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Career Paths: Panos Zachariadis, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management

Mr. Zachariadis shares worthwile milestones in his career, highlighting that his decision to sail as engine crew (third engineer) in a bulk carrier and an oil tanker for a full year after obtaining his degree was a unique experience. This assisted him in communicating properly with seagoing personnel, having faith that his instructions to them were technically correct and doable.

Career Paths: Karen Purnell, ITOPF

Dr. Purnell notes that it is now time for the maritime industry to raise its profile. In particular, there are many young people not aware of the fantastic careers that exist in the shipping community. The STEM initiative needs to be taken more seriously in many schools, and events to showcase these careers need to be more widespread, she argues.

Career Paths: Jukka Merenluoto, ONE SEA – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Jukka Merenluoto, who as Senior Ecosystem Lead of ONE SEA – Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem DIMECC Ltd introduces us to the autonomous world of shipping. Maritime digitalization is an very interesting area for Jukka who highlights that suitable application of technology will only improve safety at sea.

Career Paths: Paivi Haikkola, One Sea Ecosystem

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Päivi Haikkola, Senior Ecosystem Lead, One Sea Ecosystem DIMECC Ltd who she finds it exciting to work on new technologies for the maritime industry. The most recent developments in AI and computing can now be utilized within maritime. However, she notes, there is still a lot of misconceptions about autonomous remote operated and related technologies.

Career Paths: Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Inmarsat

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Marco Cristoforo Camporeale, Head of Maritime Digital, Inmarsat, who says that the maritime landscape is changing rapidly; for example, although we didn’t talk about autonomous vessels five years ago, now they are a reality.

Career Paths: Karine Langlois, IMO

In our special column this month, we are pleased to host an interview with Karine Langlois, Communications Officer, IMO who finds her job very exciting, especially when working for the annual Day of  the Seafarer campaign which is a a very important and emotional project.

Career Paths: John Green, former Director of Stella Maris

In our special column this time, we are glad to host an interview with John Green, Director of Development at global seafarers’ charity Stella Maris who discusses his role in communicating the welfare needs of seafarers to the charity’s supporters and building a network of support for crew around the world.

Career Paths: Daniela Fernadez, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

In our special column for June, we are glad to host an interview with Daniela V. Fernadez, CEO at Sustainable Ocean Alliance who at the age of 19, she founded that organization with the vision to support and promote innovative solutions towards ocean sustainability.

Career Paths: John Kokarakis, Bureau Veritas

In our special column for May, we are glad to host an interview with Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology & Business Development, Bureau Veritas, who advises us to always search for knowledge and focus on a specific area and keep learning all the time about it.

Career Paths: Nicole Rencoret, Sustainable Shipping Initiative

In our special column for May, we are glad to host an interview with Nicole Rencoret, Head of Communications and Development, Sustainable Shipping Initiative who has an interesting and multi-national background before joining SSI. In her current role,  she is excited to work with many stakeholders towards a more sustainable industry.

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