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.
228 John Cooper, CEO BAR Technologies
Spearheading wind-assisted propulsion
WindWings project is a commitment to leading the way towards a zero-carbon future while enhancing vessel efficiency. BAR Technologies believe there is more to be done to harness wind power and push shipping into a greener and more efficient era for the shipping industry.
We cannot wait for future newbuildings to help us meet new regulations and CO2 reductions. There is a need also for refitting of the existing fleet. The WindWings installation is part of Berge Bulk’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2025 and lead the world to a zero-carbon future through safe, efficient, and sustainable shipping.
In addition to become carbon neutral, WindWings is a way to show the general public that the maritime industry is changing and is contributing to the solution by taking on the challenges.
What is your view? Do you believe in sails on the current merchant fleet?
Thank you for listening #everyconversationmatters
227 Alexander Enström, Executive Vice President of Marine, Hempel
How vital is coating for the efficiency of a ship?
With more than 14 years of experience in the coating industry, Alexander Enström leads Hempel’s Marine Segment as Executive Vice President. In episode 227 we continue the deep dive into hull specifics or as Alexander says "We are in business to protect the assets from corrosion".
Listen to Alexander, go back and listen to episode 222 with Philip Chaabane and episode 226 from the International Antifouling Conference 2023 and you are up to date!
Thank you for listening. #everyconversationmatters
226 International Antifouling Conference 2023
Shipowners and ship managers are seeking solutions to manage hull performance more effectively. Why is that? It's because they want to make their fleet more sustainable, and they also want to save money. Les effective hull performance > more fuel and more emissions.
Jennifer Arden, Marketing, Brand & Relations Manager at i-tech and organiser of the International Antifouling Conference in Gothenburg 2023. José Gonzalez, Energy Conservation Manager, Stolt Tankers Martin Köpke, Sustainability Manager, Hapag-Lloyd Solène Guéré, Open Hull #everyconversationmatters
Thank you for listening.
225 Vera Tax, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism
What does the "Fit for 55 in 2030 package" mean for the maritime industry?
In episode 225, I had the pleasure of speaking with Vera Tax who is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a member of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. There are so many new proposals now in the pipeline for the maritime industry, and since Vera has been involved in them all, I took the opportunity to ask about them all.
EU Emissions Trading System Fuel infrastructure Renewal Energy Directive European Port Strategy In addition, Vera is a Champion of Equality in the Transport industry, mainly focusing on women in maritime, so we also discussed that.
Hopefully, you have views on our conversation; please send your feedback to email@example.com Thank you for listening! #everyconversationmatters
224 Ronald Spithout, Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND
Remote health care
How can digital health solutions contribute to good health and wellness at sea? In this episode, I discuss that with the Managing Director of OneHealth by VIKAND, Ronald Spithout.
Ronald held several positions in the maritime industry. Before retiring last year, he was the President of Inmarsat's maritime satellite systems, so connectivity is close to his heart. Combining Ronald's passion for connectivity and the well-being of seafarers has led him to take on a new role as MD of OneHealth.
This episode covers many aspects of connectivity and digital health systems.
Thank you for listening.
223 Slavia Kristina Jumelet, Product Owner for Operational Efficiency Standards, Digital Container Shipping Association
Industry-standard in the container business
Slavia Kristina Jumelet is a Product Owner for Operational Efficiency Standards at the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA), which is a neutral, non-profit group founded by major ocean carriers to digitise and standardise container shipping. DCSA member carriers include MSC, Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, ONE, Evergreen, Yang Ming, HMM and ZIM.
Slavia Kristina has a very broad background in shipping, even though she started studying mathematics. She worked in dry bulk in Istanbul and ports in Antwerp before her current position, contributing to the transformation of the shipping industry.
We cover a lot in this episode, and I hope you like it. #everyconversationmatters
Good podcast with a good mix of topics.
We want to hear Hans Hederström, head of CSMART training in Almere, NL. Also Ted Bågfeldt, Head of Kalmar Maritime Academy.
Christmas special with shipping women
This period we who follow the Shipping podcast get a christmas treat - shipping women - and a new episode every day! Thanks to Lena Gothberg we get to meet all these highly professional women, on various positions in the industry. It's so intersting to listen to the conversations, and I do hope that many others will follow in the footsteps of these ladies.
Shipping is about people
Shipping is a great transport mode which transport large volyme of gods over the oceans in an environmental effective way. We transport gods 24/7 in ice, sun, storm etc. How is all this possible? Due to the competent people in shipping. In the excellent series you will meet this people and by that learn more about shipping.