Dispatches No. 214

Book now for AGM and Shipping Summit kindly held in their Singapore headquarters and fully supported  by SingTel

Please find below agenda for InterManager AGM in Singapore 13-14 October in Singapore.


SingTel Comcentre in Exeter Road, Singapore.


Venue, drinks and food sponsor – SingTel

Platinum – BIBBY Ship Management

Silver – Braemar

Bronze – Videotel

13th October :

0930 – 1400  InterManager Seminar (with lunch provided) –

Presentations for members and friends:


  1. Welcome from the President Gerardo Borromeo
  2. Welcome from the Sponsor – SingTel
  3. “Beyond Booking” – Eurasia Travel IOM – Kevin Campbell
  4. “Standardised Maritime Satcom Glossary” – InterManager – George Hoyt
  5. “Fatigue at sea – Martha Project”  – InterManager – Capt. Kuba Szymanski
  6. “Seafarers wellness project” – Healthmetrics – Dr. Toby Abaya
  7. “Are we ready to employ superheroes – APRO project ”InterManager – Capt. Kuba Szymanski
  8. “Shipping – Business and environmental regulations; Challenges, solutions & services” – SGS – Gerd Schneider
  9. “Security Training: The Investment and the Return on the Investment (ROI)” – Allmode – Richard Skinner

1430 – 1530 AGM – for members – Please find attached

a/ Minutes of the previous AGM

b/ Budget for 2014-15

c/ Audited accounts for 2013-14

d/ List of the ExCom officers due for re-election. Attached

e/ Proxy form for those who are unable to attend.

f/ Agenda of AGM


1545 – 1700 ExCom – for Executive Committee Members only

1900 – Cocktail Reception is being held in Singapore, Monday 13th October 2014 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm

in the Taurus and Leo Rooms, first floor of the Marina Mandarin Hotel, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Sponsored by MULTIPORT

Multiport – A Brief Outline

Multiport is the largest Ship Agency in the world, and over twice the size of its nearest rival.

Multiport Members (generally one per country) are all unrelated, independent companies

setting the highest standards in performance and ethics.

We are now represented in over 110 countries and cover 2,200 main ports.

We specialise in having Members who are experts in their local area, and who can offer Principals detailed

knowledge of the local marker.

Please see our website www.multiport.or



14th October Ship Management Summit

Sponsor’s Opening Remarks

09:05 Lim Kian Soon, Head of Satellite, SingTel

Chairman’s Opening Remarks

09:10 Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships

Welcome Address

09:30 The Singapore owning and management cluster: why it is working?

Market Address

Is global shipping out of the woods yet, or is it having to adapt to a completely new set of market controls?

09:50 Henry Curra, Head of Research, ACM Shipping

Keynote Address

10:10 Shipping is not a goal in itself, it is just a part of a chain, of a logistical exercise and that needs to be valued

Industry Address Panel Discussion / Q&A

10:30 Forcing the right attitude change to protect the asset and the customers’ customer

10:45 Networking Coffee Break – SI Exhibition Area

Session Two:


Shipping is all about the end game, ensuring the cargoes arrive safely and on time.  But how much of a say does the charterer or the cargo owner have and are ship managers really aware of the need to factor in the views of the consumer?

11:15 Chairman’s Opening Remarks Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships

11:20 Charterer and Ship Operator Comment

Why charterers need ships managed to their standards

11:40 Claes Eek Thorstensen, President, Thome Group

The Role of the Third Party Manager

Pressures are mounting in the shipping industry with greater demands for quality operation vying for prominence against a rapidly increasing world fleet and falling freight levels. How can an efficient ship manager bridge that gap?


Moderator: Capt Marc Nuytemans, CEO, Exmar Shipmanagement Panellists Include: Rajaish Bajpaee, CEO, BSM

13:00 Networking Lunch Break – SI Exhibition Area

Session Three:


How sustainable is today’s young shipping professional?  Why aren’t more choosing a career in the maritime industry – at sea and ashore?  Once they have chosen shipping as a career, is enough being done to turn these young talented people into the leaders of tomorrow?

14:00 Lim Kian Soon, Head of Satellite, SingTel

Why onboard communications is essential to retaining your crew.

14:20 Moderator: Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General, InterManager

Panellists include:

Gerardo Borromeo, President, InterManager, Chairman, Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC);

Esben Poulsson, Hon. Sec., Singapore Shipowners’ Association;

Nigel Cleave, CEO, Videotel;

Rob Grool, President, Fleet Management, Seaspan;

Birgitt Lioden, Secretary General, YoungShip

15:15 Networking Coffee Break – SI Exhibition Area

Session Four:


Shipowning and shipmanagement is as much under threat as any other sector in shipping.  Poor freight markets mean falling revenues and rising costs.  But demand for their services is on the increase with greater emphasis on more for less.  How can this be sustained?

15:45 Chairman’s Opening Remarks

Sean Moloney, Director, Shipping Innovation, Editor, Ship Management International, Managing Director, Elaborate Communications

15:50 Peter Cremers, CEO, Anglo-Eastern Group

Is big really beautiful? Will 21st century shipmanagement be dominated by the giant management monoliths or is there still room for the small to medium-sized operator?

16:10 Why niche / boutique managers will always be needed

16:30 Roberto Giorgi, President, V.Ships

What can Private Equity do for manager’s in today’s market?

16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks

Sean Moloney, Director, Shipping Innovation, Editor, Ship Management International, Managing Director, Elaborate Communications

17:00 End of Conference Sessions

17:30 Evening Networking Reception


Last week
Preparations for AGM and ISSM in Singapore

25.09.2014 – EU – Brussels – KPI Meeting- Markus Schmitz and Kuba Szymanski attending

22-26.09 2014 IMO FACILITATION COMMITTEE, 39th SESSION – Capt. Paddy McKnight attended and full report is now available from: http://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/

This Week:

30.09 – 01.10 – London – Founders Meeting – Kuba Szymanski attending

30.09 – Lloyds Annual Awards – Seaspan shortlisted for the Best Ship Operator Award – Rob Grool, Petar Lolic, Jude Carrera and Kuba Szymanski attended

04-06.10 – Isle of Man Business School – Superintendency Course – Kuba Szymanski lecturing

Looking forward:

08-09.10 – Cyprus – WISTA AGM – Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager

13-14.10 – Singapore – InterManager AGM and Shipmanagement Summit

16.10 – Athens – Seagull Users forum – Kuba Szymanski speaking


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.



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]


27th/28th  November  Effective Presentation Skills Course London the Nautical Institute in London.


Any member interested please get in touch with [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.


8-9 December 2014, The Congress Centre, London, BWMTech conference

Essential ballast water management guidance to prepare shipowners for Convention enforcement

Shipowner perspective from Saga Shipholding, Canada Steamship Lines, Van Oord and German Shipowners’ association. Review 10 years of testing BWMS and the effectiveness of compliance testing toolkits. Quote VIP code: FKT2752SSWB for a 20% discount. For more information: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2752IMWL


Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager

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


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