Shaping the future of maritime at London International Shipping Week

 

To mark London International Shipping Week, (11-15 September), Nautilus International, the trade union for maritime professionals, will be shining a spotlight on skills and career opportunities in the maritime industry alongside the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Board.  

To coincide with the week’s theme of Tomorrow’s Maritime World, Nautilus will run a So Where Are the Jobs? seminar on Tuesday 12 September. Held at the Chamber of Shipping from 10:30-14:00, the event is set to address the latest challenges in seafarer employment and training, as well as how the nation can help secure the future of the UK maritime sector and deliver opportunities for seafarers.    

The seminar, opened by Nautilus deputy general secretary Marcel van de Broek, will be an open discussion hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping with panel of industry representatives from government, engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash, cruise ship company Carnival UK, ship management company Northern Marine Group and maritime and shipping recruitment specialists Seamariner. Nautilus member Gail Jonsen, will also join the panel, giving the real-life experiences of a British officer looking for work.

Following the seminar, Nautilus will be running a CV surgery aimed at maritime professionals seeking advice and career progression. Individuals in the sector can submit their CVs to Nautilus’s professional and technical department for bespoke, tailored advice on employment opportunities in the maritime and shipping industry. CVs of seafarers looking for support can be submitted on Nautilus’s website.

Nautilus general secretary Mark Dickinson said: The industry is coming together at London International Shipping Week to celebrate how important shipping and marine services are for the UK’s economy but also for London as an international maritime centre.

‘By working together with the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Board we are displaying how well the UK maritime sector can work in collaboration in the best interests of all.

‘Seafarers are the lifeblood of the global economy and without them our economy would be lost at sea. We’re hoping to address not just how to keep the industry afloat, but how we can help it thrive over the next 25 years and long into the future.

The So where are the jobs? seminar is being held from 10.30-14.00 on Tuesday 12 September, day two of London International Shipping Week, at the Chamber of Shipping, 30 Park Street, London, SE1 9EQ. Nautilus’ CV surgery will held following this from 14.30.  

Registration to attend the seminar for free can be completed via Eventbrite here or for those unable to attend the event, this will be streamed live on Nautilus International’s Facebook page.

To submit a CV to the Nautilus professional and technical department, email yours to campaigns@nautilusint.org.

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For more information, contact Jake Setterfield or Dan Stead at jakes@acceleris-mc.com/ dans@acceleris-mc.com or on 0845 4567251.

Notes to editors

Nautilus International is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We represent 22,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.

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With Rolls Royce and Svitzer having recently staged a ‘historic’ first successful demonstration of a remotely operated commercial vessel, Mark Dickinson, general secretary of maritime trade union Nautilus International, is set to champion maritime professionals in a forum of industry leaders. As the flagship conference for London International Shipping Week (LISW17), the event from 9am on 14 September will look towards the next 25 years of the maritime world.

Coinciding with the LISW17 theme of Tomorrow’s Maritime World, the four part conference at the Grosvenor House Hotel includes a session titled Tomorrow’s Needs, focusing on the changing business environment in the shipping industry, assessing how evolving trade patterns and disruptive technologies will affect people working in the sector.  

Mark, who is also a board advisor for the International Transport Workers’ Federation and European Transport Workers’ Federation Maritime Transport Section, will discuss the implications of automation and increase in technology onboard ships and highlight that seafarers need to be at the forefront of developments.

The general secretary said: ‘London International Shipping Week is set to bring together over 15,000 shipping industry leaders, serving as a reminder that the UK is still a major global maritime powerhouse.

‘The next 25 years will see changes in the way we trade overseas along with changes to job roles and business models. With 95% of everything we import and export coming to us by sea, it’s vitally important as an island nation that we safeguard the future of seafaring.’  

Alongside Mark’s involvement at the flagship conference, Nautilus International is also hosting a free Career and Skills Hub and seminar on day two of London International Shipping Week alongside the UK Chamber of Shipping and the Merchant Navy Training Board.

Nautilus International will also be continuing the discussion on Automation in Shipping at a special symposium on 3 October at its annual Branch Conference in Hull.

To find out more, download the LISW app — available for Apple and Android devices — where visitors can find events and their locations or visit the London International Shipping Week website.

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For more information, contact Jake Setterfield or Dan Stead at jakes@acceleris-mc.com/ dans@acceleris-mc.com or on 0845 4567251.

Editors’ Notes

Nautilus International is the trade union and professional organisation for maritime professionals at sea and ashore. We represent 22,000 maritime professionals including ship masters (captains), officers, officer trainees (cadets) and shipping industry personnel, such as ship pilots, inland navigation workers, vessel traffic services operators (similar to air traffic control), harbourmasters, seafarers in the oil and gas industry, and shore-based staff.

LONDON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING WEEK 2017 BEGINS WITH THE OPENING OF THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

LONDON: SEPT 11TH, 2017: The UK Government together with industry launched what will be the biggest London International Shipping Week yet, by opening trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Flanked by Government Ministers, dignitaries as well as leaders from global shipping, Nikos Gazelidis, Global Head of Shipping Sales for ATPI Griffinstone and The Rt Hon John Hayes CBE, MP, Minister of State for Transport, performed the market opening ceremony.

Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the London International Shipping Week 2017 Steering Group, said the opening of the LSE was a fitting way to launch this year’s LISW.

“London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) has exceeded all our expectations in terms of size and international reach, so much so that we are looking forward this week to welcoming thousands of leaders from the global shipping industry into what is widely acknowledged as the number one maritime financial services capital of the world,” he said.

Taking place from September 11 to 15, LISW17 is the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. The events have been organised either by the industry at large through the various LISW17 Supporting Organisations or by Sponsoring Companies of LISW17.

Further information about LISW17 can be found on the dedicated event website: www.test.londoninternationalshippingweek.com or you can follow us on Twitter @LISW17. To find out how to register, please visit https://londoninternationalshippingweek.com/conference-and-gala-dinner/.

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Pole Star Hosts London International Shipping Week Events

Pole Star have been in Maritime Technology for 20 years. With offices all over the world, London is their spiritual home – and they are proud sponsors of London International Shipping Week.

“[London is] where the company was formed, and where our HQ is, and operational base is,” says Julian Longson, Managing Director of Pole Star. “London is a global city, shipping is a global business, and to this end Pole Star is fantastically supported by our Hong Kong and Panama hubs along with regional staff and partners across the maritime world.”

Despite many shipping operations moving East, London’s position as a major maritime, finance, insurance, and legal hub remains strong. In fact, Julian believes this long history and wealth of expertise will position London as a hub of knowledge for the foreseeable future.

Pole Star’s contribution to this valuable knowledge base is in its advanced technological developments, and their enthusiasm and passion towards innovation show no signs of abating; quite the opposite, in fact. Julian says Pole Star’s desire is to optimise the maritime ecosystem through continued enhancement of their platform, and the future provision of what he affectionately calls “smart stuff”, relating to predictive analytics, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

Julian says, “We know that everything we’re doing today matters, and we’re passionate about making it count.” He says London International Shipping Week is a great opportunity to connect with industry stakeholders, partners, and others, to share development plans and ideas, and to listen to what the industry wants and needs in relation to the digital solutions that Pole Star can bring.

You can learn more about these exciting new developments at Pole Star’s London International Shipping Week events, with exclusive partnership and new product announcements being made at the Pole Star Maritime Technology Roadshow at Festival Hall on September 13th. To register, email events@polestarglobal.com, or call the Pole Star events team on +44 20 7313 7400.

 

Watch the video interview here: https://www.polestarglobal.com/keep-up-to-date/events/london-international-shipping-week-2017/

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About Pole Star

Pole Star is a privately owned UK technology company that has been providing vessel monitoring, regulatory compliance & risk management services to the shipping industry since 1998. From our headquarters in London, and via a network of offices located at key international hubs, we have earned a reputation as one of the leading providers of remote fleet monitoring, risk management, ship security, Long Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) and fisheries monitoring services. Find out more at www.polestarglobal.com.

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