Category Archives: Seminars/Conferences

ALL Academy at the CTX Special Risks Ltd. Annual Client Forum

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CTX Special Risks Ltd, an insurance broker from Taipei, held its annual client forum at Humble House in Taipei, Taiwan, on 2 November 2016. This year’s theme was “Managing for Excellence”. The invited speakers were from ALL Academy, The Swedish Club and Norwegian Hull Club. There were around 60 guests who attended the event which was followed by a delicious dinner at a Korean restaurant.

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Dominic Ng from CTX Special Risks welcoming the guests.

 

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Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy in the middle together with the representatives from CTX Special Risks Ltd.

 

Strengthening the MRM Network through User Seminars

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The first MRM User Seminar culminated successfully with 23 certified MRM Facilitators from Asia and Europe attending the event. It was an excellent opportunity to meet, discuss and network with fellow facilitators from different parts of the world. GigaMare, one of the licenced MRM Training providers in Subic Bay, Philippines, hosted the event on 26-27 October 2016. The main objectives of the event were to showcase the new MRM concept and to discuss strategies on how to move forward both with the MRM programme and the network.

An integral part of the event was the presentations and sharing of experiences by the following facilitators: Capt. Foong Yee Kuan, PSAM Academy, Capt. Caspar Graf von Spee, Harren & Partner Ship Management GmbH and Capt. Jonas Engström, Wisby Shipmanagement AB.

Capt. Peter Sars, Head of Training at Gigamare, said: “In general, I believe that all participants appreciated the various discussions we had and the opportunity to make new contacts. There was a mix of facilitators from both shipping companies and training centres and several nationalities were represented.”

He added: “The facilitators got refreshed on the basics of MRM training, i.e. why do we need MRM training. Even though unmanned ships will be in the test phase within the next few years, the human factor will still remain on board ships for an unpredictable time. When a team is able to discuss the way they work together and find ways to improve their teamwork, then accidents can be avoided.

Training methods were discussed, tips and ideas were shared, and updates to material and content, presented by Martin, were also discussed.”

ALL Academy will continue to bring inspiring people together in forums like this and this type of event will continue to be held annually.

Michelle Samaniego from Wisby Tankers AB shared her thoughts after the event: “The MRM Facilitator meet up is very uplifting. As a non-marine facilitator, this seminar helps boost my confidence. Sharing of experiences and strategies handling the course is a good tool and support for each facilitator.

Facilitating MRM is not about teaching but sharing and learning from experience and inspiring to do and be better in order to influence and promote safe attitude.”

This event is about building a stronger network of MRM facilitators that will take the MRM programme to a new level of resource management training in reaching our goal towards safer shipping.

Capt. Peter Sars from GigaMare opened the MRM User Seminar with a welcome address.

Capt. Peter Sars from GigaMare opened the MRM User Seminar with a welcome address.

 

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Capt. Foong Yee Kuan from PSAM Academy was the first presenter to talk about the PSAM experience with MRM.

 

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Capt. Caspar Graf von Spee from Harren & Partner Ship Management GmbH presented their facilitation techniques when conducting MRM course.

 

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Capt. Jonas Engström of Wisby Shipmanagement was the third presenter who shared Wisby’s MRM experience.

 

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Ms. Michelle Samaniego of Wisby shared her personal experience as a MRM facilitator during the session.

 

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During the coffee break, participants pose for a photo opportunity.

 

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Workshop group 1.

 

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Workshop group 2.

 

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Workshop group 3.

The pioneering group from the first MRM User Seminar in Subic Bay, Philippines.

The pioneering group from the first MRM User Seminar in Subic Bay, Philippines.

Martin Hernqvist Keynotes at Seahorse International Conference

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Managing Director Martin Hernqvist was one of the keynote speakers during the Seahorse International Conference on Maritime Safety and Human Factors. The conference took place at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, United Kingdom on 21-23 September 2016.

The conference is organised as part of EU project ‘SEAHORSE’ which focuses on maritime safety through human factors and it covers all the elements of human factors including performance, wellbeing and comfort.

Martin Hernqvist (right) with Prof. Osman Turan from the University of Strathclyde who is also one of the organizers of the event.

Martin Hernqvist (right) with Prof. Osman Turan from the University of Strathclyde who is also one of the organizers of the event.

ALL Academy at the Stena Line Ship Management Meeting

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On 21 September 2016, Managing Director Martin Hernqvist delivered a one-hour talk about Maritime Resource Management during the Stena Line Scandinavia’s Ship Management Meeting held at Hotel Skansen in Båstad. This is a yearly event of the company where they talk about company updates and discuss important matters about their operations.

Earlier in May this year, ALL Academy was also invited by Stena Line for a different session on MRM where a lot of issues pertaining to MRM concepts were discussed.

Participants during the Ship Management Meeting at Stena Line Scandinavia on May 25, 2016.

Participants during the Ship Management Meeting at Stena Line Scandinavia on May 25, 2016.

 

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A photo taken outside the venue during the Ship Management Meeting on September 21-22, 2016. This is Hotel Skansen in Båstad.

Warm welcoming atmosphere in Italy

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As part of ALL Academy’s goal to reach out to our colleagues in the maritime industry and to disseminate information about what the Maritime Resource Management programme is all about, a half-day “Introduction to Maritime Resource Management” seminar was held in Genoa, Italy, on 22 June 2016. The day before, on 21 June, a smaller meeting took place in Naples.

Our maritime colleagues from Italy gave us a warm welcome during the events and there was a very friendly atmosphere which made everyone at ease during the discussions. The participants were primarily composed of representatives from maritime academic institutions, shipping companies, law firms and insurance brokers. A most interesting discussion dealt with the pilotage issue and participants willingly shared their experiences with the objective of further improving this important part of navigating operations. A special thank you to the Genoa pilots for their contributions.

ALL Academy is grateful for the presence of everyone and would like to thank those who have contributed to the success of these events. See you again in Italy!

Pre-seminar meeting and mingle in Naples on 21 June 2016.

Pre-seminar meeting and mingle in Naples on 21 June 2016.

 

Participants discussing pilotage during the MRM seminar in Genoa on 22 June 2016.

Participants discussing pilotage during the MRM seminar in Genoa on 22 June 2016.

 

Martin Hernqvist shows accident statistics.

Martin Hernqvist shows accident statistics.

 

Group photo from the half-day Introduction to MRM seminar in Genoa.

Group photo from the half-day Introduction to MRM seminar in Genoa.

Come and join us in Italy

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ALL Academy will conduct a back-to-back MRM seminar in Naples and Genoa on June 21 and June 22, 2016, respectively. This will be an excellent opportunity to meet and network with the people from the Maritime industry in Italy and to discuss how the Maritime Resource Management programme can contribute to increasing safety in the shipping industry. Everyone is welcome to attend the seminar and the good thing about it is it’s a free-of-charge event. Please visit our events page to register. We hope to see you there!

ALL Academy at the 10th Bremen Shipping Congress

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ALL Academy had the pleasure to be invited to the 10th Bremen Shipping Congress (Bremer Schifffahrtskongress) on 12-13 April 2016 which took place at Speicher XI in Bremen. Mr. Martin Hernqvist of ALL Academy, the only non-German speaker who was invited in the panel discussion, shared his expertise on the workshop topic “Current developments in nautical navigation and its importance to human resource development at sea and ashore”. There were approximately 150 participants at the congress and it is considered as one of the biggest forums in Germany that specifically deal with the current challenges of maritime personnel management.

The 10th Bremen Shipping Congress in Session.

The 10th Bremen Shipping Congress in Session.

MRM Train the Trainer in Cyprus

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A week after the successful MRM event in Marseille, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre in Limassol opened its doors to host another MRM train the trainer course on 21 March 2016  where a total of 13 participants attended the said event. During the course, the participants raised vital issues related to MRM and exchanged ideas on how to apply the concepts effectively in order to achieve established safety goals. BSM has been supporting the MRM programme for the past few years with its training centres worldwide conducting MRM training courses to its seafarers.

ALL Academy is grateful for BSM’s continued support to the MRM programme!

Here are the participants:

  1. Theocharis  Antoniou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  2. Vasia Ioannou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  3. Vasileios Koutsis – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  4. Marios  Kyriacou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  5. Ionut Manea – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  6. Valentins Rakutins – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  7. Elena Socratous – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  8. Anna Tsangaridou – BSM Maritime Training Centre
  9. Lasha Mamardashvili – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  10. Valentin Mavrinac – Cyprus Institute of Marketing
  11. Tony Loizou – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
  12. Gordon Weaver – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
  13. Zbigniew Wenda – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
Group photo of the newly certified MRM Facilitators on 21 March 2016 at the BSM Maritime Training Centre in Limassol

Group photo of the newly certified MRM Facilitators on 21 March 2016 at the BSM Maritime Training Centre in Limassol. One of the participants is already a certified MRM Facilitator who took the course as a refresher course.

 

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Maritime Training Centre

MRM Train the Trainer – Round 2 in Manila

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The MRM Asian Tour wraps up in Manila with another MRM Train the Trainer course held at the European Training & Competence Centre (ETCC) Inc. which was the venue for a similar event 2 years ago. In just a short period of time, ALL Academy has already conducted the second MRM event in Manila for 2016. This is due to the strong demand of the MRM training in this part of the region.

The group was composed of the following:

  1. Rocela David Cayanan – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  2. Faouzi Fradi – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  3. Redentor  Ho – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  4. Arnold Padpad – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  5. George Patagnan – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  6. Marlon Tobias – Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd.
  7. Jason  Plazuela – Epic Ship Management
  8. Kit Hung Li – Maritime Services Training Institute
  9. Yat Tak Lo – Maritime Services Training Institute
  10. Rodrigo Laserna – United Marine Training Center
  11. Romulo Viernes – United Marine Training Center
A good mix of participants from Hong Kong, Cyrpus and Manila together with Martin Hernqvist.

A good mix of participants from Hong Kong, Cyrpus and Manila together with Martin Hernqvist.

ALL Academy teams up with United Arab Shipping Company for an MRM Seminar in Dubai

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United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a shipping company based in Dubai, hosted an MRM Seminar on February 23, 2016 for its shore side management. The one-day event at the UASC main office was facilitated by ALL Academy where Maritime Resource Management was discussed focusing on the following topics:

  • Contributing factors in accidents
  • Attitudes and behavior
  • Authority and Assertiveness
  • Culture

There were 15 participants coming from the Fleet, Operations and Legal & Insurance department, including the VP’s of Fleet, Operations, & Corporate Development. From the Fleet Department, representatives were Head of Sections of Fleet HSSEQ and Fleet Personnel, while from the Operations Department, the Head of Ship Management was of attendance.  The company’s Claims Team was also represented. The interaction among the participants was excellent and there were very good comments and suggestions that were noted accordingly by the management which are essential in developing a good approach to address significant issues in the shipping industry.

Participants during the open forum at the United Arab Shipping Company's MRM seminar discuss and exchange ideas on pertinent issues related to MRM.

Participants during the open forum at the United Arab Shipping Company’s MRM seminar discuss and exchange ideas on pertinent issues related to MRM.

 

A welcoming entrance at the United Arab Shipping Company's main office in Dubai.

A welcoming entrance at the United Arab Shipping Company’s main office in Dubai.

 

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The building which houses United Arab Shipping Company’s Main Office.