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Cover Story: ‘AI’ – All-seeing or shipping’s game changer?

‘All flags are not alike’

“Our role is to ensure that the ships and the ship owners are complying with international regulation, but we have to do it in a way that does not inhibit their ability to service the needs of global transportation,” Mr Bergeron said.

This was a point underlined by Alfonso Castillero, Chief Commercial Officer at the Registry, who said it was a balancing Read More…

Crew Travel Debate

SMI garners the views of crew travel representatives on the latest issues and developments affecting the Marine & Offshore Travel Market – Nikos Gazelidis, Global Head of Shipping, ATPI Griffinstone; Samantha Collins, Key Account Manager, Marine Travel; Wayne Durkin, Head of Sales & Account Management, Good Travel Management

What will be the main challenges facing the marine travel industry in 2018 and how can you overcome these? Read More…

Crew Welfare: Gender pay and bonus gap grows for maritime and shore-based jobs

A gender pay gap does exist in UK shore-based maritime roles, according to statistics presented to members of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) recently.

HR Consulting from shipping and energy recruitment company Spinnaker Global discussed the findings at a networking event, hosted by Reed Smith, which focused on the UK maritime gender pay gap, as calculated using 2017 Maritime HR Association salary data.

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Liberia Focus: 70 years of quality operation

Celebrating 70 years in business is a true cause for celebration in any industry let alone international ship registry, because longevity is a badge of honour that is only awarded to businesses that are in it for the long haul, and survive because of the quality services they provide.

And Liberia is no exception to this point. According to Scott Bergeron, CEO of the Liberian International Ship Read More…

Singapore Cluster Report: Shipping out the ‘Blues’

It has been a real hard slog. Ten years ago when the global financial crisis hit, it took global shipping to one of its deepest troughs. Ships in inventories were not the only things that were lost. So were scores of jobs and livelihoods and the once turfed out vessels are almost certain never to return, Jaya Prakash reports from Singapore.   

More than a year has Read More…