Sponsors

Lead Sponsors

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.

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.

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

Alandia

Alandia, founded in 1938, is one of the leading marine insurance providers in the Nordic countries. We offer a broad variety of insurance services and products to the global commercial marine sector and boat insurance for consumers in the Nordics. We offer insurance services and products to the global commercial marine sector.

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.

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.

CLSICO

China LNG Shipping (International) Co., Ltd. (CLSICO) was established in July 2004 as a joint venture between COSCO, China Merchants and BP Shipping, initially to serve China’s first LNG import project in Guangdong. Now also delivering to terminals in Fujian and Shanghai, we continue to be dedicated to serve Chinese LNG imports. Our mission is to operate LNG ships to the highest international standards while supporting the development of the LNG industry in China.

CR Ocean Engineering LLC

For over sixty years, CR engineers have provided solutions for those who face the challenge of efficient resource utilization and the responsibility for meeting the most stringent emission standards. While current and proposed regulations call for swift compliance, the imperative of efficient resource utilization has become standard operating procedure throughout the world. Regardless of the pollutant or the industrial source, our team has demonstrated the engineering knowhow and applications experience to design and manufacture systems to meet the most demanding performance requirements. CR Ocean Engineering LLC is an enterprise formed for the specific purpose of bringing those resources to bear on the challenge of exhaust gas emission control at sea. CR Ocean EngineeringLLC offers its proven exhaust gas scrubbing technology as an economic alternative to the high priced low sulfur fuel. Our systems provide the necessary reliability and the assurance of meeting the 0.1% Sulfur fuel equivalency when burning high-sulfur lower cost fuels. CR Ocean Engineering exhaust gas scrubbing technology is ideal for cruise ships, ferries, bulk carriers, containerships, RoRo and others.

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.

Elvictor Group

Redefining Crew Management Practice
In 2001 Elvictor Group (Cyprus) undertook the challenge to strategically invest in digital technologies and required platforms, in order to alter significantly the Crew Management Business model, which resulted in new revenue and operational efficiencies for our Principals along with logistical digitalization & value producing opportunities for Elvictor Branches, Seafarers and Elvictor Headquarters (Cyprus).

ERMA FIRST

ERMA FIRST, a reliable partner for shipyards and ship-owners over the years, is investing in continuous R&D to manufacture new products according to the future needs of the market. We are committed to carry on delivering on time, commissioning on time, maintain our 100% successful commissioning and providing 24/7 technical support and troubleshooting. Our goal is to keep the same level of consistency by keeping our promised results and always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.

Gard

For over 100 years, Gard has focussed on providing the maritime industries with insurance products that offer financial protection and practical assistance when disaster strikes. Today Gard has 38% of the Nordic marine hull market and 18% market share among the International Group of P&I Clubs. Members and clients have always relied on Gard’s first class financial security to protect them against the risks that concern them, and to compensate them promptly for their losses. We have an A+ rating from Standard and Poor’s, one of the highest security ratings in the marine market. With over 550 staff in 13 offices around the world – accessing help from Gard is simple and straightforward. We can deliver the right skill set to the right place at the right time. Everything we do is about getting you back to “business as usual”.

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

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.

London P&I Club

Insuring a diverse range of shipowners and charterers, we are one of the world’s leading Protection and Indemnity Associations, providing P&I, FD&D and War Risks cover to our international membership. From tailored solutions to flexible insurance packages – all of our work is directed at meeting our members’ specific needs.

We are proud of our position within the International Group of P&I Clubs, where we play a key role in coordinating and promoting the collective, global strength of the P&I industry on behalf of the world’s shipowning community.

MarineTraffic

MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence. We are dedicated to making actionable information easily accessible.Monitoring vessel movements is at the core of what we do. Building on a base of data gathered from our network of coastal AIS-receiving stations, supplemented by satellite receivers, we apply algorithms and integrate complementary data sources to provide the shipping, trade and logistics industries with actionable insights into shipping activity. With our main offices in the UK, Greece and Singapore, we continue to grow our presence in some of the world’s leading maritime hubs, granting us direct access to the markets we serve. Our reach is truly global, enabling us to support the millions that use our service.Our mission to bring about transparency and meaningful change to the maritime world is underlined by partnerships with bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, and The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). We also work closely with the world’s leading ports, maritime companies and oil majors, on projects dedicated to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Our culture of innovation, combined with our desire to consistently exceed expectations, is what drives our diverse, dynamic and entrepreneurial workforce. We set bold goals and are committed to making MarineTraffic a hub where the maritime industry connects and collaborates to create a more transparent and robust shipping ecosystem, and a greener, cleaner world.

MedAssist.online

We believe that Anyone – Anywhere deserves the best medical care possible, even when no doctor is around.

Medassist.online will support you and your crew with the right solutions, when it matters  most. We deliver the best medical care possible and help you to reduce medical costs for ship owners. We are based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, co-located with a maritime medical training center. We operate globally.

Our solutions are simple, reliable and affordable.

  • Our Live App uses two-way augmented reality to enable medical experts to instruct masters and senior officers remotely to provide Live support for patient examination and medical procedures.
  • The Skills application provides real-time step-by-step instructions on how to perform basic medical procedures. STCW 2010 – Medical Care compliant.
  • The  Heart application will produce a 12-lead hospital quality ECG on a tablet (iPad). This information enables better decision-making on deviation, evacuation or treatment on board.

Our services are offered as software and hardware as service (subscription model). They are designed and tested for use at sea and will work with low or no bandwidth, enabling medical care anywhere.

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.

Prime Marine

PRIME is a global provider of seaborne transportation for refined petroleum products, light chemicals, LPG and ammonia internationally. Our Mission and Commitment has always been to provide the highest quality services and be a first class choice for our customers in the seaborne transportation of energy.

The balance between safe operations, effectiveness and reliability defines our objectives. These elements are achieved through the establishment of quality procedures and conduct of business, in such a manner, as to inspire confidence and trust amongst partners and international regulatory organizations. PRIME prioritizes Crew welfare and invests in their advancement through continuous training.

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

SHIP MED CARE

The protection and enhancement of the physical and mental health of seafarers ensures healthy and happy crews and instills into their thinking, that their employer is taking care of them and has consideration of their well-being very high on his agenda. In order to achieve the above goals we implement a combination of testing, diagnosis, dietary guidance, sanitation guidelines, medical and psychological monitoring and support in real time and worldwide. We are a team of physicians of different specialties based in Greece and supported by a web of specialists and medical centers in Greece and globally, mainly concentrated in main shipping hubs with regional cover.

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.

Telematic Medical Applications Ltd (TMA)

Telematic Medical Applications Ltd (TMA) is a company incorporated in 2007 in Athens, Greece, with a unique experience for more than a decade in Telemedicine / eHealth integrated solutions. We provide innovative solutions combining eHealth, Medical IoT (Internet of Things) Equipment, Telemedicine Systems and Artificial Intelligence, which are at the forefront of technology and are able to provide excellent services for the integrated system.

We have recently completed the following projects for the Greek NHS:

  • First phase of “The Telemedicine Network of Greek NHS, which is the connection of 32 Health Care Centers of Greek islands with 12 Hospitals in Attiki.
  • Island of Siros – Converting the General Hospital to a Digitalized eHealth System taking it to a total paperless environment, servicing the patient directly.
  • Maritime Telemedicine services: TMA offers complete services via her own telemedicine systems to deep sea vessels since 2008.

Our main purpose is to provide medical services wherever the patient might be. In addition, we provide innovative solutions with pioneer equipment, based on Ai systems, that can recognize patient’s health status, so patients can be proactive regarding prevention.

The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club is a leading marine mutual insurer, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with offices in some of the world’s strategic shipping centres. Established in 1872, it is owned and self-managed and under the direct control of its members. All strategic decisions are taken by a Board of Directors drawn from the members. Our members make up an international community of front rank shipowners, who believe that quality comes first. Every member has met our demanding conditions of entry. These standards cannot be met without total commitment to quality. In return we provide insurance services of the highest quality; our members’ premiums do not subsidise owners operating at lesser standards.Mutuality means that the Club’s interests are identical to the interests of the members. Our mutual aims include the safe and pollution-free operation of vessels. Naturally, given the nature of shipping, it is impossible to eradicate all accidents. That is why we place such emphasis on service excellence in casualty situations. Our priority is to help the member solve the problem at hand as quickly as possible, so ensuring the vessel’s swift return to trade. Our guiding principle in all things is a guarantee of fair and equitable treatment. This extends from the assessment of risk to the fixing of premiums and the settling of claims. The membership of The Swedish Club is a real community, actively engaged in sharing operational experience in the crucial areas of safety and loss prevention. In these and other areas, the Club acts as a facilitator, co-ordinating initiatives that benefit all members.

Tsakos Group of Companies

The Tsakos Group traces its origins deep in the passage of time, well beyond its almost half a century continuous activity and growth. It’s roots can be found at the heart of the maritime tradition of Greece, in the metropolis of Greek shipping, the Aegean archipelago island of Chios. For Captain Panagiotis Tsakos, the founder of the Group, going to sea was a natural course, a matter of destiny. Following a generations’ long tradition in shipping, he advanced through the ranks of deck officer until he became a shipmaster and eventually a shipping executive. It was equally natural for him to lead a small group of investors on to the acquisition of his first ship. Joined by his family and friends and prompted by his life time companion and wife Dr Irene Saroglou-Tsakos, he led that little company to its current size and diversity. With the active encouragement and support of colleagues and the active involvement of his children Nikolas and Maria, the company was fast expanded sustaining a steady growth through the troughs highs and lows, of the industry . Tsakos Shipping and Trading S.A. was the first of the companies to comprise what now is known as the “Tsakos Group of Companies”. Over the ensuing years, the Group established a number of affiliated and associated companies around the globe significantly expanding its shipping activities and world-wide operational capability while building a reputation of solid performance in reliable maritime transport services, thereby acquiring a strong reputation within the shipping industry as the preferred partner of choice for a wide range of entrepreneurs.

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.

Wallem

The Wallem Group is a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, offering services supporting the complete lifecycle of a vessel from newbuilding supervision to end-of-life recycling guidance. Wallem’s extensive portfolio includes asset management, crewing, training, ship management, safety and compliance management and agency services. As one of the largest and most experienced solutions providers globally, Wallem offers world-class support to shipowners by bringing its customer-centric and transparent approach to all aspects of fleet operation. Wallem combines technology and forward-thinking to deliver on safety, technical, and commercial performance without compromise. Wallem believes in collaboration to foster innovation in meeting future needs. Wallem operates globally with a shore-based team of 1000 and more than 7,000 highly qualified seafarers, serving nearly all vessel segments.

World-Link Communications Inc.

World-Link Communications Inc. delivers cutting-edge connectivity solutions to the maritime industry. We provide satellite based mobile communication services that enhance the competitive edge of our customers. With 30 years of experience the Company maintains long term partnerships with ship owners and ship managers. Our largest customer, a fleet manager of 650 vessels, is a partnership of more than 20 years.

We innovate, develop, and support smarter software, cost effective hardware and network based connectivity solutions to deliver the latest in Maritime Cyber-security, Vessel connectivity & Satellite bandwidth optimization, and Crew welfare. Our technical support team attends to vessels’ needs around the clock and around the world. Our certified engineers support a fleet of more than 1800 global trading vessels. We serve vessels in the merchant fleet, research, and oil & gas support sectors.

We are an independent mobile satellite service provider, maintaining strong vendor relations with satellite operators and hardware manufacturers including Inmarsat, Intellian, and CISCO, among others. Our satellite connectivity solutions use bandwidth from Inmarsat, Iridium, and Global Eagle among others to deliver the most effective solution to our customers.

We work with our customers to harden their fleet cyber-security posture, optimize satellite communications onboard their vessels, and enhance their crew welfare services to improve their competitive edge.

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