2001. Under his stewardship, the company has become a global authority on maritime safety, helping shippers, terminals and ports, ship owners and managers and maritime finance organisations to minimise their maritime and environmental risk.

Prior to joining RightShip, Warwick was the Marine Standards Manager at BHP Billiton where he was responsible for ensuring the company adhered to national and international standards for Quality Assurance, International Safety Management and Safety and Environmental Protection.

Warwick began his seagoing career with ASP Ship Management, sailing from cadet to the rank of Master, and advancing to become Ship Manager and Marine Superintendent for the fleet of tankers managed by Shell, BP, Mobil and Esso. He is currently Chairman of AUSMEPA and has been a member of Lloyd’s Register Asia Advisory Committee since 2007.

Warwick was named an ‘Australian Export Hero’ in 2014 for his outstanding contribution to Australia on the international stage.


David Peel, Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa, RightShip

img_davidpeelSince opening RightShip’s London office in 2007, David has significantly grown the European business expanding into new territories and now oversees seven vetting superintendents. Before joining RightShip, David was Deputy General Manager at Golar LNG. David has a strong background in maritime safety and quality with significant experience in Safety Management System recertification, tanker vetting, training and auditing, and conducting risk assessments of vessels and port authorities.

David has consulted on ISO 9000, International Safety Management, safety and quality and related auditing services to a range of companies including P&I Clubs, industry associations and various ship owners. He began his career with the P&O General Cargo Division and has served as a First Mate and Master on offshore supply vessels and salvage tugs.


Apostolos Belokas, Founder & Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA – Event Facilitator

Belokas_Apostolos Belokas is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than 20 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in 1992 as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE issues as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer.

Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 5,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction.

Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE & SQE ACADEMY and he is also the Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA and GREEN4SEA.


RightShip in association with SAFETY4SEA has successfully held a couple of identical events on the use of predictive analytics in ship vetting on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 in Athens Ledra Hotel, attracting 350 delegates from the vibrant Hellenic ship management community.

The event included a couple of presentations by Warwick Norman, RightShip CEO who introduced the new platform and gave a live demonstration of RightShip Qi’s attributes and functions and also explained the link between existing SVIS platform and the transition to new Qi platform. He also highlighted user-friendliness of the latest updates, as it enables the user to monitor and set alerts for activity such as rating changes and benchmark between fleets. Furthermore he analyzed the background of the predictive analytics engine and provided an overview of the changes to the RightShip star rating concluding by providing insight on how operators s may improve vessels’ star rating.

A third presentation has been provided by David Peel, RightsShip Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa, on how to make sustainability pay, providing an overview of the GHG Rating and the reasoning behind charterers decision to use it to select ships and inviting operators to ensure that the data used for their fleets are up to date. He also referred to DNV GL Methodology behind the GHG Rating and outlined the financial benefits of the GHG Rating as published by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (University of Manchester, UK).

The event concluded with an open discussion between Apostolos Belokas of SAFETY4SEA, Warwick Norman, David Peel and the audience to provide feedback on sustainability and the role of predictive analytics in risk to the modern maritime environment.



General Information

Who can I contact for more information on the event?
Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] sqemarine [dot] com


How do I register?
To register you should fill in the online registration form and follow the instructions contained in the Registration Form.

Is the event free to attend?
Attendance to the event is FREE subject to online registration. In case you are interested, please complete the online registration form and confirm with the organizers. FREE attendance includes coffee, snacks and drinks during breaks plus lunch at the event venue. Attendance does NOT include accommodation and/or travelling or parking which should be paid in by the delegates as decided/applicable. Speaker Presentations and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event.

What happens if I am unable to attend despite being registered?
Appreciate if you could inform the organisers by e-mail as soon as possible before the event.

At the event

Where is the event being held and how do I get there?
The event location is Athens Ledra Hotel, 115 Syngrou Avenue, Athens, 117 45, Telephone: +30 210 930 0000,. You may find instructions here.

What happens when I get to the event venue?
When you arrive at the event please go to the registration desk to validate your booking. Welcome coffee and snacks are available in line with the program published.

After the event

How may I evaluate and comment on the event?
You may comment with the organisers at any time, during or after the event. Furthermore an event evaluation form will be available online after the event to complete anonymously any comments you may have.

How can I order Speaker Presentations, reports or Certificates of Attendance?
Speaker Presentations and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event.

Please contact the organisers directly at e-mail: info [at] sqemarine [dot] com



Steering the way in safety and environmental sustainability, RightShip is the world’s leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation.

RightShip’s comprehensive online risk management system is accessed 24/7 through the company’s website, using up-to-the-minute data from over 76,000 ships and thousands of maritime companies to deliver instant, reliable marine risk and environmental sustainability assessments.

RightShip Qi, the organisation’s new online platform, is launching in 2016. Qi brings all the benefits of big data and predictive analytics to maritime risk management, providing users with sophisticated, real-time vetting insights and enhanced reporting capabilities.

RightShip used its years of experience in online risk rating algorithms in the maritime sector to develop the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Rating. The GHG Rating enables customers to include the growing importance of carbon emissions in their vessel selection process. It is now used as a vessel selection tool for 1 in every five ships chartered, equating to over 2 billion DWT per annum.

RightShip services include:

  • Ship vetting
  • Hosted vetting
  • Dry bulk inspections
  • Tanker inspections
  • Terminal questionnaires
  • GHG Emissions Rating
  • Port incentive program



SAFETY4SEA is a PRO BONO project fostering Safety Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

  • The Leading Maritime Safety Portal, (40,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)
  • SAFETY4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year
  • SAFETY4SEA Forum, a Safety Conference, attracting 1000+ delegates / 450 organisations in Athens, every October
  • A scholarship program, offering for the 2016 a fully paid (100%) Scholarship for the ALBA MSc in Shipping Management