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The Life of a Ship to be focus of New York Shipping Conference

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Brian Devine

Brian Devine

Annual joint Chambers of Commerce event examines the elements of shipping

NEW YORK, Dec. 22—Examining the many facets of shipping is the focus of the 21st annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference.  Entitled “The Life of a Ship”, the conference will present a Macro Shipping and Economic Overview, shipbuilding, commercial management and pools, funding, insurance, sanctions and vessel performance including “green” options, conversions and end of life choices for ships.  The event will be held on Wednesday, February 11th at the Waldorf-Astoria starting at 0815 with conference registration and continental breakfast.

The New York Shipping Conference is being co-chaired by Brian Devine, a Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright, Clay Maitland, a Managing Partner at International Registries, Inc., and Anders Platou of DNB Bank ASA.

Featured speakers include Robert Burke of Ridgebury Tankers; Brian Dillar of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Henning Gramann of International HazMat Association; Joe Hughes of the American Club; Jason Klopfer of Navig8; Cameron Mackey of Scorpio; and Steinar Nerbovik of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. Additional speakers will be announce shortly.

The Conference Co-Chairmen anticipate a dynamic discussion of how the life of a ship has been impacted in recent years, and the ramifications of future developments in the industry.  “There are changes occurring today that will profoundly impact how we do business tomorrow” stated Co-Chairman Brian Devine.  “It is important for industry players to identify them, and develop strategies for leveraging these to their advantage.  This presents a challenge in every aspect of our industry.”

The cost for HACC/NACC members is $795 (additional members from the same company $755) and non-members is $895.  Contact for either Chamber (NACC +212 885 9737 or HACC +212 629 6380) or nacc@naccusa.org.

Sponsorships are still available by calling Inger Tallaksen at +212 885 9737.

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