Ferries 2013 Conference & Expo

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Hot topics, industry experts

Some of the major ferry operators in North America—Washington State Ferries, Staten Island Ferry, STQ, and BC Ferries—have or are considering Liquefied Natural Gas as a marine fuel. STQ has already ordered new ferries that will burn LNG and Washington State Ferries plans to convert existing boats to the alternative fuel. Does it make sense for your operation? What about bunkering your vessel and training your crew? What about designs and system costs?

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Discuss these questions and many others with industry experts at Marine Log’s FERRIES 2013 Conference & Expo.

Scheduled for Nov. 4-5, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Seattle in Seattle, WA, the conference agenda includes:

* Overview of the ferry market
Gregory A. Dronkert, President & COO, HMS Ferries, Inc.
* SEEMP & Energy Ef?ciency Improvements at Washington State Ferries
Endicott “Cotty” M. Fay, MSE, PE, CEng, Chief Naval Architect & Mgr. Vessel Design, Washington State Ferries
* Washington State Ferries terminal design standards
Colleen Fischer, Senior Civil Engineer, Moffatt & Nichol
* The build process for Washington’s new Olympic Class ferries
Brian Evert, Director of Project Management, VIGOR FAB
* …and much more – view the updated program now.

The full agenda also includes plenty of networking time with your peers in the ferry market, including a cocktail reception, luncheons and energy breaks. In addition, we’ve scheduled a shipyard tour with VIGOR FAB.

During this two-day event, ferry operators, builders, designers and suppliers from around the world will share innovative, real-world strategies for meeting these challenges head-on.

Register now to join us in Seattle in November.

Shipyard Tour

VIGOROn November 5th, VIGOR will be hosting a tour of their Seattle shipyard for attendees of Ferries 2013. Space on this tour is limited, so register today!

At these facilities, US Fab, Vigor Marine and Vigor Shipyards build, repair and modernize vessels on three floating drydocks with up to 18,000 long ton capacity, on six piers, with 12 cranes and in extensive indoor assembly, machine and paint shops.

Learn more about VIGOR US Fab’s Seattle Facilities

Marketing Opportunities

Ferries 2013 will focus on networking and sharing knowledge. Put your company in the spotlight by becoming a sponsor. Or showcase your products and services to decision-makers with a tabletop exhibit.

For more details, contact Jane Poterala at (212) 620-7209, jpoterala@sbpub.com.
Hotel

Ferries 2013 will take place at the Grand Hyatt Seattle. The Hyatt has set aside a block of rooms for conference attendees. (Room rates are: $195/night single/double occupancy, King; $210/night single/double occupancy, two beds.) These will be held until 30 days prior to the conference. Please contact the hotel directly at (206) 774-1234 (group code: “Marine Log”) or make your reservations online.

Grand Hyatt Seattle
1721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA
(202) 872-1500

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