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Interview: Edmund Hughes, IMO, Talks on Sulfur Cap Readiness

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2019-11-21 17:14:41

Edmund Hughes has day to day responsibility for MARPOL Annex VI including the development and finalization of the instruments to support the consistent implementation of the 0.50 percent sulfur cap, and he is confident the industry is ready. Hughes, Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency at IMO, was also responsible for the development of the Initial IMO GHG Strategy adopted by MEPC 72 in April 2018. The industry has had three years to prepare for IMO 2020. Is it...

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Interview:Pianist Antimo Magnotta Survived the Costa Concordia Capsize

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2019-07-21 18:07:11

Italian pianist and composer Antimo Magnotta was resident pianist on board the Costa Concordia when it tragically sank in 2012, claiming 32 lives. Miraculously surviving the shipwreck, which took the lives of some of his fellow musicians, Magnotta’s story serves as a reminder of the restorative powers of music and the resilience of the human spirit.  How was life on board Costa Concordia? As a resident musician and crew member life aboard the Costa Concordia was a combination of many...

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Antonio Alcaraz Talks Maritime Photography

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2019-05-26 20:44:12

Antonio Alcaraz is a maritime photographer with a special interest in marine pilots, at his home port of Valencia and other terminals worldwide. How did your passion for ships develop? My hobby started very early in life, as a child, when I visited the port with my parents every week. Back then, one could access these areas whilst having a walk in the port, which gave us an opportunity to view the ships...

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Mark Dickinson receiving the Merchant Navy Medal

Seafaring: A Labor of Love

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2019-01-19 19:00:10

Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of the trade union Nautilus International, was awarded the prestigious Merchant Navy Medal for meritorious service last year in recognition of his work on seafarer employment, training and welfare. We speak to him here about support for seafarers: Is it fair to say pay is aligned with the role of being a seafarer? Being a seafarer is a unique profession, of which there are few parallels, and often it is a labor of love. Pay is...

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Adolfo Utor Reveals Baleària's Plans for Expansion

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2018-12-25 18:15:22

Adolfo Utor is the President and main shareholder of Baleària, Spain’s leading shipping company in the transport of passengers and cargo between the Balearic Islands and the Iberian Peninsula. Baleària are one of the largest operators in the Strait of Gibraltar connecting Ceuta, Melilla and the Canary Islands with the ports of the Peninsula. Internationally, Baleària have an ambitious expansion plan, with operations extending to Morocco, Algeria, U.S. and the Caribbean.  Utor talks about the company's distinctive culture and his...

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Doyle: Dredging is Going to Thrive

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2018-11-19 17:27:30

William P. Doyle, CEO & Executive Director of Dredging Contractors of America (DCA), says the industry is going to thrive, and he intents to ensure the Jones Act continues to do the same.  Please tell us about your role as CEO of DCA: I am the face and voice of the association. When taking on this job, I promised to raise its profile and that’s what I am doing. We have a great story...

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BIMCO Analyst: Cool Down of Globalization Will Make Us All Poorer

By Paul Gonzalez-Morgan, Editor Marine Strategy 2018-10-24 17:25:52

Peter Sand is Chief Shipping Analyst at BIMCO, the world's largest international shipping association, with 2,000 members in more than 120 countries comprised of shipowners, operators, managers, brokers and agents.  Peter has worked for Statistics Denmark, compiling public accounts and doing international statistical work in relation to the European Union and United Nations. He then joined D/S NORDEN and during the rise and fall of the dry bulk markets, Peter gained experience in...

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