Frank Soccoli News

23 Aug 2016

Connected Ships, Smart Data, Cybersecurity to Feature in SHIPPINGInsight

Shiping Insight logo

Ship connectivity, smart data and cybersecurity will be central themes on the agenda at the fifth SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual maritime technology forum and trade show will take place at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn., October 18-19. “The confluence of high-capacity satellite bandwidth and new ship analytics programs is enabling unprecedented capabilities for actively managing ships at sea to improve efficiencies in operation and reduce costs,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Jim Rhodes.

09 May 2016

SHIPPINGInsight Agenda, Keynote Speakers Announced

Photos: SHIPPINGInsight

SHIPPINGInsight announced the agenda and identified keynote speakers for the fifth Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The annual event will take place October 18-19, 2016, at the Stamford Marriott Hotel and Spa in Stamford, Conn. Capt. Michael Wilson, president & COO of Laurin Maritime (America), will serve as conference chairman. John D. (Jack) Noonan, COO of Chembulk Tankers, and Capt. Norbert Aschmann, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, will deliver the keynote addresses on Days One and Two.

18 Mar 2016

SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Dates Announced

The SHIPPINGInsight 2016 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition will take place Oct. 18-19, 2016, at the Stanford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn. “Now entering its fifth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the one event on the maritime calendar you can’t afford to miss,” said SHIPPINGInsight co-director Frank Soccoli. “It’s your opportunity to learn from experts and network with your peers. “The conference sessions will focus on four broad subjects: Regulatory Compliance; Big Data & Cyber Security…

02 Sep 2015

SHIPPINGInsight to Focus on Ship Telematics

Shane Rossbacher, will open the Ship Telematics session as keynote speaker

The subject of ship telematics will be prominently featured at the upcoming SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, which takes place in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 13-14. Big Data, connected ships and cyber security will be the exclusive focus on Day 2 of the conference with industry leaders from telecommunications and IT suppliers and users sharing their experience and expertise. Shane Rossbacher, senior vice president of business development, Inmarsat, will open the Ship Telematics session as keynote speaker.

05 Aug 2015

Bergeron to be Keynote Speaker at SHIPPINGInsight

Scott Bergeron

Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), has agreed to serve as a keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, which takes place in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 13-14. Bergeron joins four other distinguished keynoters at the annual maritime technology event. He will lead off the roundtable on “The Role of Class & Flag” in the “Efficient Ships” session on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Other keynote speakers are Gary Vogel…

21 Jul 2015

Big Data: Big Value or Big Risk?

Danelec Marine proposes to use the ship’s VDR as a data hub for ship telematics.   (Credit: Danelec Marine).

We wish we had a dollar for every time we heard or read the words Big Data at the Nor-Shipping exhibition last month. We might even have collected enough cash to buy a round of expensive Norwegian beers for the gang at the Fridtjof bar. Seriously, Big Data is one of the most talked-about subjects at maritime industry gatherings. At Nor-Shipping there were no fewer than half a dozen panels and conference sessions focusing on the role of Big Data and analytics in commercial shipping.

21 May 2015

Registration for SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Now Open

Online registration is now open for the SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. Now entering its fourth year, SHIPPINGInsight is an annual maritime technology forum in North America that brings together shipping companies, classification societies, regulatory bodies, consultancies and technology suppliers to address technical solutions for the challenges facing today’s maritime industry. The 2015 event will take place Oct. 13-14 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “SHIPPINGInsight has achieved impressive growth every year since it started and 2015 will be no exception,” said Frank Soccoli, conference co-director.

17 Mar 2015

SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Set for October 13-14

SHIPPINGInsight 2015 to take place October 13-14 in Stamford, Conn. The annual technical symposium, exhibition and networking event for maritime industry professionals in North America, SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, will take place Oct. 13-14, 2015, in Stamford, Conn. “Now entering its fourth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the one event on the maritime calendar you can’t afford to miss,” said conference co-director Frank Soccoli. “It’s your opportunity to learn from experts and network with your peers. “SHIPPINGInsight has grown steadily in size and stature since the first conference in 2012,” said conference co-director Jim Rhodes.

14 Oct 2014

SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Wraps in Stamford

Photo courtesy of SHIPPINGInsight

More than 150 shipping industry professionals from around the world gathered this month in Stamford, Conn., for SHIPPINGInsight 2014 – a technical and ship operations forum for the maritime industry in North America. The annual SHIPPINGInsight event, held Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, encompassed three days of presentations, discussions, debates and networking. Participants represented a cross section of all sectors of the shipping industry – shipowners, ship managers, classification societies, technology suppliers, IT companies, consultants, professional service providers and others.

23 Sep 2014

Last Call to Register for SHIPPINGInsight

Maritime industry conference and exhibition opens next week in Stamford, Conn. There’s still time to register online for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, the North American maritime industry technical conference and exhibition, which opens next week in Stamford, Conn. The event will take place at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. It includes a full-day dedicated Marine LNG Symposium followed by the two-day Fleet Optimization Conference. First annual SHIPPINGInsight Award presentation at gala luncheon Oct.

28 Aug 2014

SHIPPINGInsight Extends Early-bird Registration

SHIPPINGInsight 2014 is extending the deadline for early-bird registration to Sept. 15. Attendees registering online at www.shippinginsight.com/choose-event prior to midnight Sept. 15 can receive discounts up to $400 for the event, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 encompasses three days of activities, including the one-day Marine LNG Symposium Sept. 30 and the Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition Oct. 1-2. You can register for either of the two events or for the full three days.

14 Aug 2014

Register Now for SHIPPINGInsight and Save Up to $400

SHIPPINGInsight 2014 is coming soon, but there’s still time to take advantage of the early-bird registration discount. Attendees registering prior to the Aug. 28 early-bird deadline can receive a discount up to $400 for the event, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 encompasses three days of activities, including the one-day Marine LNG Symposium Sept. 30 and the Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition Oct. 1-2. Attendees can register for either of the two events or for the full three days.

23 Jul 2014

SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Agenda Announced

The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight 2014 report that the agenda has been finalized and all speaking positions and sponsorships have been 100 percent filled. Now entering its third year, SHIPPINGInsight is a technical and ship operations conference, exhibition and networking event. It will take place Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Conn. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 will encompass two events: the one-day Marine LNG Symposium Sept. 30, followed by the two-day Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition Oct. 1-2. Attendees can register for either event or for the full three days.

29 Apr 2014

Wilson, Watson to Keynote SHIPPINGInsight 2014

Michael Wilson (left) and Jim Watson

Maritime industry executives Captain Michael Wilson and Jim Watson are keynote speakers for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, North America’s premier maritime industry technical forum, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2014 in Stamford, Conn., at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel. Wilson, president of Laurin Maritime (Americas) Inc. and chief operating officer of Laurin Maritime, and Watson, president and chief operating officer of ABS Americas, will be the lead speakers at SHIPPINGInsight’s Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition on Oct. 1 and 2.

08 Apr 2014

SHIPPINGInsight Open for Online Registration

Online registration is now open for SHIPPINGInsight 2014, North America’s premier maritime industry technical forum, scheduled for Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2014 at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Conn. Now entering its third year, SHIPPINGInsight brings together senior executives from shipowners, ship managers, classification societies, regulatory bodies, consultancies and suppliers for three days of discussions on the issues facing today’s shipping fleet operators. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 will consist of two events – a one-day dedicated Marine LNG Symposium followed by the two-day Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. Delegates may register for either event or take advantage of a combination discount by registering for both.

01 Apr 2014

Edward Scott to Keynote LNG Symposium at SHIPPINGInsight

Edward Scott (Photo: Excelerate Energy)

Edward Scott, chief operating officer of Excelerate Energy, will deliver the keynote address at the SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Marine LNG Symposium, Sept. 30 in Stamford, Conn. The Marine LNG Symposium is a forum dedicated to all aspects of conversion to LNG as a marine fuel. The full day of discussion immediately precedes the two-day SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 1-2. Scott’s topic – “LNG–New Reality or Simple Evolution” – will set the stage for the symposium…

23 Jan 2014

SHIPPINGInsight 2014: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Photo: SHIPPINGInsight

Maritime industry executives from around the world will convene in Stamford, Conn., Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2014 for SHIPPINGInsight 2014. Entering its third year, SHIPPINGInsight has become established as the premier maritime industry technical forum in North America addressing practical solutions for the challenges facing ship operators. For 2014, the conference organizers are expanding the event with the addition of a dedicated Marine LNG Symposium, Sept. 30, a stand-alone forum featuring a full day of discussion dedicated to all aspects of conversion to LNG as a marine fuel.

01 Oct 2013

SHIPPINGInsight Conference Convenes This Month

Executives from 20 shipping companies and 40 expert panelists will share case studies on improving efficiency in ship operations with an expected 100 registered delegates at the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 22-24. “We’ve assembled an impressive lineup of moderators, panelists and speakers for this year’s conference,” said co-producer Frank Soccoli. “Top executives from major shipowners will share their insights on the challenges facing today’s shipping industry. The conference agenda covers a full range of issues related to improving profitability in ship operations…

18 Sep 2013

Classification Societies Take Center Stage at ShippingInsight 2013

Executives from major classification societies will be sharing their expertise with maritime industry colleagues at the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, which is scheduled for Oct. 23-24 in Stamford, Conn. The keynote speaker Oct. •  Dr. “The conference serves as a forum for stakeholders from all segments of the maritime industry to come together and address the challenges of operating ships more efficiently in the difficult economic climate faced by today’s shipping companies,” said Jim Rhodes, conference co-producer.

16 Sep 2013

Tips on Reducing Ship Operating Costs

Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of Tote, Inc., is the featured Keynote Speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, October 22-24, 2013.

While there are indications that the shipping industry is starting to emerge  from the doldrums of the last six years, signals remain mixed. Moore Stephens reported in June that shipping confidence has risen to its highest point since 2010. Indeed, there are signs of a new wave of speculative ordering of new tonnage, propelled by bargain-basement prices from shipyards desperate to fill slots and a reported influx of capital from private equity sources. A primary driver for the surge of orders is the improvements in fuel efficiency of new ship designs over older ships.

03 Sep 2013

SHIPPINGInsight Extends Early-bird Discount Rate

The organizers of the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference today announced that the deadline for Early-Bird registration has been extended. The discount offer expires at midnight, September 13. The conference will take place Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, in Stamford, Conn. Attendees registering prior to the early-ird deadline will receive $200 off the full conference registration fee. “We have assembled a distinguished lineup of moderators, speakers and panelists for this year’s conference, including senior executives from 17 major shipping companies, as well as experts from classification societies, shipyards…

26 Aug 2013

SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Announces Agenda and Speaker List

The SHIPPINGInsight conference producers have finalized the agenda and confirmed speaker list for the 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, scheduled for Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Connect and Engage,’” said conference co-producer Frank Soccoli. “We are bringing together an impressive lineup of speakers, moderators, panelists, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates representing all segments of the shipping industry. New for 2013 is an extra LNG Workshop, which will take the form of a roundtable discussion of experts to consider the barriers, challenges, solutions and best practices for achieving widespread adoption of LNG as a marine fuel. The workshop is free for all registered delegates.

30 Jul 2013

LNG Focus at 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of Tote, Inc., will be the opening-day keynote speaker. He will review his company's experiences with LNG technology.

The practical challenges of using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) as a marine fuel will be a major theme of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel in Stamford, Conn. “A number of major shipping companies are placing orders for new LNG-powered ships and others are considering converting their existing ships to run on LNG,” said Frank Soccoli, coproducer, SHIPPINGInsight. Given the intense industry focus on the potential benefits of converting to LNG, a dedicated LNG workshop is being added this year.

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