Articles & Video
Handling Personal Data – Safety and Security Considerations for Crew Managers
Cameron Amigo shares his thoughts on safety and security considerations for crew managers. He recognises that cybersecurity relies on creating a framework of core functions and understanding the dynamic threats of cyberattacks.
The convergence of established maritime business models with IoT
Elizabeth Jackson (CMO & SVP of Strategy at KVH) shares her thoughts on how the Internet of Things (IoT) will disrupt the established business models of the maritime industry in the future.
The crewing conundrum: unlocking a humanitarian crisis
In a recent panel discussion covering the shipping industry’s top initiatives it was clear the current crew crisis was top of mind. In this article we explore some of the key points of discussion.
The evolving role of class: seafarers, technology, and energy transition
At the CMA Shipping Virtual Event, Tim Protheroe, Marine and Offshore Regional Chief Executive, North America at Bureau Veritas, shared his thoughts on seafarers, technology, and energy transition.
[WEBCAST] How COVID-19 changed our outlook on flexible work arrangements, family and career progression
As many businesses shift towards remote or home working, we've put together a panel of experts to discuss the benefits, shortcomings and the potential of a widespread flexible working strategy for women and their progression in the maritime industry.
[WEBCAST] Seafarers' Mental Health: Learnings from walking a mile in their shoes
Social isolation, restriction of rights and life-style, confinement, dependability on the internet, not being able to celebrate events with friends and family - we have all had varying degrees of these experiences in the past few months.
[WEBCAST] Best practices for crew managers and the impact of COVID-19 on seafarer rights
In this webinar, an expert panel investigates the effect of the global pandemic on ship owners' responsibilities and human rights in the shipping industry.
Ms. Lois Zabrocky Named Connecticut Maritime Association 2020 Commodore
Ms. Lois Zabrocky, Chief Executive Officer at International Seaways, Inc., has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2020.
OSM nominated for 3 awards at CrewConnect Awards 2019
Following a win in the Innovation and Adoption of Technology category at the CrewConnect Awards in 2018, OSM (and its team) have been nominated no fewer than 3 times!
CrewConnect Global Awards - WellAtSea improving the well-being of the seafarer
WellAtSea is a start-up company that aims to improve the overall well-being of the seafarer by introducing continuous and sustainable organizational change, with offices in Denmark and Manila.
Are seafarers becoming more unhappy?
The Seafarers Happiness Index serves as a tool to measure how happy people are about the various elements of their working life. Maritime Informa Connect decided to investigate the difference that one year can make to seafarers' happiness.
Digitalisation not about replacing human crews
There is a common misconception that digitalisation in shipping is ultimately geared towards autonomous operations and this will eventually result in sharp reductions or even replacement of human crews.
Understanding the importance of women’s role in the development of the maritime industry
Ahead of the Women in Shipping Summit, we spoke with Christa Sys, BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on Transport, Logistics and Ports at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics, University of Antwerp.
Navigation and autonomy: The biggest stories of 2019 [Part 2]
Navigation and autonomy: Part 2 of our list of the some of 2019’s top stories in new tech and the digital ship of the future to date.
Navigation and autonomy: The biggest stories of 2019 [Part 1]
From trials and reports, to strategies and acquisitions, we’ve put together a list of the some of 2019’s top stories in new tech and the digital ship of the future to date.
Cruise Technology and the Passenger Experience
The technology on board cruise ships today can greatly enhance the passenger experience. But once called floating hotels, today we're becoming more used to describing many of these new ships as connected cities or smart cities at sea.
Beth Aarons: The value of strong leaders
Strong leaders are enthusiastic, visionary, and personable. Ahead of her speaking engagements at Cruise Connect Europe, we had an open discussion with Beth Aarons, Global Director at Dorchester Collection Academy, about leadership.
CMA TV: David Ridder on seafarers' mental and physical health
David Ridder, Executive Director at the Seaman's Church Institute, spoke with us at CMA Shipping about how technology can be a mixed blessing at sea, and what the industry can do to support the mental and physical health of seafarers.
CMA TV: Jason Zuidema on the impact of social isolation on seafarers
At CMA Shipping 2019, we caught up with Jason Zuidema, Executive Director at the North American Maritime Ministry Association, about the impact social isolation and the internet is having on seafarers.
Shipping's struggle to attract digital talent
Maritime companies get a fraction of the digital talent pie compared with other sectors and costly recruitment is compounded by the high turnover of staff sought for in-demand tech roles.
CMA TV: Ben Bailey on The Seafarers Happiness Index
Earlier this month, we caught up with Ben Bailey, Director of Advocacy for the Mission to Seafarers, at CMA Shipping in Stamford, Connecticut. He explained the importance of the Mission's Seafarers Happiness Index, the value of the Index to the maritime industry, and briefly touched upon the sacrifices seafarers make on the job.