The shipping industry is the backbone of international trade, contributing to the globalisation and development of the world, but it's the shipping people who makes the world go around.
This is where you meet the maritime professionals, strong characters with an interesting background.
Lena Gothberg, Host and Producer of the Shipping Podcast
Hello Shipping Podcast Lovers,
Have I got news to share? In the next episode, you will be meeting Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen, who I introduced to each other, chatting along about life as Captains.
These two SuperHeroes are taking the role of representing our industry most seriously, and they are really doing a good job. Follow Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen on Instagram at once!
Now is the time to put together a strategy for capturing the interest that the maritime industry has attracted lately! We need to collaborate on a communication plan to support the brand of shipping. Who is in?
The next episode you don't want to miss. It will be released on May 21, 2021.
Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, TMV
Welcome to the 161st episode of the Shipping Podcast, in which you will be listening to Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, TMV, an early-stage venture capital fund.
Marina is second-generation Shipowners who now is investing in sustainability, shipping, logistics, work and care. She is looking for start-ups interested in the maritime industry but may not understand the business.
Examples of companies that Marina has engaged in are Nautilus Labs and Transmute.
We discuss what impact the pandemic has had on the maritime industry. Marina thinks that since more people have access to see and understand how the maritime industry works, that has lead to a greater interest in our line of business.
The mindset of "don't fix what isn't broken" is gone. Now it's more open ears and hearts interested in listening to new ideas prevalent in the maritime industry.
Thank you for listening. I am @lenagothberg on most online channels. Please give me a shout-out and let me know what you think about Marina's view of things.
Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant and Discipline Lead in Human Factors, Safety, Risk & Reliability, DNV - Maritime Advisory
Are there risks involved when systems are becoming complex? Have you taken a new approach to evaluate the new risks appearing when moving into the digital world?
Meet Fenna van de Merwe has led the writing of the White Paper from DNV called Closing the gap in an era of transformation.
It intends to guide maritime stakeholders to control and mitigate these risks and put them in a better position to make informed decisions about achieving and maintaining smarter and carbon-neutral shipping.
Fenna is driving the message of ripping down the silos. Collaboration is the new thing, the more unexpected, the better. We will all benefit from sharing knowledge and working together; that is the maritime industry's new era.
Listen to this episode, download the White Paper, and contribute to the discussion about the maritime industry's future! Please include me; I am @lenagothberg in most channels online.
Thank you for listening.
Anthony Day, Blockchain Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Ireland Ltd
During the pandemic, we have seen a crew change crises. Seafarers have not been able to travel between the ships that constitute their workplace and their country of residence due to travel restrictions.
High-level meetings have been taking place, aiming to get seafarers designated as "key-workers", which would lead to exemption from specific COVID-related travel restrictions and make it possible for the 200,000 stranded seafarers to become repatriated.
Here is a link to IMOs Q and As about the crew change crises.
Currently, the next step towards normality is vaccination. The key-workers status would move seafarers up the line in the queue.
The next step after that is how to prove vaccination and clearance for Covid-19 through a negative test. One suggestion is a Digital Health Pass, and that is what this episode is addressing.
Meet Anthony Day, working at IBM in Dublin, who focuses on digital health pass and how complicated it can be to get national health authorities to agree on a global standard. Anthony describes how a digital health pass would make the certification easy to show on a mobile device when travelling or entering a sports arena. He explains blockchain technology and gives us insights into the various considerations that have to be considered.
Anthony has his podcast called Blockchain won't save the world if you are interested in the tech behind the digital health pass, blockchain.
Thank you for listening!
Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen, VENTA MAERSK, Maersk Line
Welcome to the 158th episode of the Shipping Podcast, where you meet Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen of VENTA MAERSK, Maersk Line, one of the more visible role models in the maritime industry.
Thomas has been sailing for almost thirty years and has experience with many different vessels. Currently, his vessel is trading in the Baltic Sea area and this year he is enjoying ice navigation.
Captain Thomas recognises that the biggest change he has seen during his career is the arrival of the internet into our industry.
We get so many insights from Captain Thomas in this episode. He is talking about opportunities with the new technology development, and it is apparent that he loves his job.
Thomas is sharing his concerns about being public on social media. It gives a perspective on how we can showcase the maritime industry to the world by using social media.
I hope you enjoyed this episode as much as I did. Both Thomas and I love feedback; please give us a shout out if you think this was worth the time listening to. I am @lenagothberg in most channels.
Thank you for listening.
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Founder and Owner, Total Marine Solutions, Inc.
In episode 157, you meet Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Founder and Owner of Total Marine Solutions, Inc. We talk about the cruise industry where Alex has spent most of her work life and which is suffering so much now during the pandemic.
Alex is a hardworking businesswoman with an extensive network in the maritime industry. She is on many maritime associations, where she enjoys meeting new people and exchanging ideas to develop the maritime sector.
We speak about attracting the next generation's interest in our industry, and Alex is convinced that we need to start early. If not even to younger people, reaching out to the high schools is the only way forward.
Total Marine Solutions Inc. celebrated its 20th-anniversary last year. A lot of hard work has made them successful, and their commitment to customer service helped them achieve that. I wish Alex and her team all the best!
Here is a link to This Week in Maritime
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