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Cover Story: Female sexual abuse at sea – How many are suffering in silence?

More female seafarers than ever are reporting cases of sexual harassment or assault but many are still suffering in silence for fears they will be branded troublemakers and will not be believed.

That’s according to the International Seafarers’ Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) which provides a 24-hour helpline to seafarers needing advice and support.

Its Project Manager Caitlin Vaughan told SMI how one of the most Read More…

Cyber Security Round Table Debate

In the latest in our series of round table debates, SMI drew together key figures in the maritime security sector to discuss the increasing cyber threat and what it means for the shipping industry. Kindly hosted at the offices of Thomas Miller and chaired by SMI Editorial Director, Sean Moloney, the panellists were Andrew Jamieson, Claims Director & Legal Adviser, International Transport Intermediaries Management Co Ltd (ITIC); Michael Read More…

Tomorrow’s Maritime World: Accessing the 4th Industrial Revolution

Businesses don’t have the luxury of standing still; they must adapt or risk getting left behind. Just as ships switched from sail power in favour of steam, and their manual compasses for satellite guided navigation – ship owners must get ready to adapt again.

Emerging out of Silicon Valley, the fourth industrial revolution represents a new wave of technological advancements that are bringing disruption to every Read More…

How I work: Ian El-Mokadem

V.Group described the appointment of new CEO Ian El-Mokadem as ‘marking a significant milestone in the Group’s ambitious transformation plans’. Indeed, following hot on the heels of a decision to create a new and simpler corporate structure to enable what it described as a closer relationship with its customers, V.Group said the appointment of a strong leadership team was important in blending a depth of maritime experience with broader Read More…

Regional Focus – Singapore: delivering the complete package

According to the MPA’s International Maritime Centre 2030 Strategic Review, Singapore will become “the place to be” for global maritime businesses to access multiple opportunities within an innovative and interconnected maritime cluster.

This strong vision for the future, driven by a series of five proposed strategies – expanding and deepening the maritime cluster; strengthening inter-linkages and network effects; developing a vibrant maritime innovation ecosystem and promoting digitalisation; developing Read More…