SMI Newsdesk Archives

Malta Special Report: Island bids to boost its achievements

Malta’s identity as a strategic maritime hub is well recognised. However, as Felicity Landon reports, there’s a confidence that so much more can be achieved

The maritime industry is very dynamic and resting on one’s laurels is the worst thing one could do, according to John Gauci-Maistre, Chief Executive of GM Conferences & Exhibitions.

As the organiser of the Malta Maritime Summit, taking place this Read More…

First Person: Jeremy Nixon

Driving change and customer care in the box market


There is something serenely cerise about sitting in the reception area of the impressive Singapore headquarters of Ocean Network Express, or ONE as they like to be known, in downtown Straits View.

Whether it is the general décor of the office or the side of an imposing ‘magenta’ steel container that greets you as you enter Read More…

Crew Welfare: Mentoring needed ‘now more than ever’

Astudy into mentoring within the shipping industry has been hailed as a “milestone” by the Secretary General of InterManager.

“As a mentor now, I can see how young people are coming into the job and are not mentored and they are wasting their time and the company’s,” said Captain Kuba Szymanski.

“Very often when I have a ship’s Master who complains about the younger generation, Read More…

How I Work: Tommy Olofsen

Times are a’changing in the shipmanagement sector that’s for sure, with greater reliance on digitalisation and the way the stakeholders repackage their services high on individual company agendas. The only problem is that when one company announces a new initiative, it seems it is repeated throughout the industry, albeit with a different spin or title.

Tommy Olofsen, Chief Commercial Officer of OSM Maritime Group, has the Read More…

Cover Story: A ‘low-hanging fruit’ for cyber criminals

A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to cybersecurity will not be an effective solution for the shipping industry, a security expert has warned.

Jalal Bouhdada, Founder and Principal Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security Consultant for Netherlands-based Applied Risk, says the industry presents a “unique challenge” for hardening cyber security as every ship is different.

“A lack of standardisation across vessels means a vast mix of legacy OT has been deployed, Read More…