Dispatches No. 368

InterManager, the only organisation dedicated to representing the global shipmanagement and crew management industry, is organising a unique one-day interactive shipmananagement forum on 5th February, 2018.


We will be bringing you a top line-up of speakers to debate the hot topics the industry is currently facing, as well as updating you on InterManager projects.


This will be our first conference in 2018.  The event will be led by our members, the shipmanagement, shipowning and maritime industry communities. We have developed the conference allowing for full audience participation, using online tools. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to help shape the debate and get involved.


Proving its dedication to representing the global shipmanagement industry, InterManaager is opening the conference up to the whole maritime industry and is working hard to bring you a diverse line-up of speakers.


Prior to the conference we will open access to www.Slido.com , an online app where users can submit comments and questions to the speakers. We will also be running live polls that users can vote on using the app. All content submitted to the app will then be projected onto the big screen and speakers will be given enough time to answer all questions.


We are also looking for Select Partners to get involved and support our event by becoming official sponsors. By partnering the event you will receive branding during the event, be part of social media announcements, receive delegate passes, and receive post-event analytics of the polls, to name only a few of the benefits.

To enquire about sponsorship please email [email protected]


Watch this space on further announcements on the conference and key note speakers. Make sure you follow and like us on Twitter and Facebook to find out more.



Last Week:

27th NOV – 06th December – London – IMO – 30th Assembly – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager members – full report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/2017/12/imo-assembly-30th-session-27-november-6-december-2017/

Returned to the Isle of Man

Working on InterManager Conference and ExCom Meeting – 5th of February 2018 – London; Venue now confirmed LLOYDS REGISTER LONDON

High Seas project – working on initial details

Catching up on administration stuff

Coordinating 24 peaks with Seafarers UK

Sorting out IMO / InterManager relationship – IMO DOC subscription for members

TKF Board Meeting 02-03 December – Palm Springs – Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending



This Week:

Working on the 5th of February event

Ship Plan Maintenance Documentation requirements Project

InterManager Shipping KPIs benchmarking

Preparing for IMarESTPresentation on the 14th of December – Human error – does it really exist or we are fooling ourselves? – Capt. Kuba Szymanski speaking


Sustainable manning project


Looking forward:

14.12.2017 – Isle of Man – IMarEST Presentation on Human error – does it exist or we are fooling ourselves?

Christmas Break


Project updates:

Adopt a Ship

InterManager has joined the Cyprus Chamber of Shipping initiated campaign Adopt A Ship.

As of this week we have:
19 classes in Poland, 2 Universities in Poland, 1 kindergarten in Poland; 3 orphanages in India  – 25 ships

Anyone interested to learn more about Adopt A Ship project please get in touch with Capt. Kuba Szymanski [email protected]


ACI’s 12th Arctic Shipping Summit will be taking place 21-22 February, 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

The two day conference will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and an open discussion to further involve the delegates. These talk will give a deep insight on the views shared from the different aspects of Arctic Shipping. We will explore and discuss current regulations and requirements from the IMO & the Coast Guard. Deeply examine commercial aspects, infrastructure and promising changes in cruise operations as well as the insurance challenges that are increasing ongoing. As well as this looking into training requirements and ship design options to help aid in the future of Arctic operations. The conference will bring together various key industry stake-holders including Ship-owners, Ship-mangers & associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT & data associations, consultants & technology providers.

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

Conference Fee:         Full Price £1595 (£240 Discount Code – MASn7MKT)

Link to the Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/arctic-shipping-summit/


Link to the Agenda:  http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/08/MASn7-Agenda_MKT.pdf



Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea Conference (WASC) on 16 March 2018, London.

Following the success of the inaugural Wellness at Sea Conference in Singapore earlier this year, the 2018 agenda will address crew wellness and how this impacts on the health of the ship – and ultimately the health of the ship owner’s balance sheet.


A must-attend event for ship owners and all those concerned with the recruitment and retention of crews, WASC 2018 will:


  • feature presentations from industry and academic experts
  • explore all aspects of crew wellness
  • highlight how ship operations impact on crew morale and retention (including digital communications, ship safety and cyber awareness).
  • feature live polls, breakout discussions and a panel debate
  • offer networking opportunities with other industry leaders

Speakers include: Paddy Rodgers (Euronav), Stuart Edmonston (UKP&I Club), Drew Brandy (Inmarsat) and Dr. Rafael Lefkowitz (Yale University)

Date: 16 March 2018

Timings: 9:00-17:30, followed by a drinks reception

Venue: 99 City Road Conference Centre, London

Cost: early bird £75 plus VAT to 31/12/17 (£99 plus VAT thereafter)

Delegate passes include: pre-conference pastries, coffee breaks, buffet lunch, drinks reception and canapés

For more on the conference and to book your place visit: www.sailorssocietywasc.org

Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266



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