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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

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.

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