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WWW.MARINELINK.COM 7Chiarello TOTE CEO to Make Keynote Address at SHIPPINGInsight 2013Building on the success of the Þ rst SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference in October 2012, the co-producers have announced plans for a second conference this year, with a full slate of presentations addressing tech- nologies, techniques and best practices for improving ef-Þ ciency in ship operations. The 2013 conference, which will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Stamford, Conn., October 22-24, will fo-cus largely on fuel and environmental issues, but will also address all aspects of designing, building and operating efÞ cient ships. ?The big news in the U.S. maritime in-dustry this year is the recent order placed by TOTE to build two revolutionary new LNG-powered con- tainerships and con-vert two existing ships to LNG propulsion at NASSCO,? Frank Soccoli, co-producer said. ?We are happy to conÞ rm that Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, has agreed to be the keynote speak- er on the opening day of the conference. We will also have panel discussions focusing on the technical and infrastructure issues regarding the use of LNG as an alternative fuel.?Soccoli added, ?We have already signed up senior ex- ecutives from leading U.S. shipping companies to serve as panel moderators and lead the discussions. They include Heidmar, NYK Line, Nordic Tankers, Roymar, Gemini Tankers and Royal Caribbean. Others are pending. We will also have expert speakers from major classiÞ cation societ- ies, U.S. Coast Guard, industry consultants and major sup-pliers. The speakers will focus on practical solutions and present results in the form of case studies.?The scheduled agenda includes sessions on Meeting the Environmental Challenge, Designing for EfÞ ciency, Fuel and Propulsion Management, System Performance Moni-toring and Maintenance, Leveraging Technology for Ef Þ -ciency, Managing Organizational Change, Voyage Optimi- zation, and Ship Performance. Sponsorships and tabletop exhibits are available for companies to raise their proÞ le at the conference.The SHIPPINGInsight conferences are owned and pro-duced by Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international PR and marketing company, and Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy. Maritime Reporter and Maritime Professional are the exclusive media sponsors for the event.www. shippinginsight.comMR #3 (1-9).indd 7MR #3 (1-9).indd 73/4/2013 3:17:49 PM3/4/2013 3:17:49 PM

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