SHIPPING INSIGHT  - International Maritime Conference 2014

International marine fleet optimization and liquid natural gas symposium and conference 2014


 Shipping Insight -




SHIPPING Insight 2014 comprises two events: 

Marine LNG Symposium (Sept. 30) - Industry experts share knowledge and practical experience in switching to LNG as a marine fuel. Sessions include: 

*Navigating the Regulatory Environment 
*LNG Bunkering 
*LNG Infrastructure 
*Designing for LNG 
*LNG Industry Leaders Roundtable

Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition (Oct. 1 - 2) - Speakers from across the spectrum of the maritime industry address challenges and solutions to reduce operating costs and improve ship efficiency. Sessions include:

*Designing & Building Efficient Ships 
*Fuel & Propulsion Management 
*Ship Performance & Optimization 
*Human Capital Management 
*Fleet Intelligence & Optimization 
*Telematics Roundtable (NEW THIS YEAR!)


You can register for either event individually or for both. Your registration includes admission to all conference sessions, continental breakfasts, luncheons, networking breaks, evening cocktail receptions and exhibition hall.






Marine LNG Symposium


Edward Scott

Edward Scott
Chief Operating Officer
Excelerate Energy 

Fleet Optimization Conference


Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson
President & COO (Americas)
Laurin Maritime

Fleet Optimization Conference


Jim Watson

Jim Watson
President & COO
ABS Americas






29 September, Monday


6:00 PM — 7:30 PM


Registration & Welcome Reception


30 September, Tuesday

Marine LNG Symposium Day Sponsor – Rolls-Royce


7:00 AM — 8:00 AM


Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:00 AM — 8:05 AM


Opening Session

Opening Remarks: Greg Trauthwein, Symposium Chairman, Maritime Reporter


8:05 AM — 8:35 AM


Keynote Speaker: Edward Scott, COO, Excelerate Energy


8:35 AM — 9:45 AM

Panel Session 1: Navigating the Regulatory Environment

  • The latest legal framework that governs environmental regulations

  • Understanding the U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations that impact the shipping industry

  • Learn how regulations are evolving and understand their impact on management decisions

Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte, Shipmanagement (UK)
Ravi Singh, Technical Director, Northern Fund Management America

Margaret Doyle, Chair, USCG CTAC LNG Subcommittee
Roy Bleiberg, Director – U.S. Gas Development, ABS
Archie Fallon, Senior Associate, King & Spalding LLP


9:45 AM — 9:55 AM


Coffee Break     


9:55 AM — 11:30 AM

Panel Session 2: LNG Bunkering

  • The latest challenges and advancements with LNG bunkering operations

  • Learn about the different methodologies and technical aspects of LNG bunkering

  • The industry experience with LNG and how results have impacted management decision making

Johan Sperling, Vice President, Jensen Maritime/Crowley
Capt. Mark Lane, Senior Vice President – Operations, Excelerate Energy

Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America
Gary Van Tassel, VP Technical, Argent Marine
Keith Meyer, CEO, LNG America
Greg Roche, Vice President, Eagle LNG Partners (Clean Energy Fuels, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels & GE)
Mahinde Abeynaike, Managing Director, Bomin Linde LNG


11:30 AM — 1:00 PM

Panel Session 3: LNG Infrastructure

  • The latest plans and timelines for shoreside terminals

  • How LNG suppliers will address evolving requirements

  • The LNG price outlook

  • The risk and safety considerations of LNG

Chris Charter, Operations, Navig8
Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (UK)

Holt Bradshaw, Executive Director, Pace Global, A Siemens Business
Matt Jackson, VP LNG Business Development, Crowley Petroleum Services
Capt. Tim Park, Sales Manager, Transas
John Hicks, Vice President, Lloyd’s Register – Americas


1:00 PM — 2:00 PM


Lunch sponsored by GTT & Exhibits


2:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Panel Session 4: Designing for LNG

  • The designing considerations and implications when employing LNG as a fuel

  • How engine designs have evolved to leverage the advantages of LNG

  • The latest in LNG-based ship design driving cost reduction and efficiency

William Nugent, VP Technical Service Group, OSG Ship Management
Capt. Karen Davis, Marine Assurance, ConocoPhillips
Robert Hall, Vice President Fleet Operations, Seabulk Tankers

Eugene van Rynbach, Vice President, Herbert Engineering Corp.
Johan Sperling, Vice President, Jensen Maritime/Crowley
Tony Teo, Technology & Business Director, DNV GL Maritime
John Hatley, Vice President, Wärtsilä
Jonathan Webster, Vice President, Rolls-Royce
Philip Bannerman, Vice President, Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions, Inc.


4:00 PM — 4:15 PM


Coffee Break sponsored by TRANSAS USA   


4:15 PM — 5:15 PM

Panel Session 5: LNG Industry Leaders Roundtable

Sponsored by Pace Global, A Siemens Business

  • Join an interactive roundtable with a group of distinguished industry leaders to ask questions and debate the latest LNG topics driving efficient ship operations

  • Learn about the latest case studies in this evolving technology

  • Improve your understanding of the challenges ahead and available solutions

Roundtable Chairman:
Joseph Keefe, Editor, Maritime News & Maritime Professional
Mahinde Abeynaike, Managing Director, Bomin Linde LNG
Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America
Holt Bradshaw, Executive Director, Pace Global, A Siemens Business
Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (UK)
Margaret Doyle, Director, Maritime Simulation Institute
John Hatley, Vice President, Wärtsilä
Jonathan Webster, Vice President, Rolls-Royce
Sam Woodward, President & CEO, Horizon Lines


5:15 PM — 5:30 PM


Closing & Acknowledgements: Greg Trauthwein, Symposium Chairman, Maritime Reporter


6:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Networking Reception & Registration




1 October, Wednesday


7:00 AM — 8:00 AM


Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast
sponsored by ESRG


8:00 AM — 8:15 AM


Opening Remarks: Greg Trauthwein, Conference Chairman, Maritime Reporter


8:15 AM — 8:40 AM


Michael Wilson, President, Laurin Maritime (Americas), Keynote Speaker


8:40 AM — 9:00 AM


U.S. Shipping Outlook – Mario O. Moreno, Economist, Journal of Commerce Group


9:00 AM — 10:35 AM

Panel Session 1: Designing & Building Efficient Ships

  • The latest designs influencing ship performance

  • Technology innovation addressed in the new market reality

  • Obtain a shipyard perspective on building an efficient ship

William Nugent, VP Technical Service Group, OSG Ship Management
John Nichols, Director Head of Operations Supramax, Clipper Bulk (US)
Johan Sperling, Vice President, Jensen/Crowley Maritime

Spencer Schilling, President, Herbert Engineering Corp.
Capt. Mark K. Lane, Senior Vice President Operations, Excelerate Energy
NY Office Speaker, Class NK
John Hatley, Vice President, Wartsila


10:35 AM — 10:50 AM


Coffee Break sponsored by DNV GL Maritime  


10:50 AM — 12:50 PM

Panel Session 2: Fuel & Propulsion Management

  • The latest challenges and advancements with the new generation of efficient engines

  • The latest innovation in wireless fuel sensor technology employed to improve efficiency

  • The operational pros and cons with a slow streaming strategy for cost savings

Robert Bullen, Fleet Manager, U.S.D. Flag Operations, Maersk Line Limited
Angus Campbell, Managing Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (UK)
Mike Elbers, Technical Manager, Apex Bulk Carriers
Judy Gladson, Director Technical Division, Military Sealift Command

Eric Schreiber, Regional Lead (North America), GE Energy/Power Conversion
Les Gingell, Vice President – Marine Sales, MAN Diesel
Chris Hill, Business Development Manager, Emerson Process Management
Leslie Bell-Friedel, Regional Customer Support Manager, Caterpillar Marine
Brandon Larson, Application Engineer, GE Marine


12:50 PM — 2:00 PM


Gala Awards Luncheon sponsored by Lloyd’s Register / Exhibits


2:00 PM — 3:50 PM

Panel Session 3: Ship Performance & Optimization

  • The latest in hull performance solutions that drive efficiency and reduce costs

  • Employing power management for efficiency

  • Applying adaptive technology for improved hull performance

Capt. Harold Boyer, Director Operations, Heidmar
Anders Aasen, AVP Global Technical Services Royal Caribbean Cruises
Mark Remijan, Operations Manager, APL Maritime
Rajnish Bahel, General Manager, Eagle Shipping

Tim Angerame, Director, utiliVisor
Capt. Jan Hansen, Director, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine
Justin McAdams, Director Business Development, DNV GL Maritime
Eric James, Sales Manager, Eniram


3:50 PM — 4:05 PM


Coffee Break sponsored by TRANSAS USA


4:05 PM — 5:45 PM

Panel Session 4: Human Capital Management

  • Learn how to employ the latest in simulation training to improve crew efficiency

  • Recruiting methodologies you can employ to meet your crew staffing needs

  • The latest crew management techniques that drive efficiency

Joseph McKeown, Technical Director, V Ships (US)
Erny Otterspoor, VP & Technical Director, Roymar Ship Management
Robin van Wyngaarden, Operations Manager, Ultrabulk
Thomas Monteiro, Director, Marketing & Business Development, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Paul Welling, Sales Director, Transas Marine
Eric Peters, Managing Director – Americas, Faststream Recruitment Group
Margaret Doyle, Director, Maritime Simulation Institute
Ginger Garte, Americas Environmental Manager, Lloyd’s Register


6:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Networking Reception sponsored by Faststream Recruitment Group / Exhibits


2 October, Thursday


7:00 AM — 8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast sponsored by Bureau Veritas Marine

8:00 AM — 8:30 AM

Admiral James Watson, President, ABS-Americas, Keynote Speaker: Fleet Optimization

8:30 AM — 9:00 AM


Ship Operating Costs – Trends & Outlook, Richard Greiner, Partner, Moore Stephens


9:00 AM — 10:45 AM

Panel Session 5: Fleet Intelligence & Optimization

  • How to use fleet intelligence data to drive ship efficiency

  • The latest in remote monitoring technology to improve ship operations

  • Learn about business cases on available tools that improve efficiency

Fred Finger, Vice President & General Manager, American Roll On Roll Off Carrier
Amit Datta, Commercial Operations Manager, Gemini Tankers
Philip Bannerman, Wilhelmsen Ship Management
Capt. Mark Jackson, Vice President of Technical Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines

Rob Bradenham, General Manager, ESRG
Jess Hurwitz, Director of Sales & Marketing/CTO, FleetWeather
Capt. Eric Clarke, Managing Director, IMTECH USA, Inc.
Jeff Chandler, North American Key Accounts Manager, POLE STAR
Michael O’Brien, Operations Manager, Applied Weather Technologies


10:45 AM — 11:00 AM


Coffee Break 


11:00 AM — 12:30 PM

Panel Session 6: SHIP Telematics Roundtable

Sponsored by ClassNK

The telematics (machine-to-machine connectivity) industry is growing exponentially. The maritime sector is gaining traction with new and innovative solutions that are impacting the bottom line.

  • Join the interactive roundtable with a group of distinguished industry leaders to ask questions and debate the latest remote connective technologies driving efficient ship operations

  • Learn about the latest case studies in this evolving and promising technology

  • Improve your understanding of the challenges ahead and available solutions

  • Understand how telematics will impact your technical services and ship operations

Roundtable Leader:
Joseph Keefe, Editor, Maritime News and Maritime Professional
Tim Angerame, Director, utiliVisor Marine Services
Rob Bradenham, General Manager, ESRG
James Dodez, SVP Marketing and Strategic Planning, KVH Industries, Inc.
Johan Nyström, Senior Sales Manager, NAPA/ClassNK
Hans Ottosen, CEO, Danelec Marine
Anthony Queenan, Vice President Sales, Americas, Astrium


12:30 PM — 12:45 PM


Closing and Acknowledgements: Greg Trauthwein, Conference Chairman, Maritime Reporter


12:45 PM — 2:30 PM Lunch sponsored by GE Marine/ Exhibits



More than 200 attendees are expected. They will include senior executives from more than 30 ship owners and ship management companies, serving as speakers or panel moderators. Other participants will include major classification societies, naval architects, shipyards, IT and software companies, manufacturers, consultants, bunkering suppliers and others.

See the filmed interviews with shipping industry executives who are attending ShippingInsight 2014. They’ll tell you in their own words why they participate in the shipping industry’s leading event for business intelligence and networking.







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Sheraton Stamford Hotel, Stamford, Connecticut  Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2014


The Sheraton Stamford Hotel is close to the city’s most important offices and attractions, and just a 45-minute train ride to New York City. Every comfortable, stylish guest room features the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Bed and a 37” flat-screen television.


Connecticut is the southernmost state in the northeastern region of the United States known as New England. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital city is Hartford. The state is named after the Connecticut River, a major U.S. river that approximately bisects the state. The word is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".


Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2012, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 125,109, making it the third largest city in the state and the seventh largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Stamford is home to four Fortune 500 Companies, nine Fortune 1000 Companies, and 13 Courant 100 Companies, as well as numerous divisions of large corporations. 



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Frank Soccoli
Conference Director
2230 Mechum Place
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434 295 6642
Mobile: 434 989 9041

Jim Rhodes
Conference Director

Rhodes Communications, Inc.
939 W. 21st St
Norfolk, VA 23517 2230
Phone: 757 451 0602
Mobile: 757 753 1238



LNG bunkering and liquid natural gas to lower marine pollution 



Tabletop Exhibitors


ABB Marine Systems is a leading manufacturer of electric power and propulsion systems for ships. We are a global maritime organization, providing innovative, reliable, safe and environmentally-friendly solutions and qualified services to reduce operational costs and ensure optimum vessel lifecycle for our customers.



ABS Americas. Safety, Service, Solutions. ABS is one of the world’s leading classification societies. Since 1862, it has been setting safety standards for the marine and offshore industries. ABS recognizes that the classification world is changing with more emphasis on complex structures, life cycle management, unified standards and safety equivalencies. From its world headquarters in Houston, ABS delivers services and solutions to a worldwide client list through a network of more than 150 offices in 70 countries. It is the goal of ABS to provide the most responsive service to our clients – global reach, local response.


Applied Weather Technologies is the leading provider of fleet optimization services and onboard voyage management software designed to help ship owners, charterers, operators, fleet managers and captains identify the safest, most time-efficient or fuel-efficient routes for their fleets, as well as reduce fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions. Staffed by world-renowned experts in ship routing, meteorology, IT, and maritime science, AWT routes more ships per month than any other company. Founded in 1996, AWT is privately held and headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, with worldwide offices located in the UK, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Germany, New York, and New Jersey.



CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.




ClassNK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai, known as ClassNK or NK, is a ship classification society. The Society is actively engaged in a growing range of ship related activities and services aimed at contributing to promoting the protection of human life and property at sea as well as protection of the marine environment.



Electronic Marine Systems Providing national product and technical support from our three design and engineering sales locations has been key to our broad based market penetration and overall customer satisfaction. You can find us on the East, Gulf, and West Coasts of the United States. All our manufacturing is done in Redmond, Washington. EMS was established in 1979, and has prospered in the U.S. domestic marine marketplace through product innovation.



Emerson is a diversified global manufacturing company that brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in the industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions businesses.



Established in 2000, ESRG provides leading-edge data analysis and remote monitoring technology.  ESRG supports the remote condition monitoring of over 100 US Navy surface fleet ships and provides the OstiaEdge® Monitoring Suite to a range of industries in the commercial sector.



provides insight into the performance and operation of your vessels, fleet and pool with industry-unique ultra-customized performance and analytic services. We provide strategic decision support and business intelligence for shipping leaders by delivering accurate and timely information to help overcome daily complex business and operational decisions. FleetWeather helps shipping leaders to be more successful today and into the future, no matter what challenges they face.



GE Aviation (Marine) is the world’s leading producer of large and small jet engines for commercial and military aircraft. We also supply aircraft-derived engines for marine applications and provide aviation services. GE Aviation’s technological excellence, supported by continuing substantial investments in research and development, has been the foundation of growth, and helps to ensure quality products for customers.



Hydrex provides worldwide underwater maintenance and repair services to shipowners. Drydocking is avoided, saving time, trouble and expense.
Ecospeed is a coating that lasts the lifetime of the vessel and can easily be cleaned underwater. This keeps the hull roughness at optimum level and results in major fuel savings.



Maritime Reporter and Engineering News
For over 65 years, Maritime Reporter and Engineering News has provided unparalleled coverage of the maritime industry. Over 38,094 decision makers rely on it for current news and insightful editorial!



Lloyd’s Register as a marine classification society, we set safety and environmental standards for the design, construction and operation of ships. But we are not just about surveying ships; we are dedicated to supporting the development of new technologies and innovations that will play a vital role in the immediate and long-term future of shipping.



Raytheon Anschütz has an excellent reputation as a reliable provider of Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems and nautical equipment such as gyro compass, autopilot, radar and electronic sea charts (ECDIS) for the shipping and shipbuilding market. Our customers are worldwide shipyards, shipping companies, navies, and megayacht owners. More than 30,000 vessels, from the cargo ship and tanker through offshore and research vessels to cruise liner, megayachts and naval ships, are underway with navigation systems from Raytheon Anschütz.



Rolls-Royce is a global company, providing integrated power solutions for customers in civil and defense aerospace, marine and energy markets. We support our customers through a worldwide network of offices, manufacturing and service facilities. In the past decade, Rolls-Royce has transformed its business. Today, we are more global, with over half our order book from the Middle East and Asia. Our portfolio has become more diversified, both through organic growth and acquisition, and we have significantly increased the revenues generated from servicing the power systems we produce.


Tetra Tech is leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing innovative solutions focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources. With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project life cycle.



Saratoga Resource Group LLC
is a group of consultants helping companies and organizations develop human capital.



utiliVisor is a leading energy advisory firm providing energy monitoring and metering solutions for the Marine, District Energy and Commercial Real Estate Markets. Its applications, processes, and advisory services provide real insights that  can help significantly lower operating costs – without replacing existing systems. Our web-based applications are based on using open standards that provide real-time monitoring and performance analysis.Built on open standards, the utiliVisor platform monitors a vessel’s operations data from the onboard automation system and tracks the vessel’s position based on the automatic identification system’s data, providing independent energy analysis.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2012, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.7 billion with approximately 18,900 employees. The company has operations in nearly 170 locations in 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki, Finland.








The SHIPPINGInsight Award recognizes achievements in fleet optimization and ship operating efficiency, as reflected in a successful project or initiative implemented by a ship operating company and its technology partners.

A panel of independent judges, including maritime journalists, academics and third-party experts, will select the winners based on entries submitted.

The award will be presented at a gala awards luncheon September Oct. 1 during the SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Fleet Optimization Conference. The winners will be announced in a press release and featured in an interview on SHIPPINGInsight TV.


Submissions should be in the form of a case study describing successful implementation of an innovative technology or initiative designed to reduce operating costs by improving operating efficiencies. The project must have been completed within calendar years 2013-2014. Results must be cited as quantifiable metrics.

Where the innovation was a collaborative effort of multiple parties, the award will be presented to all the key parties who played a role in the project. Entries may be submitted by either the shipping company or by its technology partners.

Note that any information submitted with your award entry will be held in strictest confidence by the judges and will not be released without your express written permission. 





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