InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, has boosted its membership with several new members joining its ranks during the first quarter of this year.
Full members joining include ship management company Nigeria LNG and crew manager Nedcon. They are joined by Associate members KVH, Cubisol, Jadran Pismo and Stark Moore Macmillan.
Speaking as the InterManager Executive Committee Meeting in Athens today InterManager President Alastair Evitt said: “I am pleased to report that InterManager is increasingly receiving applications for membership from a range of shipmanagement and related maritime businesses. I believe the shipping community is becoming more and more aware of the benefits of speaking with one voice on key issues and recognises the role bodies like InterManager can play in representing their interests and speaking out for the industry.”
Mr Evitt pointed out that incidents like the arrest and criminalisation of Hebei Spirit captain and first officer had highlighted how effectively InterManager can work on behalf of the ship and crew management community and how successfully it could operate with other industry organisations.
InterManager New Members :
• Jadran Pismo is a Philippines-based maritime news portal which produces daily news in seafarers’ local languages. The service currently publishes news and information in 29 different languages which are emailed to more than 700 vessels to keep seafarers up to date.
• Satellite communications company KVH Industries is behind the global mini-VSAT Broadband C/Ku band network, which uses small powerful antennas connected to a spread spectrum satellite network to provide affordable broadband connectivity to vessels, almost anywhere on earth. The company, based in Rhode Island, USA with facilities in Illinois, Denmark, Norway and Singapore, also manufactures the TracVision line of satellite TV antennas.
• NBS Ltd Cyprus is a ship management company which specialises in providing gas, oil, chemical and dry carriers. Using its shipmanagement experience, NBS has developed a Psychological Evaluation System for Officers Aboard Ships (OPES) a flexible, professional tool which can be used to evaluate work-related stress and thereby help to reduce the chances of an accident at sea.
• Romanian-based shipmanagement company Nedcon Maritime mainly in the recruitment of Romanian seafarers for ship owners and operators, hotel personnel for passenger vessels, upholsterers and wood craftsmen for the maintenance and repair of luxury yachts, trades-people for shipyards, drilling crews and personnel for the oil and gas industries. The company, which has a 10, 000 strong crew database, provides a range of personnel-services including selection and hiring, medical examinations, documentation and visa processing, crew travel, accountancy and payroll.
• Nigeria LNG (NLNG) produces liquefied natural gas for global export and has 24 ships on long-term charter. Thirteen of these ships are owned by Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of NLNG). NLNG has in-house ship management capabilities through its Nigeria LNG Ship Management Services (NLNGSS) unit.
•Stark Moore Macmillan is a global strategic marketing and communications agency specializing in the commercial maritime sector. They provide a range of services from market assessment, research and opportunity analysis to corporate, product and brand positioning strategies, digital and social media communications programmes and traditional PR, for companies with an existing presence in the maritime industry and those seeking to enter the market.
• Cubisol offers shipping IT solutions for qualified decision support, communications, and supply chain integration, with focus on the total cost of operations. The company specialises in working with ship owners, ship managers and supply chain companies.