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Managing Director /Chairman / Vice-Chair at V.Ships UK Limited/ Bahamas Shipowners’ Association / International Chamber of Shipping
V Group is the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider – with a global reach comprising of 60 Offices extended over 30 Countries. Our multi-national and multi-disciplined 3,000 shore staff are experienced in all aspects of ship management services, for our diverse managed fleet of 2,200 vessels.
John Adams is Managing Director of V Ships UK, which has a history dating back over 30 years, with vast experience in tanker and dry bulk management, providing full technical management services to over 100 vessels, with a strong long-standing relationship s with Oil Majors. Owners benefit from our industry leading platform, ShipSure, which provides our customers with real-time access to data, and control, and complete transparency.
Of particular interest to CrewConnect Global is our Crew Management operation for our 44,000 Seafarers, supported by our world-wide crewing centres of excellence, headquartered here in the Philippines.
John has an extensive background in the shipping industry, specializing in Strategy Development and Change Management, and has previously held senior management positions with three leading Shipping Companies - and as an independent Consultant.
John was recently re-elected as Chairman of the Bahamas Shipowners’ Association, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, where he Chairs a strategic Working Group focusing on meeting the IMO GHG reduction targets.
Welcome from CrewConnect Global Chairman
Keynote Panel| What women bring to the table: fight-or-flight vs tend-and-befriend
Chairman's Welcome & Introduction
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE| Building an eco system of shared risks and benefits for ship owners, ship managers and the crew – what is the red thread?
OXFORD-STYLE DEBATE| The introduction of automation in global transport will be evolutionary, rather than revolutionary which is why the focus of crewing should be on the human element, rather than digital competency
What is a digital competency framework for shipping?
Stream Recap and Chairman's closing remarks and close of Day 1
Chairman’s Intro and Recap Day 1
Industry Panel: Creating the immersive learning experience
OXFORD-STYLE DEBATE | STCW v.4: The suitable levels of Safety, Compliance and Competence will only be achieved if we Educate vs Regulate
Healthcare and wellbeing: Access to care, access to information and organisational culture
Chairman's closing remarks and close of the conference