Charlottesville, Va. – A new maritime industry conference, scheduled for October, 2012, in Stamford, Conn., will provide a forum for discussion of fleet optimization and efficient ship operations, according to its organizers.
The SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference is being co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry. Maritime Reporter and Maritime Professional are the exclusive media sponsors for the event.
“In the current economic client, it is imperative that ship owners find effective tools and techniques to operate their vessels more efficiently,” said Frank Soccoli, president of Soccoli Associates LLC and SHIPPINGInsight conference co-director. “This conference will bring together stakeholders from across the industry to explore best practices to achieve gains in ship efficiency, including hull design, fuel and bunkering, ship routing, asset management and IT solutions.”
The SHIPPINGInsight conference will bring together representatives from ship and fleet operators, as well as naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards, classification societies, IT specialists, system integrators and regulatory bodies. The organizers are assembling a roster of senior executives from across the shipping industry spectrum as speakers and panelists.
The specific dates and venue will be announced within the next two weeks, said the organizers. In the interim, for conference details, visit: www.shippinginsight.com.