Dispatches No. 407

Annual General Meeting and 5th International Ship Owning and Ship Management Summit Notice

SUMMIT PROGRAMME – Tuesday 16 October 2018
08:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee.
  It is ‘steady as she goes’ say the economists when talking about the current freight markets but today’s owners and managers have more to worry about such as how to navigate through the regulation maze while taking advantage of advances in technology and artificial intelligence that in themselves, promise greater efficiencies and control. But how prepared is today’s shipmanagement sector in meeting these and other demands and is it a question of ‘need to have’ rather than ‘like to have’ when it comes to investing in the future?
09:00  InterManager AGM


ISSS Welcome Address:
Bjorn Jebsen, President InterManager (K)
10:10 Chairman’s Opening Remarks
10:15 Keynote Address: State of the key markets
10:30 Keynote Address: Is shipmanagement agile enough to match the technological speed of change in today’s shipping industry
10.45 Keynote Address: Cyber Security and how insurance is dealing with the issue
11:00 Keynote Address : Cost control: cutting your cloth or full steam ahead?
11:15 Q/A
11:30 Networking Coffee Break
11.50 Mini debate Maximising the potential of the digital age
13.00 Lunch
13.40 Marine Purchasing Panel Debate: Can collaboration cut costs?

Marine purchasing is an essential and important part of managing today’s ships but is enough being done to ensure the right efficiencies are in place? Can even more cost be extracted through the effective management of the purchasing operation or are prices already too close to the bone to threaten the quality of the supply operation and of the goods themselves?

  Moderator: Sean Moloney, Editorial Director Ship Management International

Panellists x 5

14.40 Environment. 2020 Sulphur cap and Ballast water management. A regulatory minefield or is it all about proper planning?
15.10 Seafarer Health Keynotes
15.30 Panel Debate:  Seafarer Mental Health Debate

Moderator: Raal Harris from KVH Videotel





Seafarer Mental Health Video


Conference ends


Entry is free for members – please register your interest with kuba.szymanski@intermanager.org


Dear Members

Please be aware of the invitation by CREW CONNECT:

As you are important innovator in the maritime industry my team and I feel the awards are pertinent to you and I wanted to get in touch with you personally to recommend that you enter into one or more of the below categories:

  • Innovation and adaption of technology award
  • Excellence in training award
  • Welfare and corporate social responsibility
  • Safety at sea award
  • Trainer of the year award
  • Young person of the year
  • Lifetime achievement award
  • Seafarer of the year award

There is an extension to the official deadline for entries, so you now have until 15 September 2019 to submit your entry.

For further information on the categories and entry rules please click on the following link.

Leading industry figure heads which for this year include: Esben Poulsson (ICS), Andreas Nordseth (Danish Maritime Authority), Jacqueline Smith (ITF), Kuba Szymanski (Intermanager), Maneesh Varma (Nautical Institute), Natalie Shaw (ICS) and Stephen Miller (Mission to Seafarers) will be judging the entries and decide upon each of the category winners. You can find out all about the judging panel, the categories and how to submit your entry by visiting the awards page.

If you require assistance in collating your submission, then please feel free to contact me at Joanna.crisan@knect365.com

Members please be aware that we still have one VIP Pass (free of charge)


Last week

Preparation work for ISSS and AGM

Accounting – Financial Year End

Preparation for Seagull Event

EMSA – Philippines certification issue

10.09 – 14.09 – IMO – London – CCC5 – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager – full report available from: https://www.intermanager.org/2018/09/imo-sub-committee-on-carriage-of-cargoes-and-containers-10-14-september-2018/



This Week:

Preparation to ISSS

Preparation work for AGM

Seagull Forum n London

EMSA – Philippines certification issue

NGO Human Element papers


Looking forward:

24.09 – 28.09 – IMO – London – III 5 – Capt. Paddy McKnight attending representing InterManager

27 September –  Thursday World Maritime Day – Organized Visit to IMO – 13 members attending.

27 September – London – Equasis Editorial Board meeting – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing

27 September – London – IMO –  NGO GROUP ON THE HUMAN ELEMENT – Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing


02.10 – Humane – Trondheim – Study Workshop

  • Increase knowledge on a systems level, what changes when autonomy is introduced?
  • Suggest solutions to identified challenges
  • Provide tested methods for prediction and support for organisations that wish to prepare themselves for an autonomous future

Markus Schmitz is representing InterManager

16.10 – London – InterManager AGM and International ShipManagement and Ship Owning Summit – Willis Towers Watson Headquarters in London 51 Lime Street

17.10 – Athens – Seagull User Forum, Capt. Kuba Szymanski representing InterManager


18-19 September 2018, London Global Trade Controls,

2 day conference on decoding trade controls, sanctions and regulations on dual use goods

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3425IM or follow this link: http://bit.ly/GTControlsConf


InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets


24-26 September 2018, Singapore Salvage & Wreck Asia,

Commercial, insurance and legal challenges, and how to overcome them.

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3426IM or follow this link: http://bit.ly/SalvageAsiaConf

InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets


“11th Annual Capital Link Shipping Marine Services & Offshore Forum” which will take place on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in London – http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2018london/



25-27 September 2018,  Florida BWMTech North America 2018,

2 day conference and workshop – Hear from the IMO, US Coast Guard and EPA on implementation and enforcement  Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3392IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/yfQE7S


InterManager members – we have 2 VIP tickets


3-4 October 2018, London  – Scrubber Systems 2018,

Lloyds Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar looking at cost analysis, compliance and operational efficiency for scrubber systems. Hear from Carnival Corporation, Bore & Stena.

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3463IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/e5m61n


InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets



8-9 October 2018, London – Bills of Lading Seminar,

Lloyds Maritime Academy 2 day seminar analyzing the commercial legal complexities of bills of lading

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3464IM or follow this link: http://bit.ly/BillsofLading18

InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets



10-11 October 2018, London  – Laytime & Demurrage Seminar,

Lloyds Maritime Academy 2 day training course with workshops and case studies on legal and commercial complexities of laytime and demurrage

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3474IM or follow this link:  http://bit.ly/LaytimeSeminar

InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets



16-17 October 2018, London – Electric & Hybrid 2018,

Lloyds Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar on the business case for hybrid propulsion, fuel cells and battery technologies across commercial fleets.

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3465IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/574i7H

InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets



“8th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum” which will take place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Hilton Athens Hotel – http://forums.capitallink.com/csr/2018athens/



5-7 November 2018, Manila CrewConnect Global  & CruiseConnect Global,

The largest crewing event in the world. With over 600 attendees from 40 different maritime nations. Celebrating 20 years with an additional black tie dinner and awards ceremony.

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3428IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/L1BsSE


InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets



12-14 November 2018, New York Green Ship Technology (GST) North America,

2 day conference on 2020 regulatory compliance, looking at sustainability strategies, new tends and technologies. Co-located with shipping2030 to give delegates access to an innovative programme on digitalization in the shipping industry.

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3393IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/K1F7EL

InterManager members – 2 VIP Tickets


3-5 December 2018, London – BWMTech London 2018,

2 day conference and crewing workshop with over 100 attendees. Hear from the IMO, BEMA & MSC Cruises on implementation of the BWM Convention

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3389IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/5Z27Vw



4-5 December 2018, London  – V-Tracks 2018,

Lloyds Maritime Academy presents a 2 day seminar on using, implementing and optimizing vessel tracking

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3334IM or follow this link: https://goo.gl/ghGFsm


5-7 December 2018, London – Salvage & Wreck Removal,

Risk Management for casualty response and wreck removal

Save 20% with VIP Code FKT3429IM or follow this link: http://bit.ly/SalvageConf2018


Brgds Kuba

Capt. Kuba Szymanski

Secretary General

Mob: +44 7624 498 266


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