Dispatches No. 381

Cross Industry Working Group Meeting against maritime corruption took place last week in London.


InterManager was represented by Capt. Kuba Szymanski. Following were discussed:


Proposal IMO Submission – MARITIME CORRUPTION; Impact on global trade, port governance and seafarers


Suez canal info –



Argentina info –




Ukraine situation discussed and members of InterManager are very kindly requested to submit their experiences with Ukrainian Ports – please send them to [email protected]




For the benefit of our readers please find below latest summary of InterManager activities:


    1. Free of charge Daily Bulletin. Many of our members swear by it as it delivers Shipping Digest of the most important issues over the last 24 hourshttps://www.intermanager.org/seacurus-daily-bulletin/
    2. Free of charge weekly Dispatches (what’s up in InterManager – + discounts for members)https://www.intermanager.org/category/dispatches/
    3. Bi- monthly DISPATCH Magazine – members magazine https://www.intermanager.org/resources/dispatch/
    4. Permanent representative in IMO who reports regularly (we would love our members to participate in IMO work more)https://www.intermanager.org/category/imo-updates/
    5. We have created Maritime Cybersecurity dedicated portal https://cybersail.org/
    6. We have Maritime Intelligence reports https://www.intermanager.org/arc-intelligence-report/
    7. Seafarers DNA project
    8. Sustainable shipboard resources management project
    9. Adopt a Ship project

Are you benefiting from those activities?



Last week

12-16 March – IMO London SSE 5 session – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager – full report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/2018/03/imo-sub-committee-on-ship-systems-equipment-12-16-march-2018/

Writing article for KNect 365 – available from https://goo.gl/Fs4v9C


London – administration works


Adopt a Ship –2 new ships

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

Working on Seafarers DNA project

Articles for Safety at Sea and Informa



This Week:

Preparing March issue of Dispatch

19th March – London – IMO – Ad hoc NGO meeting – Capt. Paddy McKnight representing InterManager


Looking forward:

22nd March – London – NI – Executive Board meeting – Capt. Kuba Szymanski attending



Project updates:

Adopt a Ship

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

As of this week we have:
35 classes and 6 School Libraries in Poland, 2 Universities in Poland, 1 kindergarten in Poland; 3 orphanages in India  – 35 ships

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


ACI’s 20th Ballast Water Management Conference will be taking place in Vallejo, CA, USA on the 18th & 19th of April 2018. Please see the agenda hyperlinked here >> here-AGENDA

Below the standard MP agreement we would like to secure, the partnership that we generally have is a no cost, equal exposure opportunity. We would be willing to:

  • Give conference discounted rates to your members/subscribers
  • Hand out literature (magazines, journals, flyers, etc.) regarding your organisation at the conference
  • Put your logo on our website with a direct link to you site
  • Put your logo on the conference documentation (conference books, priority invitations, adverts, flyers, e-flyers, brochure that we send out to thousands of pre-qualified executives in our target audience)


All we ask in return is, please let us know which items are doable at your end:

  • A calendar mention on your website + banner
  • A newsletter listing
  • An email broadcast to your database with conference information and details on the discount they are entitled
  • Anything else you feel your organisation feel it can reasonably do to promote our conference as advert on magazine, list of people to invite on your behalf…


Already Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • California State Lands Commission – Jonathan Thomson, Senior Environmental Scientist
  • California State Lands Commission – Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief of the Marine Environmental Protection Division
  • Crowley – J.K. Roy Choudhury – Director, Strategic Engineering
  • DNV GL – Martin Olofsson – Senior Principal Engineer, Environmental Proteciotn
  • FedNav Limited – Jereme Daoust – Manager, Owned Fleet
  • Golden Bear Research Center – Christopher Brown, Scientific Program Manager
  • Green Marine – Eleanor Kirtley – West Coast Program Manager
  • INTERTANKO – Joseph J. Angelo, Deputy Managing Director
  • Lake Carriers Association – Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
  • Lake Superior Research Institute – Allegra Cangelosi, Senior Scientist Policy Analyst
  • Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore – Ginger Carter, Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director
  • Matson Navigation Company – Lisa Swanson, Director, Environmental Affairs
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratories – Nick Welschmeyer, Faculty Member
  • Mouawad Consulting – Jad Mouawad, Owner
  • NAMEPA – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, IMO Ambassador

If you are interested please contact Rafael Krupa  [email protected]


16th -17th May in Antwerp, Belgium.

The European Environmental Ports Conference 2018. The event will bring together senior representatives from the global port community and shipping companies, as well as environmental policy-makers, academic experts, consultants, and technology providers.

The two-day event features informative presentations on the very latest challenges, solutions and developments in reducing emissions, pollution and energy consumption, as well as engaging discussion around the exciting potential of co-operation and symbiosis.

InterManager members are entitled to a 15% discount on registration. To claim contact Cheryl Williams on + 44 (0)203 141 0623 / [email protected] and quote MEPe2MKT

Event Website: http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/environmental-ports-conference/


23-24 May Hamburg – Crew Connect Hamburg.


Full Members please get in touch for VIP pass


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266



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