Event: Dry Dock Conference 2014

By MarEx 2014-08-27 12:35:00

Dry Dock Conference 2014 is the eighth in a series of international conferences held every 2-3 years. This year's conference will be held 1-2 December 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Among the highlights of the upcoming New Orleans' conference will be a series of presentations from experts on unique drydockings, heavy lift difficulties, and ship launching challenges.

The goal of the conference is to educate and provide technological updates to personnel in the dry dock industry. The papers and presentations promise to cover a broad spectrum of topics dealing with a multitude of issues facing the dry dock community. Professionals from around the globe will share their endeavors in planning, financing, permitting, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining dry dock facilities. Conference attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the challenges faced by the industry and gain valuable insight into how to overcome them.

The Dry Dock Conference is the international platform and the leading forum for the world's drydocking industry. This is where the Dry Dock Community leaders present their innovations, trends and forward looking technologies to set the course for future success. The conference provides a venue to learn about new products and services, and generate vital contacts. The immensely successful series of conferences has consistently drawn an international audience of professionals who come to share their knowledge and learn from the experiences of others.

This event offers not only lectures from some the world's leading dry dock experts, but also offers exceptional networking opportunities with industry leaders. Topics for this year's conference include:

-damaged ship dry docking

-dry dock failure analysis

-dry dock maintenance issues

-economic aspects of drydocking

-establishing a dry dock standard

-graving dock repairs/upgrades

-heavy lift operations

-travel lifts

-unique drydockings

-vertical lifts

-vessel launchings

-vessel transfer operations

Past participants included representatives of shipyards, engineering and consulting firms, ship owners, and government agencies. This international conference receives attendees from six continents. Personnel with over 30 years experience along with those new to the community find the 2 day conference an enlightening experience. 

Since a record number of visitors attended the last Dry Dock Conference in 2011, the important role played by the Dry Dock Conference make this a must-attend event. Over 90% of previous attendees rated previous conferences as excellent. The conference is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with the hundreds of practitioners, researchers, and specialists at the leading edge of the dry dock industry. Organizations are free to bring and distribute information at the conference.

Drydocking has long been a small but vital part of the ship building and repair industry and the current global economic climate puts an added premium on dry docking crews to boost their efficiency. With larger and more complex ships creating new dry docking challenges, this upcoming conference is a great chance for those the maritime industry to gain new insights into this ever changing field. 

The International WorkBoat Show follows the Dry Dock Conference in New Orleans 3-5 Dec 2014. Maximize your travels to New Orleans by attending both the Dry Dock Conference and the The International WorkBoat Show.

DM Consulting is pleased to host Dry Dock Conference 2014. 

For conference information/registration, visit www.drydocktraining.com.

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