Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

Columbia Ship Management

With over 40 years of tradition, commitment and professionalism, Columbia has established its position as a world-class ship manager and maritime service provider. Since our founding in Cyprus, we have developed a global reputation by continuously exceeding our clients´ expectations when providing the highest quality and professional management services. Our success is based on the tremendous added-value granted to our clients by leveraging a strong global network and the will of being a leading force in the maritime industry.

MacGregor

MacGregor is a family of innovators. By offering engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads we make the sea more accessible, safe and reliable for those whose livelihood depends on the changing conditions of the sea. To enable that we have a variety of strong product brands and committed experts with a passion for solving challenges – and the power of the sea is sure to provide those.

RightShip

RightShip is the world’s leading third party maritime due diligence organisation, providing expertise in global safety, sustainability and social responsibility best practices. We bring together years of industry expertise with the output from analytics and large data sets to provide our safety and environmental scoring systems, recommendations and consultancy services. By working with RightShip, clients are supported in making decisions in an environment that is a constant state of flux, protecting their business from risk.

Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS)

The Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) is a global maritime trade union commissioned by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to promote positive industrial relations between seafarers and shipping companies. Since 1971, SOS has been representing ratings and helping them receive their dues through Collective Bargaining Agreements with shipping companies. SOS works actively with tripartite partners to improve seafarers’ working and living conditions and helps members acquire and upgrade skills that meet the demands of the industry. SOS is affiliated with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the Nautilus Federation.

SQE Marine

SQE Marine is a leading provider of Safety, Quality and Environmental Solutions providing Consulting, Training and Information products in these areas. We have been successfully providing a product and service range to more than 1,400 clients (based in 75+ countries) over the last 23 years, operating a DNV Certified Training Center and a LR ISO 9001 certified management system.

Strong enough to provide immediate response and feedback to all client queries and needs, we provide a range of competitively priced services and timeliness for product / service delivery; we provide foolproof products and services to ensure full after sales support for as long as necessary. Last but not least, technical competence is the core of our management system & operations.

Our vision is to be a leading world class corporation that provides reliable maritime solutions in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Crisis, Security, and Risk Management. Our mission, therefore, is to provide real life, effective and efficient maritime solutions range including Consulting, Training and Information provision in order to maximize client benefit and minimize risk.

Sponsors

American Club

Founded in 1917, the American Club is dedicated to identifying and empowering local talent in all the world’s major shipping hubs. Awards like the Lloyd’s List Next Generation Shipping Award, North American Maritime Services Award, and the Seatrade “Investment in People” Award recognize that. Homegrown capacity gives the Club regional maritime know-how – available 24 hours a day – able to communicate in no less than eleven languages. It offers full mutual cover for P&I, FD&D risks, fixed premium insurance for smaller tonnage through Eagle Ocean Marine, as well as Hull and Machinery cover through its subsidiary, American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company Ltd. The Club also boasts an unsurpassed safety and loss prevention program. Its rich reserves of expertise enable it to typically exceed the service expectations of shipowners and charterers both large and small. Local service providing global solutions steers the Club into its next century of service excellence.

Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd.

Arcadia Shipmanagement provides safe and reliable transportation of oil by sea, through a modern fleet, setting top objectives for Safety, Quality and Environmental protection. To achieve these, Arcadia is dedicated to develop and sustain a strong working relationship with all parties involved in International oil trade, based upon mutual trust and reliability.

Safety is enhanced by establishing a risk assessment system for hazard identification, risk management and control, addressing guidance for the prevention of errors, hazardous situations and incidents, through reporting and investigation procedures and providing training of personnel at Company’s in-house maritime training centre and by attending externally provided courses.

Quality is maintained by undertaking auditing and evaluation process, with commitment towards the continual improvement of HSQE performance, through setting and measuring various Key Performance Indicators, analysing N/C reports, reviewing findings from internal audits ashore and onboard.

The Environment is protected by preserving and whenever possible, further reducing the burden on the environment by setting and achieving tougher voluntary standards, such as Green Award. Moreover, by aiming for the reduction of identified environmental impacts of Company activities to air, sea and land, to the possible extend and seeking to conserve energy and materials, through recycling and waste reduction programs.

Blue Planet Shipping Ltd.

We are focused on providing our clients with exceptional technical and commercial ship management services. Having developed a deep understanding of the highly competitive shipping industry over the years, we seek to increase value and improve performance by offering the best possible resources, technology and network. Established mainly as a crewing office, Blue Planet Shipping grew steadily over the years to provide our clients with the full portfolio of ship management services. Our clients are third generation Greek shipping families originating from the island of Chios.

Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp.

Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital-Executive’) currently operates a fleet of 23 vessels including 5 modern bulk carriers and 18 container carriers with a total dwt of tons approx. The fleet under management includes vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P. The Capital-Executive team has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes. The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp.

Capital Gas Ship Management Corp. is a ship management service provider, currently operating a fleet of 7 modern LNG Carriers with a total carrying capacity of approximately 1.2 million cubic meters.

Our team consists of highly skilled personnel with extensive experience in the LNG Sector with experience, Mariners / Naval Architects (50 years cumulative experience in LNG) from initial design and newbuilding supervision to LNGCs operations and technical management.

The Company offers comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management including: safety and technical management, claims & insurance, bunkering, vetting preparation and attendance, risk assessment, newbuilding design and supervision, IT services, accounting, financial management and other administrative functions, as well as in-house human resources management, such as crewing and personnel training with state-of-the-art technology.

Capital Ship Management Corp.

Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 52 vessels including 45 tankers (10 VLCCs, 3 Suezmaxes, 5 Aframaxes, 26 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker) and 7 LNG Carriers with a total dwt of 5.94 million tons approx. The fleet under management includes vessels of NYSE-listed Diamond S Shipping Inc. Capital has extensive experience in managing various vessel types and sizes including all tanker segments (VLCC, Suezmax, Aframax/LR2, Panamax/LR1, MR/Handy and small tankers), dry bulk segments (Cape, Panamax, Handymax and Handy), as well as OBOs and containers.

CleverPoint Marine

CleverPoint Marine is a tech-enabled company, pioneering new generation neurotechnology in virtual reality to manage employee performance and wellbeing. Our solution is an innovative biofeedback device, developed and adapted for the maritime industry as a psychometric assessment and training tool, for supporting the cognitive and physiological capabilities of an employee.

Dorian LPG

Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.

Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited (EASTMED)

EASTMED is a ships management company with head offices in Glyfada (Athens), Greece. Presently the company has under management 78 vessels, employs 200 shore based personnel and a further 3000 seagoing staff. The fleet comprises of 29 tankers, 39 dry bulk carriers and 10 container ships, adding up to a total DWT capacity of 7.2 million tons. Principally both the tankers and the dry cargo vessels are employed on the spot market and occasionally will enter into short period charter agreements on a number of ships of the fleet.

The following overseas companies are employed as exclusive agents of EASTMED:

  • Intermar Chartering (UK) Ltd. in London, U.K.: Covers the London chartering market.
  • Eastern Mediterranean Manning Agency in Manila, Philippines: Directly selects, trains, and employs Filipino Masters, Officers, and Crew exclusively for the vessels under EASTMED’s management.

EASTMED was granted by Lloyd’s the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification in December 2010 and is in the process of being certified with ISO 50001 within 2016. EASTMED is presently a member of BIMCO, INTERTANKO and INTERCARGO, thus joining forces for improved standards in the industry. EASTMED voluntarily participates to AMVER reporting system, operated by the US Coast Guard for promoting safety of life and property at sea. Managed vessels are honored with AMVER awards on an annual basis.

EURONAV

Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The Company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. Sustainability is a core value at Euronav as it ensures the long-term health and success of our people, our business, and the environment we work in. It involves a commitment to safety and environmental practices, as well as an innovative approach to the use of technology and information.

Green-Jakobsen A/S

Green-Jakobsen A/S is a maritime consultancy offering ship owners, operators, ship management companies and maritime entities a unique combination of skillsets that encompasses all aspects of managing the human factor in shipping. Our approach is to analyse, diagnose and then improve the safety mindset, leadership and human resource performance of people on shore and at sea. Our combined decades of experience with proven, custom-made programs is the foundation of our work. By balancing industry knowhow with out-of-box thinking, we transform strategy into daily work by using tangible tools which we implement alongside our customers on board and in the office. We are a group of people who combine our academic, seafaring and business experience and we are based in Copenhagen, Manila, Athens and Mumbai, with some 30 employees in total.

Our areas of expertise are:

  • Maritime safety performance – reducing LTIF, providing strong tools and methods to support the safety initiatives and focus on behaviour and actions
  • Maritime leadership – training leaders to fulfil the performance driving role, providing knowledge and tools to act as competent leaders on board and ashore
  • HR performance and management – linking the management and development of people and their competencies with leadership skills and safety performance
  • Soft skills courses – offering a wide range of subjects for company specific courses and seminars
  • Measure and develop safety performance – strengthening a proactive safety culture in an ongoing cycle in a plug-and-play solution including on board training and development

I.M.A. Assessment and Training Center Inc.

I.M.A. Assessment and Training Center Inc. is governed by a Scientific Committee which consists of representative of the Italian Maritime cluster: Italian Maritime Shipowners and CONFITARMA. The scientific committee supervises the principles and methods of work applied by I.M.A. Assessment and Training Center Inc. as certified under ISO 9001 Standards, Rules for Certification of Training and Competence Management Systems, INTERTANKO’s Tanker Officer Training Standards (TOTS) and local government institutions.

The academy is established in 2007 in response to a need of the maritime industry for available, licensed, skilled and competent Deck and Engine Officers and Ratings prepared to man ships to the best interests of ship owners, charterers, ship managers and ship operators. The Academy shall be assessed, trained and verified in accordance with the requirements of the Ship Owners, International Standards, and TOTS.

I.M.A.’s Quality Management System (QMS) adopts the policies of RINA Rules for Training and Competence Management Systems (TCMS); Class NK for Rules for Rules for Certification of Competence Management Systems and the ISO Quality Management Guidelines for Training.

Latsco Shipping Limited

Latsco Shipping Limited was originally established in the 1940s when the company’s founder, Captain John S. Latsis, first ventured into passenger and commercial deep-sea shipping. Spanning over 70 years of experience in the shipping industry, the company originally operated under the name “Petrola International S.A.”. Throughout the years, the Group has operated a fleet of over 100 vessels, ranging from Ultra Large Crude Carriers (ULCCs) to dry cargo vessels. Today, as Latsco Shipping Limited, the company operates a fleet of 29 vessels on the water comprised of 18 product tankers and 11 gas carriers and has an orderbook of two Very Large Crude Carriers with expected deliveries in 2022. The company is headquartered in Monaco with offices in London and Athens.

North P&I Club

North P&I Club is a leading global marine insurer providing P&I, FD&D, war risks and ancillary insurance to 195 million GT of owned and chartered tonnage. Through its guaranteed subsidiary Sunderland Marine, North is also a leading insurer of fishing vessels, small craft and aquaculture risks. The Standard and Poor’s ‘A’ rated Club is based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with regional offices and subsidiaries in China (Hong Kong and Shanghai), Greece, Japan, Singapore, USA and Sunderland Marine offices worldwide. North is a leading member of the International Group of P&I Clubs (IG), with over 12% of the IG’s owned tonnage. The 13 IG clubs provide liability cover for approximately 90% of the world’s ocean-going tonnage and, as a member of the IG, North protects and promotes the interests of the international shipping industry.

OCEANKING

OCEANKING is a leading marine engineering and commercial group serving the Greek and International maritime community as well as the Greek public and industrial sector. OCEANKING was founded in 1989 and operates in Piraeus – Greece as well as in Cyprus. OCEANKING employs qualified naval architects and marine engineers and is managed by Costas Hassiotis and Panos Yannoulis with a permanent staff presently consisting of 20 persons. Our experience covers the areas of ship design, ship construction and operation, shipbuilding methods and management, marine engineering systems, materials supply and management as well as logistic support. Our company follows strict quality procedures and is certified according to ISO 9001:2015 by Lloyds.

RISK4SEA

RISK4SEA is an online platform to provide PSC performance transparency to the market by analysing PSC Data providing KPI, Demographics, Detentions Analytics, reports, Benchmarks and Insights for 23 fleet segments in an advanced analysis of the last 5 years to assist stakeholders to:

  • PREPARE for forthcoming PSC inspections
  • ANALYSE PSC performance to identify strengths & weaknesses
  • BENCHMARK fleets against competition and the industry

There are 23 fleet segments and special bundles covered in the advanced data analytics:

  • Dry Bulk (4) : Handysize, Handymax, Panamax, Cape
  • Tankers (5) : Product, Panamax, Aframax, Suezmax. VLCC
  • Containers (3) : Small, Medium/Large, Ultra Large
  • Other Types (7) : LNG/Gas Carriers, LPG carrier, General Cargo, Vehicle Carrier, Ro Pax, Offshore, Other
  • Special Bundles (4) : All Dry Bulk, All Tankers, All Containers, All Ships

Safetytech Accelerator

Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors. Their mission is to make the world safer and more sustainable through wider adoption of safetytech.

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Standard Club

Standard Club is a specialist marine and energy insurer known for its diverse membership, pioneering loss prevention expertise and attractive pricing. Solutions oriented underwriters work alongside proactive technical and legal experts who advise members on how to prepare for new regulations and implement best practice.

At Standard Club, we build relationships by really getting to know our customers, including gaining a detailed knowledge of their operations, a full understanding of their priorities and a complete picture of the potential risks and challenges they face. This helps to guarantee our members get immediate, proactive and comprehensive support wherever, whenever.

  • Underwriting – We provide protection and indemnity cover and associated insurances for shipowners, charterers and offshore energy operators. We are S&P ‘A’ rated and one of the premier mutual P&I insurers by tonnage and membership.
  • Risk Management – Our teams of marine and technical experts provide advice and best practices that underpin our ability to manage risks, deliver value and sustain financial security.
  • Response – Through offices in major hubs and a network of correspondents we cover the globe, responding to incidents with practical advice and ongoing support to resolve matters as positively as possible.

We are always by your side.

Steamship Mutual

Steamship Mutual’s aim is to provide a comprehensive high quality P&I service backed by sound underwriting and strong reserves. The Managers, led by Stephen Martin, are determined to ensure that these objectives continue to be met. Steamship Mutual is one of the largest and most diverse P&I Clubs in the world, and a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs participating in the International Group Pool. Our Members remain the centre of our business and we strive to offer them the best advice and support wherever they are around the world. We firmly believe the service we provide our Members will help define our future success.

Sun Enterprises Ltd

SUN has been established in Piraeus since 1968, however the company date back to 1878.
SUN is currently managing a modern fleet of 17 Tankers and 4 Bulk carriers with deadweight capacity of just under 2.0 million tons and is constantly looking for expanding opportunities.
Our primary objective is the preservation of onboard Safety and the protection of Life and wellbeing of our seafarers which we take pride for since the 90% of our Masters and Chief Engineers started their career in SUN.
“An uncompromising pursuit of Quality” has been the company’s moto that reflects our passion for Safety and Excellence.

Thome Group

With its roots in the Scandinavian shipping tradition, the Thome Group of Companies (Thome Group) prides itself upon offering innovative ship management services globally from its headquarters in Singapore. For over 50 years the company has been at the forefront of the ship management industry and today offers clients all over the world integrated services; from ship management, crewing and training to offshore structure management, Thome offers a complete range of products and services essential in managing a wide range of marine assets worldwide. The Thome Group also provides a number of ancillary services to its clients including newbuilding and conversion project management; marine consultancy and marine services. Building on Singapore’s dynamic growth as an international maritime center, the Thome Group is now recognized as one of the world’s leading independent ship managers with more than 300 vessels under its management, serviced by over 800 shore staff and more than 12,000 crew members operating worldwide.

UK P&I Club

The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.

V.Group

V.Group is the world’s leading independent ship management and marine services company with circa 2,750 onshore colleagues supporting over 44,000 personnel in marine and offshore roles. Established across 30 countries in 60 offices, our global presence ensures we are perfectly placed to service our partners and provide consistent and reliable support all over the world.

With over 35 years’ experience in managing vessels in the shipping, cruise and energy sectors, V.Group is committed to delivering safe and compliant operations through transparency, pro-activeness, and strong partnerships. With assets including tankers, bulk carriers, and gas carriers, to chemical tankers, containerships, cruise ships, yachts and vessels deployed within the offshore and renewable markets, we provide our customers with a comprehensive range of marine services, as well as the ability to blend those services together in unique combinations to meet specific needs.

Our holistic approach and detailed understanding of customer needs is complemented with a state-of-the-art digital platform. This combination enables to provide a comprehensive service that will help our customers achieve their goals, through safe, cost-effective, and performance-enhancing asset management. Operating around the clock and around the world, by managing every aspect on your behalf, we will ensure your vessels function safely, efficiently, and profitably.

WellAtSea

Established in 2017, WellAtSea is a Danish-owned full-service implementation solution designed and created by health experts (medical doctors, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists) with over 20 years of experience in public health and preventive medicine aimed to lead seafarers globally towards a continuous and sustainable lifestyle change.

The main goals of the WellAtSea Program are focused on mental resiliency, physical strength & health, and improved group dynamics and socialization. Through game play, a rewards system, and social platform, the program is currently equipped with 37 months of evidence-based content or more than 200 different engaging activities, physical exercises, and learning modules from which seafarers can gain a better understanding on their state of health while bonding with their colleagues on board.

Results of the program revealed that seafarers’ mental health and lifestyle choices were positively influenced, encouraging camaraderie, creativity, and ownership towards their health. This sets the groundwork for high-performing teams.

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