• 2018 October 22 11:51

    Power of gender diversity on the agenda at Seatrade Maritime Middle East

    The power of gender diversity will be amongst several topical discussion points at this year’s Seatrade Maritime Middle East, set to be held at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from October 29-31, which forms part of the UAE Maritime Week, say the event organizers.

    Endorsed by HRH Princess Sarah Al Saud, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) UAE’s Ambassador, the session on day three of the global shipping event will examine whether the shipping industry is still reluctant to give jobs to women in what has largely been a male-dominated industry. It will also discuss ways to empower women in the maritime sector, amongst other topics.

    Several high-profile speakers have committed their time to this important session. This include H.E. Hessa Bint Ahmad Al Malik, Executive Director of Maritime Transport Sector, Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime(FTA); Julian Abril Garcia, Head Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation, International Maritime Organization; Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Mohammed Al Muallem, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director UAE Region, DP World; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC); Ksenia Zudinova, Director of Emirates Zone; Jasamin Fichte, Managing Partner at Fichte & Co and President of WISTA, UAE and Effat Mostafa, Managing Partner, Tactics Maritime Media & Marasi News. The session will be moderated by Eithne Treanor, Founder and Managing Director, E Treanor Media.

    Emma Howell, Global Head of Marketing, Seatrade, said: “Like all of the other sessions at Seatrade Maritime Middle East, we are keen to address what is topical; what challenges are facing the industry and some other difficult discussion points.

    Keeping on the topical theme, some of the issues now facing international shipping are highly complex, generating widely differing views from across the industry. To address one such pertinent issue - Smart Shipping - a Seatrade Parliamentary Debate will take place, sponsored by ABS.

    Following the tradition of debate in parliaments and universities around the world, a major issue which divides opinion in the maritime world – ‘This house believes that the shipping industry is not ready to embrace smart shipping’ – will be debated.

    Speakers for and against a motion will be invited to put forward their opinions, before opening up the debate to all participants. The debate concludes with a vote by all attendees, and the motion will either be carried (i.e. the majority will agree that the industry is not ready for smart shipping) or defeated (the majority will agree that it is ready for smart shipping).

    Speakers for the motion include Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping; Ali Shehab Ahmad, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) and Captain David Stockley, COO, Oman Shipping Company.

    Speakers against the motion include René Kofod-Olsen, CEO, Topaz Energy Marine; Oskar Levander, SVP Concepts & Innovation, Rolls-Royce Marine and Drew Brandy, SVP Maritime Market Strategy, Inmarsat.

    In association with DP World, digitalization will be discussed. Prominent players in the region’s maritime and logistics sector will join technology innovators in debating the industry’s pathway towards digitalization, and what the new revolutionary technologies may mean for the future.

    Addressing key questions, the discussion will include the speakers: Julian Abril, Head of Facilitation, Subdivision for Maritime Security and Facilitation International Maritime Organization; Dr Noura Al Dhaheri, Chief Executive Officer, Maqta Gateway, Abu Dhabi Ports; Abdulla Bin Damithan, Chief Commercial Officer, UAE Region, DP World; Howard Fireman, SVP and Chief Digital Officer ABS; Peter McLean, Senior Vice President, Kalmar Asia Pacific; and Pieter Zylstra, Regional Director, Digital Transformation, MEA Orange Business Services.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is widely recognised as the region’s largest gathering of shipping and maritime industry decision makers. The three-day global exhibition and conference attracts nearly 8,000 attendees from across 90 countries who specifically use this platform to do business with shipowners, ship operators, ship managers, charterers, superintendents, senior management and other industry professionals involved in the procurement of equipment and services within the maritime, offshore, oil and gas and ports industries. This year, more than 70 speakers across three days will address 21 sessions – and all of them free to attend.

    Seatrade Maritime Middle East is organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.

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2019 March 23

16:03 NCL announces plans for new staff training facility
15:54 ABP Humber provides land to support KIA expansion
14:22 SeaPlanner to support marine coordination for Taiwan's Formosa I offshore wind farm
13:31 Høglund awarded fuel-gas supply systems contract for six Hurtigruten passenger ships retrofits
12:25 McDermott secures substantial offshore EPCI contract in the Middle East
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2019 March 22

18:06 GE and Nedstack enter into a partnership to develop hydrogen fuel cell power systems for cruise vessels
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16:44 NATO allied nations from last year’s NATO Summit to attend Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2019
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16:22 15th edition of Expomaritt Exposhipping Istanbul to be held 2-5 April 2019
16:05 Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition partners with Maersk in world's largest maritime biofuel pilot
15:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces 2018 results
14:03 ONE unveils enhanced intra-Asia –East India service network for 2019
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13:41 IMO expands collaborative efforts to promote maritime security
13:17 REMPEITC-Caribe training workshop funded by IMO held in Guyana
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11:42 Gazpromneft – Lubricants starts bunkering with marine oils in Primorsk
11:08 MSC Bellissima, MSC Cruises’ latest newbuild visits Valletta Cruise Port
10:50 Maritime Incubator to be established at the Port of Gdansk
10:49 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Mar.22
10:29 Baltic Dry Index is down to 695 points
10:08 ZIM net loss up to $119.9 million in 2018
09:51 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.21% to $67.72, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.23% to $59.84
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2019 March 21

18:05 Dublin Bay Biosphere to host international UNESCO EuroMAB Conference
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17:28 McDermott awarded ethylene contract in Russia
17:05 IMO and Saudi Arabia organize course for members of three key regional maritime security agreements to promote maritime security
16:35 Topaz secures contract extension with BP for 12 vessels in Azerbaijan
16:05 Incat announces construction of a 35m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Samso Rederi
15:52 Kalmar's Eco Reachstackers and Empty Container Handlers to help Ter Haak Group Amsterdam improve the sustainability of its operations
15:31 Severnaya Verf lays down second processing trawler of Project 170701 for Norebo Holding
15:08 German shipyard Lürssen launches project Fiji yacht named Madsummer
14:39 GoodFuels and REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker fuel first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel
14:13 Incat Crowther 35m ferry for Samso Rederi
13:55 Nuclear-powered container carrier Sevmorput on her first voyage under Arctic LNG 2 project
13:24 Andrei Chibis appointed Acting Governor of Murmansk Region
13:17 Coast Guard continues to break ice on Penobscot River to start on the Kennebec River
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12:00 Steel cut for first short-sea LNG bunker vessel for Eesti Gaas at Damen Yichang Shipyard, China
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10:50 Doha to host Ports & Maritime Evolution, Rail & Logistics Evolution, Road & Logistics Evolution Qatar Assembly & Expo in September’19
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10:08 MAN receives an order for two-stroke engines from Eastern Pacific Shipping
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