NORFOLK, Va. – Sept. 18, 2014 – (Marine NewsWire) More than 100 shipping industry professionals will convene in Stamford, Conn., Sept. 30-Oct. 2 for the annual SHIPPINGInsight event and exhibition.
SHIPPINGInsight 2014 provides a forum for ship operating companies and marine technology suppliers to discuss strategies and solutions for improving efficiency in fleet operations. This year’s event will include a one-day dedicated Marine LNG Symposium followed by a two-day Fleet Optimization Conference. The Exhibition Hall will be open to delegates during both of these events.
“We’ve assembled an impressive roster of moderators, speakers and panelists for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, ” said event conference co-director Frank Soccoli. “They include senior executives from over 30 shipping companies, as well as all major classification societies, shipyards, naval architects, IT providers, technology firms, marine electronics and software companies.”
The Marine LNG Symposium will look at all facets of LNG-fueled ships. It will be kicked off by a keynote speech from Edward Scott, chief operating officer of Excelerate Energy. Panel sessions will focus on Regulatory Issues, LNG Bunkering, Designing and Building Ships for LNG Fuel and LNG Infrastructure, followed by an open Roundtable Q&A session with LNG industry leaders.
Keynote speakers for the Fleet Optimization Conference are Michael Wilson, president of Laurin Maritime (Americas), and James Watson, president of ABS Americas. Guest speakers will include: Michael Moreno, an economist with the Journal of Commerce Group, who will discuss the U.S. Shipping Outlook; Richard Greiner, a partner with Moore Stephens, who will speak on Ship Operating Costs: Trends and Outlook; and Lars-Erik Hellring of Stena Line, who will talk about Practical Lessons from Deploying a Fleetwide Internet Initiative. Panel sessions will address Designing and Building Efficient Ships, Fuel and Propulsion Management, Ship Performance and Optimization, Human Capital Management, and Fleet Intelligence and Optimization. The conference will wrap up with an open Ship Telematics Roundtable on the rising demand for collecting and transferring data from shipboard sensors and systems to shore offices for analysis and action.
The first annual SHIPPINGInsight Award will be presented at the conference to a shipowner and its technology partners honoring achievements in implementation of fleet optimization technology.
More than 27 companies will be showcasing their products and services for the maritime industry in the exhibit hall, and there will also be 14 different networking events providing an opportunity for shipowners and industry suppliers to meet and exchange ideas in an informal atmosphere.
“We see SHIPPINGInsight as an industry incubator for nurturing and sharing ideas, strategies, best practices and technical solutions for improving efficiency in ship operations, ” said Jim Rhodes, event conference co-director. “It’s a forum for sharing expertise and insights that will advance the state-of-the-art to the benefit of all parties.”
Space is filling fast, and the event producers urge attendees to register online as soon as possible.
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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.