168 Agneta Dahl, Director, Exercises & Preparedness, NJ Resources, Inc.

Pollution protection from shipping and contingency planning

Meet Agneta Dahl, a Certified Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) and an expert in incident management and risk assessment who actually get paid to create mayhem. 

Agneta is passionate about the ocean and everything therein. She started her career in medical school, went into research and, like most of the people in the maritime industry, stumbled into this fascinating world. Agneta joined the US Coast Guard and worked with marine...


167 Captain John Konrad, founder and CEO of gCaptain

167 Shipping Podcast – Are all the stars aligned now – is there a new time for the maritime industry?

Captain John Konrad is THE influencer in the maritime industry. He started the gCaptain, which is currently the largest media outlet in the maritime domain.

John is equally interested in changing the narrative for the maritime industry as I am. We agree that we need to work together to create sustainable marketing for and about the maritime industry.

No one speaks about Über in the Silicon Valley...


Guest: Dr. Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, North American Maritime Ministry Association

What is a fair future for seafarers?

We continue the discussion about; what is a fair future for seafarers? Dr Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, North American Maritime Ministry Association, NAMMA, shares his view on what we need to do to make seafarers keyworkers. He says it’s about respect and using the instruments already in place. Abandonment in 2021 is a disgrace. Also, seafarers must be able to trust that they get paid.

Jason thinks seafaring it’s an honourable profession. Seafarers are...


165 Frank Coles, British-American entrepreneur and maritime lawyer

We are approaching June 25th, 2021, and celebrating the Day of the Seafarer, which is a way to recognise the invaluable contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy, often at high personal cost to themselves and their families.
In episode 165, you meet Frank Coles, currently on gardening leave from Wallem, and get to listen to his view about a fair future for seafarers, the IMO theme for the 2021 Day of the Seafarer.

Frank is speaking his mind about many things that...


164 Valentina Keys, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Welcome to the 164th episode of the Shipping Podcast, featuring climate lawyer Valentina Keys, Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

According to Valentina are we living in unprecedented times, there are so many things changing now. The carbon footprint has to be measured and reported publicly. Business models have to be redesigned. So much has to change.

Valentina is talking about COP 26, COP 15, EU Green Deal, MEPC 76, Poseidon Principles, the ICS R&D Fund and Sea Cargo...


163 Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen

Captains Collaboration

Listen to the two most famous Master Mariners globally, Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen, in their first encounter ever. The conversation touches upon so many exciting things as cats, shoes, leadership, containers, high-heals, role models, visibility, respect, accountability, dreams, career choices and the fact that #SeafarersAreKeyWorkers and why that should be part of the job description when you sign up to become a seafarer.

I am so grateful to...


162 Lena Gothberg, Host and Producer of the Shipping Podcast

Hello Shipping Podcast Lovers,

Have I got news to share? In the next episode, you will be meeting Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen, who I introduced to each other, chatting along about life as Captains.

These two SuperHeroes are taking the role of representing our industry most seriously, and they are really doing a good job. Follow Captain Kate McCue and Captain Thomas Lindegaard Madsen on Instagram at once!

Now is the time to put together a strategy for capturing the...


161, Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, TMV

Welcome to the 161st episode of the Shipping Podcast, in which you will be listening to Marina Hadjipateras, Founder & General Partner, TMV, an early-stage venture capital fund.
Marina is second-generation Shipowners who now is investing in sustainability, shipping, logistics, work and care. She is looking for start-ups interested in the maritime industry but may not understand the business. Examples of companies that Marina has engaged in are Nautilus Labs and Transmute

We discuss what impact...


160 Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant and Discipline Lead in Human Factors, Safety, Risk & Reliability, DNV – Maritime Advisory

Are there risks involved when systems are becoming complex? Have you taken a new approach to evaluate the new risks appearing when moving into the digital world?

Meet Fenna van de Merwe has led the writing of the White Paper from DNV called Closing the gap in an era of transformation.

It intends to guide maritime stakeholders to control and mitigate these risks and put them in a better position to make informed decisions about achieving and maintaining smarter and carbon-neutral shipping.

Fenna is...


159 Anthony Day, Blockchain Partner, Global Business Services, IBM Ireland Ltd

What will a Digital Health Pass mean for Seafarers?

During the pandemic, we have seen a crew change crises. Seafarers have not been able to travel between the ships that constitute their workplace and their country of residence due to travel restrictions.

High-level meetings have been taking place, aiming to get seafarers designated as “key-workers”, which would lead to exemption from specific COVID-related travel restrictions and make it possible for the 200,000 stranded seafarers to become...


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