Dispatches No. 124

Please visit our website and submit your petition to your local government to END THE PIRACY www.intermanager.org

InterManager is pleased to announce our new President elected last week in Copenhagen – Gerardo Borromeo – Vice Chairman and CEO of PTC Philippine Transmarine Carriers

We would like to thank Alastair Evitt for his excellent 2 years as InterManager President – Thank you Alastair

The AGM also voted in four new Vice Presidents to focus on specific areas of InterManager business.

They are: Alex Albertini (Marfin Management) who takes up the role of Treasurer;
Peter Curtis (Seaspan Ship Management) who will focus on the role of the Secretariat;
Wim Van Noortvijk (ISSA) who will concentrate on Membership; and
Ian MacLean (Hill Dickinson) who will become General Counsel to the Association.

Please be informed that Apostle Ship of The Sea has changed their website http://www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk/
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Last week:
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
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This Week.
IOPC Funds week in IMO – Paddy McKnight representing InterManager
17 October – Seagull User Forum – Athens – Kuba Szymanski and George Hoyt speaking
18-19 October – Nautical Institute – London – ALERT Seminar – Kuba Szymanski representing

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Looking forward:

31 October – Capital Link – CSR Conference – London – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
14-15 November – Manila – Manning and Training Conference – Kuba Szymanski and George Hoyt representing InterManager

Discounts and offers for members
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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
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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.
5 VIP passes are now available for InterManager members !!! – please contact Kuba Szymanski: kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org
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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
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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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24th & 25th October 2012 – London, UK; 11th Maritime HR & Crew Development Conference
As a member of our supporting partner, ACI is offering InterManager members a 10% discount on the registration price
Please contact Melanie Mulazzi on +44 207 981 2504 or at mmulazzi@acieu.net 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.
mmulazzi@acieu.net
+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: 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.
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31 October 2012 – London – 2nd Annual Shipping & Offshore CSR Forum
One Moorgate Place, London
Due to the resounding success of its first forum, Capital Link organises its 2nd Annual Shipping & Offshore Corporate Social Responsibility Forum to continue raising the visibility of CSR in the shipping and offshore industries. We seek to provide companies with additional incentives by publicizing the benefits of CSR to a wider audience in the shipping and offshore industries, the financial communities and the public at large.
The attendance is free of charge for analysts, qualified investors and financial advisors, shipping companies and media. There will be a charge of USD 150.00 for service providers.
For more information and to register, please visit: http://bit.ly/U5gky9
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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
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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
Contact: Roxanna Kashfi will be pleased to assist with bookings. Please quote VIP Code TT22. Email: Roxanna.Kashfi@informa.com or by telephone +44 (0) 207 017 77161.
http://www.lloydsmaritimeacademy.com/FKT2397TT
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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 Roxanna.Kashfi@informa.com 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.
http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2378TT
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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
InterManager
+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org

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