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.
Captain John Konrad, founder and CEO of gCaptain
Are all the stars aligned now - is there a new time for the maritime industry?
Dr Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, North American Maritime Ministry Association
We continue the discussion about; what is a fair future for seafarers? Dr Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, North American Maritime Ministry Association, NAMMA, share his view on what we need to do to make seafarers keyworkers. He says it's about respect and using the instruments already in place. Abandonment in 2021 is a disgrace. Also, seafarers must be able to trust that they get paid.
Jason thinks seafaring it's an honourable profession. Seafarers are very proud to be seafarers; it's the uncertainty that is wearing down. It's not the hard work or the hardship that comes with leaving loved ones; it's the uncertainty of now knowing when you come back the next time or if you get paid.
In the end, Jason does a call for support of seafarers; everyone can do something to show kindness to international seafarers. Make sure you listen to the end.
What is your view on what Jason says, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for listening.
Frank Coles, British-American entrepreneur and maritime lawyer
Why go to sea? What does the maritime industry offer to the next generation?
Valentina Keys, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
We are at a crossroad now, ESG is on the agenda.
Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen
Listen to the two most famous Master Mariners globally, Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen, in their first encounter ever. The conversation touches upon so many exciting things as cats, shoes, leadership, containers, high-heals, role models, visibility, respect, accountability, dreams, career choices and the fact that #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers and why that should be part of the job description when you sign up to become a seafarer.
I am so grateful to the Captains for making this possible. I am also thankful for my audience, who sent in so many good questions for the Captains. You helped me focus on the interview when I was so starstruck.
IF you haven't yet started to follow these Captains on Instagram, here are the links:
Captain Kate McCue
Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen
Now, go and share this episode with your friends. Together, we can help kick off the Captains Collaboration to get seafarers to recognise being essential workers.
Thank you for listening!
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.
It is always great to get an insight on how an industry works and learn about the people in it. The shipping podcast has various professionals from the shipping industry in Sweden as guests, who provide valuable information and their views on various subjects. The discussions are of great quality and analyse each subject in sufficient depth and detail.
Highly recommended to anyone interested in shipping!