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Predictive Analytics Drives Better Crew Travel Management

pressure to keep a keen eye on costs and get the very best value for money. With crew travel requirements making up one of the biggest controllable costs for any shipping organization, the pressure is certainly felt by crew coordinators.Reducing spend means acting in the smartest possible way, and technology continues to open up opportunities. Data analysis is now entering a new era for forward-thinking businesses.Of course, analytics and data have always been key to successful travel programs, but managers often do not have the time to delve deeply into the figures. It’s like the iceberg illusion

Dean Lembke (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names Lembke Facilities Manager

project coordinator at Krech Ojard and Associates, during which time he provided 20 months of onsite construction oversight during the Port Authority’s $18 million redevelopment project on the Clure Terminal Expansion (formerly known as Dock C&D). Lembke earned his degree in civil engineering technology from Duluth Technical College

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Brett McGill Named CEO of MarineMax

President of West Operations beginning in May 2012 and he served as one of the Company’s Regional Presidents from May 2006 to 2012. Brett McGill launched his career with MarineMax in 1998 and held positions which included Director of Information Services, as well as Vice President of Information Technology, Service and Parts

Maritime Finance Lawyer Johnson Joins Haynes and Boone

as  negotiating the workout and restructuring of shipbuilding contracts.Haynes and Boone is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With more than 550 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer.Since Haynes and Boone entered the London market in 2016 by merging with Curtis Davis Garrard LLP, it

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Photo: © MV WERFTEN

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), taking over the newly created role on October 1. His responsibilities include project management, design, planning as well as procurement and logistics. He is a member of the senior management and reports to CEO Peter Fetten.Strunck has 24 years of professional experience in the shipbuilding industry. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, he held various positions in the areas of project management, sales and planning, working for different shipyards in Germany and abroad. His

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

business solutions.Members of the judging panel were: Chairman Kalervo Väänänen (Rector of the University of Turku);  Riku Mäkelä (Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs Embassy of Finland in Singapore); Michel van Roozendaal (President, MacGregor); Kenneth Lim (Chief Technology Officer of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore); Phinehas Tan (Assistant Vice President (Projects) of PSA Corporation) and Toh Ah Cheong (Executive Director of Singapore Maritime Institute, SMI).The judging panel evaluated the teams' proposals and solutions on their innovation and

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MarTID 2019: Autonomous Operations and the Future Mariner

foundational training data, this year’s survey will be shorter and consist of two foci.The first section of the survey will focus on collecting benchmark data tracked annually, revealing trends in core training issues. These include training budgets, training models, training staffing, the use of technology, major training initiatives, and seafarer demographics.The second section will focus on this year’s special topic: the impact of autonomous vessel operations on maritime training. It would be hard to identify a maritime industry topic which is receiving more attention than the move toward

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

(TISS) in Mumbai, India, in August committing the parties to establishing the new service.iCALL was subsequently inaugurated by Dr Malini V. Shankar, India’s Director General of Shipping, when she made the first call to the service last month.Addressing industry leaders, principals and maritime technology and equipment providers last month at a two-day Synergy seminar in New Delhi, Capt Unni argued that the maritime industry should do far more to address mental health issues.“5.9% of all deaths at sea are proven suicides,” he said. “If the suspicious cases of probable suicides

Suzanne Beckstoffer, an accomplished engineering leader and business woman, the first woman president in SNAME’s 125 year history. Photo: HII/NNS

One-on-One with Suzanne Beckstoffer

about my age. I think some of them realized their own daughters would also join the workforce and they were modeling the way they hoped their family members would be treated.What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishment at NNS?Looking back over my 34-year career at NNS, I see a new technology theme in nearly every position I held. When I first arrived at the company, ship designs were still done by pen and ink. I was one of the first 10 people who learned how to use CADAM, the company’s first computer-aided design software package. I also spent nearly a decade working on the company&rs

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Promotes Schwartz

, performance, culture and growth of the HII-MDIS business.Schwartz was most recently the vice president and general manager of the training, cyber and engineering business unit within HII-MDIS. Prior to joining HII-MDIS, Schwartz was a vice president and operations manager with Alion Science and Technology. He was also a vice president and division manager with SAIC, where he led a portfolio of domestic and international programs supporting a broad array of customers. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired in 2004 as a lieutenant colonel.Schwartz earned a Master of Science degree in operations

Rolls-Royce Marine has been on the leading edge of technology development for autonomous shipping.Image: Copyright Rolls-Royce Marine

MarTID 2019: Autonomy & the Seafarer

While the technology to facilitate autonomous shipping matures, many questions remain, led by the size, shape and role of the Future Mariner. The MarTID 2019 Survey aims to shed some light.The Maritime Training Insights Database steering group has announced the upcoming launch of the 2019 MarTID survey, which this year focuses on the trend toward autonomous vessel operations and its impact on training current and future mariners. MarTID is a non-commercial, joint initiative of the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media. Its core principles include ethical integrity

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V.Group Showcases Seafarer App, Manila Training Facilities

can be a time-consuming and frustrating process for seafarers, often involving expensive journeys and long wait times. This eats into valuable time ashore and affects the ability of managers to plan effectively.For customers, the data from the app enables Project Embark’s goal of using innovative technology and data-driven insights to provide best-in-class service to meet our customers’ needs in an ever-demanding market.At the same time, the training facilities at the Manila seafarer center have been significantly enhanced, reflecting V.Group’s growth in the cruise industry, and the need

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MacArtney Hires Behrens as CCO

Michael Behrens has been named chief commercial officer of subsea technology provider MacArtney Underwater Technology from November 1, based at the company's headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark.Behrens joins MacArtney from the largest steel and technical sales company in Denmark. He has a HD(O) in Organizational Leadership from the University of Southern Denmark, and is currently finishing an MBA in Business Administration. Behrens' career began in international sales, and over the years he has taken sales director and business management roles with leading technology companies from Saab to ABB.

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Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group said it has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge.The move will bring both Aberdeen operations together to offer learning and competency systems and services to customers in the oil and gas, maritime, aviation, construction and energy sectors.With a turnover of around £15 million, Mintra employs more than 100 people globally and is backed by investor The Riverside Company. Atlas delivers digital learning solutions to safety critical industries, employing 39 people with revenues of around £5

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New Tech Improves Offshore Safety Training

Offshore workers are set to be better prepared for helicopter safety training thanks to new innovative technology being launched at a U.K. safety training provider.Falck Safety Services UK revealed new 360° immersive technology at the OPITO Safety & Competence Conference being held in Kuala Lumpur. The virtual reality immersive experience, which can be best viewed with VR goggles and handheld devices, gives delegates a realistic understanding of what to expect during the Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) exercise.The training, training management and competency service company

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore.

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager. Previously based in the U.S., he was Business Development Manager for the Americas as well as LR’s Applied Technology Group (ATG).One of the key priorities for John in his new role is continued focus on LR’s expansion of its Digital Innovation services. This single platform works independently pulling from every data stream on the asset. This helps us uncover new insights that would be missed if we looked

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Crew Management: Day to Day Challenges

the sweet spot between costs and routing in order to give a fair deal to the seafarer as well as to the employer, is the key to success.Seafarer wellbeingIt’s no secret that the shipping industry is facing unprecedented change. There is increased interest in the opportunities and challenges that technology brings to the shipping industry and greater attention to seafarers’ welfare and wellbeing.Like any industry pushing to be more efficient, the need for reduced costs and greater results can compromise crew safety. Crew expected to take on heavier workloads, may work longer hours and take less

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