Christmas and New Year break upon us – therefore let me wish you all great break and Happy New Year.
I am taking 2 weeks holiday from 20th December till 05th January, therefore there will be no Dispatches on the 25th – hope you will forgive us 🙂
10 December – 1730 London, St Michael Paternoster Royal, by Cannon Street The Mission to Seafarers Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager
11 – 12 December, Congress Centre, London The 9th Annual Ballast Water Management Technology Conference – Kuba Szymanski speaking
All quite – preparation for Christmas and New Year
Working on new feature on our website – please check this out: http://www.intermanager.org/projects/projects-current/
List of projects with their status is being populated for you to review.
Secretariat will close for Christmas from 20.12.2013 till 05.01.2014
Short summary of events attended on behalf of members:
Ballast Water Conference:
Extremely Interesting with excellent presentation from Edward Bucknall – Columbia.
Looks like world has moved considerably with 33 Manufacturers who received TYPE APPROVAL and 7 different designs.
I am afraid that our, ship managers and ship owners lack of involvement is going to bite us back. Same way we are facing with ECDIS – there is potential for standardisation at least Human / Machine Interface which would reduce training costs and would help operators (seafarers) – otherwise we are again creating huge minefield which will trip seafarers resulting in more problems for managers and owners. We need to act, by getting involved with manufacturers in order to make sure that product developed is FOR US, not for them.
Discounts and offers for members:
We are now offering all InterManager members 10% discounts on all new online subscriptions
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Special 15% discount for InterManager members in the Piraeus GLAROS Hotel. The
Hotel Management has confirmed that they are willing to offer InterManager members
(15%) off of internet prices I booked from their web site, www.glaros-hotel.gr/ This discount can not be combined with any other discounts.
You only need to mention you are an “InterManager member” in the “Comments and Special Requests” section of the web site and/or mention your company is an “InterManager member” when you check into the hotel.
28th – 29th January 2014 Port Finance International London 2014 Copthorne Tara Hotel Kensington, London
Website: http://portfinanceinternational.com/events/pfilondon Port Finance International
PFI London 2014 will place a spotlight on the key drivers and inhibitors to expansion and development across Africa’s ports. This highly focused event will investigate the challenges ahead – as well as placing a strong focus on the impact of recent developments and their wider implications.
11 – 12 February 2014 in Dubai – 2nd Annual Port Management Strategy Summit, will bring together distinguished maritime leaders to discuss and benchmark crucial issues on how to seize new opportunities with value-added Port strategies in today’s market and creating maximum impact in the business. It will comprise of case studies, interactive panel discussions and featured workshops from outstanding senior Maritime professionals.
InterManager members – please apply for 2 Complementary VIP passes otherwise use 10% discount.
4-6 March 2013, 4th edition of Transport Week 2014, Gdansk, Poland
Transport Week is one of the biggest platforms of communication created for key European transport market representatives (+350participants). It consists of several conferences, including: Clean Shipping Conference, Baltic Container Conference, Intermodal Conference and many more.
Register only € 250/conference. More information on: www.transportweek.eu
18–20 March 2014 Green Ship Technology Conference 2014 Thon Hotel Arena, Oslo
Join us at the 11th annual GST Conference – the biggest green ship technology event in the industry calendar!
This is your opportunity to meet and network with our superb speaker line-up of 100+ industry leaders.
VIP code: FKT2583IMWL to claim a 20% discount
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
+44 7624 498 266