Dispatches No. 210


Book now for AGM and Shipping Summit

InterManager members will gather in Singapore in October to take part in the Association’s Annual General Meeting and Members Conference on Monday 13 October.

This meeting gives you, our members, the opportunity to learn more about what your Association is doing on your behalf as well as the chance to meet and do business with fellow members.

To confirm your attendance at the 2014 AGM, which will be held at the offices of Associate member SingTel, please contact the InterManager Secretary General, Captain Kuba Szymanski on email: [email protected]

This year members have the added bonus of attending an influential shipping industry conference the day after the AGM – for a special reduced price to InterManager members.

The International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit (ISSS) is taking place on Tuesday October 14 at the SingTel Comcentre in Exeter Road, Singapore.

Industry developments, international concerns as well as relationships within the shipping industry supply chain will all come under the spotlight as leading ship owners and ship managers join industry specialists representing sectors including ship broking, insurance and chartering for this unique one-day Summit.

Discussion topics include:
• How strong is the relationship between ship owners and third party managers?
• The role of the charterer and the end user, how much do they matter?
• Why owners need to be paid the right amount to do the job
• How sustainable is today’s young professional?
• Why aren’t more choosing a career in the maritime industry – at sea and ashore?
• Investing in a strong management sector – does it have a succession plan?

InterManager President Gerardo Borromeo (Chairman, Philippine Transmarine Carriers) will be speaking at the Summit as will InterManager members Roberto Giorgi (President, V.Ships), Rajaish Bajpaee (CEO, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement), Rob Grool (President – Fleet Management, Seaspan), Nigel Cleave (CEO, Videotel) and Lim Kian Soon (Head of Satellite, Singtel).

Other speakers include: Claes Eek Thorstensen (President, Thome Group); Peter Cremers (CEO, Anglo-Eastern Group); Denis Petropoulos (Executive Director, Braemar Shipping Services); Esben Poulsson (Singapore Shipowners’ Association) and Birgitt Lioden (Secretary-General, YoungShip).

The one-day Summit will conclude with a cocktail reception for all participants. InterManager members can reserve their delegate pass for the special rate of $395. To book please email: [email protected]

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Our team came 8th out of 18 teams – report to follow in next Dispatches

Last week
Annual Financial Audit
Preparation for AGM and Shipping Summit in October in Singapore

This Week
01.09.2014 – London – NI Seminar on ISM – Kuba Szymanski attended on behalf of InterManager members


Looking forward:
09.09.2014 – Seagull user forum – London– Kuba Szymanski speaking on Psychometric Testing – Joint Venture project of InterManager and Seagull

10.09.2014 – ICS & Bibby Ship Management Drinks Reception  – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager members


Report from the activities attended on behalf of Members:
No event to report

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.

Future IMO Legislation

An update on international regulatory developments

Date: Tuesday 16th September 2014

Venue: 71 Fenchurch Street, London

Lloyd’s Register’s Lunchtime Seminar Series, 2014


Andrew Sillitoe

Future legislative developments

•         Recently adopted IMO legislation

•         Potential IMO developments

•         Notable EU requirements          

Timings: 12:15 to 12:45 – Buffet lunch

12:45 to 13:45 – Seminar including Q&A

Please note: Seating is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible by email to Jennifer Clarke at [email protected]


Offshore Marine Crewing 1–2 October 2014 Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo

Ensuring crew competency, retention and safety in the global offshore support vessel fleet

Highlights include:
– Shipowner perspectives from Axis Offshore, BP Shipping, DOF Subsea, Lamnalco, ABCmaritime and Vroon Offshore Services BV.
– Examine innovative training approaches: Simulation, software and on-board instruction
– Analyse recent incidents in offshore marine operations and learn how to prevent them through best practices in risk management
– Discover how other companies have succeeded in adhering to local content requirements in global offshore hotspots

QUOTE VIP CODE: FKT2763IMWL to claim a 20% discount



18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) 2014

Venue Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

“The biennial SIBCON is back for its 18th run, and 2014 looks set to be bigger and better. Powered by the world’s most influential buyers, suppliers and traders, SIBCON 2014 will provide a wide range of networking opportunities alongside new market insights from experts that matter.


9 New High Level Industry Roundtables

• SIBCON Industry Leaders Forum:  2015 to 2020 – How will the Sulphur caps impact different fuel segments?

• Analyst Insight Panel: Marine Fuel Price Points – Developments in price ratios in the medium to long term

• Future Trends in Fuel Quality

• Bunker Buyers Interface: Trade, procurement and operations at the grass roots

• The Singapore Dialogue: Addressing the needs of industry through standardisation and control

• ECA Compliance Roundtable: Reducing Sulphur violations through collaboration

Please get in touch with Capt. Kuba Szymanski [email protected]


15th annual Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference, running 26-27 November in Manila. View the website here: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/event/mannngandtrainingasia.

InterManager members/ readers/ subscribers are entitled to 20% discount .

Please get in touch with Capt. Kuba Szymanski [email protected]



In recent times, growing concern about the state of the world’s oceans and the impact that shipping has on quality of the air has led to ever more legislation on emissions.

As such, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and Colfax Fluid Handling, a leader in pumps, systems and Smart Technology solutions for the marine industry, are working together to investigate perceptions of the ‘Green Agenda’ and whether shipping companies can benefit from investing in green initiatives.

Accessed at http://surveys.imarest.org/index.php/473523/lang-en the survey should take no longer than three minutes to complete, and is aimed to gauge views from across the sector, and will support an industry roundtable discussion.

“The ‘Green Agenda’ attempts to ameliorate the problems by introducing equipment, products and operating procedures that reduce these emissions but sometimes can come at a cost to owners, operators and often the end users of the goods carried by sea. But can the green approach actually be profitable?” asks John Barnes of the IMarEST. “With fuel being the most expensive item in a ship’s operating costs and the main polluter of the air, any reduction in consumption brings a financial as well as environmental benefit. It can also be a positive in relationships with shippers who are themselves demonstrating environmental concerns.”

The survey will stay open over the next four weeks and asks questions about whether investing in green initiatives is important to organisations, does it impact business, should companies be actively investing further in green initiatives, and, can these investments actually offer good value for money?

“We are determined to find out what the industry really thinks about these issues, and invite all at every level to complete the 14 questions” continued John Barnes. “We will be publishing the results, and early indications will also be made available to those participating in a ‘Making the Green Agenda Pay’ roundtable which we’re running with our marine partner, Colfax Fluid Handling”

Ben Martin, Director of Global Marketing at Colfax Fluid Handling added: “We are really interested in learning what the industry thinks about the ‘Green Agenda’. Listening to our customers helps us respond with solutions that can make their businesses more successful. It’s exciting to think there may be opportunities to turn green initiatives into profitable activities. Your opinions can really make a difference. Please air them!”

The ‘Making the Green Agenda Pay’ roundtable will be Chaired by Richard Vie, Vice President of Technical Development and Quality Assurance, Corporate Shipbuilding, at Carnival Corporation & plc, with it taking place in October.

Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager

+44 7624 498 266
web: www.intermanager.org



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