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

Recorded: September 17, 2021

Hosted by SMI

In Association with Marine Tours

A Part of London International Shipping Week 2021

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 the enthusiasm of some countries to open their borders for fear of allowing in additional variants and infections. If so, this has implications right the way across the board for shipping as an international industry. Leaders in shipping, travel and the airlines will debate this and other related issues.



Mr. Hans Boers, Co-CEO, Boers Crew Services;
Capt. Faouzi Fradi, Group Director Crewing and Training, Columbia Shipmanagement;
Mr. Konstantinos Oikonomou, CEO, Marine Tours;
Mr. Matt Raos, Senior Vice President – Global Sales, Qatar Airways;
Mr. Theofilos Xenakoudis, Director Worldwide Business Operations, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

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