A world of maritime services

 With 28 global offices, International Registries, Inc. (IRI) is today considered as one of the world’s most experienced, privately held maritime and corporate registry service providers, specialising in the needs of the shipping and financial services industries across a broad commercial and economic spectrum.

Theofilos Xenakoudis, Managing Director and Director of Worldwide Business Operations, spoke to Inside Marine’s Daniel Barnes about the major shipping-related activities, challenges and conversations ongoing throughout the registry.

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Safe and efficient port operations the world over

Operating 440 vessels across 120 ports in 34 countries throughout all seven continents, Svitzer and its 4,000 employees are an integral part of the global towage industry.

Inside Marine’s Daniel Barnes spoke to Kasper Friis Nilaus, Managing Director of Svitzer Europe, about the challenges and developments associated with running a business that sees Svitzer tow a ship somewhere around the world every three minutes.  

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Representing technical managers across Greece’s ship management fleet

MARTECMA – the Marine Technical Managers Association – celebrated its 20th anniversary in October 2018.

Dedicated to Greece’s ship management industry, MARTECMA provides its 200 members – made up of technical managers at many of Greece’s smaller ship management companies – with important news and developments, as well as the chance to pool their knowledge and form a collective voice that individually, would be lost on the waves of the Ionian Sea.

Stavros Hatzigrigoris, Chairman of the association, spoke to Inside Marine’s Daniel Barnes.

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Accommodating bigger ships and preparing for an increasingly digitalised future in Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany’s largest universal port and the third biggest container port in Europe.

With approximately 150,000 people directly working in and around the port – and a further 250,000 indirectly related to activity – key decisions taken at the Port of Hamburg are felt all over the globe.

Axel Mattern, CEO at the Port of Hamburg, spoke to Daniel Barnes about the ongoing developments surrounding digitalisation, the importance of trust, and why August 2018’s decision by German authorities to approve adjustment work on the River Elbe feels like a big cloud covering all of Hamburg has been finally lifted.

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Setting the standards for a shipping revolution

Highlighting increased environmental regulations, autonomy and digitisation as three pertinent examples, Nick Brown, Marine & Offshore Director of Lloyd’s Register (LR) said he expects “to see a revolution in how we operate assets over the next few years; and much of this will be driven by the change in the way we use data.”

Inside Marine asked Nick Brown about what role LR will play in the years to come, whilst also discussing his career at LR, which began over 20 years ago and has covered positions in leading shipping and shipbuilding locations across the globe.   

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