Ship Repair USA 2024

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June 11, 2024 - June 12, 2024 | Hyatt Centric French Quarter | New Orleans, LA
Smarter Repairs. Smarter Operations.

Event Info

Marine Log Ship Repair USA is the only ship repair event in North America that brings together shipyards, ship repair facilities, owner/operators, naval architects, suppliers and others allied to the industry.

Conference sessions will discuss:
•   Advances in techniques and management practices.
•   Methods of meeting environmental and economic goals.
•   Proven ways to keep vessels compliant and competitive through a ship’s lifespan of repairs, upgrades, retrofits, repowers and conversions.

The conference includes an expo where you can discover products and services to help you put your plans into action.

Programming from Military Sealift Command
Military Sealift CommandMilitary Sealift Command (MSC) is a branch of the U.S. Navy, operating and maintaining a variety of ships providing logistics, special mission, fleet support, prepositioning and seabasing to the Department of Defense (DoD). 2024 marks the 75th anniversary of MSC, stood up in 1949 as the single managing agency for the DoD’s ocean transportation needs. MSC operates 130+ ships world-wide. MSC ships are built and maintained to commercial standards with ABS Class and USCG certifications. Presently, over 60 MSC vessels receive maintenance and repair at U.S. shipyards. MSC’s session objectives will be to provide information about our maintenance and repair requirements to interested ship repair companies.

SNAME: Official Association Partner
Marine Log is honored to have SNAME as Ship Repair USA’s association partner. SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. For many, SNAME has been absolutely essential to career development and success in the industry. SNAME members can receive an additional 20% discount on their registration by using promo code SNAME20.

Ted Williams

President, Senesco Marine, LLC

Lane Richards

Vice President of Service Sales, Everett Ship Repair

Ryan Schnoor

Senior Project Manager, Alabama Shipyard, LLC

Ryan Patrick Woerner

General Counsel, Bayonne Drydock & Repair Corp.

Todd Hiller, P.E.

Director, Office of Shipyards & Marine Engineering, MARAD

Neil Lichtenstein

Deputy Dir. Ship Management, Military Sealift Command

Morgan M. Fanberg, PE

CEO, Glosten

Matthew Wichgers

Technical Mgr. Vessel Structures, Elliott Bay Design Group

Leah Baker

Assoc. Dir., Small Business Programs, Military Sealift Command

Douglas Pearlson

Executive Chairman & Founder, Pearlson Shiplift Corporation

Sabrina Brigance, CMIP

Managing Dir. Marine Practice, Hylant

Alfred Rufty

Partner, Jones Walker

Dr. Kevin Chung, Ph.D.

Founder, AI Technology Inc.

Jayne Russell

Dir., Business Development, Interior Design, Crowley

Chris Velzis

Dir. Life Cycle Management, Military Sealift Command

Craig Gundry

President, Cormorant Maritime Projects

Amber San Gil

Supervisory Contract Specialist, Ship Repair & Fleet Support, Military Sealift Command

Patrick Roberts

Vice President of Sales & Operations, SSI USA

Walker Needels

Technical Sales Engineer, Bardex Corporation

Walker Toomes

Sales Manager, Core Group Resources

Troy Vermillion

Client Executive, Hylant

Jim Hartley

Technical Sales Representative, PPG

Heather Ervin

Editor-in-Chief, Marine Log

Sponsorships
Ship Repair USA sponsorship packages offer branded sessions, lead generation, custom email deployments, tabletop exhibits and more. For more information, contact David Harkey at 212.620.7223 (office) or 973.563.0109 (cell) or dharkey@sbpub.com.

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Hotel Reservations
Ship Repair USA 2024 attendees can reserve at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans Hotel for the group rate of $149.00/night (plus taxes/fees). Our hotel block closes May 20, 2024, at 5pm CT. Book your room as soon as possible to guarantee availability!

Hyatt Centric French Quarter New Orleans
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA, 70112
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504.586.0800

Contact Us
Questions? Reach out to us at conferences@sbpub.com.

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Program is subject to change.

June 10, 2024

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-up in the lobby level ballroom area
 
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Badge Pickup and Registration, Sponsored by Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in the lobby level ballroom area
 
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception in the second level Garden Courtyard
Pick up your badge before attending the reception!

June 11, 2024

All conference sessions and networking events on June 11 & 12 take place in the lobby level ballroom area.

8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast
Badge Pickup and Registration, Sponsored by Bay Ship & Yacht Co.

9:00 AM
Opening Session
Todd Hiller, P.E, Director, Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering, U.S. Maritime Administration

9:30 AM
Best Practices for Ship Construction and Repair
Matthew Wichgers, Technical Manager for Vessel Structures, Elliott Bay Design Group

10:00 AM
The 6 Cornerstones of Shiplift Dry Dock Design
Walker Needels, Technical Sales Engineer, Bardex Corporation (platinum sponsor)

10:15 AM
Pitfalls in Vessel Construction and Repair Contracts
Al Rufty, Partner, Jones Walker LLP

10:45 AM
Coffee Break

11:15 AM
The “New” Preferred Standard of Drydocking
Douglas Pearlson, Executive Chairman / Founder, Pearlson Shiplift Corporation

11:45 AM
Luncheon Sponsored by Bergan Marine Systems

1:00 PM
Green Retrofits
Craig Gundry, President, Cormorant Maritime Projects

1:30 PM
Corrosion Protection Strategies for Longevity and Reliability
Dr. Kevin Chung, Ph.D., Founder, AI Technology Inc.

2:00 PM
Coatings: A More Sustainable Shipping Future
Jim Hartley, Technical Sales Representative, PPG

2:30 PM
Inside the Vessel: Refitting for Crew Comfort
Jayne Russell, Director, Business Development, Interior Design, Crowley

3:00 PM
Coffee Break

3:30 PM
Navigating Talent: Recruitment Strategies in the Ship Repair Industry
Walker Toomes, Sales Manager, Core Group Resources (platinum sponsor)

3:45 PM
Retaining Talent in the Shipyard Industry

Sabrina Brigance, CMIP, Managing Director Marine Practice, Hylant
Troy Vermillion, Client Executive, Hylant

4:15 PM
Ship Repair Panel: Challenges and Solutions
Moderator: Morgan M. Fanberg, PE, CEO, Glosten
Ted Williams, President, Senesco Marine, LLC
Lane Richards, Vice President of Service Sales, Everett Ship Repair
Patrick Roberts, Vice President of Sales & Operations, SSI USA

5:15 PM
Cocktail Reception Sponsored by Alabama Shipyard

6:15 PM
Day Ends

June 12, 2024

8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM
MSC Introduction and Ship Inventory Overview
What is MSC? Specific ship classes. Special MSC requirements.
Neil Lichtenstein, Deputy Director Ship Management, DSMx, Military Sealift Command

9:30 AM
Contracting with MSC & Small Business Opportunities
From finding solicitations, to finalizing the project.
Amber San Gil, Supervisory Contract Specialist, Ship Repair & Fleet Support, Military Sealift Command
Leah Baker, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Military Sealift Command

10:00 AM
Maintenance & Repair Outlook
Neil Lichtenstein, Deputy Director Ship Management, DSMx, Military Sealift Command

10:10 AM
MCS Work Packages: Requirements & Expectations
Ship Work Breakdown Structure (SWBS) format, Standard Work Item requirements, 150 MPD workload plan, project planning and management, quality assurance, ABS & USCG contractor vs. government furnished material, OEMs, work close-out and contract wrap-up.
Chris Velzis, Director Life Cycle Management, Military Sealift Command

10:40 AM
Coffee Break

11:00 AM
Panel Discussion: MSC as a Ship Repair Customer
Moderator: Neil Lichtenstein, Deputy Director Ship Management, DSMx, Military Sealift Command
Ryan Schnoor, Senior Project Manager, Alabama Shipyard, LLC
Ryan Patrick Woerner, General Counsel, Bayonne Drydock and Repair Corp.

12:00 PM
Conference Ends

Sponsorships

Ship Repair USA will bring together ship repair facilities, shipyards, owners, operators, naval architects, and more to discuss: advances in techniques and management practices; methods of meeting environmental and economic goals; and proven ways to keep vessels compliant and competitive through a ship’s lifespan of repairs, upgrades, retrofits, repowers and conversions.