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Cover Story: Rock solid Bolstering its brand

News that Gibraltar is to get its very own Maritime Academy has cemented what has been known for a very long time – that the British Overseas Territory, which acts as a ‘petrol station’ for thousands of vessels passing through the Strait, is most certainly a maritime centre of excellence and not just a place for the business of bunkering.

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Executive Training; Breaking the Glass Ceiling – a Round Table Debate

Moderated by Sean Moloney, panellists included Irene Rosberg, Programme Director of the prestigious Blue MBA; Annika Bartels, Head of Research Department, Galbraith’s Ltd, UK; Asa Linda Egilsdottir, Project Manager, Eimskip, Iceland; Maryam Niloofar Ghaemmaghami, from Simatech Shipping Agency, Iran; Mia Juul Jakobsen, Asset Manager, Lawyer, Maersk Tankers A/S, Denmark; Marte Kapstad Roen, Legal Counsel, Wärtsilä Gas Solutions Norway AS; Charlotte Røjgaard, Global Head of Marine Fuel Services, Bureau Read More…

How I Work: Yvette du Preez

This time next year Yvette du Preez will be in the throes of an incredible expedition to the Northern Pole of Inaccessibility – the furthest point from land in the Arctic – traversing hundreds of miles of polar bear territory across treacherous ice in temperatures as low as -40 , all in a bid to raise awareness and bring back data on the effects of climate change.

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Crew Travel – a Round Table Debate

The annual SMI Crew Travel Round Table Debate saw seven crew travel representatives give their views on the latest developments and issues facing the Marine & Offshore travel market. Kindly hosted by ATPI and with questions from SMI Editor Samantha Giltrow, participants were: Mark Taylor, Operational Director, GMT; Pippa Ganderton, Director of Global Account Management and Strategy, ATPI; Sverre Gade Husby, Managing Director, G Travel International; Dmitrii Read More…

Cyber: Platform raises awareness of cyber vulnerabilities

“This is not a shipping problem, it is a business problem, and everybody is at risk.”

These were the stark words of Colin Gillespie, Director (Loss Prevention) at North P&I Club, following its launch of a new cyber security initiative to help its members prepare for the International Maritime Organization’s cyber security compliance deadline in 2021.

“Shipping is very much a compliance-driven industry and the compliance Read More…