146 Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel

In episode 146 we meet Mark Bell, General Manager, The Society for Gas as Marine Fuel, and we speak about the fuels roadmap to 2030/2050 and what needs to be done now in order for us to achieve the goals set.

We cover a lot in this episode, bunker infrastructure, safety, alternative fuels, sulphur, carbon, regulations, engines – but also how to make the shipping industry more visible to the general public.

Mark is an engineer and he has been working for classification societies after he sailed...


145 Harald Solberg, CEO Norwegian Shipowner’s Association

In episode 145 you will listen to Harald Solberg, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowner’s Association. He speaks about how the shipping industry needs to be bold and set up challenging targets and thereby be part of the solution for a climate-neutral future.

Harald is with me on the demand for us to speak about the maritime industry outside our own ranks, we need to become more visible in mainstream media.

The International Chamber of Shipping has suggested a fund for technical developments toward a...


144 Jillian Carson Jackson, President Nautical Institute

In episode 144, I speak with Jillian Carson Jackson, the brand new President of the Nautical Institute. She speaks about her career and what she wants to focus on during her time in office, it’s Diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.

We agree that there is a reset of almost everything after the Covid-19 pandemic and that the maritime industry should take advantage of that. There are so many important issues that might have got a push now and it’s up to...


143 Henrik Hvid Jensen, IT architect, Trustworks A/S

In episode 143 we meet Henrik Hvid Jensen, IT architect, Trustworks A/S, the expert in digitalised trade, who is one of the brains behind TradeLens, an interconnected ecosystem of supply chain partners — cargo owners, ocean and inland carriers, freight forwarders and logistics providers, ports and every entity involved in global trade with digital tools.

Henrik is passionate about getting the entire logistical chain digital since he can see so many benefits from that, he speaks about hidden...


142 Lena Gothberg, Host and Producer of the Shipping Podcast – 5 year anniversary

Tada! It’s been going on for 5 years! The Shipping Podcast was a forerunner when started July 31st, 2015 and since then 150 guests have been talking about what’s at the top of their minds and things they are passionate about.

Lena has gone back to listen to what some of the guests replied when asked: “How can the shipping industry become more visible?”

Listen to Jonathan Wichmann, Kate D Adamson, Anna Larsson, Anne H. Steffensen, Patrik Dahlgren and Giovanni Colotto and what they replied to the...


141 Airaj Isaacs, Director, Chartering & Brokerage, Business Development, Cavalier Group, Dubai

In episode 141, Airaj Isaacs, a second-generation maritime professional speaks about the current situation during the pandemic but also about the culture in the maritime industry, how we need to stop working in silos and open up to more people. We need to discuss how to attract young people into the shipping industry but also how to retain talent.

This episode was recorded over Zoom as the pandemic is not allowing any travelling.

What is your view on what Airaj is talking about? Do you agree?...


140 Lesley M. Warrick, Executive Director, Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades

Episode 140 is released on Thursday, June 25th since that is the International Day of the Seafarer, the day when we celebrate the seafarers who serve us during the pandemic by keeping trade lanes open.

Listen to Lesley M. Warrick, Executive Director at the Seafarer’s House at Port Everglades and how they serve the seafarers visiting them, and what support they have been able to give during the covid-19 pandemic.

Seafarer’s House at Port Everglades is multi-faith cooperation among Christians,...


139 Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Tankers BV

In episode 139 you meet Giovanni Colotto, Managing Director, De Poli Tankers BV, a 32-year-old Italian who lives in the Netherlands nowadays. Giovanni wrote me an email asking to become a guest since he wanted to contribute with his knowledge and is ambitious to be part of the change the maritime industry needs.

We discussed a lot about change, NextGen, diversity, visibility, sustainability and leadership, the things I find most interesting to discuss. What are your views on these topics? Do...


138 Lena Gothberg, Host and Producer of the Shipping Podcast

We are in a pandemic and need to be persistent and patient, but we also have to start adjusting to the new reality that will emerge when the time of isolation is over, and that is what I wanted to talk to you about today.

I have been through changes earlier in my life, it’s tough and challenging but can be very rewarding once you get through it.

The corona pandemic has meant that the Shipping Podcast also has gone through some changes (just like the rest of the world); new equipment, new ways of...