Just after our speech at the EMAIIF conference in Interlaken, we boarded the plane bound for Shanghai, China. A total of 16 participants had gathered for MRM Facilitator training taking place in Shanghai on 11-13 September 2013. There was a great mix of old and new acquaintances. Companies that participated at the event included Wallem Ship Management and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management who were the first in the shipping world to implement our resource management training programme for their seafarers. This was in the mid-1990s. Star Cruises, also present at the event, followed not long after. The visionary and proactive decisions made by their managements at the time, and their long-standing commitment to the concept, have substantially contributed to the success and the extraordinary claims records of these companies that we can witness today.
The MRM Facilitator training event was the first one ever held in mainland China and it formed part of our campaign to increase the use of MRM in China. Many participants had already attended our MRM road shows in China in March and May 2013 and a conclusion made by the participants was that MRM is very much needed in China.
Companies represented at the MRM Facilitator training event were: Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Co. Ltd., BSM China, CMA CGM Shipping, Dalian Maritime University, ID Wallem Ship Management Ltd., Seaspan Ship Management Ltd., Sietc-Crew Qingdao, Star Cruises and Wallem Maritime Training Centre.