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How to conduct a SIMOPS Risk Assessment

Simultaneous Operations occur when two or more potentially conflicting activities are being executed in the same location at the same time. SQE Marine Consulting advised on a proper SIMOPS risk assessment, which is to be conducted through several dedicated meetings, requiring participation of multidisciplinary attendees by all involved parties. 

Fighting fatigue onboard: Do’s for seafarers & masters

Last year, the findings of a key industry report by ‘Project MARTHA’ were presented, identifying growing levels of fatigue, particularly among Masters and Watch Keepers and noting that motivation was a major factor in fatigue experienced by seafarers. 

Cyber security in the EU GDPR framework

The implementation of the GDPR from May 2018 comes with many challenges for all organizations as they will need to adopt new business practices, internal policies, technical and organizational measures. Extensive training in data protection and privacy legislation is a critical factor for the success of GDPR.

Top 10 business risks

In its 2018 edition, the ‘Allianz Risk Barometer’ surveyed more than 1,900 risk experts from 80 countries about the perils that worry them most, in order to identify the most important risks for companies for the next 12 months. The video provides insight about the 10 major threats for companies through 2018 and beyond.

ISO 45001: Before & After

ISO 45001 emphasizes the need for worker participation in the functioning of an OH&S management system, as well as requiring that an organization ensures that its workers are competent to do their assigned tasks safely.

10 Leadership tips to improve team performance

Leadership is difficult to teach but it is the centerfold aspect in team dynamics while leaders need to develop themselves in order to successfully inspire and motivate team members towards improving overall team performance in all levels.

Infographic: Drone-powered market growing

A broad range of industries has been showing increased interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – or mostly known, drones- in last years, mainly due to the relaxation of stringent regulations around their use. The total addressable market for drone powered business operations is valued at over $127 bn, according to PwC estimates.

Tips to overcome pitfalls from a merger

McKinsey says that mergers, driven by overcapacity, can provide sizable operational synergies and commercial opportunities by combining two complementary businesses and provides tips for help industry players better manage the integration process.

Tips for successful Management of Change

Change Management includes all actions with the aim to change the behaviors of people and organizations. One essential element of change management is to install the necessary elements to sustain the change. However, the most difficult part is to make the first step, thus to recognize the need for a change.

7 Digital trends that will transform container shipping

Speaking about digital transformation in container shipping, BGC reports that the industry has failed to adapt to the digital age, yet. For this reason, it is important for the industry to follow some steps, which will help container industry modernize.

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