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Cover Story: Isle of Man Round Table Debate

In the latest in our series of round table debates, SMI drew together leaders of the Isle of Man shipping cluster to discuss key issues facing shipping. Chaired by SMI Editorial Director Sean Moloney, panellists included Dan Jespersen, Managing Director, 7C Shipping; Bruce McGregor, Director, PDMS Registry & Regulatory; Harry Robertson, General Manager, MIDOCEAN (IOM); Sven Fromm, Managing Director, Clever Marine Services; Russell Kent, Managing Director, Manx Ocean Read More…

Crew Welfare: Proper preparation key to avoiding spiralling repatriation costs

Seafaring is among the most hazardous occupations in the world and should a crew member get seriously sick or injured at sea, repatriation can be very expensive.

However, Rowland Raikes, Director at Medical Rescue International, based near Southampton, UK says that proper preparation can help keep costs from spiralling out of control.

“With some ingenuity and planning, and using the right assistance, repatriations need not be so expensive Read More…

How I work: James Cooper

James Cooper doesn’t want to raise the flag for Brexit and he’s under no illusions about the challenges ahead. But he does believe that the UK’s maritime sector has a duty to help find solutions to those challenges and to make the most of the opportunities. And while the post-Brexit future seems opaque in so many respects, he says that the debates and discussions since 23rd June, 2016 have Read More…

Regional Focus: Glasgow builds on maritime heritage of the city

Glasgow is steeped in a strong historic maritime tradition providing shipping companies with a traditional seafaring base to carry out their operations.

Although they are proud and happy to celebrate the legacy Glasgow has to offer, many are ready to embrace new challenges that are coming their way.

In the last year the Scottish Maritime Cluster has been formed with the view of providing further business opportunities Read More…

Digitalisation helps keep company fleets shipshape

How do you measure ship efficiency? Ask 10 ship owners, operators and managers the same question and you’ll undoubtedly get 10 different answers. The key reason for this maritime riddle is the sheer number and diversity of the devices and techniques operators can call on for this vital aid to vessel-operating.

Here we highlight some recent technologies which we believe meet the criteria owners, operators and managers’ needs. Wärtsilä Read More…