Dispataches No. 199

Swiss Addition Boosts Our Ranks

InterManager has welcomed a new Associate Member.

SGS – The Societe Generale de Surveillance S.A – provides industry leading inspection, verification, testing and certification services, anywhere in the world.

Headquartered in Geneva, the company says its services enable clients to operate in a more sustainable manner by improving quality and productivity, reducing risk, verifying compliance and increasing speed to market.

InterManager Secretary General, Captain Kuba Szymanski, said: “We are pleased to welcome SGS to the ranks of InterManager and believe the company’s services will fit well within our membership.”

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AGM 13-14.10.2014 to run alongside ship management conference – BOOK A DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR
InterManager is gathering ship and shore staff together to take part in this year’s fund-raising 24 Peaks Challenge, organised by Seafarers UK.
You can join our sponsors by donating using following link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/InterManager

Sponsors to date:
Videotel £ 200
IOM Ship Registry £ 10

Super interesting Crew Communication Survey by FurureNautics and InterManager available now from:
New feature for our members: Daily Maritime Bulletin – best way to start your day in the office 

Seacurus Daily Bulletin


InterManager members are invited to attend the official Maritime Logistics and Energy conference called ‘Harnessing the strength of Shipping Innovation’ to be held at the Hilton Hotel, Albert Dock in Liverpool on June 17th. They can sign up on the website(www.maritimelogisticsandenergy.com ) for a discounted rates of £199 per delegate. Top speakers will discuss the role that shipping is playing in the UK and global supply chains. If the members put in the word Intermanager where it says Apply Coupon in the cart here is a screen shot below, it will take the price down to £199.00 then add the VAT.

Also taking place from 2pm on Tuesday June 17 2014, the “Social Media and the Maritime Industry” workshop, organised by Hill Dickinson in conjunction with InterManager, will explore the issues arising from the use of social media, looking at both the good and the bad. The session will consider the advantages of using social media and examine some of the problems and pitfalls which can arise.

Although many of the issues regarding social media and the maritime industry are similar to other industries, there are additional considerations arising from the international nature of our industry with its potential for cultural and religious clashes. Seafarers are often away from their families and friends for long periods of time and have a higher reliance upon social media than other workers.

The first part of the workshop will be chaired by John Hulmes, Chairman of Mersey Maritime, and will be led by a team of informed speakers who have particular knowledge of social media in a business context. Confirmed speakers include:
• Magnus Boyd, partner at international maritime law firm Hill Dickinson and specialist in legal issues arising from misuse of social media
• Anneley Pickles and Sue Henney of KVH Media
• Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager

The presentations will be followed by the first public showing of a film specially by Videotel in co-operation with InterManager from regarding the use of Social Media by Seafarers.

There will then be a workshop discussion of the issues arising from the presentations and points raised by attendees, led by a panel consisting of:

Chris Haughton (Videotel);
Magnus Boyd (Hill Dickinson);
Briony Fisher (MTI Network)
Anneley Pickles (KVH Media) and
Captain Kuba Szymanski (InterManager);
This workshop is aimed at all those involved in the maritime industry who have an active interest in the use of social media including HR Managers, PR Managers, Claims Managers etc. Numbers will be strictly limited to ensure the workshop allows informed discussion by attendees who have a genuine interest in the subject.

The workshop is supported by InterManager which will use the workshop as the start of a consultation process with a view to presenting a draft Code of Conduct for seafarers at its AGM later this year.

All attendees of the workshop are invited to attend a drinks reception afterwards, to be held in the Hilton Hotel at 5pm.

The Maritime, Logistics & Energy thematic is organised jointly by Mersey Maritime and Shipping Innovation, organiser of last year’s highly successful London International Shipping Week (LISW).
Best Regards
Sean Moloney
Managing Director
Last week
12 through 23 May – IMO – London – MSC – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending on behalf of InterManager

This Week
All quiet
Looking forward:
13 June – InterManager Executive Committee meeting – Cyprus
16 June – Maritime Symposium – WISTA – UK – Liverpool – Kuba Szymanski attending
17 June – Social Media Workshop – Liverpool – InterManager Joint Venture with Hill Dickinson and Videotel – Kuba Szymanski, Stephen Bond and John Hulmes attending

Report from the activities attended on behalf of Members:
As in previous years, the IMO Golf Cup was competed for during the extended May meeting of the MSC at Selsdon Park which has become the traditional venue for this prestigious competition.

Forty three players contested the right to hold aloft the winner’s Cup in sunny conditions punctuated by occasional 2/3-club gusts of wind. The scoring system used was the curious “double-Perrier” which allocates everyone’s handicap based upon a random 12 holes and the (very popular) winner was Koichi Yoshida, who, as a result, must now organise next year’s event! Paddy McKnight, representing InterManager, recorded the third best gross score in the competition but for which there were no prizes, pity.

With regard to prizes, BMW awarded a Brands Hatch weekend for two (as their guest) to the winner of the tournament and IDS contributed a magnum of champagne. The Chilean delegation provided some small trophies for the longest drive and nearest to the pin, whilst InterManager in concert with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) sponsored the post-match reception which was greatly appreciated by all present.
Discounts and offers for members:
Special 15% discount for InterManager members in the Piraeus GLAROS Hotel. The Hotel Management has confirmed it is willing to offer InterManager members (15%) off its internet prices if booked from their web site, www.glaros-hotel.gr/ This discount cannot 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.
FuturenauticsLIVE – Shipping 3.0 at Posidonia – Wednesday 4th June 17:00-19:00 Posidonia Seminar Room

Join Futurenautics at Posidonia for the Shipping 3.0 Debate – Are Unmanned Ships just next-generation ship efficiency?

The unmanned ship is inevitable, and understanding why is the best way to prepare for Shipping 3.0. Futurenautics live, high-impact, multi-media presentation will showcase the key technology trends you need to be watching, and where they’re taking shipping, followed by what promises to be the most controversial debate of the year – ‘Are Unmanned Ships the Next-Generation of Ship Efficiency?’

Join Futurenautics at Posidonia together with leading industry figures for a glimpse into shipping’s future.

Seats are limited, register yours FREE online now and download the full programme at www.futurenautics.com/Posidonia

Best regards,

Roger Adamson

Chief Executive

+44 (0)7734 228 770

We are pleased to invite you…

…to attend an exclusive Maritime and Offshore Event, being held on Thursday 12th June at 4.00pm – 6.00pm
at the spectacular Museum of Liverpool

As part of the International Festival for Business, Bibby Line Group is organising a Maritime and Offshore themed event which will debate the Global Skills Shortage issue within the Maritime Industry. Delegates attending the event will have the opportunity to listen to some of the industry’s most respected and influential thought leaders, and hear their views on how the industry can bridge the gap.

The event will be chaired by Andy Bounds – North of England Correspondent and Enterprise Editor for Financial Times, and our panellists include:

• John Ridgway, CEO, BP Shipping

• Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank

• James Leake, Managing Director – Research, Arrowe Shipbroking Group

• Marcus Bowman, President, UK Chamber of Shipping

• Sir Michael Bibby, Managing Director, Bibby Line Group

We also wish to invite you to attend the exclusive VIP Bibby Line Group drinks reception, from 6:00pm – 8:30pm in the main atrium of the Museum.
This exclusive VIP drinks reception will allow you to network with your peers, discover the extensive diversity of the Bibby Line Group, while at the same time experiencing ‘a taste of the North West’.

To confirm your attendance at both events please click here and complete your details.

We hope you can join us at what promises to be an interesting and entertaining day.
Kind regards,

Jebb Kitchen – MD | Bibby Line Ltd
Andy McLeay – MD | Osiris Projects
Jon Osborne – MD | Bibby Maritime Ltd
Edward Rimmer – CEO | Bibby Ship Management Ltd
Howard Woodcock – Chief Exec. | Bibby Offshore Ltd

LONDON: 12th May, 2014: Fathom, the maritime eco-efficiency specialists, have announced the launch of the inaugural Ship Efficiency Awards, to be held in October alongside Fathom’s annual conference ‘Ship Efficiency: The Event’.

These awards will be dedicated to recognising excellence in efficient operations, technological innovation and energy efficiency within the maritime industry.

The awards will be judged by an internationally reputed panel, including Martin Stopford, President, Clarksons Research Services (CRS), Craig Eason, Technical Editor, Lloyds List, and Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) & Shipping Federation (ISF), amongst others.

“Efficiency, in all its guises, is truly one of the biggest challenges we are facing today as an industry. It is important that we properly celebrate and promote those furthering the knowledge and possibilities for the wider industry so that all can benefit.” Alison Jarabo, Director at Fathom Shipping, commented.

The official awards ceremony will be held on 2nd October 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster, London, as part of the wider programme of events for Fathom’s Ship Efficiency: The Event 2014.

The fourth annual ‘Ship Efficiency: The Event 2014’, held in association with Inmarsat, promises to be one of Autumn’s highlights for shipping companies, regulators, technology companies, environmental companies and all related stakeholders.

The awards are now open for nominations with the deadline for entries the 1st August 2014. The shortlisted nominees for each category will be announced at the beginning of September and the winners announced at the awards ceremony on 2nd October 2014.

The judging process will be transparent and rigorous, rewarding excellence in efficiency and environmental performance in the maritime industry. Only work or achievements taking place in the last 12 months (2013-2014) will be eligible for the 2014 awards and each award has a specified criterion that entries must meet and demonstrate in order to be eligible.

More details on how to nominate your company or an individual, criteria, and rules and conditions can be found at www.fathomshippingevents.com/ship-efficiency-the-event
24 – 25 June 2014, 57 North Wharf Road | Paddington | London – Controlling Ship Operating Costs
Examining cost-effective strategies for crew management, fuel consumption and vessel maintenance
Attend this seminar to:
– Examine new strategies towards benchmarking efficiency and lowering operating costs
– Analyse and interpret the OpsCost report
– Revise your long-term purchasing strategies
– Explore cost-effective recruitment and crewing solutions
– Assess methods of reducing dry-docking costs
– Share innovative strategies for reducing maintenance and voyage costs
BOOK NOW! Quote VIP Code FKT2742IM & save 20%
24-26.06.14 “Hosted once every two years, RORO 2014 will bring the entire roll-on/roll-off industry together for three days of buying, meetings and essential networking opportunities. It will be an essential visit for any logistics professional involved in the movement of cargo using roll-on/roll-off shipping. We are co-locating with TOC Europe and PCL this year so the event is guaranteed to bring along some of the industry’s key figures.


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


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