Dispatches No. 228

Lifeboat Safety – do you have opinion? Could you share it with us?

Please take part in our survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NBJVMLM

More than 1700 responses so far. Could you send it to your sea staff and ask for their participation please.


InterManager’s Past President retires from CEO at Bernhard Schulte.


Hong Kong: On Monday it was announced that one of the most famous names in shipmanagement was handing over the reins of day-to-day business at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM).


Rajaish Bajpaee will hand over CEO responsibility to his current deputy, Captain Norbert Aschmann, through planned succession at the end of December after more than 27 years of loyal service to the Schulte Group.


Bajpaee will then take up the position of chairman in a non-executive capacity


Rajaish is also passing baton at InterManager Executive Committee to Avinash Kadam BSM Corporate Director – Fleet Management




InterManager Members invited to share their views on Cyber-Security & Resilience in Futurenautics study.




Futurenautics Research-responsible for the Crew Communications Survey-is asking InterManager members to participate in the Maritime Cyberwatch Survey, the first of its kind in the industry designed to understand how shipping and maritime organisations are approaching the challenges of cyber-security and cyber-resilience at board level. The full survey report will be available free of charge at the end of January 2015 to coincide with the Futurenautics Security issue. The online survey is anonymous, should take no more than 5-7 minutes to complete and can be found here. http://www.futurenautics.com/maritimecyberwatch


Last week

Preparation of ExCom meeting

End of the Year Administration

InterManager Website crossed 1 000 subscribers and Face Book achieved 700 “likes” – THANK YOU

This Week:

In London – attending several meetings with fellow organisations 

Looking forward:

19 – 23 January 2015.  London – IMO Pollution Prevention and Response 2nd Session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager

20th January – Dubai – InterManager Executive Committee meeting.

21st January – Dubai – Mare Forum – Kuba Szymanski speaking about Shipping KPIs

28-29 January – London – ACI’s 11th Optimising Vessel Maintenance Conference – Kuba Szymanski Chairing


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.



17 – 18 February 2015, RoRo Shipping Conference, Gothenburg

Attend for commercial, operational and regulatory solutions for 2015 and beyond.

Gain feedback from DFDS, Scandalines and UECC, explore emissions enforcements and assess RoRo’s position in the intermodal supply chain, with shippers’ perspectives.


InterManager members please quote VIP code FKT2849IMEB to save 20%




11-12 March 2015, Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen

Europe’s largest Green Ship Technology gathering!

Join 350+ green ship technology professionals for top level content, conversations and collaboration. Gain global insight on innovation in sustainable ship design and energy sources, energy management and vessel efficiency, retrofitting, business strategies and growth drivers. Hear expert perspectives from 100+ senior shipping industry speakers on achieving sustainable shipping

Quote VIP code: FKT2743IMWL for a 20% discount. For more information: www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2743IMWL


Promoting best practices in Africa’s seafaring industries

Assess how stakeholders can work towards an integrated strategy for developing Africa’s crewing nations, let regional experts guide you through the challenges and potential pitfalls of crewing in Africa’s offshore hotspots, and participate in the afternoon crewing task force and generate new solutions for training and recruitment.




To find out more or register your place, visit: http://www.informamaritimeevents.com/FKT2868IMNL
InterManager members receive 20% discount to attend when quoting VIP Code FKT2868IMNL




Jenna Warren – Marketing Manager – Informa Maritime and Energy & Lloyd’s Maritime Academy


Maple House, 3rd Floor, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AD


Email: [email protected] Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7017 6788




18th & 19th of March 2015,           6th Arctic Shipping Summit, Montreal, Canada


Developments in Arctic Shipping Operations & Infrastructure


The 6th Arctic Shipping Summit will highlight the achievements of Canada’s Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and discuss the USA’s forthcoming plans. It will review the need for improvements in infrastructure and advancements in technology as well as operational and logistical challenges encountered by ship owners and OSV Operators in harsh Arctic conditions. It will address key developments in transport and regulation in the Arctic as well as commercial and safety issues.


This summit, through presentations, roundtable discussion and case studies will examine practical solutions to Arctic shipping issues and present the latest innovations of technology in this specialised area.


Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators, Owners, Coastguard and Transport Authorities, Shipbuilders and Shipyards, Designers, Repairing companies, Vendors and Subcontractors, Energy and Mining companies, Naval Architects and Engineers, Ice Forecasters and Meteorologists, Ice Management Specialists, Consultants, Researchers, Brokers, Financiers and Investors.

For 15% WORLDOILS subscribers discounted registration or for brochure, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0)20 3141 0606 or [email protected]

Telephone:                  +44 (0) 203 141 0606
E-mail:                         [email protected]
Contact Name:              Mohammad Ahsan

Conference Fee:           Full Price £1495.

Link to Agenda: http://v11.vuturevx.com/exchange-sites/Whitmore%20Group/59/events-pdfs-eu/mas6-agenda-mkt.pdf



24-26 April 2015 – 60th International Ship Suppliers Association Convention & Trade Exhibition


Held in conjunction with the Singapore Maritime Week and coincides with Singapore’s 50th year of independence, the ISSA Convention and Trade Exhibition is back to stage in the Republic with its diamond jubilee presentation in 2015. This annual conference and exhibition aims to be the meeting place for the ship supply community and industry stakeholders including ship owners, managers and port operators to address critical industry challenges and share innovative business solutions for sustainable quality standards in the maritime sector.


The conference highlights on the heritage of Singapore shipping: the journey of innovation and productivity where proven technologies and innovative methodologies adopted by the various sectors and at different geography will be discussed. Participants get to hear the success stories from industry veterans and leaders, gain insight into the formula in achieving optimal efficiency, productivity and cost control management of their ship supply business amidst tough maritime market conditions.


For more information please contact: Ms Scarlett Chua, Professional Conference Organiser, on +65 9336 9841, email: [email protected], or visit www.issa2015-singapore.com.


Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit 2015< »

17th June 2015 – 18th June 2015, Aberdeen, UK



  • Operational Experiences in New Installations
  • Regulations for a Developing Industry
  • Ensuring Crew Safety: How is This Best Accomplished?
  • Improving Turbine Access in Harsh Deep-water Conditions
  • Highlighting the need for High-Speed Vessels within the Offshore Wind Industry


More Info/ Registration:

Rohan Baryah

48 61 646 9780

[email protected]


Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General InterManager

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


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