SHIPPINGInsight 2017 Keynote Speakers Announced

6th Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place

Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

 NORFOLK, Va. – July 6, 2017 – SHIPPINGInsight today announced the lineup of keynote speakers for the sixth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Connecticut.

Confirmed keynote speakers for SHIPPINGInsight 2017 are:

  • Lois Zabrocky, President and Chief Operating Officer, International Seaways Inc.
  • Cameron Mackey, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Scorpio Tankers Inc.
  • Elliot Gow, Chief Operating Officer, V.Group
  • Angus Campbell, Corporate Director of Energy Projects, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Roger Holm, President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
  • Frank Coles, Chief Executive Officer, Transas
  • Mark Darley, President of Americas Marine, Lloyd’s Register
  • Martial Claudepierre, LNG Business Development Director, Bureau Veritas Marine
  • Andy Davis, Director of Transport Assurance Practice, NCC Group

Capt. Michael Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Laurin Maritime (America), will return as Conference Chairman for 2017. More than 35 executives from shipowners and ship management companies have confirmed their participation in the conference as speakers or panel moderators.  Additional operational and management representatives from global shipping companies also attend to learn more about the changes occurring daily in the industry.

“Not since the shift from wind power to steam has the maritime industry seen such a seismic change in operational management,” stated Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Director of SHIPPINGInsight and an IMO Maritime Ambassador. “By having this conference take place during a continuing shipping recession means that owners and operators have to stay ahead on regulatory updates and new technologies.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, including 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries. This year’s event will extend to 2 ½ days with themed panels and roundtable discussions, and over 19 hours of scheduled networking events.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are nearly sold out, but there are still a few opportunities available. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For more information, visit www.shippinginsight.com.

For high-resolution images, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fxt6jok63falq57/AABrqYVUu6p17XmWopko_TgAa?dl=0.

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-owned and 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

Online Nominations for 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award Now Being Accepted

NORFOLK, Va. – May 3, 2017 – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Conn.

“The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partner(s) for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet automation,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “This is an opportunity to recognize the innovators who are changing the face of the shipping industry with creative new technologies.”

The winners will receive a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case with an engraved plaque, along with a framed certificate.

Entry forms may be downloaded at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2. Nominations 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.

Winners of the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award were Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions. For a high-resolution image, visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/n66h3tsjwfyomdj/AADKUKNQncV7Y9ybFnKPDWRLa?dl=0.

Nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 16, 2017. The $250 entry fee will be waived for SHIPPINGInsight Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors.

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

SHIPPINGInsight Announces Agenda for 2017

Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Take Place Oct. 10-12, in Stamford, Conn.

NORFOLK, Va. – April 24, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) SHIPPINGInsight today announced the agenda for the sixth annual Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The premier technology conference, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America will take place Oct. 10-12, 2017, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa in Stamford, Conn.

SHIPPINGInsight 2017 will feature two-and-a-half days of activities, with more panels, more speakers, more roundtables and more than 20 hours of scheduled networking events.

The conference agenda will include five themed sessions, each consisting of a panel followed by an open-discussion roundtable of experts. The sessions are:

  • The Efficient Ship
  • Digitalization
  • Fuel and Propulsion
  • Ship and Fleet Optimization
  • Regulatory Compliance

A high point of the agenda will be the presentation of the fourth annual SHIPPINGInsight Award at the SHIPPINGInsight Award luncheon to a shipowner and technology partner(s) for achievements in ship and fleet optimization.

The popular roundtable of shipowners and managers will return again this year, providing a frank and open forum for shipping company executives to share their perspective with the audience.

“This year’s conference delivers timely and relevant topics presented by industry experts who are the best in their fields,” said Jim Rhodes, co-director of SHIPPINGInsight. “Attendees will take away information that will translate into cost savings and improved efficiency in ship and fleet optimization. In addition, this is one of the best networking conferences in the industry, with ample opportunities for ship operators and technology solution suppliers to engage and interact.”

Last year’s conference broke participation records, with an increase of nearly 40 percent in attendance, with 236 registered delegates from more than 10 countries.

Sponsorships and exhibit space are available for SHIPPINGInsight 2017. Contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or fsoccoli@shippinginsight.com for pricing and availability. For speaking opportunities, contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602, or jrhodes@shippinginsight.com. For more information, visit www.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

Shipping Faces Some Grim Realities

What if the predictions of economic recovery are wrong? Clay Maitland takes a hard look at the prospects for the future, and it’s not necessarily a pretty picture. 

I commend to your attention the article posted earlier this month by Clay Maitland on his blogsite. In his own inimitable style, he presents the case that shipping companies are not coming to grips with the new harsh reality of a lingering and resilient worldwide recession affecting world trade. See his full text at http://www.claymaitland.com/2012/08/01/shipping-faces-some-grim-realities/.
Mr. Maitland is a well-known figure and astute observer of the international maritime scene. He is managing partner of International Registries, Inc., and chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association. He will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference in Stamford, Conn., October 8-10. I can guarantee you’ll find his comments illuminating, interesting and entertaining.  Register online now at www.shippinginsight.com, to take advantage of early-bird discounts.