September 11, 2017 by Turn your dry dockings into a competitive advantage through lower costs and shortened off-hire periods. On September 12th, 2017, AP-Networks will organize, in conjunction with LISW17, a conference focused on improving dry docking performance. Dry docking a vessel is generally seen as a necessary evil, a disturbance to cash generating activities that erodes a large part of the maintenance budget. At AP-Networks, however, we believe that by aiming higher and aiming smarter, ship owners and managers can transform dry docking performance into a competitive advantage through lower costs and shorter schedule durations. The dry docking conference will focus on topics such as: How can benchmarking help the industry to improve?Challenging Dry Docking Scope – Why would you? What role does the ship owner play?How do you approach a dry docking improvement program?Case studies on dry docking improvement programs. Situated in the centre of London, the Hilton London Canary Wharf will serve as the location for this conference. From 09:00 until 12:00, AP-Networks will share with the participating ship owners and managers benchmark information collected in the previous years that can help them to reduce dry docking costs and shorten off-hire periods. These benchmarks provide a quantitative way to evaluate the effectiveness and competitiveness of dry docking practices and outcomes. Conference Details: Date: September 12th, 2017Timing: 09:00 – 12:00, followed by lunch and opportunity for networkingLocation: Hilton London Canary Wharf – Wharf South Quay, Marsh Wall As the indispensable industry leader on events similar to dry docking (e.g., turnarounds, outages, shutdowns), AP-Networks will also share best practices from other industries and examine how they can be applied to dry docking. Registration for this free event is easy. Just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your details (i.e., Name, Function, Email, Phone), and you will receive a confirmation of your participation shortly after. About Asset Performance Networks AP-Networks is the indispensable trusted partner to global petroleum, chemical, energy, and shipping companies that aim to optimize their assets’ performance and maximize operational efficiency. We leverage our databases, benchmarks, Software as a Service (SaaS) engines, and our industry-recognized consulting expertise to ensure that our clients mitigate, manage, and control high-risk events, including shutdowns, turnarounds, and dry dockings. For more information, please contact our Dry Docking Benchmarking Project Manager Mr. Leon van Hout – via LvanHout@AP-Networks.com or +31-6-21244149. More information is shared at our Dry Docking LinkedIn Group, or you can follow us on Twitter: @DryDocking Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 will be the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 140 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. For more information about LISW17 or to find out how to register please visit www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com or download the LISW17 app by searching for LISW at the Google Play Store or London International Shipping Week at the App Store. Regular updates will be made on Twitter @LISW17.