Key Information -July 2017

Mission

  • To federate and serve the needs of all companies involved in the management and crewing of ships.
  • To encourage the highest standards of ship operations, through innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge.
  • To provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest.
  • To be the common voice of shipmanagers in the international forums and with international regulators.
  • To advocate efficiency, quality and ethics in shipmanagement.
  • To promote the image of shipping and the career of seafaring.

Status

Intermanager is not-for-profit organization, founded in 1991 in Cyprus, Registration Number 44773. Representative office in the Isle of Man opened in 2010.

Membership at March, 2017 (see detailed list below)

38 full members

43  associate members

President

Bjorn Jebsen, President of Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc.

Vice Presidents:

Capt. Ajay Tripathi (MMS) – treasurer

Ian MacLean (Hill Dickinson,UK) – Legal counsel

George Hoyt (Seagull) – Projects

Secretary General

Capt. Kuba Szymanski, Isle of Man

Permanent IMO

Representative:  Capt. Paddy McKnight, UK

Administrator:   Anna Warszczuk, Poland

Executive Committee

  1. Alexandre Albertini (Marfin, Monaco) Swiss ,
  2. Milind Karkhanis(Videotel, UK) British,
  3. Gerardo Borromeo (Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Philippines),Filipino
  4. Manoj Suri (Seaspan Ship Management Ltd, Canada),
  5. Norbert Aschmann (Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, Hong Kong) German ;
  6. Dirk Fry (Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd, Cyprus) German,
  7. Alastair Evitt (V.Ships, Monaco) UK,
  8. George Hoyt (Seagull, Norway) American;
  9. Ian MacLean (Hill Dickinson, UK) British,
  10. Tony Field (Lloyds Register, Greece) , British
  11. Marco Montorsi (NBS, Cyprus) Italian ,
  12. Marc Nuytemans (Exmar, Belgium) Belgian
  13. Svein Pedersen(Noah, UAE) Norwegian,
  14. Markus Schmitz (Soft-Impact, Cyprus) German
  15. Abdul Hameed (International Ship Suppliers Association, UK) Indian,
  16. Ajay Tripathi (MMS Co Ltd, Singapore) Indian,
  17. Bjorn Jebsen (Abojeb); Norwegian

Support

PR & Marketing:  Elaborate Communications, UK

Lawyer: C Mavrellis, Chr Demetriades & Co, Cyprus

Auditors:Evoserve, Cyprus

Bank : TTT Moneycorp Limited, UK

Accountants:  Moore Stephens, Isle of Men

Webmasters:  Piotr Dobaczewski, Poland

Markus Schmitz (SoftImpact Ltd, Cyprus)

Last Annual Meeting

04 October 2016 – SINGAPORE

 Affiliations

Elected as NGO at IMO, 1995

Intertanko, BIMCO, Intercargo, GlobalMet, SIGGTO – Associate Member

Equasis – Editorial Board Member

Institute of Quality Assurance, 2005

Seafarers Rights International – Board of Directors

Publications

Guidelines on the Implementation of ISO9001:2000 for Ship and Crew Managers (1st Edition 2006)

Code of Conduct (November 2007)

Shipping KPI Standards (November 2010)

Website

www.intermanager.org

InterManager Full Members

1. Petrojob

2. EXMAR

3. Seaquest Shipmanagement S.A.

4. Aboitiz Jebsen Company, Inc.

5. Terra Marine ShipManagement

6.  Rickmers Group

7. Green Wave Shipmanagement Pte

8. MF Shipping Group

9. Asian Crew & Shipping Services-ACS

10.  C.F.Sharp Shipping Agencies Group of Companies

11. New Building and Ship Management (NBS) LTD

12. Scorpio Shipmanagement

13. CESG Limited

14. Selandia Ship Management

15. CS- Offshore

16. Noah

17. Histria

18. Master Bulk Shipmanagement Pte Ltd

19.  Cruise Management International, Inc.

20. Campbell Shipping Company Ltd

21. Azimuth Ship Management

22. V.Ships

23. Gas Log LNG Services Ltd

24. Columbia Shipmanagement

25. UNITED PHILIPPINE LINES, INC.

26. Lemissoler Shipmanagement Ltd

27. Seaspan Ship Management Ltd

28. Alpha Navigation

29. Philippine Transmarine Carriers

30. Marfin Management

31. Haque and Sons Ltd

32. Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement Group

33. Red Sea Marine Management (DMCC)

34. Nigeria LNG Ship Management Services

35. MMS Co Ltd

36. Overseas Marine Logistics

37. SC INNOVATIVE UKRAINE

38. NDSM CO., LTD

 

 

 

InterManager Associate Members

1. SpecTec

2. Lloyd’s Register

3. ShipMoney

4. Inchcape Shipping Services

5. Lucion Marine

6. Seagull AS

7. RASAN SA

8. International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA)

9. Health Metrics

10. PHILCAMSAT

11. Marine Enterprise

12. MarTrust

13. Singapore Telecommunications Limited

14. SGS Group Management

15. Seafarer Foundation

16. Servway Ltd

17. Softlmpact(Cyprus) Ltd

18. World -Link Communications Inc

19. Warsash Maritime Academy

20. SIGTTO

21. ITIC (Int’l Transport Interrmediaries Club Ltd)

22. Cartner & Fiske LLC

23. Servway Ltd

24. Intertanko

25. UK P&I Club

26. KVH

27. Futurenautics

28. UK Hydrographic Office

29. Hill Dickinson

30. Brightwell Payments

31. ICS/ISF

32. International Salvage Union

33. GlobalMET

34. ABS Nautical Systems

35. Intercargo

36. Rightship

37. BIMCO

38. Chrysses Demetriades

39. Elaborate Communications Ltd

40. Africa Risk Compliance Limited

41. Ningbo International Trade Ocean Shipping Supply Co.Ltd

42. PIRI REIS SHIP SUPPLY & REPAIRS

43. International Registries (U.K.) Limited

 

 

 

 

Requirements for Full Membership 2017

 

Full Membership is open to:

  • Ship managers and Crew managers
  • Ship and Crew Management Divisions of Ship Owning Companies

 

 

Quality Requirement

Organizations wishing to become members of InterManager must satisfy one of the following criteria:

  • They must have established, implemented and maintained a quality management system in accordance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, and have obtained a corresponding ISO certificate, OR
  • They are willing to undergo a Certification Process and obtain and maintain certification from an Approved Certification Body within not more than eighteen months from the date of its admission as member, OR
  • They have exemplary records and are acknowledged by peers as leaders in their geographical market sectors and publicly committed to advancing research and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility in shipping.

 

 

Other requirements:

In addition the organizations wishing to become members of InterManager must:

  • Sign the InterManager Code of Conduct as a confirmation that they agree to the rules of the Code.
  • Prove that they provide the full complement including the master for at least one vessel trading internationally.
  • Directly employ the crew, or be responsible for the general administration processes for the selection and recruitment of crewmembers.
  • Agree to InterManager Cadet Policy.
  • Be responsible for the establishment and control of the crew’s certification and qualification records.
  • Abide with the InterManager Cadet Policy, stating that they must maintain at least one cadet per ship under full management onboard their vessels, during the period that they are members of the Association.
  • Agree with the Mission of the Association as stated below.

 

Mission of the Association:

  • To federate and serve the needs of all companies involved in the management and crewing of ships.
  • To encourage the highest standard of ship operations through innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge.
  • To provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest.
  • To be the common voice of shipmanagers in the international forums and with international regulators.
  • To advocate efficiency, quality and ethics in shipmanagement.
  • To promote the image of shipping and careers in seafaring.

 

As a trade association, the views of InterManager’s members are represented in international organizations such as IMO, European Union, European Marine Safety Agency, Equasis and other major industry groups.

Membership fees are payable annually on January 1st, or at the time of joining. A company not meeting the conditions for Full Membership may apply to join as an Associate Member.

 

Benefits for Members

 

  • Access an unparalleled connection to top ship manager/owner executives.

 

  • Attend the InterManager regional meetings, and have an opportunity to promote your products and services directly to your major clients.

 

  • Gain exclusive networking opportunities available to Associates at InterManager events.

 

  • Opportunity for election to the Executive Committee.

 

  • Participate in the InterManager Committees :
  • Manning and Training Committee, to attract more people to our industry and improve the standards of training worldwide.
  • IMO-EU Committee, to have a say in the formulation of the international rules and regulations of the IMO and interact with the major regulators in bringing positive solutions to the complex international issues facing our industry.
  • ICT committee, to actively lead developments in shipping IT sector.
  • Communications Committee, to contribute to the improvement of the image of shipping , add the weight of your voice to influence industry debates on current issues, and increase the attractiveness of the industry to the young generations, so as to ensure the regular supply of seafarers.
  • Piracy Committee, to have access to the latest information and developments in counter piracy, but also to participate in the developments in this area
  • Criminalization of seafarers committee, to have your say and pro actively improve the situation by participating in industry wide initiatives.
  • Participate in the InterManager projects, such as the KPI project, Internet on Board project, Corporate Social Responsibility Project
  • Advertise in Ship Management International the new bi-monthly magazine on the business of ship management at preferential rates
  • Add your voice to influence policy development and industry debate on current issues.
  • Be seen at the cutting edge and share best practice with colleagues.
  • Link your web site and gain access to information on the Association’s new web site.
  • Use the InterManager logo in your advertising and promotion.
  • Discounts for members attending industry seminars and courses.
  • Have access to daily InterManager Seacurus Daily Bulletin
  • Have access to weekly InterManager dispatches, our electronic newspaper.
  • Have access to Bi- monthly magazine DISPATCH
  • Be proactive, suggest improvements.  Take the leading role.
  • Have possibility to promote the company services, especially if they are unique.
  • Participate in “Member to member” scheme, where members enjoy special discounts for the services rendered to each other, and only available for InterManager members.

MEMBERSHIP FEES FOR YEAR 2017

(I) SHIP MANAGERS

 

Category  Size of Manager’s fleet 2016 Back Call Limit
A Manager with more than 200 ships $23,000 100%
B Manager with 100-200 ships $18,000 100%
C Manager with 70-100 ships $13,500 100%
D Manager with 50-70 ships $10,000 100%
E Manager with 15-50 ships $6,500 100%
F Manager with <15 ships $2,500 100%

 

(II) CREW MANAGERS

 

Category  Size of Crew Manager 2016 Back Call Limit
G Manager with over 1,500 seamen $6,000 100%
H Manager with 1,001-1,500 seamen $4,000 100%
I Manager with 501-1,000 seamen $1,500 100%
J Manager with up to 500 seamen $1,000 100%

 

(III) ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

 

Category   2016 Back Call Limit
K Associate Member $2,000 0%

 

NOTES ;

  1. The fee applicable for year 2017 is the amount listed in the Column “2017”
  2. The Association works like a P&I Club and has a possibility to call for back calls in case of financial hardship. The maximum possible back call percentage of the base fee for each category, is listed in the column “Back Call Limit”.
  3. Members are paying for 12 month at the beginning of their membership anniversary
  4. No back call was ever called and it is presently not expected to call any.

Date     :          December 2015                                                                                                       

 

APPLICATION FOR SHIP MANAGER MEMBERSHIP (for info only please apply using website application available from: http://www.intermanager.org/members/become-a-member/application-for-ship-manager-membership/ )

 

We have read the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the International Ship Managers’ Association and hereby apply for ship manager membership of the Association.

 

Name of Company:       …………………………………………………………………………………………

Full Postal Address:      …………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………

Tel No:                          ………………………………         Email:   ………………………………………….

 

Number of ships (tick as appropriate):

Category  Size of Manager’s fleet 2017 Tick
A Manager with more than 200 ships $23,000
B Manager with 100-199 ships $18,000
C Manager with 70-99 ships $13,500
D Manager with 50-69 ships $10,000
E Manager with 15-49  ships $6,500
F Manager with <15 ships $2,500

 

Company structure: please attach a copy of the structure of your company, indicating the relationship with a parent company and/or subsidiary companies.

 

In accordance with the Articles of Association, we undertake that we shall be bound by and fully observe and comply with these provisions and are aware that our membership will cease in case of violation of the before said.

Please attach a copy of your ISO9001:2000 certificate if any.

 

This Application is accompanied by a signed copy of InterManager’s Code of Conduct dated ………………

 

Name of Quality Manager (please print): …………………………………………………

 

Name of Chief Executive/Managing Director (please print):          ………………………………………….

 

Signature:         ………………………………………………. Date: …………………………..

 

 

APPLICATION FOR CREW MANAGER MEMBERSHIP (for info only – please apply using following link: http://www.intermanager.org/members/become-a-member/application-for-crew-manager-membership/ )

 

 

We have read the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the International Ship Managers’ Association and hereby apply for ship manager membership of the Association.

 

Name of Company:       …………………………………………………………………………………………

Full Postal Address:      …………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………

Tel No:                          ………………………………         Email:   ………………………………………….

 

Tick appropriate category:

Category  Size of Crew Manager 2017 Tick
G Manager with over 1,500 seamen $6,000
H Manager with 1,001-1,500 seamen $4,000
I Manager with 501-1,000 seamen $1,500
J Manager with up to 500 seamen $1,000

 

Company structure: please attach a copy of the structure of your company, indicating the relationship with a parent company and/or subsidiary companies.

 

In accordance with the Articles of Association, we undertake that we shall be bound by and fully observe and comply with these provisions and are aware that our membership will cease in case of violation of the before said.

Please attach a copy of your ISO9001:2000 certificate if any.

 

This Application is accompanied by a signed copy of InterManager’s Code of Conduct dated ………………

 

Name of Quality Manager (please print): …………………………………………………

 

Name of Chief Executive/Managing Director (please print):          ………………………………………….

 

Signature:         ………………………………………………. Date: …………………………..

APPLICATION FOR ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP (for information only – when applying please use website application available from: http://www.intermanager.org/members/become-a-member/application-for-associate-membership/ )

Company Name:        …………………………………………………………………………………………

Full Postal Address:    …………………………………………………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………………………………………

Tel No:                                    ………………………………   Web Site:        ………………………………

 

We agree to support mission, aims and objectives of InterManager as set from time to time by the Executive Committee and the Annual Meeting.

Mission

  • To federate and serve the needs of all companies involved in the management and crewing of ships.
  • To encourage the highest standards of ship operations, through innovation, creativity, and the sharing of knowledge.
  • To provide a forum for discussion on matters of common interest.
  • To be the common voice of shipmanagers in the international forums.
  • To advocate efficiency and quality in shipmanagement
  • To promote the image of shipping and the career of seafaring.

 

In accordance with the Articles of Association, we undertake that we shall be bound by and fully observe and comply with these provisions and are aware that our membership will cease in case of violation of the aforesaid. Please attach a copy of your ISO9001:2000 certificate if any.

 

Nature of business:…………………………………………………………………………….…………………….

 

Name of Quality Manager (please print):       …………………………………………………

Email:  ………………………………………….

 

Name of Chief Executive/Managing Director (please print): ………………………………………….

Email:  ………………………………………….

Signature:        ……………………………………………….    Date: …………………………..

 

Acceptance of applications for Associate Membership is at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

 

 

 

Code of Conduct

Date : December 15, 2007

 

InterManager’s Code of Conduct

Table of Contents

 

1      Fundamental principle. 3

2      Definitions. 3

3      Standard of conduct. 3

3.1        Dispersion of work. 3

3.2        Exploitation of knowledge acquired. 3

3.3        Confidentiality. 4

3.4        Media and Public Statements. 4

4      Standards of work. 4

4.1        Competence. 4

4.2        Contractual arrangements. 4

5      General. 5

5.1        Application of the Code. 5

5.2        Disciplinary proceedings. 5

5.3        Amendment. 5

 

 

 

1. Fundamental principle

 

Members of the Association, irrespective of category, shall in all cases act in accordance with the high standards appropriate to the Association, and shall not act to the detriment of the Association, its members or the Industry or bring these into disrepute.

2. Definitions

 

Except where the context requires otherwise, in this Code:

 

Association means the International Ship Manager’s Association, or Intermanager.

 

Member means any company admitted to membership of the Association, regardless of category, or any representative of such a company,

 

Work means the performance of any service related to ship management or crew management, including the supply chain.

 

Principal means any legal or natural person from whom a member accepts work.

3. Standard of conduct

3.1     Dispersion of work

 

  1. No member shall sub-commission or sub-contract work without their principal’s prior knowledge and agreement, nor without defining the changed responsibilities, if any.
  2. No member shall derive any gain from privileged information acquired in the course of work undertaken.

3.2     Exploitation of knowledge acquired

 

  1. No member shall accept remuneration from any party in respect of work other than as contractually agreed.

 

  1. Members shall carry out all work entrusted to them with complete impartiality and shall disclose any business, financial or other interest which might affect their impartiality.

 

  1. Members shall, whenever possible, advise their Principals of any potentially dangerous or other unacceptable situations.

3.3     Confidentiality

 

  1. Members shall maintain complete confidentiality at all times and treat any information which may come to them in the course of their work as privileged information, not to be communicated to any third party without authority.

 

  1. No member shall disclose privileged information about other members.

3.4     Media and Public Statements

 

  1. In making public statements and in their contacts with the media, members must bear in mind that if they have been identified as members of the Association their statements may be interpreted as representing the view of the Association or Industry as a whole, and shall respond accordingly.

 

 

  1. Standards of work

4.1     Competence

 

  1. Members shall only accept work for which they are have the necessary capability and resources, unless the work is to be sub-contracted to another company which has the necessary capability and resources, in which case the provisions of this Code, and in particular section 3.1 shall apply.

4.2     Contractual arrangements

 

  1. Where members receive work from a Principal who is acting as an intermediary they shall not make any direct contact with the Principal’s client without the Principal’s and the client’s express agreement. If such agreement is given they shall not make any statements which may be detrimental to their Principal’s business.

 

  1. Where members accept work on agreed terms they shall not unilaterally vary such terms without valid reason and giving the maximum possible notice to their principal, except in cases of force majeure.

 

  1. Members shall not accept work contrary to the provisions of this Code.

 

  1. Members shall not knowingly participate in activities or practices, which it knows to be unsafe or illegal. Nor shall they continue to commit themselves to carry out work for a Principal when the service to be provided may be used for furtherance of illegal activities to the actual knowledge of the member.

 

  1. Members who are employees of the principal or are bound by a contract shall:
  • Give their employer loyal, willing and diligent service,
  • Deal honestly with their employer’s property
  • Not accept any work in breach of their contract
  • Not accept any bribe, secret commission or corrupt inducement

 

  1. Members acting as principals shall:
  • Ensure that their employees and subcontractors observe all relevant clauses of this Code, and shall apply stated procedures to check work not carried out by themselves.
  • At all times adhere to sound principles with respect to the management of funds and cash.
  • Not do any double accounting of crew wages where the crew could end up being paid less that what is indicated in the wages statements

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5. General

5.1     Application of the Code

 

  1. Members shall be governed by this Code in all circumstances.

5.2     Disciplinary proceedings

 

  1. The Executive Committee is responsible for instigating investigations into allegations of dishonourable or unprofessional conduct or failure to achieve the standards set by the Association.

 

  1. Where any breach of the Code has been found to have occurred the Executive Committee shall impose sanctions as deemed fit. These may include:
  • Reprimand to the member
  • Public reprimand
  • Conditions imposed on continued membership
  • Suspension from membership, for a specified period, or until agreed criteria have been met.
  • Expulsion from membership, with a prohibition on re-entry for a specified period.

5.3     Amendment

 

  1. The provisions of this Code may be amended by a majority decision of the Association’s members present or represented at an annual or extraordinary general meeting, providing that due notice is given.

THE INTERMANAGER CADET POLICY

 

Extract of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of InterManager held in Manila on November 16, 2007:

11. Adoption of a policy concerning cadets onboard fully managed ships:

The policy stating “Each shipmanager undertakes to maintain at least one cadet per ship under full management onboard its vessels during the period that it is a member of the Association” (“The Cadet Policy”) was presented to the meeting. It was clarified that the adoption of this policy was creating a moral obligation on the members to apply it always understanding that special circumstances may prevent its adoption at times. It was further clarified that the application of the Cadet Policy would not be the object of controls. The policy was then submitted to the meeting for approval. The Chairman asked if the meeting was voting in favor of approval at which time everyone agreed; the Chairman then asked if anyone was voting against, at which time no vote was registered. The Cadet Policy was approved unanimously…..

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