Seatrek Trans

Seatrek Trans has an illustrious record of over two decades of oceangoing dry bulk cargo operations, serving many of the world’s biggest cement producers and other large industrialists. But following a health scare in 2022, Seatrek Trans’ Founder and Managing Director Asifur Chowdhury turned his focus to charitable activities, where he is now applying his enormous business talent toward serving the world’s least fortunate. Richard Hagan spoke with Mr Chowdhury to find out all about it.

Optimum Ship Management Services

Over the last decade, Optimum Ship Management Services has deployed excellent technical and hotel management services within the cruise industry. Having recently added two more vessels to its fleet, the company’s COO Captain George Koumpenas sat down with Inside Marine to explain more. Report by Imogen Ward.


Specialising in ship repair since 2001, NAVAMAR is the only shipyard on the Island of Montreal to offer a complete line of vessel repair services. The company boasts a 56,000 square foot facility, with more 30 tons of overhead traveling crane capacity. Hannah Barnett spoke with Alain Thériault, President, to learn more. 

Katradis Ropes

Since it was founded by Konstantinos Katradis in 1936, Katradis Ropes has carved out a rich history in the marine industry. The company is known for expansion and innovation, with a diverse product range that includes advanced mooring ropes, zinc and aluminium sacrificial anodes, and a comprehensive array of anchors, chains and deck equipment. CEO Constantinos Katradis told Hannah Barnett a bit more about the company’s impressive achievements and groundbreaking goals.

Reach Robotics

Reach Robotics, a leading innovator in remote intervention for harsh environments, has delivered a breakthrough in underwater manipulator technology for portable Remotely Operated Vehicles with the launch of the Reach X Advanced Intervention System. “It’s a leap in what is possible for humans to achieve with remote underwater systems,” said Co-Founder and former CEO Paul Phillips. Hannah Barnett and Colin Chinery report.

Mr. Marine

Over the past three years, Mr. Marine has grown exponentially. With two successful acquisitions under its belt, the Dutch-based TIC group is not stopping there. CEO Karel Peters, explained more in an exclusive interview with Inside Marine. Report by Imogen Ward. 

Performance Shipping

Performance Shipping Inc, a Nasdaq-listed global shipping company, started with container vessels and then made a strategic shift towards tanker vessels in 2019. Performance Shipping is proud to put safety first, as Panos Chatzikyriakos, HSQE Director, explained to Imogen Ward and Hannah Barnett.

Tomini Group

Tomini Group is the most trusted partner in global transportation and maritime services. With more than 70 years’ experience and a growing fleet now beyond two million deadweight tonnes of combined capacity, Tomini is on a mission for success. CEO Numair Shaikh gave an exclusive interview to Inside Marine to explain more. Report by Imogen Ward. 

Stena RoRo

Stena RoRo is a leading innovator of roll-on/roll-off cargo and passenger concepts. The company offers RoRo and RoPax vessels, plus associated services, enabling chartering for first-class operators all over the world. Managing Director Per Westling explained to Hannah Barnett the company’s next step: preparing for the energy transition. 

Port Gdanski Eksploatacja

Port Gdański Eksploatacja SA is one of the largest port operators in Poland. With 30 years’ experience backing it, the operator is in a prime position to support expansion plans at its home base of the Port of Gdańsk. Mariusz Wdowczyk, CEO of Port Gdański Eksploatacja, explained more in conversation with Hannah Barnett and Imogen Ward.