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Through the month-long Series, our new virtual event brings you the best thought provoking content on a single platform. 

Each week covers the most important maritime industry issues and will be streaming under five themes featuring some of the most renowned speakers and companies.

Build your own agenda that works for you by mixing and matching content formats. Make it work for you!

09:00 - 22:00 GMT

CrewConnect Europe Virtual Event - Co-located with ICMA

The sessions scheduled for June 21, the first day of CrewConnect Europe will focus on the fallout and continued challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, particularly with respect to crew mobilizations. Our panel of experts will discuss and share best practices and advice to ease day-to-day fleet and ship operations for crew managers and ship managers and ultimately, to ensure as many seafarers as possible can safely return to work on board with confidence. We will also look at the Cruise Industry, as it is finally on the verge of being able to reopen services, as well as how best to deal with COVID fatigue.

To register for CrewConnect Europe, please click here: https://bit.ly/3nU5xIQ

06:00 - 21:45 GMT

CrewConnect Europe Virtual Event - Co-located with ICMA

Day two of CrewConnect Europe is centred around the issue of safety and training, more specifically, if digital training has delivered its promise, how best to design and implement a digital training strategy and more importantly, how to access knowledge transfer. We aim to provide specific examples and advice around carrying out compliance training and testing without impacting competency, as well as determine if anything has been left in a blind spot with ship inspections and remote operations. We will finish by asking the very important question of where should the priorities for safety lie and how to enter the next phase of automation. 

To register for CrewConnect Europe, please click here: https://bit.ly/3nU5xIQ

The Maritime Podcast - In Conversation

Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime News editor, talks to maritime leaders about industry trends, innovation, sustainability and more.
In Conversation is a fortnight series of in-depth conversations with key people shaping the future of the maritime industry.

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

Sea Asia Virtual Session: Manning Strategies to Counter the Current Crewing Crisis 

Is the worst yet to come? As the crewing crisis continues, our expert panelists will review the current state of play in major crew supply countries and provide an assessment of the crew supply / demand imbalance in the face of a rebound in TEU. Importantly, what does this mean for manning strategies, and how best can the industry ensure a functional supply chain?

SMN Live From...

A firm favourite of our readers, the Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities,

The Maritime Podcast - Special Episode

The Maritime Podcast - Regulatory Update

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

The Maritime Podcast - Maritime in Minutes

Seatrade Maritime News Editor Marcus Hand in a commentary on some of the top and trending news stories over the last month.
In just a few minutes listeners can update themselves on the latest and most important issues of the day in the maritime industries.

09:00 BST |12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

Global Maritime Club Virtual Forum: Deep Dive into EEXI Regulatory 

This round table-styled conference session is aimed at our Global Maritime Club members and their peers and will be a deep dive into the world of EEXI Regulatory.

Shipowners are under intense pressure to assess and validate the efficiency and carbon performance of existing vessels before the introduction of new indices proposed by the IMO for introduction in January 2023. Although the EEXI and CII indices have not been formally adopted as of May 2021, this is expected at the next MEPC 76 meeting in June.  

These short-term measures are part of the IMO’s 2030 target of reducing carbon emissions from the world fleet by 40%. This is seen as a waypoint to the IMO’s mid-century ambition of reducing global shipping emissions by at least 50%, after accounting for fleet growth over the next three decades.

The EEXI is based on the Energy Efficiency Design Index and will apply to all ships above 400gt which will require assessment, possible modifications and validation within a short timeframe. There will be pressure on all fronts: undertaking the assessments, weighing up the operational and financial impact of possible modifications, choice of OEMs and, if necessary, identifying a suitable source of finding and a ship repair yard with spare capacity. Ships will then require validation.  

Many older ships are not expected to meet the new benchmarks without reducing speed and/or undergoing efficiency improvements. They may, in any case, become the second choice for charterers with robust ESG strategies. Access to finance may well prove a challenge as the Poseidon Principles initiative broadens its membership.

The 18-month exercise is perhaps the shipping industry’s largest-ever existing ship assessment programme, requiring a vast resource commitment from ship operators themselves, marine engine companies, other OEMs, ship design and modification experts, classification societies, and ship repair yards. The exercise is also likely to involve a large capital commitment.

One further issue is that the IMO’s indices will continue to tighten. So, a ship that complies in January 2023 may require further modifications in the future. Risk assessments may be required.  

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News 'Live from' section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

The Maritime Podcast - Market Talks

A quarterly discussion between Seatrade Maritime editors and leading maritime analysts reviewing markets shifts in the previous three months and discussing outlook for shipping markets in the coming quarter.

09:00 BST | 12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

Sea Asia Virtual Session: Harnessing AI for Shipping 

On track to drive the next wave of digitalisation, AI applications are riding the high seas. From pilot programmes in navigation, voyage planning and vessel maintenance, to AI for predicting and preventing cyber-attacks, the R&D is coming up with conclusive evidence. Relying on use cases, future collaboration opportunities and investment outlook for AI solutions, this session will pull together recent trends, and how best can the maritime industry leverage AI.

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

09:00 BST | 12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

Seatrade ShipTech Virtual: Making Data Work for Shipping

Data is the foundation of the maritime industry’s future. Without strong, reliable, verifiable data, shipping companies will be shut out of finance and struggle to find markets in which to operate. This conference session will explore how the industry is co-operating to make the best use of the data it creates and ensuring data are accessible and useful to stakeholders while remaining protected from cyber threats. 

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

 

09:00 BST | 12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

GST Virtual: Biofouling Tech Forum

Marine biofouling generally refers to the undesirable accumulation of biological organisms on surfaces in contact with seawater. This natural phenomenon represents a major economic concern for marine industries, e.g. for ships and vessels, oil and wind-turbine sea-platforms, pipelines, water valves and filters, as it limits the performance of devices, materials and underwater structures and increases the costs related to transport delays, hull maintenance and repair, cleaning and desalination units, corrosion and structure break-down.

Biofouling Tech Forum will look at the ways the industry can minimise biofouling and the benefits of biofouling prevention to shipowners.

The Maritime Podcast - In Conversation

Marcus Hand, Seatrade Maritime News editor, talks to maritime leaders about industry trends, innovation, sustainability and more. In Conversation is a fortnight series of in-depth conversations with key people shaping the future of the maritime industry.

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News 'Live from' section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities. 

09:00 BST | 12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

Sea Asia Virtual Session: Progressing Decarbonisation – an Incremental Approach  

The big goal is clear, but the route to it is not. As industry grapples with a myriad of recommendations, the role of Efficiency, Technology and Fuels is clear. This session will look at the market for transition fuels, tactics for ship energy efficiency and mid to long term technology advances needed to make progress in decarbonisation.

SMN Live From...

A firm favourite of our readers, the Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities. 

09:00 BST | 12:00 GST | 16:00 SGT

Seatrade ShipTech Virtual: Is the Zero-carbon Future a Slow Shipping Future?

As the shipping industry looks towards its zero-carbon future, the true social and environmental cost of the energy we use becomes painfully clear. Given the exponential link between ship speed and energy use, this conference session will explore speed as a factor in greener shipping, whether there is room for slower steaming as global industries realign to decarbonise, what this may mean for the shape of fleets and shipping sectors in the future, and whether cargo owners are receptive to longer transit times in parts of their future supply chains.

SMN Live From...

A firm favourite of our readers, the Seatrade Maritime News Live From... section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities. 

The Maritime Podcast - Masterclass

Guided by prominent industry leaders, discover an exclusive on-demand mentorship programme that offers advice for maritime professionals looking to progress their career in maritime.

09:00 BST | 12:00  GST | 16:00 SGT

SMN Virtual - Marine Insurance: Are the Business Models Still Fit for Purpose? 

With digital sensor-based technologies advancing at a pace education struggles to match, and with the recent dramatic rise in size and complication of insurance claims, is the current business model suitable? In this virtual conference, our panel will discuss just that.

As sensor-based and digital technologies advance at lightning speed in the maritime field, the scale and frequency of insurance losses still continue to mount. Many of them involve large container ships and incidents in port, as well as large-scale container losses or major fires at sea. In some cases, ship dimensions are such that bridge personnel are unaware of a threat to vessel safety.

Yet technologies are now available to support ship masters and navigators to avoid or minimise the impact of such events. These include sensor-based position monitoring from strategic positions on a ship’s hull to keep bridge personnel constantly informed of relative positions and generate alarms if rates of change are too great. Under-deck sensors can monitor changes in temperature and the presence of smoke or gas.

Experts question whether nautical training establishments are abreast of these developments. Are students today, the next generation of seafarers tomorrow, taught how to make the most of sensor-based digital technologies in ship operation?

Recently, the size of claims has risen dramatically and sorting them out has become an increasingly lengthy and litigious process. Unfortunate seafarers are often the unwitting victims.

Both hull and machinery insurers and P&I Clubs, which use a mutual business model to co-insure their shipowner members for third-party risks, are in the firing line, with a growing number of large claims that exceed the levels which insurers can handle individually.

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News 'Live from' section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.

09:00 BST | 12:00  GST | 16:00 SGT

Seatrade ShipTech Virtual Episode 3: Is Ship Finance Transforming Faster Than Shipping?

The shipping industry has been tasked with a revolution within the lifespan of a typical ship, creating a complex transitional period for the industry; our financiers are at the forefront. This conference session will discuss changing conditions of finance in view of industry initiatives such as the Poseidon Principles, the new metrics by which markets and financiers will measure the shipping industry, how leading shipping companies are making their operations fit for financing, and—like it or not—what role carbon taxes may play in our future.

SMN Live From...

The Seatrade Maritime News 'Live from' section of the daily news website allows our audience to keep abreast of the latest news and during the Series, daily updates from the conference sessions and content activities.