ABS: Tech, Safety Drive Shipping Leadership
ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki spoke about the important role of the U.S. continuing to shape the future of global maritime energy, safety and sustainability during a keynote address at the opening session of the CMA Shipping 2019 Conference.“The U.S. energy landscape has been and will continue to be shaped by a relentless focus on improving technology and safety. When we speak about shaping the future of maritime energy use, we are really speaking about technology and safety driving energy leadership,” Wiernicki told attendees.
Thome's Strategies Outlined at CMA
Gautam Kashyap, Thome’s Vice President for Business Development, outlined the group’s strategies for success at the 2018 Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Shipping 2018 conference. “Ship Management is changing and the right mix of digitalization, automation and data analytics are key criteria towards providing greater efficiency, transparency and value-added services to clients in the future,” he said. Ship managers will need to invest heavily in new technology to keep up with changes in the market and Thome has already started this process by developing an Operations Hub…
Wah Kwong Maritime's Chao is 2018 CMA Commodore
Award to be presented March 14, 2018 at the conclusion of the CMA’s Shipping 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition. Ms. Sabrina S. M. Chao, Executive Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd. has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2018. Ms. Chao follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2018 Commodore Award will be presented on March 14, 2018 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition…
Future Care CEO Discusses Tele-medicine for Maritime
Future Care, Inc. CEO Christina DeSimone presented at this year’s CMA Shipping 2017 Conference, held in Stamford, Conn., where she discussed the mitigation of crewmember medical claims utilizing innovative techniques, such as Tele-Medical Physician Advice at Sea and Future Care’s unique Caring for the Crew Program. DeSimone focused on the idea that medical triage for crewmembers begins on board the vessel, and should be utilized for any medical incident, no matter how small. Primary health care aliments in particular require immediate treatment on board…
Marshall Islands Registry is "Number Two"
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) fleet now stands at 223,262,177 deadweight tons (DWT), making it the second largest registry in the world in terms of DWT. International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI) have provided administrative and technical support to the RMI Registry since 1990. "This is a very significant milestone for the RMI Registry," said Bill Gallagher, President, IRI. "A strong legislative framework, customer driven service ethos, and a commitment to quality have all been key to our continued success," he continued.
Cyber Security: Wake Up Call
Before any vessel gets ready to head out to sea, shore-based personnel and onboard crew run down a lengthy list of safety, compliance and regulatory checks, all part of a standard risk management exercise. What’s often not on that list is an invisible, but looming risk that if ignored, could leave ships off course, off schedule or even dead in the water, thanks to infected computer systems, phony or corrupted charts and blocked communications signals. Cyber crime has come of age in the maritime sector.
Fleet Resource Management Takes a Step Forward
Ship owners, managers, operators, flag states and training academies have partaken in extensive discussions on how to create a single, shared data environment for ship, shore, traffic control and training schools, during the closed forum organized by Transas at the CMA Shipping 2016 this month. This convening follows the launch of the Transas Harmonized Eco System of Integrated Solutions (THESIS) vision in January this year. In launching this vision Transas committed to developing a data infrastructure for the maritime industry, with the maritime industry.
Republic of the Marshall Islands Maintains Qualitative Edge
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) received preliminary information regarding the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG’s) Qualship 21 list during Intertanko’s North American Panel meeting. The meeting, which took place on day one of the Connecticut Maritime Association’s (CMA’s) Shipping 2016 conference, was the largest attended North American Panel meeting to date. Rear Admiral Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, USCG presented the preliminary results showing the RMI on the Qualship 21 list for 2016.
LISCR Chief: Integrity Essential to Success in Shipping
Scott Bergeron, chief executive of the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), says companies need integrity, regard for the value of people, a commitment to technological innovation and an understanding of the value of customer service in order to be successful in tomorrow’s shipping industry. Addressing the CMA Shipping 2016 meeting in Stamford, Connecticut, Bergeron said, “The integrity of the Liberian Registry is tested regularly. It is usually easy to say ‘Yes’ to a client…
SSA President Tells CMA of Technological Advances
Esben Poulsson, President of the Singapore Shipping Association and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping, spoke at the CMA Shipping conference on the topic of ‘Defining the Successful Shipping Enterprise of the Future - What does the industry need to consider in order to be successful in the business tomorrow’. Speaking alongside other industry leaders, Mr Poulsson chose to emphasis the word ‘tomorrow’ in his speech and how this word forces the industry to think about future advances, particularly in technology.
Key Issues of Concern to Maritime Industry
KVH Industries, Inc., hosted maritime industry leaders for a frank discussion about cyber security prior to the start of the CMA Shipping 2016 conference in Stamford, Connecticut. During the roundtable, a range of concerns about the current level of vulnerability emerged. Among the key issues identified were complacency by ship operators, lack of training for crew, non-existent contingency plans for dealing with a cyber attack, and the need for a set of best practices for minimizing risks.
ISS Expands in Mexico
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime and logistics service provider, has expanded its operations in Mexico with the opening of a new office in Veracruz. The Veracruz office, ISS’ fourth in the country, will enable it to cover 80 per cent of ports with the greatest commercial activity across the Gulf of Mexico. One of the oldest and largest ports in Mexico, a new development project at the Port of Veracruz will also increase at the capacity by a further 25 per cent when completed in 2018.
ABS CEO Calls for New Talent Approach
ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Speaking at the opening session of the CMA Shipping 2016 Conference, ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki shared his views on developing the talent needed to lead the maritime industry forward. Setting the stage for a discussion on “Local Talent, Global Impact,” Wiernicki told attendees that the challenges impacting the industry demand new skills as well as a new way of developing leaders, and this requires organizations to change their approach.
Metcalf to Keynote WISTA USA Luncheon
Kathy Metcalf, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America was confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Eleventh Annual WISTA USA Luncheon at the CMA Shipping 2016 Conference in Stamford, CT, scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 21, 2016. WISTA USA uses this high-profile platform to highlight key personalities in the industry leaders that exemplify and resonate with WISTA's mission to promote and facilitate the exchange of information and education. Metcalf fits that role well…
Paddy Rodgers Named CMA 2016 Commodore
Award to be presented March 23, 2016 at the conclusion of the CMA’s Shipping 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition. Mr. Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav NV has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2016. Rodgers follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2016 Commodore Award will be presented on March 23, 2016 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
ABS CEO Lays Out Vision for Technical Leadership at CMA Shipping
During the recent CMA Shipping 2015 conference in Stamford, Connecticut, ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki provided the conference's keynote address to set the agenda for discussion over the following two days. CMA Shipping is an annual meeting of nearly 1,300 leaders of the maritime industry from around the world, the largest gathering of maritime executives in North America. Wiernicki gave the attendees plenty to consider as he laid out his vision for how the maritime industry must embrace a new generation of technical leadership.
DNV GL - Maritime CEO Addresses Cybersecurity at CMA 2015
“Ships and offshore structures are becoming more and more interconnected,” said Tor Svensen, CEO DNV GL - Maritime, when taking the stage at this year’s CMA (Connecticut Maritime Association) event in Stamford, CT. Cybersecurity in the maritime and offshore industry was also up for discussion at this year’s CMA Shipping event during a session with the US Coast Guard, ship owners and class representatives. In the past, critical network segments onboard vessels used to be kept isolated. This has changed. “This is a weak spot,” said Svensen.
Wärtsilä Debuts LNG Carrier Designs
The unmatched track record and expertise that Wärtsilä has in LNG fuel solutions for the marine industry is again emphasised with the company's launching of a new series of LNG Carrier ship designs. This series of designs is the latest addition to Wärtsilä's ship design portfolio and is an important part of the company's strategic programme under the theme "Taking Merchant Shipping into the Gas Age". The series comprises four vessel designs, the WSD59 3K, WSD59 6.5K, WSD55 12K…
CMA Names Tsakos 2015 Commodore
Capt. Panagiotis N. Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos, Founder of the Tsakos Group, has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2015. The award, given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry, will be presented on March 25, 2015 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.
INTERTANKO CEO Keynotes WISTA Luncheon
At the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2014 conference held March 17-19, WISTA USA President Alexandra Anagnostis, President/CEO of Total Marine Solutions, welcomed INTERTANKO’s Managing Director, Katharina Stanzel, as the keynote speaker at its ninth annual WISTA USA luncheon on March 17, kicking off the CMA’s Shipping 2014 conference. This annual luncheon was another sold-out event, and also featured recognition of Jeanne Grasso’s service as President of WISTA USA for the past five years.
ABS to Release LNG Bunkering Report at CMA 2014
Classification society ABS inform that on Tuesday, 18 March 2014, ABS Vice President for Global Gas Solution Patrick Janssens will present an ABS report entitled Bunkering of Liquefied Natural-Gas Fueled Marine Vessels in North America at CMA’s Shipping 2014. The report, developed by ABS and ABS Group, provides a framework for addressing regulatory requirements related to LNG bunkering across North America. This includes a broad look at the requirements that have been put in place by various regulatory bodies such as the IMO…
Bugbee Named 2014 CMA Commodore
Robert Bugbee, President of Scorpio has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2014. Mr. Bugbee follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2014 Commodore Award will be presented to Mr. Bugbee on March 19, 2014 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. The Award is given…
Nexus to Present Maritime Safety Workshop at CMA Expo
Nexus Consulting announce their participation in the upcoming “CMA Shipping 2013” conference as exclusive maritime security exhibitor. The company is involved in the field of maritime security and piracy deterrance and will show at The Connecticut Maritime Association [CMA]-led conference, one of the largest in North America to focus on the international shipping trade. In addition to the expo, Nexus will be presenting a one-hour workshop Monday March 18th, 2013 from 5-6pm ET in the seminar area of the expo.
WISTA USA Keynote: 'Bringing Youth into the Maritime Industry'
Birgit Liodden of YoungShip International to keynote WISTA USA lunch at CMA's Shipping 2013 conference. “We are pleased that fellow WISTA Norway member Birgit Liodden will be sharing her experiences bringing youth into our maritime industry with us at the luncheon”, stated WISTA USA President and Blank Rome LLP Partner Jeanne Grasso. “Birgit was the recipient of the 2012 WISTA Norway Leadership Award, and is the Secretary-General of YoungShip International. In 2009, Birgit Liodden was listed one of the 100 top young Norwegian leaders in the annual rating by the business news channel E24.no.
Mr. Peter Evensen Named CMA 2013 Commodore
Award to be presented March 20, 2013 at the conclusion of the CMA's Shipping 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition. Mr. Peter Evensen, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Teekay Corporation (Teekay) has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2013. Mr. Evensen follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2013 Commodore Award will be presented to Mr. Evensen on March 20, 2013 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition…
Action-Packed WISTA Luncheon at CMA
WISTA Annual Luncheon at CMA’s Shipping 2012 presents action-packed program. Bahamas signs Washington Declaration, lessons learned from Deepwater Horizon, and a Flag Ceremony farewell to USCG Vice Commandant Brice O’Hara. WISTA USA President Jeanne M. Grasso presided over an action-packed program at this year’s WISTA USA Annual Luncheon held at the beginning of CMA’s Shipping 2012 conference in Stamford, Connecticut. “I don’t think we could have made this year’s luncheon more exciting, interesting, or robust”, stated Grasso, a Blank Rome LLP Partner and President of WISTA USA.