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Top executives from more than 20 shipping companies are participating in the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference. They will be joined by more than 40 expert speakers and panelists who will discusss the challenges, solutions and best practices for improving ship operating efficiency. You should be there too.

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APL slashes operating costs, boosts profits.

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Shipowners will continue to struggle for solvency under difficult market conditions. This means finding ways to operate ships at less cost. That's the subject that will be addressed at the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference this October.

Posted to SHIPPINGInsight by James Rhodes on 9/4/2013 5:09:36 PM | with 0 comments

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Is the shipping industry's glass half full or half empty? Either way, shipowners must find ways to run their ships more efficiently.

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LNG is the hot topic of the year, and will be a major focus of the 2013 SHIPPINGInsight Conference in October.

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What if the predictions of economic recovery are wrong? Clay Maitland takes a hard look at the prospects for the future, and it's not necessarily a pretty picture.

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Further proof that the glut of overtonnage is not going away anytime soon.

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More sad faces at major container lines. Hapag-Lloyd blames soaring fuel costs for 2nd quarter loss.

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Even China's go-go shipbuilding industry is feeling the effects of the slowdown in international trade and shipping overcapacity, which shows no signs of easing in the short term. Shipping fleets will need to trim operating costs to survive in this environment.

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The North American Emission Control Area, which came into effect today (August 1) will have a far-reaching impact on the cost of operating ships. Compliance strategies and best practices will be hot topics at the upcoming ShippingInsight Fleet Optimization Conference.

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In a recent announcement, Maersk Line reveals savings of $90 million through the use of Key Performance Indicators.

Posted to SHIPPINGInsight by James Rhodes on 7/23/2012 11:58:27 AM | with 0 comments

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Containership lines must embrace new strategies for ship and fleet optimization in order to maintain profitability in the coming years, as new capacity comes into service. ShippingInsight will address challenges and solutions for improving ship operating efficiency at the 2012 Fleet Optimization Conference October 9-10. Register now and take advantage of early-bird discounts.

Posted to SHIPPINGInsight by James Rhodes on 7/16/2012 12:42:04 PM | with 0 comments

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A recent survey by an international accounting firm reveals that confidence levels in the shipping industry are rising modestly. But the fundamental issues of overtonnage, low freight rates and economic/political turmoil remain, and shipowners see reducing operating costs as critical in the coming years.

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Faced by disastrous freight rates in the spot market, bulker fleets look to trim older tonnage.

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Article below originally appeared in the Maritime Professional Q2 print edition.

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