NORFOLK, Va. – Mar. 26, 2013 – (Marine NewsWire) Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn.
“It is a privilege to have Mr. Chiarello at this year’s conference, ” said Frank Soccoli, conference co-director. “His proven leadership skills, experience, and industry knowledge will provide the invaluable lessons for our delegates.”
Prior to TOTE, Inc., the largest of five operating groups owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc., which includes five companies organized in maritime, logistics and ship management lines of business, Chiarello, was the COO and executive vice president at NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. Prior to NYK, Chiarello was with the AP Moller/Maersk organization for 16 years.
Chiarello serves on the Board of Visitors for the Northeastern University School of Business and the Board of Directors for the Villanova School of Business, Center for Global Leadership. Other industry involvement includes leadership participation with the Retail Industry Leaders Association; board member of the Transportation Institute; board member of CRT (Coalition for Responsible Transportation); past facilitator for the annual AAPA/MARAD/NAWE Terminal Management Training Program; member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; member of the Advisory Board of The United States Maritime Resource Center; and past board member for the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and the Insead Business Institute of Fontainebleau, France.
“LNG will be a major theme of this year’s SHIPPINGInsight Conference, ” said conference co-director Jim Rhodes. “Mr. Chiarello will share his insights on the challenges and solutions for LNG propulsion in newbuilds and retrofits. Other conference speakers will address the technical and infrastructure issues regarding LNG as a marine fuel.”
Joining Chiarello are confirmed panel moderators from the following shipping companies:
- Gemini Tankers
- M. T. Maritime Management
- Nordic Tankers
- NYK Line
- Royal Caribbean
- V Ships
Additional group of shipowners as speakers or moderators will be announced soon, pending confirmation.
In its second year following a successful inaugural launch, SHIPPINGInsight 2013 will adopt a slightly different format to include tabletop exhibits, more engaging panel sessions moderated by shipowners, more case studies, and networking opportunities.
Early Bird discount pricing of $995 – a savings of $400 off the full onsite registration fee of $1, 395 – is valid until Sept. 8, 2013. Group discounts are also available. To register online, visit https://www.shippinginsight.com/event-registration.
Participants are also encouraged to secure the special group rate of $165/night at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. To reserve your room, call 203.358.8400 and mention group code SHIPPINGInsight or book online at http://www.shippinginsight.com/location.
Sponsorship and tabletop exhibit opportunities are also still available for companies wanting to elevate their marketing efforts. Contact Frank Soccoli at email@example.com.
Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry, are co-producers for the SHIPPINGInsight conferences. Maritime Reporter and Maritime Professional magazines are the exclusive media sponsors