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Environmental sustainability the biggest challenge for shipping

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Nick Brown, Communications Director at Bureau Veritas, invites industry to continue bridging the gender gap and supporting effective leadership by setting clear targets and avoiding micro-managing. Mr. Brown also notes that the recent IMO strategy for emissions reduction is currently the biggest challenge.

Addressing mental health issues in maritime industry

During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Dave White, Global Director of Sales and Proposition – Medical, UnitedHealthcare Global, for an exclusive interview on good mental health for crews onboard. In the maritime field, the company provides medics and doctors to ships and rigs globally.

Competency, good communication the way forward for seafarer manning

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mrs. Julia Anastasiou, Crew Director at OSM Maritime Group, discusses the existing and future manning and training challenges, highlighting that industry needs equality which refers not only to bridging the gender gap but also the nationality and religion gap.

ABS to work with probunkers on LNG bunkers fleet

ABS has signed a pioneering Joint Development Program with probunkers to provide technical support as they embark on designing a fleet of specialist LNG bunker vessels for key ports globally. Introduced at Posidonia 2018, probunkers is a new LNG project, intended to contribute to the development of LNG marine infrastructure.

Cyber security regulatory framework needs a more holistic approach

During Posidonia 2018, SAFETY4SEA team met with Mr. Pantelis Skinitis, Business Development at ABS, to discuss about industry’s response to cyber risks. Mr. Skinitis noted that shipping industry needs specific guidance on how to implement any cyber security regulatory framework and advised to follow the example from other industries;

USCG: The role of SMS in the next chapter of shipping

During Posidonia exhibition in Athens earlier this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau from US Coast Guard shared his remarks to a group of young maritime professionals and junior seafarers on the next chapter of shipping and the impacts of digitalization and the role of safety management systems.

WSS, Airbus team up to bring drone delivery in port of Singapore

Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of shore-to-ship drone delivery to one of the busiest ports in the world, Singapore. The announcement was made on the sidelines of Posidonia exhibition in Athens earlier his month.

Role of regulator: The USCG perspective

On the occasion of USCG participation at Posidonia this month, Rear Adm. John Nadeau, assistant commandant for prevention policy, shares his view on at the role of the regulator in the maritime industry’s environmental footprint, mostly in the context of ballast water management regulations.

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