What do you think is the toughest challenge the shipping industry faces?
SHIPPINGInsight 2012 will bring together stakeholders from across the industry to explore best practices in ship efficiency. Panels will focus on major issues, including ship design and construction, fuel and propulsion alternatives, hull performance, asset management strategies, voyage optimization and regulatory compliance.
What do you think is the toughest challenge the shipping industry faces? What can be done? What are the practical solutions? Share your insights. Join us at SHIPPINGInsight 2012.
The 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference will provide an information-packed two-day forum to explore how to achieve gains in ship efficiency.
Clay Maitland, founding chairman of the North American Maritime Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and managing partner of International Registries, Inc., is the keynote speaker. Other speakers include executives from ABB Inc./BU Marine, ABS Americas, AMARCON, Applied Weather Technology, Blank Rome LLP, Clarksons, ConocoPhillips, DNV, Emerson, Eniram, Germanischer Lloyd USA, Herbert Engineering Corp., IMESA, International Paint, International Registries, Inc., Jeppesen, JetBlue, NAPA, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Inc., Royal Caribbean International, Saab TransponderTech AB, Swedish Maritime Association, Transas, Wärtsilä, and World Fuel Services.
“We encourage everyone in the industry to attend this important conference and learn how to achieve gains in ship efficiency through practical strategies and solutions, network with their peers, and propel positive changes,” said Frank Soccoli, conference co-producer.
“Ship operators are being squeezed by low freight rates, rising fuel costs, tight credit and high regulatory compliance costs,” said conference co-producer Jim Rhodes. “Reducing ships’ operating costs will be critical to their survival over the next few years.”
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