12 episodes

In each episode we take a deep dive into the world of shipping, the law and some stuff in between. We talk to interesting people with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are connected by their love of the sea and their life-long involvement in the shipping industry - covering everything from commerce and law, all the way to education and the environment. Bowmans is a leading African corporate and commercial law firm.

The Bowmans Shipping Podcast Jeremy Prain

    • Business

In each episode we take a deep dive into the world of shipping, the law and some stuff in between. We talk to interesting people with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are connected by their love of the sea and their life-long involvement in the shipping industry - covering everything from commerce and law, all the way to education and the environment. Bowmans is a leading African corporate and commercial law firm.

    #12 Icebound: Piloting a path to Shackleton's Endurance

    #12 Icebound: Piloting a path to Shackleton's Endurance

    The 2022 underwater images of the wreck of the Endurance in pristine condition under the Antarctic ice graced the front pages of the press across the world and captured the imagination of young and old.In this episode, we speak with Captain Freddie Ligthelm; one of the men responsible for piloting the polar vessel S.A. Agulhas II through the ice on the expedition to find the sunken ship. He gives us a detailed account of the mission and what it took to achieve their goal.

    • 45 min
    #11 Floods, riots and other calamities: Understanding supply chain disruptions in South Africa

    #11 Floods, riots and other calamities: Understanding supply chain disruptions in South Africa

    A series of unfortunate events in the last 18 months have rattled the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa - home to the crucial gateways of Durban and Richards Bay. Coming at a time when supply chains worldwide were already under considerable strain from the aftershocks of Covid 19 or other events, the riots and floods had a crippling effect on the movement of goods and the local economy.In this episode, Jeremy Prain and Andrew Pike (partners in the Shipping & Logistics team at B...

    • 41 min
    #10 Plastic Nurdles: the toxic waste polluting our oceans

    #10 Plastic Nurdles: the toxic waste polluting our oceans

    In May 2021, the X-Press Pearl caught fire 18 km off the west coast of Sri Lanka and spilled 1680 tons of spherical pieces of plastic or “nurdles”; the preproduction plastic used to manufacture a wide range of end products. The incident sparked world-wide attention to the environmental dangers posed by these little balls of plastic, which could lead to tighter international regulations for those involved in the shipment of this product. In this episode, I speak to my partner at Bowmans,...

    • 19 min
    9# Trade, Commodities & the War in Ukraine : Legal and Practical Implications

    9# Trade, Commodities & the War in Ukraine : Legal and Practical Implications

    While the world's gaze is fixed on Ukraine and Russia, we try to make sense of the war's effect and the legal implications for the trade in commodities. Joining us is guest, Andrew Buchmann, a partner in the commodities team at international law firm, Hill Dickinson.Specifically, we discuss the practical challenges for trade execution and the shipping of grain and energy commodities, as well as the impact of sanctions and embargoes; all through a legal lens.To learn more about Andrew Buchmann...

    • 33 min
    #8 Captain Ann Till: A pioneer at sea and ashore

    #8 Captain Ann Till: A pioneer at sea and ashore

    Capt Ann Till forged a career in shipping straight out of school at the age of 16 and rose through the ranks to gain her certification as Master Mariner while working for Maersk Supply Service on their Anchor Handler and Platform Supply fleet.She is now the Chief Vessel Operator for Ocean Infinity, responsible for turning robotic uncrewed vessels from concept to reality. Ocean Infinity has developed hybrid-powered robotic ships ranging from 21-78m in length. Their...

    • 1 hr
    #7 U-boat warfare off South Africa in WW2 and the German spy network

    #7 U-boat warfare off South Africa in WW2 and the German spy network

    In this interview with Dr Evert Kleynhans, we unveil the details of the u-boat campaigns off the coast of South Africa in 1942/43 during World War 2; principally Operation Eisbar, which played out around the Cape of Good Hope, and discuss his new book, Hitler’s Spies: Secret Agents and the Intelligence War in South Africa, in which he analyses the link between the u-boat campaigns and the pro-German spy network operating in Southern Africa during the war.Evert Kleynhans is a Senior Lecturer i...

    • 49 min

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