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What are the priorities and challenges ahead for a major cluster like Singapore?

The 70-minute debate, which has been kindly sponsored by Columbia Shipmanagement, will focus on Singapore and its role as a major maritime centre. The debate will look at the opportunities that exist for a major cluster like Singapore that is coming out of the Covid pandemic and will plot the areas of concentration that the Singapore shipping industry needs to focus on as it looks to grow and develop in Read More…

How has Covid impacted shipping and what are the short, medium and long-term implications?

The world is slowly starting to emerge from the effects of the global Covid pandemic but the ripple effects of this once in a generation occurrence are just starting to be felt. Whether it is rising costs, overstretched global supply chains or congested ports shipping is part of the problem and also the solution. This hard-hitting SMI debate examines the short, medium and long-term implications of Covid, legal or otherwise.

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Crew Changes: The Challenges and the Regulatory Impact of Vaccination Programmes

Hosted by SMI 

In Association with Marine Tours

A Part of London International Shipping Week 2021

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To what extent will the global vaccination of seafarers impact on the industry’s ability to travel and return to a semblance of normality? There are some in the industry who fear that the gradual opening up of national society will lessen Read More…

Digitalisation and Smart Technology Webinar

Brought to you by Ship Management International and sponsored by Rina.

Advances in smart technology and digitalisation are at the heart of shipping’s future growth strategies as it seeks to position itself ahead of likely changes in trading patterns and supply chains. But with the industry locked in on contributing to a greener future, what role will digitalisation play in joining the dots and bringing all the maritime supply chain Read More…

Ukraine: The Crew Source Of The Future

Ukraine: The Crew Source Of The Future

A  Ship Management International webinar, association with Danica June 8th, 2021, 10:00 am London

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Ukraine is one of the leading suppliers of officers to the world fleet. In this short webinar you will learn more about the country’s demographics, maritime education and certification systems. This thought-provoking seminar will discuss the advantages and any pitfalls Read More…

IoCurrents Smart Technology and AI Webinar

IoCurrents Smart Technology and AI Webinar How to exploit these bottom line game changers A ioCurrents Webinar, In association with Ship Management International May 26, 2021, 12:00 PM London

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The advent of smart technology is changing the way we live and work and the maritime industry is no exception. Sensors on vessels provide huge amounts of data on engine, pump and generator Read More…

Cyprus Round Table Debate

In association with Columbia Shipmanagement



Dieter Rohdenburg CEO, Intership Navigation

Mark O’Neil President and CEO Columbia Shipmanagement and President of InterManager Maurice Baker MD, Interorient Shipmanagement

Sunil Kapoor Director, Fleet Ship Management

Eugen Adami MD, Mastermind Group

Thomas Kazakos Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Alastair Evitt MD, V.Ships (Cyprus)

Martina Meinders MD, Marin Shipmanagement



Sean Moloney, Publisher Ship Management International

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Managing Future Risk Webinar

Managing Future Risk A Copenhagen Business School Webinar, In association with Ship Management International March 18th, 2021

The webinar will look at the effect of the pandemic on the shipping industry and will examine ways that the risks can be managed. What are the risks, what are the game changers, and what can the industry do to mitigate the effects?


Panelists: IRENE ROSBERG, Director Read More…

Asbestos On Ships – The Facts

Asbestos On Ships – The Facts Webinar Management of asbestos in a post IHM environment January 26th, 2021 Ship Management International in association with Lucion Marine


Panelists: Capt Vikas Goel, Senior QHSE Superintendant, Anglo-Eastern; Thomas Klenum, Senior Vice President, Maritime Operations, For the Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, Republic of Liberia; Jonathan Bruce, Partner, HFW; Stephen Drury, Partner, HFW; Kevan O’Neill, Marine Services Director, Read More…

Cyprus – A Round Table Debate

The Post-COVID Future November 26th, 2020 SMI talks to key industry players about how the Cyprus cluster has navigated the pandemic and how it can still meet its target for Blue Growth


Vassilios Demetriades, Cyprus Shipping, Deputy Minister Thomas Kazakos, Director General, Cyprus Shipping Chamber Anna Vourgos, Director, Aphentrica Marine Insurance Broker Capt Maurice Baker, Managing Director, Interorient Shipmanagement Alastair Evitt, Managing Director, V.Ships Cyprus Capt Eugen Adami, Read More…

Crewing Competence & Training Webinar

Crewing Competence & Training Webinar October 12th, 2020

With human error being one of the biggest causes of accidents on vessels, key shipping thought leaders will debate how ship managers, owners and operators can future proof their businesses to provide consistent and continuous competency training and clearly defined career development paths for seafarers in the post-COVID era.

Participants: Stuart Ostrow, President ShipMoney Capt Fradi Faouzi, Group Director Training at Read More…

Cyber Security: Is the risk overblown, yes or no? 

Cyber Security: Is the risk overblown, yes or no? 

Sponsored by EPSCO RA

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As the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates digitalisation of the maritime industry, we ask how important is cyber security, will the  requirements of the ISM Code be enough to make companies take it seriously, and how are Boards responding to the risk?

Robert Hodge, Director, ITIC Karen Bolton, CEO, Nettitude (a Read More…