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Safer, smarter seafaring through soft skills training

During the first SAFETY4SEA Forum in Manila, Capt. Albert E. Bartilad, Vice President and COO of Manila Shipmanagement & Manning, Inc. and Vice President and CTO of the Manship Maritime Training Center, Inc. shed light on a relatively modern concept: safer, smarter seafaring through soft skills training. Capt. Bartilad believes that competence, while necessary, does not always guarantee performance. Accidents, he stresses, will always happen, and he advocates the development of resilient crew who can perform in difficult situations as the key to preventing greater loss.

What price to put on value?

When price alone determines contract success, purchasers beware. This rarely yields economic value throughout the lifecycle and will ultimately suffocate innovation, argues Mattias Gunnarsson, Vice President, MacGregor Cargo Handling, calling for the industry to address this trend and focus on longer-term value.

IMO 2020 creates legal stress points

Shipowners, operators and charterers face technical, commercial and legal challenges in the run-up to the IMO’s January 2020 sulphur cap. In the following article, Ian Short, a Campbell Johnston Clark partner, explains some essential contractual precautions.

The role of the SCR in the salvage of mega box ships

Amid the growing trend of an increase in ship sizes, Mr. Nick Haslam, Principal Master Mariner at Brookes Bell, uses his insight as a Special Casualty Representative (SCR) to consider what are the priorities during salvage of mega box ships.

Casualties in the 21st Century – How Are We Coping?

Sam Kendall-Marsden, head of claims for The Standard Club, provided a future look to emerging trends and significant issues in the world of salvage and wreck removal. Mr Kendall-Marsden focuses on mega boxship casualties, in waste management, technology, the changing nature of the salvage industry and Wildcards.

Trends affecting the global marine insurance market

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Richard Turner, President of IUMI shares, his perspectives on the key challenges impacting the marine insurance market, noting that technology is going to play a major role by changing the current landscape. Technology and digitalization can be viewed as both a risk and an opportunity, Mr. Turner adds.

Entering an era of change and opportunity

While speaking at the last SAFETY4SEA Conference in Athens, Mrs. Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director of NAMEPA, emphasized sustainability as an opportunity of success and change for the shipping industry. Never before the recorded history has so much change and disruption occurring at such an accelerated pace, she argued, providing several examples of how many changes the industry has seen over the recent years, and how the industry can benefit.

Disruptive technologies drive sustainability in the shipping industry

The shipping industry’s operating context will alter significantly over the next 15 years. Cargos and markets are changing, and there are new challenges in global ocean governance. Fuel costs will become less predictable, although technological advances offer the potential for radical improvements in efficiency. The industry is coming under increased pressure to address sustainability concerns throughout their supply chains.

Trends impacting cruise industry

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA, Mr. Andreas Chrysostomou, just few days before joining Tototheo Maritime, provided an overview of the cruise industry. Having accumulated vast experience in the global cruise industry as Act. Secretary General at CLIA Europe, he referred to the future travel trends and discussed about the emerging challenges.

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