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SHIPPINGInsight Sources Maritime Experts from All Points

October Hybrid Conference Addresses Industry’s Challenges

August 30th, 2021: Global maritime experts will participate in SHIPPINGInsight 2021: Bridging the Decade being held October 11-13th in Stamford, Connecticut and virtually. This hybrid event will feature keynote addresses from Ley Hoon Quah, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Eagle Bulk CEO Gary Vogel, and Wah Kwong Shipping Holdings Limited’s Chairman, Sabrina Chao, who is also President of BIMCO.

SHIPPINGInsight 2021: Bridging the Decade will focus on the maritime world entering the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” with disruptors like climate deadlines, automation and digitalization joining forces with impending regulations to create profound change in our industry. The unprecedented convergence will result in changes and opportunities for the maritime world. At SHIPPINGInsight 2021, these changes will be addressed through roundtable discussions between shipowners, regulators and solution providers around decarbonization, digitalization, defense, decisions, and disruption.  “Deep Dive” technical sessions will also be offered on fleet management optimization, fuel and bunkering, energy alternatives, regulatory compliance challenges, digitalization and cyber, and safety on the high seas.

“We need to come together as an industry to identify pathways into the decade which will be commercially, technically, environmentally and financially successful in supporting our role as the engine of global trade,” stated SHIPPINGInsight Chief Evolution Officer Carleen Lyden Walker.

“Never before has the role of shipping been so prominent as global society examines the efficacy of the logistics chain and effects on the environment.  Shipping needs to play its role in providing an efficient service with minimal negative impacts.”

Participants in the program include Conference Chairman Angus Campbell, USCG’s Jeffrey Lantz, D’Amico’s Joe Gross, Fleet Management’s Mohan MuppidiBoriana Farrar of Patriot Contract Services, Jim Lawrence of MTI Network, International Seaway’s Jeff PriborCynthia Hudson of HudsonAnalytix, Michael Parker of Citibank and the Poseidon Principles, Michael Webber of Webber Research, Morten Arntzen of Team Tankers, Semiramis Paliou of Diana Shipping, Chembulk CEO Bart Kelleher, Ardmore’s Tony Gurnee,  Sadan Kaptanoglu of HI Kaptanoglu Shipping, Mark O’Neil of Columbia Shipmanagement, Guy Platten  of the International Chamber of Shipping, and Knut Ørbeck-Nielssen of DNV.

The program will end with SHIPPINGInsight’s renowned SHARK TANK where new technologies and services (“Chum”) will face a panel of “Sharks” comprised of shipowners and investors. The “Sharks” will examine the “Chums’” theses, evaluate their value proposition, and decide whether to “invest” in their concepts. Rich Pruitt of Carnival, Marina Hadjipateras of TrailMix Ventures, Ravi Singh of Northern Shipping Funds, Tony Backos of Bluewater Acquisition, Alissa Petersen of SeaAhead, and Jess Hurwitz of DX9 will determine who deserves investment and who wins the SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award. The award is presented annually to honor a solution provider for the successful development and implementation of an innovative initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet optimization goals.

About SHIPPINGInsight
Originally established in 2012, SHIPPINGInsight has grown steadily each year. Focusing on fleet optimization and innovation, the event provides a forum for fleet managers and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges in facing the transformation of the industry.  More than 750 delegates from 35 countries attended the 2020 event, including 101 shipping company executives.  For more information, please visit

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Featured Image: Gary Vogel, CEO, Eagle Bulk Shipping

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