Dispatches No. 200

Can you believe that – InterManager’s Weekly Dispatches have been around for more than 4 years now. Today is our 200 issue 🙂


We are half way through our fundraising effort for 24 peaks – with 38 days to go

InterManager is pleased to have raised nearly half the sponsorship needed to enter two teams in this year’s Seafarers-UK 24 Peaks Challenge next month – but more is needed to meet the £4,000 target.

Funds have been boosted this week by a generous $2,000 donation from the Survey Association which has been added to support from Brightwell Payments, ITIC, Seagull, Videotel, the The Isle of Man Ship Registry and a personal donation from ‘Peter H’.

Organised by Seafarers-UK, the annual 24 Peaks Challenge – walking up 24 rugged peaks in the Lake District in just 24 hours – takes place on July 12-13 and the teams must raise a minimum of £4,000.

To support InterManager and help raise funds for Seafarers-UK contact Kuba on +44 7624 498266 or go to the InterManager sponsorship http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/InterManager

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AGM 13-14.10.2014 to run alongside ship management conference – BOOK A DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR

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
All quiet


This Week

04 June – IOM – Cadets meeting
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 and John Hulmes attending

Report from the activities attended on behalf of Members:
Extremely important meeting regarding British and Manx cadets took place in Douglas IOM today, 04.06.2014. There is great offer on the table for Ship Management companies managing RED ENSIGN vessels with British Officers, who can have cadets absolutely free of any charge for them, as long as they are willing to provide berths for the training of the cadets.

If you are interested – please get in touch – [email protected]
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.

Special discount on new Shipping book


Shipping: An Introduction to the Technical, Operational and Commercial Aspects is a comprehensive and well-planned book which is easy to read and highly accessible both to newcomers to shipping and to those needing to refresh their knowledge and understanding of this highly dynamic and global industry.
The book covers the essentials of shipping, taking the reader through manning, safety, training, navigation and communications. It covers classification and insurance, international conventions and maritime law, and it looks at ports, workboats, cranes and dry docks, as well as pilots and agents.
Author Nigel Draffin, has been involved in shipping for almost 50 years and with the commercial bunker market for over 25 years. He is a founder member of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) and has served several times on its council of management and executive board and has served as Chairman.


In Shipping, Mr Draffin discusses charter parties and contracts of affreightment, shipbroking and vessel vetting, and the main costs, such as manning, maintenance, insurance and bunkering. He covers sale and purchase, new building and scrapping, as well as ownership structures, mortgages, and public and private ownership issues. Not forgotten are the engines and the propellers, speed and efficiency, emissions regulation and pollution.

The book also provides a handy ‘where to go for help’ section, a glossary of abbreviations and shipping terms, as well as informative appendices illustrating vessel type dimensions and what might be found in voyage and time charter contracts.


Published in May, the book retails at £75 per copy but InterManager members can take advantage of a special 15% discount by inputting the special code INTER15 when ordering online at: http://www.petrospot.com/petrospot-books/product/118-an-introduction-to-shipping


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

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 London – ExCel Arena

“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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