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Soccoli Associates Welcomes You to Its New Website!

Soccoli Associates is online with a new website. The consulting firm hopes prospective clients will explore the full range of services online, and invites them to contact Soccoli Associates directly via the site.

SHIPPINGInsight Partnership formed with Rhodes Communications, Inc.

We welcome Rhodes Communications as a partner in forming a new maritime conference organization marketed under the "SHIPPINGInsight" brand name. SHIPPINGInsight's first North American conference entitled "Fleet Optimization Conference" is planned for October 2012 in Stamford, Connecticut. For details on this conference go to: Future conferences will cover other strategic maritime topics such as Crisis Management, Crew Training, Ship Safety and Risk Management.


ShippingInsight Fleet
Optimization Conference Makes Debut in 2012

A new maritime industry conference, scheduled for October 2012 in Stamford, Connecticut, will provide a forum for discussion of fleet optimization and efficient ship operations, according to its organizers The ShippingInsight Fleet Optimization Conference is being co-produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international PR and marketing services company specializing in the marine industry. Maritime Reporter and Maritime Professional are the exclusive media sponsors for the event. “In the current economic client, it is imperative that shipowners find effective tools and techniques to operate their vessels more efficiently,” said Frank Soccoli, conference co-director. “This conference will bring together stakeholders from across the industry to explore best practices to achieve gains in ship efficiency, including hull design, fuel and bunkering, ship routing, asset management and IT solutions.” “The Fleet Optimization Conference is the first in a new series of conferences that will be marketed under the ShippingInsight brand, addressing the pressing issues faced by ship and fleet operators in the 21st Century,” said conference co-director Jim Rhodes. “We will hold future conferences covering other timely themes such as risk management, maritime safety and crew training in other maritime centers around the world in the future.” The ShipppingInsight conference will bring together representatives from ship and fleet operators, as well as naval architects, marine engineers, shipyards, classification societies, IT specialists, system integrators and regulatory bodies. The organizers are assembling a roster of senior executives from across the shipping industry spectrum as speakers and panelists.

The specific dates and venue will be announced within the
next two weeks, said the organizers. In the interim, for conference details visit us at:

About Soccoli Associates LLC

Based in Charlottesville, Va., Soccoli Associates LLC provides a full range of consulting services for the maritime industry, including strategic planning, business development, product management, and marketing plans.

About Rhodes Communications Inc.

Established in 1983, Rhodes Communications, Inc. provides public relations and marketing services to an international client base. The company is based in Norfolk, Va.