• April 19-21, 2023 | New Orleans, Louisiana
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Darren Shelton


Chief Product Officer

Darren Shelton is a 26-year veteran of the maritime industry having managed multiple shipping agencies, serving as lead auditor in ISO quality management systems and most recently being tasked with driving their digital initiatives for a premier global maritime agency. In 2018 he envisioned a blockchain startup for the downstream energy sector which led to his co-founding FuelTrust, a data science company with greentech SaaS solutions. Darren studied at Stephen F. Austin State University and Hope International University, has received honorary degrees from Alvin Community College and presently serves on the Board of Regents at ACC. He is Chairman of both the Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee and the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, in addition to serving on the boards of several other community organizations. He and his family reside in the Houston suburb of Alvin TX.

Sessions With Darren Shelton

Tuesday, 26 April

  • 04:25pm - 04:55pm (CST) / 26/apr/2022 09:25 pm - 26/apr/2022 09:55 pm

    What Works: Creating Data Transparency and Visibility in the Project Supply Chain

    Cargo and supply chain visibility became all the rage during the pandemic, a sign that shippers felt they had lost control during the prolonged upheaval. In project supply chains, however, this lack of visibility and real-time information is familiar territory and often the norm. Most of the cargo visibility platforms in the shipping market are geared for container shipping and not fit for purpose when it comes to the complexities of breakbulk and project cargo movement. Additionally, increasingly stringent standards for emissions reporting and control are influencing logistics planning and carriers' fleet-related decisions. This session will explore two approaches to creating visibility in different areas of the breakbulk supply chain, focusing on systems and initiatives that drive accountability and actionability. Seeing and defining disruption isn’t enough in this tumultuous market; greater visibility has to be a catalyst to action.