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5 Social Media Tips for the Shipping and Maritime Industry
Social media has taken what was once the exclusive purview of executives, PR firms and industry journals - broadcasts of news and information about the shipping and maritime industry – and placed it in the hands of employees and the general public.
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 is struggling 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.
Introducing the Women in Shipping Summit
Over the course of the two days we will have keynotes, presentations and sessions which will cover everything from opportunities for diversity, challenging unconscious bias, health, mentoring and attracting talent, and helping you find your executive voice.
Digitalization and the seafarer of the future
We spoke with Nick Chubb MNI, Founder and Director of Antares Insight, about the future challenges, potential opportunities, transformative technologies and what is needed from the seafarer of the future.
Andreas Nordseth, Danish Maritime Authority: “We are going to need to think in a different structure than we do today.”
Andreas Nordseth, Director General at the Danish Maritime Authority, spoke at length about the future of seafarers at CrewConnect Global in 2018.
We caught up with him after his presentation to discuss the trends set to shape the maritime industry in the years to come.
Digitalisation is a “part of evolutionary change”, Esben Poulsson, ICS, said
Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, talks about disruption, the future of seafarers, and women in shipping.
Karen Waltham, Women in Maritime Taskforce: “Let’s look further”
Karen Waltham, Managing Director of HR Consulting at Spinnaker Global and member of the Women in Maritime Taskforce, shares her takeaways from the Women in Shipping panel hosted at CrewConnect Global.