Dispatches No. 201

We are half way through our fundraising effort for 24 peaks – with 31 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



Following last year’s successful day which raised over £1,800 for the King George V Fund for Sailors, the event will be repeated this year on Friday 29 August, in association with the Isle of Man Shipping Association.  InterManager has entered a team which comprises  four members with the highest 2 scores at each hole to count in a Stableford format.  The team captain, Paddy McKnight is seeking 3 other golfers to join him in making up the InterManager team for this Charity event.  Tee-off at Rowany will be at 1330, (no doubt a shot-gun start) followed afterwards by a hot buffet, raffle and presentations in the clubhouse.  The leisurely afternoon tee-off time will enable participants to arrive in the IOM in the morning, and if so desired, fly out in the evening.


It would be  good for InterManager to put up a strong showing and volunteers to join the team should contact the S-G, Kuba or Paddy.  Meanwhile, happy golfing.


Last week
04 June – IOM – Cadets meeting


This Week

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:

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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