Dispatches No. 116

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Massage from our member – GLOBAL MET:
Environmental Posters

Many areas in the world have been designated as ‘Special Areas’ in order to protect them from the legal practice of dumping waste as agreed under the Marpol Convention. However all areas are sensitive, and some particularly sensitive areas may not be legally designated as a special area due to political issues.

The Nautical Institute, GlobalMET, and WWF initiated a project to raise the marine environmental awareness of seafarers and to develop a series of posters depicting sensitive sea areas frequented by ships and the associated environmental and marine life features.

There is a tradition on many ships whereby a wide area chart, pinned up in the crew quarters, is updated with a noon position in order to give the crew an awareness of where they are along the voyage. Such a chart could be augmented with educational environmental information that could raise the crew’s awareness of when they were operating in these areas. They may then be persuaded to better manage onboard recycling and to manage the legal dumping and discharge of waste to reduce the environmental impact

The Sargasso Sea was chosen as the first project and the poster/chart has been completed and is available for distribution to vessels. Orders and expressions of interest have already been received for almost 1000 posters. Shipping companies and managers are invited to purchase and distribute these posters to their fleet. Other maritime organizations can also sponsor distribution of the posters. The 36” x 30” poster is available at USD 10 per poster, plus packing and postage from Maritime Training Services where a copy of the final version of the poster can be viewed.

Date for your DIARY – InterManager AGM – 11 October 2012 – Copenhagen

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Last week:
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This Week
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Looking forward:
29-31 August – Maritime Safety Conference – Copenhagen – Kuba Szymanski speaking
11 September – Seagull User Forum – London – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
24-25 September – Marine Electronic and Communication Conference – organised by Riviera – London – Kuba Szymanski speaking
26-27 September – Condition Based Maintenance Conference – IMAREST – London – Kuba Szymanski speaking

Discounts and offers for members:
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Ian MacLean from Hill Dickinson would be happy to provide presentation on ”Claims Handling and the ISM Code – Pitfalls and Tricks,” or ”How Your SMS Can be Used Against you in Court!” for InterManager members in the UK and can consider the near continent. The focus is to assist those without a legal background to understand the risk of post incident documentation in a casualty and the need to pro-actively manage this risk, prior to the casualty occurring.
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24 – 25 September 2012 Marine Electronics & Communications Conference 2012
Venue Millennium Gloucester Hotel & Conference Centre, London
Conference overview:
The Marine Electronics & Communications Conference takes an in-depth look at major issues facing ship operators today and in the future. It is the must attend event for anyone whose business involves electronics and communication technology for ships.
1. one free delegate place – first being served first – please contact Kuba Szymanski kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org
2. 10% discount to your members who would like to attend – Please quote this advert
http://www.rivieramm.com/events/Marine-Electronics-and-Communications-Conference-21/Event-Home-195
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The 3rd IMarEST Condition Based Maintenance Conference taking place on 26 – 27 September 2012 will have as its theme “the removal of obstacles to cultural change” and aims to determine what will be the tipping point for widespread adoption of CBM within organisations.
InterManager Members can register to attend at the ‘Marine Partner’ rate and also save £150 off fees before 3 August 2012 – representing 25% savings. Quote “InterManager VIP-CBM”
Call: +44 (0)20 7382 2702; email: events@imarest.org; visit: www.imarest.org/events
26-27 September 2012, Singapore Green Ship Technology Asia Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2369IMEM
20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2369IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com
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26-27 September 2012, Singapore Green Ship Technology Asia Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2369IMEM 20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2369IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com

Designed to specifically address the needs of shipowners and operators who want to discuss the commercial strategies and technology solutions available with their peers and colleagues, ship operators from companies such as Maersk, China Navigation, Gearbulk Norway, V Ships, Thome Shipmanagement and Altus Shipping among others, will participate in panels and presentations on the key issues facing the industry today, including:

1. How can the owner/operator make the right investment decisions without further clarity on regulations and guidelines?

2. How to incorporate green technology into the day-to-day running of the fleet

3. Issues surrounding implementation of EEDI for new vessels

4. Debating whether industry has the ability to meet the D2 standard

5. How hull management impacts on ships’ operations

You will also hear from the shippers and logistics managers – H&M and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics – on where the pressures are in the supply chain to improve environmental performance and how this affects shipowners and operators.

As a special feature, the shipowner/operator breakfast briefing will be just that: open only to shipowners and operators to discuss how to make strategic and technical solutions now in order to meet the challenges; how to filter the information available and make informed decisions within reasonable budgets.

InterManager members have now 3 free of charge tickets – please contact Kuba

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3-5 October 2012 Marseille Mediterranean ship-waste initiative at the GreenPort congress that will take place (www.greenport.com/congress).
Free admission

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9-10 October 22nd International Ship Management Business Conference 2012 – Copenhagen

For discount details please contact Kuba

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11 October 2012, Copenhagen – InterManager AGM – agenda will be available at the beginning of September

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15 – 16 October 2012, Miami BWMTech North America
Navigate ballast water management regulations and equip your fleet for compliance in North American waters at the leading US BWM conference
The first regulatory and technical international ballast water gathering for shipowners operating in North American waters. BWMTech North America will deliver practical compliance guidance and brief the maritime industry on US ballast water regulatory developments.
50% Discount for InterManager members. Quote VIP Code: FKT2396MNGEM to Claim
Visit: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2396MNGEM
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15 – 16 October 2012. Tanker Safety Conference 2012
Venue: Orchard Hotel, Singapore
Conference overview:
Tanker Shipping & Trade journal’s two-day event firmly established as THE meeting point for key executives in the tanker industry to discuss the operational challenges facing tanker owners, operators and managers
– one free delegate place – first being served first – please contact Kuba Szymanski: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org
– 10% discount to members who would like to attend – Please quote this advert
http://www.rivieramm.com/events/tanker-safety-conference-2012-36/event-home-548
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Combating Piracy Week 22 – 26 October 2012, London www.combating-piracy.com
Combating Piracy Week will bring together over 200 senior security representatives from across the shipping and oil and gas industries to hear the latest thinking on practical security measures and gain intelligence on current levels of political involvement. You’ll leave armed with new intelligence to create a robust and tailored security strategy to protect your offshore assets from piracy and maritime crime. For more information on this flagship meeting, simply visit www.combating-piracy.com or email info@hansonwade.com. Intermanager members are eligible for a 15% discount off the conference registration fee, simply quote the priority booking code: INTERMANAGER when registering.
What will you learn at Combating Piracy Week?
• Access data analysed and explained by the IMB, IMO and EUNAVFOR to make sure you are aware of the emerging and existing threats to your organisation
• Understand how the fight against piracy is evolving and how your security strategy needs to evolve with it: Assessing the implications of the land-based assaults carried out by EUNAVFOR on pirate clans and the ongoing debate surrounding the payment of ransoms
• Hear the successes and failures of recent innovations in protection technologies and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the latest technologies
• Understand how private armed security companies will be regulated and the implications this will have on your operations: Make sure your private armed security teams work within the realm of the law
• Engage with political decision makers to make sure your industry needs are taken into account when directing future policy
• Have your company’s specific challenges tackled by recognised experts in dedicated 3-hour interactive workshops: Share experiences with your industry peers and access the expert knowledge of your workshop facilitator
• Benefit from hearing from an unparalleled expert speaker panel representing the vast array of key stakeholders all bringing you the latest filtered information to stay one step ahead of the pirates
• Learn key lessons from your peers during dedicated networking time with a room packed with senior security experts from across the global shipping and oil & gas industries
For more information or to register, please visit www.combating-piracy.com or email info@hansonwade.com. Please don’t forget your booking code: INTERMANAGER.
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14-15 November 2012, London 25th International Ship Finance & Investment Conference
http://www.informamaritime.com/FKT2382IMEM 20% InterManager discount * VIP Code: FKT2382IMEM
T: +44 (0) 20 7017 5511 E: maritimecustserv@informa.com
27-29 November Intermodal Europe 2012

Amsterdam RAI

Containers in Motion Container Transport across the Road, Rail and Sea

Intermodal Europe is the must-attend event that brings the intermodal industry together. Attend the free exhibition and conference for the opportunity to network with leading figures from every transport and logistics sector.

3-4 December – London – Management of Ships Waste Seminar – Informa

InterManager members are entitled to a 50% discount to attend for registrations made by 7th September 2012, there is a 20% discount for registrations made after this date.
You can see the latest programme at www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FKT2397EMSPK

To register visit www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FKT2397EMSPK, email maritimecustserv@informa.com or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5510

Please quote VIP code FKT2397EMSPK when registering to secure the discount.
If you book by the 7th September, they get a further early registration discount of £200.

Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General
InterManager
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org

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