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Fleet Optimization and Innovation Headlines of the Week April 04, 2019

Survey Says “Thumbs Up!”. . .  Headlines of the Week- April 4, 2019          View this email in your browser

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Why SHIPPINGInsight 2019?

At the end of last’s year’s event, over 60% of the delegates responded to a survey about SHIPPINGInsight 2018.  Here is what they said:

  • Usefulness- 97%
  • Value- 96%
  • Quality of exhibitors- 87%
  • Networking experience- 95%
  • Roundtable discussions-98%
  • Better than other maritime conferences- 67%
  • Keynote presenters- 98%
  • Returning in 2019- 78%

“It was an exceptional opportunity to meet high-quality industry stakeholders to present our technology and receive feedback.”

“Networking opportunities with Ship-owners and Management companies”

“Industry changes are forcing the operators to act, and we want to be seen out in front as a service provider.”

“It’s one of the best conducted events covering all important industry regulations.”

“To meet current and potential new clients, and to keep up to date on the latest technologies and regulations.”

“ShippingInsight continues to improve from year-to-year and provide a quick concise update on many of the challenges facing shipping today. I do not know another event in shipping that covers the range of topics and issues that you get at ShippingInsight! I was very excited to see and experience the very positive changes to the event that occurred this year.”

“Request from Carleen. I normally decline any participation, but her involvement overcame my normal objections.”

“I realized that it would be the best way for me to stay informed on the latest developments and initiatives within the maritime industry; issues such as Ballast Water Management and IMO 2020 low-sulfur fuel regulations. Attending the conference fulfilled both of those objectives.”

“The event allowed the opportunity to interact with multiple industry players under one roof”

“A good think tank for the shipping market in those day where several challenges are knocking at the door”

“For three (3) reasons very important to me and the people I represent: 1. The reputation of the conference 2. The breakout session on the Human Element 3. The breakout session on Ballast Water Management”

“Carleen was at the helm”

“Networking sharing information and insight with customers and other industry leaders to increase the awareness of our new product.”

“Learning about existing trends and issues in the industry these days 2) Interact with ship owners and industry stakeholders 3) Present our new venture and receive initial feedback on our work”

“The quality of content, speakers and industry professionals.”

“Because any event that Carleen is involved with promises to be a quality event.”

But let’s look at 2019!  What are we offering this year?

  • Discussing the tools we need as an industry to enter the next decade
  • An opportunity to establish strategic alliances to facilitate your business
  • Return of the popular SHARK TANK where you can see tomorrow’s technology today!
  • Hear from marquee names like International Seaways’ Lois Zabrocky offering her perspective on the industry and where it is heading
  • Introducing Sports Night- so bring your gym clothes to battle it out on the soccer field, basketball court and more!

To the 78% of you who said you were coming back—we look forward to seeing you!

To those who have attended in the past, but not last October-  give the new SHIPPINGInsight a try!

And to those who have never attended SHIPPINGInsight- you are in for a value-add industry experience where no one walks away without gaining insight on fleet optimization and innovation.

Get ready for “2020- A shipping odyssey” at SHIPPINGInsight 2019!

Keep optimizing,


     Carleen Lyden Walker
     Chief Evolution Officer
IMO Maritime Ambassador
+1 203 255 4686 (o)
+1 203 260 0480 (m)
News of the Week
April 4, 2019 
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An Interview with

Chakib Abi-Saab
Chief Technology Officer
OSM Maritime Group


Refiners have already spent $1bn preparing low sulphur fuels: BP

2019-03-27 – BP’s global head of marine fuels has said global refiners have spent $1bn to date producing low sulphur bunker fuel ahead of next year’s global sulphur cap. . .READ MORE

Port of Antwerp begins project to produce sustainable methanol

2019-03-27 – Port of Antwerp is starting an ambitious new project, as it will gather various players in the port area to promote the sustainable production of methanol. The Port considers methanol an important raw material, and for this reason it took the next step in the transition to alternative energy sources and a carbon-neutral port. . . READ MORE

Port of Antwerp readies landmark hydrogen fuelling

2019-03-29 – The Port of Antwerp aims to open a hydrogen bunkering station later this year, its CEO Jacques Vandermeiren revealed earlier this week at Petrospot’s Marine Energy Transition Forum. The news comes as Antwerp, Europe’s largest petrochemical complex, brings online a swathe of alternate fuels for shipping, including LNG and methanol. . .READ MORE

WMO: Climate Change impacts are rapidly increasing

2019-03-29 – World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published a report focusing on the physical signs and socio-economic impacts of climate change that are accelerating as record greenhouse gas concentrations drive global temperatures towards increasingly dangerous levels. . . READ MORE

Two Lawsuits Accuse Valero of Selling “Bad Bunkers”

2019-04-01 – In a lawsuit filed last month, a Mexican petrochemical company accused American refiner Valero of knowingly selling so-called “bad bunkers,” the problematic heavy fuel oil that caused serious operational issues for dozens of merchant vessels last year. . .READ MORE


Scrubber orders for boxships reach over 540 units

2019-03-28 – With IMO 2020 sulphur cap implementation date approaching, the overall number of scrubber orders for containerships increased to more than 540 units, according to Alphaliner. The orders have increased since Alphaliner’s last survey in November. . . READ MORE

Aquatic Noise

LR Launches Noise Notation to Quiet Ships in Port

2019-03-29 – Classification society Lloyd’s Register has released a new noise notation to meet the increasing demand for noise control from ships in port. . . READ MORE


Flexport Launches Container Sharing Service

2019-03-29 – Shippers will no longer be faced with the choice of booking either a full container load (FCL) or a less-than-container load (LCL), under a new service developed by digital-first freight forwarder Flexport. . . READ MORE

Company News

Kongsberg Completes Acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine

2019-04-01 – With the European Commission’s approval, Kongsberg has completed its acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine, the marine technology arm of aerospace and defense giant Rolls-Royce. . .READ MORE

SHIPPINGInsight Updates

A unique event bringing together the Hellenic American Maritime Stakeholders to discuss, network and exchange views and ideas towards a safe, smart, green, optimized, innovative and sustainable shipping industry

May 28-30
Megaron Athens

Our industry is going through a profound and perplexing period of change as it navigates to the future. It is being asked to provide a seamless transportation system that is safe, green and smart. To achieve sustainability, it needs to be innovative and optimized.

This is why SAFETY4SEA and SHIPPINGInsight have collaborated to produce the Hellenic American Maritime Forum: to provide an environment where shipowners and managers can voice their concerns and needs while finding solutions and collaborations.

What better way than to align the world’s greatest shipping nation with the commercial heft of the Americas?

Learn more about the Hellenic American Maritime Forum (HAMF)


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SHIPPINGInsight 2019

October 15-17, 2019

The 8th Annual Fleet Optimization & Innovation
Conference & Exhibition

Stamford Hilton
Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Highlights of 2018 – Photos, Presentations, Videos and more!

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Dave Weidner (
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Carleen Lyden Walker (
or call +1 203 255 4686
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