Dispatches No. 309



The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has extended its global membership by welcoming four new members, including its first Chinese member.


Chinese shipping firm The International Trade Ocean Shipping Supply Company (ITOS Supply), together with London-based MarTrust, USA-based Maritime Payment Solutions and Australia-based The Seafarer Foundation had their memberships approved by InterManager’s Executive Committee earlier this month; placing maritime finance services and ship supply firmly around the ship management industry’s table.


Welcoming the four new members, Capt Kuba Szymanski, Secretary-General of InterManager said: “As InterManager welcomes its first Chinese member, we hope to open a cohesive dialogue with the Chinese on the importance of Chinese representation in the ship management sector. These four members will be an asset to the Association as their specialisms are fundamental to the running of an interconnected industry.”


Looking forward to future involvement, Eva Dai, President of ITOS Supply said: “As the first Chinese member of InterManager, we look forward to building links between owners, managers and all related parties, by listening to the voices from the international shipping industry and explore new opportunities within China.”


Speaking proudly of its new membership to the Association, maritime payments solutions provider MarTrust Managing Director, Domenico Carlucci said: “We are looking forward to engaging with InterManager and to learn more about the challenges the industry – and members – face as well as supporting the association in general.”


Talking of its new membership, The Seafarer Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer, James McCully said: “We are delighted to be accepted as a member of InterManager. We look forward to working with InterManager members on developing a sustainable future for the maritime industry.”


Looking forward to participating in industry discussion Stuart Ostrow, President of Maritime Payment Solutions said: “We are very excited to join InterManager and are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with other members and discuss the issues and challenges we are currently facing.  InterManager’s role in the marketplace has become increasingly important given the tumultuous environment and economic uncertainty of the industry.”


InterManager AGM  04th October 2016 (0900 – 1015)

Venue for AGM and Conference: Reed Smith

10 Collyer Quay, #06-01 to 06 Ocean Financial Centre 049315 Singapore


Agenda of InterManager AGM Conference 04th October 2016(1030-1600)

Venue for AGM and Conference: Reed Smith

10 Collyer Quay, #06-01 to 06 Ocean Financial Centre 049315 Singapore

1030 – Welcome by InterManager Secretary – Chair of the Conference – Capt. Kuba Szymanski


1040 – Role of the Ship Agent – Frank G. Olsen, Vice President  Ship & Crew Solutions,  Inchcape Shipping Services will focus on how the role of the ship agent is changing and how we in the maritime industry can take benefit from technology in realizing cost and time saving.


1110 – Cyber Security in Shipping – panel discussion

1115 – Mitigating Cyber Security Risk – technical aspects – Mr. Asad Salameh, CEO World-link communication

1145 – “Maritime Cyber Security – The human aspect” – Mr. Markus Schmitz, MD of SOFTImpact


Cyber Security issues are usually regarded as something caused by technical systems, under the responsibility of the ICT department and

hopefully addressed by a technical solution. This presentation demonstrates live how we as end users contribute to the risks created.

If we are partially contributing to the problem, maybe we can also contribute to the solution?


1245 – 1345 Lunch break


1345 – MTI Media Response Masterclass – Mr.  Martin Baxendale, MD of MTI Network


The MTI Media Response Masterclass will examine how an organization can best protect its reputation before, during and after an incident.


We will examine how you can best prepare to face the challenges of intense media interest, and how the widespread use of social media is presenting new challenges, including identity theft and cyber security.


Using a developing scenario, participants will have the opportunity to undergo on-camera interviews, looking at different interview techniques, including the increasingly useful Autocue statement.


1555 END of the Conference


1600 – InterManager Executive Committee meeting

(Executive Committee members only)


Date: 05th October 2016

Fatigue Risk Management Workshop

Venue for Fatigue Risk Management Workshop: V.Ships, Keppel Tower #24-01, 10 Hoe Chiang Rd


Time: 1000 – 1230

Lunch 1230



And on the 3rd of OCTOBER we still have few places left for International Ship Owning and Ship Management summit (Members pay heavily discounted fee)


ISSS – 03rd October – SINGAPORE

Dear Colleagues

Top speakers will not shy away from tackling big issues at the forthcoming ISSS.

Leaders of global shipowning and shipmanagement companies are looking to use the International Shipowning and Shipmanagement Summit to ask very pertinent questions about who is really in charge of your ship and whether the relationship between the office and the ship is as strong as it should be.

While issues such as whether owners and managers should start screening their crew to find out more about their political views may be seen as an infringement of personal space, there are some in the industry who believe employers need to really get to know their crew and get to know what drives and motivates them.

The last session of the day will see major players in the market also tackle the elephant in the room which is the potential disconnect between senior executives at the top of large shipowning and shipmanaging companies and the superintendents actually managing the ships.

Key players including Lars Modin, Marine Operations Director – Asia Pacific, V.Ships; Hanus Mikkelsen, Chief Strategic Crewing Officer, Thome Shipmanagement and Capt Kuba Szymanski, Secretary General of InterManager will share their views on this controversial subject. Register now!

Don’t miss this opportunity to join this influential gathering of shipping industry experts. Click https://www.shippinginnovation.com/international-shipowning-and-shipmanagement-summit-2016-programme/  for the ISSS programme.

Register today! Click https://www.shippinginnovation.com/event/the-3rd-annual-international-shipowning-shipmanagement-summit/  for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Members of InterManager are eligible for a US$ 200 discount (Standard rate US$ 475 / Member rate US$ 275). Strictly limited to 80 delegates, so book now to avoid disappointment.  Please use the code INTERMANAGER2016 when prompted.



Last Week:

Working from the Isle of Man

This Week:

23-30 September – Isle of Man – Ship Superintendency Course

Looking forward:

03 October – ISSS in Singapore

04 October AGM and InterManager Conference – Singapore

05 October Fatigue Risk Management Workshop – Singapore

10-11 October – London – Mental Health of Seafarers Conference


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.


3rd of October – SINGAPORE – 3rd International Ship Owning and Ship Management Summit – (ISSS) – Contact Person: Capt. Kuba Szymanski

4th od October – SINGAPORE – InterManager AGM and InterManager Members Conference.


Asia Pacific Marine Conference 2016 is back to Singapore on 6th October. Hear from experts on regulatory affairs, technological developments, LNG & more. APMC 2016 is supported by INTERMANAGER, ASF, SSI & ICS. Key players DNVGL, RINA, ORBCOMM, JTJB & CYBERMARINE are sponsoring the event. Visit www.apacmarineconference.com


4-7 October 2016 The 19th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) , Resorts World Sentosa,

Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is pleased to announce that a refreshed and invigorated programme will include new formats, cutting edge presentations, innovative exhibition hall features and as always, opportunities to do business.

InterManager members entitled to 20% discount. Please contact kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org



Energy Caribbean
10-12 October 2016, The Hilton Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

InterManager members are entitled to 20% discount

  • VIP Code: FKT2992EMSPK– provides a 20% discount for an unlimited number of your contacts.


19th & 20th of October 2016,London, UK  19th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Conference Fee:          Full Price £1495

Link to the Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/maritime-hr-crew-management-europe/  

Link to the Agenda:  http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2016/03/MHRe11-MKG-Agenda.pdf


ACI’s 19th Maritime HR & Crew Management will focus on how shipping companies have successfully coped with the increasing demands of regulations and technology on the modern seafarer’s skill set. Crew competence has never been more highly valued and in today’s climate making sure valuable crew are retained is an absolute priority. Join us in London to learn more of how ship operators are meeting this challenge.

Key Topics:

  • Regulatory Updates & Requirements
  • Crew Competence & Attitude
  • Sourcing, Leadership & Retention of Crew
  • Insurance Challenges connected to Seafarers
  • Cross Training of Seafarers on Various Types of Vessels
  • Challenges of Seafarer Travel
  • Crew Education & Difference
  • Cohesion Between Ship & Shore
  • Technology in HR & Crew Development
  • Who Should Be Attending?


For 15% members/subscribers discounted registration or for the updated brochure, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0)20 3141 0606 or mahsan@acieu.net


31 October – 2nd November 2016 – Dubai 61st ISSA Convention and Trade Exhibition

The International Ship Suppliers & Services Association, long with its local National Association, the UAE National Ship Suppliers Association is staging its 61st annual convention in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2016.

To register: www.issa2016.com


2 November 2016  – London 6th Capital Link Operating Excellence in Shipping Forum

Senior Executives from leading shipping companies, charterers and financiers will discuss how the implementation of Best Industry Practices translates into tangible commercial, operational and financial competitive advantages. Organized In Cooperation with the Danish & the Norwegian Shipowners Associations.

Mr. Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive of Baltic Exchange presented with Capital Link Maritime CSR Award.



9th-10th November 2016   16th Ballast Water Management Summit

Location: Antwerp, Belgium

Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/ballast-water-management-conference-europe/

For registration & more information, please contact:

Piotr Baziuk, +48 616 467 025, pbaziuk@acieu.net



Crew Connect Global
15 – 16 November 2016 – Manila Marriott Hotel, Philippines

Here is the discount information for InterManager members:

  • VIP Code: FKT2992EMSPK– provides a 20% discount for an unlimited number of your contacts.




15-17 November 2016 Intermodal Europe 2016



Intermodal Europe is the world-leading exhibition and conference for companies associated with the container and intermodal industries, covering all areas of container transport and logistics across road, rail and sea. The event provides an invaluable industry forum, bringing together high-quality speakers and key exhibitors, attracting decision-making professionals from all over the world.




ACI’s 14th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit, 23-24 November 2016, Singapore will analyse how to increase overall efficiency and performance by minimising the fleet’s energy demands.

To request the Latest Agenda & Info please contact, Priyesh Waghmare Email: pwaghmare@acieu.net

(Quote discount code: MBFMP14 to claim for 15% discount)



Brgds Kuba
Capt. Kuba Szymanski
Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266





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