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Crew Travel Round Table Debate

The annual SMI Crew Travel Round Table Debate saw seven crew travel representatives give their views on the latest developments and issues facing the Marine & Offshore travel market. Kindly hosted by V.Group and with questions from SMI Editor Samantha Giltrow, participants were: John Harding, Managing Director, V.Travel; Jochem Hemink, Head of Sales Shipping Europe & Asia, ATPI Group; Jason Barreto, Independent Consultant; Mark Taylor, Operational Director ISS Read More…

How I Work: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

With shipping facing a future of digital information and data solutions, there is increasing need for integration and realising economic efficiencies and, according to Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, this year will see big changes in the digital data and information flows that impact decision-making.

The CEO of Cyprus-based Tototheo Maritime believes they could even cause shipping to be seen less as a single industry and more as the Read More…

Crew Welfare: Helping seafarers to keep moving onboard

A Hamburg-based shipmanagement company has been recognised for helping its crew members to stay fit and healthy onboard.

Following success with a health programme for its shoreside staff, Zeaborn Ship Management decided to roll out one for seafarers, ‘move on Board’, last year.

Zeaborn Ship Management, which emerged from the consolidation of Rickmers Shipmanagement, acquired by the German Zeaborn Group in September 2017, and E.R. Schiffahrt, Read More…

Cover Story: Positioning for a new era in growth

Any suggestion that Singapore is being adversely affected by shipping’s continued market lethargy can only be described as anathema to those proponents of the island state’s standing as the world’s number one maritime centre. Day-to-day living costs may be going up, certainly when compared to other international business centres, but the long-time thorn in Singapore’s side, the soaring price of accommodation, office and domestic, has not only stopped Read More…

Regional Focus: Hong Kong Report

It might not be particularly surprising that Wah Kwong Maritime Chairman and CMA Commodore Sabrina Chao accompanied Mrs Carrie Lam, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive, to this year’s World Economic Summit in Davos. But the fact that shipping is clearly within the sights of the respected leader of Hong Kong, as demonstrated by the people she surrounds herself with, has to be notable.

Indeed, one leading global shipping Read More…