Interview

Seafarers Stories: Capt. Dimitrios Giannakis, Master

We are happy to host an interview with Capt. Capt Dimitrios I. Giannakis, Master of LNG/c Maran Gas Asclepius who works with Maran Dry Management since 2013. Capt. Dimitrios says that being a captain is a dynamic and challenging work since the captain is responsible for crew’s performance and at the same their leader and mentor.

Seafarers Stories: Capt. Dimitrios Liakakos, Master

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ new column hosts seafarers’ views who present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Dimitrios Liakakos, Master of MV Maran Spirit who works with the Maran Dry Management Inc. since 1980.

Seafarers Stories: Capt. Georgios Athinaios, Master

Our ‘Seafarer Stories’ new column will host seafarers’ views who will present briefly the key challenges of life and work onboard, providing a picture of what a career at sea actually means. In this context, we are happy to host an interview with Capt. Georgios Athinaios, Master of MV Desert Challenger who works with the Atlantic Bulk Carrier Management Ltd since 2001.

NAVTOR: Too much information on ECDIS can jeopardize navigational safety

Mr. Tor A. Svanes, Managing Director, NAVTOR AS –who recently received the 2020 SMART4SEA Leadership award for his valuable contribution in the e-navigation field – shares his perspective on the the future of navigation. Among many important things to consider in the digital era, Mr. Svanes highlights that one platform for the exchange of all navigational information is vital as well as a new approach on ECDIS.

Career Paths: Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Shipowners Club

In our special column this time, we are pleased to host an interview with Capt. Hari Subramaniam, Regional Head – Business Relations, Shipowners Club, who explains us that he was somehow destined for a career in the shipping industry and the best decision he ever made was to sail on different types of vessels.

Career Paths: Jeannie Ivanov, Lloyd’s Register

In our special column, we are pleased to host an interview with Ms. Jeannie Ivanov, Marketing Director Marine and Offshore, Lloyd’s Register, who defines as successful anyone who achieves his goals without compromising his/her principles, wellbeing and personal/ professional relationships and invests in effective communication and collaboration. Also, Ms. Ivanov notes that ”ambition is nothing to be ashamed of as long as you preserve your integrity” and advises us to be authentic.

HRAS: Wider industry awareness on human rights at sea is vital

On the occasion of these important developments in 2019, Mr. David Hammond Esq., Barrister (Non-Practising), CEO, Human Rights At Sea shares his insights into achieving greater equality, justice and freedom within the maritime industry in the next years, highlighting that not much progress has been made so far while wider awareness on this important topic is of outmost importance.

Mooring challenges from line manufacturers’ perspective

Mr. Konstantinos Koronakis, CEO, D.KORONAKIS SA makes a brief assessment of MEG-4, pinpointing areas of improvement after one year of implementation. As a line manufacturer, he provides insight into key issues concerning mooring, highlighting that mooring operations are certainly challenging but also safe when all precautions are taken.

Digitalization and greening are the next key industry’s challenges

On the sidelines of EUROPORT, we were pleased to host an interview with Dr-Ing Orestis Schinas Professor of Shipping and Ship Finance, Head of Department of Maritime and Logistics of Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) which was the winner for a 2019 CAREER4SEA- EUROPORT award alongside a number of other distinguished nominees.

Effective Crew Project: Stable vs fluid crews within shipping

Started in April 2019 and led by Solent University, the ‘Effective Crew Project’ examined the implementation of either a stable or a fluid crewing strategy on board merchant vessels. Dr. Kate Pike, Associate Professor Emeritus, Warsash Maritime Science and Engineering of Solent University and one of the researchers of the project, shares its key findings.

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