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Cover Story: IoM joins the cluster race

In the latest in our round table debates, SMI brings together leading players in the Isle of Man shipping cluster to talk about the issues driving growth in the cluster. Moderated by Sean Moloney, SMI Editorial Director, the participants included: Tony Whittaker, Company Contacts Manager and Company Secretary, Shell Ship Management; Mark Robertshaw, Brightwell Payments and Chairman of the Isle of Man Shipping Association; James Stevenson, Managing Director Read More…

How I Work: Michelle Handforth

According to the Guinness Book of Business Records, Aberdeen Harbour – established as a business in 1136 by King David 1st of Scotland – is the oldest existing business in Britain.

Could King David have imagined that nearly 900 years later, the port would be at the centre of one of Scotland’s largest ever infrastructure developments? The £350m Aberdeen South Harbour, now under way, has been deemed Read More…

Crew Welfare: Why pensions matter

Rory Murphy, Chair of the maritime industry’s pension fund – the Ensign Retirement Plan, brings it back to basics, and tells us, why pensions matter. 

The UK’s shipping industry is a hugely important growth sector, contributing around £40 billion to the UK economy, supporting nearly a million employees and responsible for moving 95% of the UK’s global trade. The industry is keen to promote careers for young men Read More…

Regional Focus: Next steps in promoting UK maritime growth

In September 2015 during London International Shipping Week, the UK Maritime Growth Study was published setting out recommendations for keeping the UK competitive in a global market. Of course, a lot has changed since then, not least the decision to leave the EU. So it was necessary and timely to undertake a review of this strategy, which commenced in early 2017 and has recently published its Read More…

Cyber Security: The time for thinking has gone

“People still aren’t listening” was the resounding message when industry experts gathered for a round table debate to discuss ‘The year of action’ on cyber security.

Moderating, Jordan Wylie, Founder and CEO of the campaign Be Cyber Aware at Sea, told the Immediasea event: “I think we are definitely going to see more casualties before we see more response.”

Panellist Adrian Durkin, Director (Claims) at North P&I Club stated Read More…