Ship managers

Ship managers plan to work together to tackle shipping challenges


Posted on October 16, 2018 9:26 AM by

The maritime executive

Meeting the challenges of tomorrow’s maritime commerce is a top priority for ship managers as they develop strategies to achieve environmental goals and embrace the rapid technological advances in our industry.

Ship managers gathered in London this week for the annual general meeting of their industry professional body – InterManager – where they discussed plans to collaborate to identify solutions to the challenges facing the ship management sector. today is facing.

Addressing the AGM meeting at the London offices of Willis Towers Watson, InterManager Chairman Björn Jebsen said: solutions. “

He stressed, “The strength of our association lies in bringing together like-minded people and I encourage our members to cooperate closely and exchange ideas to ensure that we support each other as we embark on this journey to the maritime industry of tomorrow.

Highlighting challenges such as the 2020 sulfur cap, he said ship managers are concerned about the potential impact this tough new regulation could have on vessel operations and crew safety. “We are aware that 2020 will pose a serious challenge at several levels, not only in terms of the environment and economic measures, but also with regard to human health,” he said. “We need to make sure we approach the issues carefully, do our homework and consider all angles.”

Mr. Jebsen informed the members that 2018 has been a very successful year for the organization, especially in terms of its position at the heart of international shipping. In particular, InterManager is proud to be a non-governmental organization with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and attends meetings on behalf of its members and the broader ship management industry. This summer, InterManager was pleased to see the IMO adopt some of the findings of the important Martha Crew Fatigue research project, in which InterManager has been actively involved for several years.

During the past year, InterManager has also participated very actively in numerous maritime industry committees, including the Human Element International group; the International Lifeboat Group (InterManager is the only organization that maintains complete records of lifeboat accidents, dating back 13 years); the Equasis Editorial Board and anti-piracy initiatives, including the production of the recently released BMP 5.

“We, the ship and crew managers have a very important role to play and I will ensure that we continue on this path,” said Jebsen.

At the end of the AGM, the Executive Committee re-elected Björn Jebsen as President of InterManager for a further period of two years. This was followed by a lively debate as InterManager members attended the fifth International Summit on Weapons and Ship Management (ISSS18), co-hosted by the association.

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