Posidonia 2018 Interviews

Connectivity, safety onboard, cyber security, sustainable future, e-navigation, 2020 sulphur cap and BWM are few of the many challenges that the maritime industry is facing today. During Posidonia 2018, which took place 4-8 June, in Athens, Greece, SAFETY4SEA was there, conducting video interviews with global experts to feel the pulse of how shipping can find itself in a sea of change.

Safety onboard

Polar shipping raise new safety challenges

Benny Carlsen, Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Viking

Crew training is a key issue onboard LNG carriers

Julien Bec, President, LNG as a Fuel Division, GTT

Proper maintenance of turbochargers onboard is critical

Ioannis Kerkyras, Sales Manager, ABB Turbocharging, Stam Achillas, Head of Product Management, ABB Turbocharging, & Alex Antippas, Director, Business Development, Multimarine Services

Safety culture in shipping requires a top-down approach

Natasa Pilides, Shipping Deputy Minister, DMS Cyprus

Fatigue remains an alarming factor for maritime incidents

Joanna Koukouli, Deputy Claims Manager, The American Club

Leadership in shipping requires different skills today than in the past

Harris Daskalakis, Executive Director, BCA College

Cameras onboard improve navigational safety

Kyriakos Alexopoulos, Managing Director, Marel Electronics

Loss prevention challenges from the P&I perspective

Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO, The American Club

Smart bridge solutions on board vessels to redefine safe navigation

Giannis Laderos, CEO, SRH Marine Electronics

Leading by example can build a strong safety culture

Costas Kontes, General Manager, V.Ships

Effective leadership requires a three-dimensional thinking

Vincent Solarino, President & COO, The American Club

2020 Sulphur Cap

Scrubbers the most reliable solution to meet 2020 requirement

Emanuele Gariboldi, Managing Director, Ecospray Technologies

2020 sulphur cap challenge needs industry cooperation

George Teriakidis, Regional Business Development Manager, DNV GL

Shipping industry needs a reliable LNG bunkering network

Alexander Prokopakis, CEO, probunkers

Fuel oil availability & quality remain the key issues toward 2020 Sulphur Cap

Stamatis Fradelos, Manager, Operational & Environmental Performance (OEP), ABS

Operators show increased interest in scrubbers amid forthcoming regulations

Erik Haveman, Global Sales Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems, Alfa Laval

Scrubber retrofit needs proper planning in advance

Sigurd Jenssen, Director, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Wärtsilä

Scrubber installations to increase in the coming years

Laura Langh-Lagerlöf & Jussi Katajainen, Commercial Director & Product Manager, Langh Tech

Price differential in fuels to make scrubbers a cost-effective solution

Martin Koller, Product Manager, Andritz

Sustainable Future

Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping

Nick Brown, Communications Director, Bureau Veritas

Efficiency remains a key shipping challenge

Elias Boletis, Director Productline Propellers & Gearboxes, Wartsila

Technology is changing the future of shipping

Helen Polychronopoulou, President, HEMEXPO

Shipping needs to adopt practical solutions for a more sustainable future

Aris Arvanitakis, CEO, Phoenix Register of Shipping

Shipping challenges require a dynamic approach

John Korovessis, Sales Manager, EPE

The added value of pursuing maritime education

Alexander Coutroubis, Head of Department of Maritime Studies, New York College

Pursuing a career in the maritime industry

Argyro Manoli, Academic Director, Hellenic Arab Academy

Shipping industry needs to reinforce leadership

Capt. Ahmed Youssef, Director of International Forum for Maritime Transport, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT)

Projections of the shipping industry’s landscape post-2020

Frank Neitzel & Nils Homburg, EGCS Sales Director & Manager EGCS Dept., SAACKE

Investing in people and technology important for sustainable shipping

Panos Kirnidis, CEO, Palau International Ship Registry

Sustainability is the driving force of shipping

Thrasos Tsangarides, CEO, UMAR- WSR

How shipping industry can benefit from consolidation

Nikos Nesteroulis, Vice President, INSB Class

Investing in future generation through maritime education

Romanos Rodopoulos, Head of Maritime Academy, Metropolitan College

Addressing mental health issues in maritime industry

Dave White, Global Director of Sales and Proposition - Medical, UnitedHealthcare Global

Investment in new technologies to help shipping become safer

Panayiotis Mitrou, Technology and Innovation Manager, LR

Improving efficiency and making operations greener are key shipping challenges

Dr. Ioannis Arabatzis, Managing Director, NanoPhos

Shipping industry needs balance between safety and environmental protection measures

Bill Gallagher, President, John Ramage, Chief Operating Officer, Brian Poskaitis, SVP, Fleet Operations, Theo Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations, & Nicholas Makar, Regulatory Affairs Advisor, International Registries, Inc.

Ballast Water Management

Challenges toward BWM implementation

Kostantinos Stampedakis, Managing Director, ERMA FIRST

Selecting the best BWTS for each vessel is not a simple project

Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast, Alfa Laval


Providing mobile satellite services in the GMDSS

Peter Broadhurst, Senior Vice President of Safety and Security, Inmarsat

New solutions expand crew connectivity onboard

Christian Vakarelis, VP, Media Communications, Navarino

Confidence in ship to shore communication is vital for safe navigation

Johan Gustavsson, VP Global Sales, Transas

Unlimited connectivity crucial to modern shipping industry

Kyriakos Papapolydorou, Head of Business Development, MariApps

Cyber Security

Cyber security regulatory framework needs a more holistic approach

Pantelis Skinitis, Business Development, ABS

Shipping needs robust and multi-layered cyber security

George Zervos, Global Head of Sales, GTMaritime

Cyber vulnerabilities affecting maritime industry in the future

Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix

Any form of cyber security measure is essential for maritime industry

Howard Hughes, Chief Technology Officer, TOTOTHEO


New technologies transform current business practices

Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director of Mediterranean, MacGregor Greece

Shipping needs a proactive approach toward digital disruption

Panos Yannoulis, President, OceanKing

Digitalization requires advanced technology both ashore & onboard

Asad Salameh, President, WorldLink Communications

Shipping requires a culture change to adapt to smart technologies

Panos Theodossopoulos, CEO, Propulsion Analytics

Achieving optimized operations onboard for smarter decisions

Nick Pinkney, Head of Sales South Europe & Africa, Eniram

Digitalization in crew training a solution for quality and cost reduction

Yiannis Pastellas, Senior Sales Manager, Safebridge

Shipyards need to be open to new technologies

Volkmar Galke, Head of Global Sales, WinGD

Successful transition from paper to digital remains a key challenge

Tor Svanes, CEO, NAVTOR

Adaptation to smart era a key challenge for shipping

Lloyd Prichard, Global Head of Sales, Q88

IoT technology to optimize vessel performance

Dimitris Chatziantoniou, Marine Control Systems Engineer, Electropneumatic

Shipping needs transparency to embrace digitalization

Alex Charvalias, Data & Product Manager, MarineTraffic

Weather forecasting services vital for decision making onboard

Dr. Nikos Mazarakis, Client Relations and General Office Manager, StormGeo

Training remains a key issue for ECDIS proper operation

Konstantinos Seretis & Paschalis Zaitidis, Project Manager & Chief Operating Officer, TNL Group

Digital transformation underway in the maritime industry

George Sabatakakis, Marketing Director, Benefit

Data analysis and data control offer competitive advantage to vessels

Christos Matsikoudis, Regional Sales Manager, StormGeo