NORFOLK, Va. – May 3, 2017 – (Marine NewsWire) Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 SHIPPINGInsight Award. The annual award will be presented at a luncheon on the opening day of the sixth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 10, in Stamford, Conn.
“The SHIPPINGInsight Award is given annually to a shipping company and its technology partner(s) for the successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative that advances the state of the art in ship and fleet automation,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes. “This is an opportunity to recognize the innovators who are changing the face of the shipping industry with creative new technologies.”
The winners will receive a binnacled captain’s clock in a polished wooden case with an engraved plaque, along with a framed certificate.
Entry forms may be downloaded at www.shippinginsight.com/awards-2. Nominations should be in the form of a case study describing the project and quantifiable results. A panel of independent judges will review nominations and select the winner.
Winners of the 2016 SHIPPINGInsight Award were Eagle Bulk Shipping, and its technology partners Veson Nautical and Accuritas Global Solutions.
Nominations must be submitted no later than Sept. 16, 2017. The $250 entry fee will be waived for SHIPPINGInsight Platinum, Gold and Silver sponsors.
Now in its sixth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy; Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry; and Morgan Events LLC, a conference and event planning firm.