New from SHIPPINGInsight: Lunch-and-Learn at 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition

NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 30, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight 2017 today announced plans for a unique Lunch-and-Learn program during the annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, which takes place Oct. 10-12, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

The Lunch-and-Learn event on Wednesday, Oct. 11 will feature sponsored topic-table discussion groups, which will address timely, themed issues. Each table will be hosted by a representative of the sponsoring company, who will lead and moderate the discussion about the designated subject.

Potential topic tables will include:

Ballast water treatment system implementation
Scrubber technology and its role in 2020
Oil water separators – next generation
Fuel testing challenges
Engine optimization
Energy efficient ship design
Managing big data
Internet of Things (IoT) in shipping
Crew welfare
E-navigation
Electric and hybrid propulsion
Coatings and anti-fouling solutions
Satellite communication options
Custom topic

“The Lunch-and-Learn program is part of our commitment to making SHIPPINGInsight the very best education and networking event for ship operators and their technology partners,” said Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight co-director. “It will provide a relaxed interactive atmosphere for delegates to share their ideas and expertise, complementing the formal conference speakers, panels and roundtable discussions and more than 19 hours of scheduled networking events.”

Companies interested in sponsoring a Lunch-and-Learn table should contact Carleen Lyden Walker at +1.203.255.4686, c.walker@shippinginsight.com.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

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Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 3.44.04 PMAugust 24, 2017 — The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight report that the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference and Exhibition is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever, with more top speakers, sponsored educational seminars, panels, roundtables, industry awards and networking opportunities. Continue Reading…

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SHIPPINGInsight 2017 to Offer More Learning and Networking Opportunities

NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 24, 2017 – The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight report that the 2017 Fleet Optimization Conference and Exhibition is shaping up to be the biggest and best ever, with more top speakers, sponsored educational seminars, panels, roundtables, industry awards and networking opportunities.

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier annual maritime technical symposium in North America. The 2½ day event will take place Oct. 10-12 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

SHIPPINGInsight co-director Carleen Lyden Walker observed, “This year’s conference topics reflect the trends and developments that are at the top of shipping companies’ concerns. The agenda has been built around timely themes, including the impact of digitalization, challenges of regulatory compliance, ballast water treatment, alternative fuels and propulsion technologies, cybersecurity and software solutions. We have put together an impressive lineup of CEO/COO-level speakers from some of the world’s leading shipowners and ship management companies who will share their perspective on the issues facing the industry.”

The conference agenda, under the chairmanship of Michael Wilson, president and COO (Americas) of Laurin Maritime, will include five panel sessions and six open-discussion roundtables, with more than 50 total speakers. In addition to the formal conference, the schedule includes more than 19 hours of scheduled networking events. “One of our goals at SHIPPINGInsight is to create an atmosphere of collaboration and information sharing, not only in the formal conference agenda, but also in informal networking between shipping companies and technology suppliers,” said Jim Rhodes, SHIPPINGInsight co-director.

Online registration for the event is open at www.shippinginsight.com/choose-event. The $200 early-bird discount expires Sept. 15.

The exhibit hall for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 is nearly sold out, but there are still a handful of booths available. To book a space, contact Frank Soccoli, +1.434.295.6642, fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com.

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

 

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Nominations Open Through Sept. 16 for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award

NORFOLK, Va. – Aug. 17, 2017 – The nominations deadline for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award is coming soon, but there’s still time to submit entries.

The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partners for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet optimization. The award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth

SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Connecticut. The winners will receive a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case with an engraved plaque.

Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 16, 2017, and should be in the form of a case study describing the project and quantifiable results. A panel of independent judges will review nominations and select the winner. Entry forms are available for download at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2.

Recipients of the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award were Eagle Bulk Shipping and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions for a performance profile modeling project that provided an optimal way to determine the speeds and consumptions guaranteed in the company’s time charter parties. A certificate of merit was given to Neda Maritime Agency for becoming the world’s first shipowner to be awarded carbon credits through an initiative of its partner, AkzoNobel.

“We instituted the SHIPPINGInsight Award to recognize achievements in fleet optimization and ship operating efficiency, as a way of helping to stimulate creative innovations and deployment of new technologies in ship operations,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “We encourage shipowners and ship managers, and their technology partners, to enter the competition.”

 About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.

Media Contact:
Jim Rhodes
+1.757.451.0602
jrhodes@shippinginsight.com

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Six Reasons You Should Not Miss SHIPPINGInsight 2017…
•    5 panels, 6 roundtables, 50+ speakers.
•    Over 250 delegates from at least 10 countries.
•    Up to 50 exhibitors.
•    35+ ship operating companies represented.
•    More than 19 hours of schedule networking events.
•    Pre-conference educational seminars.

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SHIPPINGInsight Award

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