Dispatches No. 122

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InterManager is delighted to welcome new Full Member – EXMAR, the quality ship manager from Antwerp

EXMAR is a diversified and independent shipping group serving the international gas and oil industry. Apart from providing the ships for the transportation of these products, it also performs studies and undertakes the management of commercial, technical and administrative activities for the industry

Date for your DIARY – InterManager AGM – 11 October 2012 – Copenhagen
This year’s InterManager Annual General Meeting will be held in Copenhagen 11th of October and hosted by our member CODAN at their premises, immediately after the Informa 22nd International Ship Management Business Conference 2012 (09-10 October), which you as member of InterManager will also be entitled for discount.
Venue Address: Codan – Gammel Kongevej 60; 1790 Copenhagen V; Denmark
Codan also kindly facilitated The hotel which is very central, only 300 m.
from to train to airport (departure every 10 min.) and only 100 m. from the AGM venue
Hotel name: Scandic Hotel, Vester Soegade 6, 1601 Copenhagen V tel + 45 33 14 35 35 www.scandichotels.com
Booking ref:. D310436894 (Codan) – please use in order to get discounted corporate rates.
Rooms available range from EUR 105 (905 DKK) to EUR 300

Annual General Meeting
11th October – Thursday – 2012

0915 – Coffee and registration

0945 – AGM

1115 – End of AGM

Seminar after the AGM –

“Quality Ship Management: Sea staff – cost, investment or waste?”

1115 – Coffee and registration

1130 – Opening – setting the scene – President of InterManager and Codan CEO

1135 – Hull and Machinery – Quality solutions for quality managers – CODAN

1155 – Crew Insurance – Do we have all angles covered? – Robert Johnston, Crew Sure

1215 – Seafarers training in XXI Century. – Stale Nordvik, Seagull

1235 – Shipping KPIs – project update – George Hoyt, Markus Schmitz

1300 – Payload – Book launch – K.D. Adamson

1315 – Lunch

1400 – From Titanic to Concordia – a century of lessons not learnt – Jens Uwe Schroeder- WMU

1430 – Coffee break

1445 – Crew Money – is plastic money a solution? Helen Child, Brightwell

1505 – Project “RANK UP” – Ralph Becker-Heins of MSG Hamburg

1525 – Improving crew workload – Dorte Lomholt, Danish Maritime Authority

1545 – Coffee break

1600 – Ship management challenging future and InterManager’s crucial role

1645 – End of the Seminar – wrap up by the president

1700 – ExCom

Msg from member to members:
In response to a request by the GlobalMET committee members, work commenced on drafting a best-practice guideline for maritime education and training providers.
A questionnaire is now available to gather information and perceptions of standards, both nationally and internationally in respect to this aim.
In the upcoming edition of the Nautical Institute’s “Seaways” magazine, readers will be invited to participate in the questionnaire.

The questionnaire will be “live” for several months until the number of respondents starts to tail off.
Those who include their email address within the questionnaire will be informed of developments concerning the project.
The website address for the questionnaire as follows:-


There are 3 separate questionnaires dependant on role.
1. The Industry Questionnaire – Is for those involved in the management of ships and sea staff.
2. The MET Questionnaire – Is for those involved in the training and education of seafarers.
3. The Seafarers Questionnaire – Is for Seafarers who have attended maritime schools.

On behalf of the GlobalMET membership, thank you for taking the time to read this message and consider the request.

Last week:
25 September – Casablanca – ITF Maritime Round Table – Alastair Evitt speaking / 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
27 September – International Day of the Seafarer – Reception at IMO – Paddy McKnight and Kuba Szymanski represented InterManager
This Week.
02 October – “Generation ‘Y’ – Professional Navigators” Seminar & World Hydrography Day 2012 Reception – Kuba Szymanski speaking
01-05 October – IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC – 64th session – Paddy McKnight attending
03 October – Safety 4 Sea – Athens – Kuba Szymanski speaking on behalf InterManager and SOS Campaign
Looking forward:
09 – 10 October – 22nd International Ship Management Business Conference 2012 – Copenhagen – Alastair Evitt and Kuba Szymanski Speaking on behalf of InterManager
11 October – InterManager’s AGM

Discounts and offers for members

9-10 October 22nd International Ship Management Business Conference 2012 – Copenhagen
New Dynamics, New Challenges, New Opportunities
Quote VIP Code FKT2387IM to save 50%
For discount details please contact Kuba
11 October 2012, Copenhagen – InterManager AGM – agenda at the top of the dispatches
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
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 – ALREADY TAKEN 
– 10% discount to members who would like to attend – Please quote this advert
17 October – Athens – Seagull – Newslink Greek User forum
This year’s annual Seagull – NewsLink Greek User Forum is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 17th 2012.
The venue is the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, Syngrou Avenue 89-93, Athens, 11745, Greece.
We will start with the first session in the afternoon for those who are interested to attend InterManager’s KPI seminar. The Seagull – NewsLink meeting will start later in the evening. There will be a buffet for all participants after the closing.
This forum is open to all customers, their guests, and anyone interested in learning more about InterManager, Seagull & NewsLink.
You will have the opportunity to meet your maritime colleagues and talk directly with the people at InterManager, Seagull and NewsLink
18 October – Singapore – TradeWinds Smart Shipping Conference – Four Seasons Hotel
Join smart shipping innovators who are overcoming shipping’s challenging commercial and regulatory environment.
You’ll get insight and practical guidance on:
• Getting smart: From the boardroom to the bridge
• Putting together smart supply chains and purchasing processes
• Closing the gap between regulatory compliance and smarter shipping
• Who’s paying to be smart and is it paying off for them?
PLUS! Exclusive to TradeWinds SmartShipping, Owners & Managers Panel – an interactive and expertly moderated session that will get you the nuggets of wisdom you need from the forward-thinkers in the market. Visit www.smartshipping2012.com for full details and to register.
PS! InterManager members are entitled to 10% discount off the regular rate – simply quote promotion code XXXX when registering.
21-24 October 2012
37th Annual Interferry Conference Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai
Conference overview
The Interferry conference is the longest running shipping conference devoted to the ferry industry. Sessions will cover financial and economic trends, alternative fuels (with a focus on LNG), technology (both IT and communications), ship design innovations, regulations and opportunities in developing countries. Highlighting the speaker line-up will be Andreas Chrysostomou, Chairman of Marine Environment Protection Committee of IMO; Bud Darr of the Cruise Lines International Association speaking on the Costa Concordia accident; Arnauld Filancia of Wartsila providing a view of the next 30 years using scenario analysis; and Jan Olsson of Deutsche Bank providing his views on the Euro crisis.
The host organization, Roads & Transport Authority of Dubai, is providing a 50% discount on the delegate registration fee for the first 250 delegates. There are 50 places remaining. In addition Emirates Airlines is offering a 10% discount on flights to Dubai and room rates at the 5-star Grand Hyatt start at $200.
For more details and online registration go to http://www.interferry.com/confwebsite/confindex.html
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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. Please don’t forget your booking code: INTERMANAGER.

24th & 25th October 2012 – London, UK; 11th Maritime HR & Crew Development Conference

As a member of our supporting partner, ACI is offering you a 10% discount on the registration price
Please contact Melanie Mulazzi on +44 207 981 2504 or at [email protected] to get a full brochure or to register.

Leading the Developments in Recruitment – Retention – Training – Protection
The event has developed into the strongest platform for the maritime industry to meet and discuss the pressing issues faced daily by ship operators. Join us and senior managers from leading companies in the sector for 2 days of informative presentations and interactive panel discussions.
Due to its popularity, the event is currently having a fantastic response and many companies have already confirmed their attendance.
Meet with your peers and associates in the Maritime industry to exchange ideas and compare notes on the pressing issues that face you right now!
Key Topics
Discover how to cost-efficiently retain crew members
Understand and implement the new regulations (MLC, STCW)
Examine the latest developments to prevent and deal with Piracy
Hear many anecdotes and solutions from successful companies
Consider new ways to train crew members
Learn how to ensure ROI in recession
Determine where to recruit skilled seafarers
Speakers Include:
Mikkel Brønnum Hansen, Director – Head Of Marine HR, Nordic Tankers Marine
Erik Mohn, Head Of Crewing & Sondre Skoglund, Crew Superintendent, Seatrans AS
Rear Admiral (IT.C.G.) Cristiano Aliperta, Maritime Attaché – Italian Alternate Permanent Representative, IMO
Georges Pitaoulis, Crewing Manager, ABCmaritime
Ovidiu Cupsa, General Manager, Romanian Maritime Training Centre CERONAV
Suzanne Leech, Manager, Maritime Alliance
Francisco Valladas, Managing Director, Navaleconsulte Ltd
Steven Gosling, Training & Quality Manager, The Nautical Institute
Graeme Gibbon-Brooks, Managing Director, Dryad Maritime Intelligence Service
Armando Capurro, Quality & Technical Division Manager, MARAD
Kjetil Meling, Crew Manager, Solvang ASA
Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker

and many others…
Information and Registration

Register with Melanie Mulazzi to take advantage of 10% discount for InterManager members.
[email protected]
+44 207 981 2504
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: [email protected]
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.
19 – 20 November, 2012 Amsterdam, the Netherlands European Ports & Shipping 2012
Exploring PPP opportunities in the European ports and shipping industry
Over the years, maritime transport has emerged as a critical contributor to the trade competitiveness of the European Union. Consequently, for many countries with an adequate coastline, maritime infrastructure development has attracted significant investments, thereby influencing the pace, structure and pattern of development in the country. The opportunities for private and foreign investment in port infrastructure projects across the EU in coming years are immense. Governments have already planned huge investments to meet the growing port infrastructure needs and a large number of port infrastructure projects are coming. The European Ports and Shipping Conference will bring together an international audience where you will have the opportunity to meet, network and benchmark with key representatives from the ports and shipping industry and discuss how to overcome your challenges in today’s competitive economic environment.
Who Will You Meet
Policy Makers, Government & public sector, Port and terminal operators (Port Trusts, Private Port & Terminal Operators etc.), Port infrastructure developers, Shipping lines, Logistics /supply chain companies, Storage and warehousing providers, Supply chain professionals, Logistics and distribution experts, Private Investors (Domestic/International), Transport companies, Construction companies, Consultants, Marine, electrical & mechanical engineering companies, Financial institutions and banks
Speaker Panel
CEO, Bibby Ship Management, UK
CEO, Ship Owners Associations of South Africa, South Africa
General Director,International Union of Combined Road – Rail transport, Belgium
Secretary General Manager, European Port Community Systems Association, UK
Managing Director, MDS Transmodal, UK
Managing Director, Wilhelm Borchert, Germany
Technical Director, Royal Haskonig DHV, UK
Development Manager, PCC Intermodal, Poland
Business Manager Logistics, Port of Rotterdam Authority, Netherlands
Marketing Manager, Venice Port Authority, Italy
….. and many others

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 [email protected] or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5510

Contact: Roxanna Kashfi will be pleased to assist with bookings. Please quote VIP Code TT22. Email: R[email protected] or by telephone +44 (0) 207 017 77161.

10th – 11th December – London, BWMTech Conference on Ballast Water Management- Radisson Blu Portman Hotel,
12th December – London, Interactive Retrofit Planning and Management Workshop- Radisson Blu Portman Hotel,
For the first time ever at BWMTech shipowners and operators attend for FREE. Expert lively debate and practical feedback from the frontline of ballast water treatment.
If you are a shipowner or operator and would like to register for free please contact [email protected] or by telephone +44 (0) 207 017 7161 and quote VIP Code TT22
We are expecting high demand for places this year so please register as soon as possible to secure your free pass.
Lloyd’s Register provides new DVD to promote safe boat transfers
Short film to educate employees about the best ways to minimise risks when working over water
Lloyd’s Register has issued a new short film entitled Safe Boat Transfers to help provide marine surveyors with comprehensive instructions on how to safely transfer between two vessels at sea.
Working over water and, in particular, boat transfers, during which surveyors switch from a transfer vessel to the boat they are surveying, is a very high-risk activity. The film, originally developed for Lloyd’s Register employees, aims to raise awareness about the associated risks and hazards, and to provide instruction for every stage of the transfer.
It is hoped that Safe Boat Transfers will help to significantly reduce the accidents associated with boat transfers.
Receiving your copy:
The DVD can be ordered from the Lloyd’s Register webstore: http://www.webstore.lr.org.

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


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