173 Ley Hoon Quah, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA


The Port’s Agenda – disruption, decarbonisation and digitalisation

Making maritime your port of call by describing an industry that is global, green and going digital. THE PLACE TO BE.
Ley Hoon Quah, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, MPA, sounds very enthusiastic when describing the maritime industry. She has seen the potential for our industry to become one of the most wanted workplaces by the next generation. Therefore, we need to join forces and promote it.
We discuss...


172 Patrick Verhoeven, Managing Director at International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH)

What is the future role of a port?

According to Patrick Verhoeven and the IAPH, Smart, Autonomous, and Integrated is the signum of a future port.
Listen to Patrick talking about what areas the trade association for ports around the world has identified as focus areas moving forward.

  • Bunkering – alternative fuels, which and how much?
  • Onshore power – cold ironing ports
  • Incentives – how politicians can support
  • Efficiency – optimal port call

I am eagerly waiting for your feedback! Drop me a line at h...


171 Hans Hederström, Consultant, Marine Consultancy Group

Meet Mr Maritime Simulator himself and learn all about Bridge Resource Management, BRM

People don’t like change. Famous words of the interviewee in this episode, Hans Hederström, Consultant, Marine Consultancy Group.

Listen to Captain Hederström and the impact he has had on the development of maritime safety and especially Bridge resource management. We get to hear the story of how the Center for Simulator Maritime Training, CSMART, in Almere, the Netherlands, came about and how that was a dream...


170 Frank Relou, Business Development and Commercial Manager, Sea Machines Robotics EMEA

How can the latest tech help us change the maritime industry?

In episode 170, an interview I did IRL, you meet Frank Relou, Business Development and Commercial Manager, Sea Machines Robotics EMEA, who came to Gothenburg on his business trip. I had the opportunity to sit down with him and discuss autonomous shipping, AI and Internet of Things, among other things.

When can we expect autonomous ships? Can the sailing fleet be retrofitted to become autonomous? How do we attract young people to our...


169 Lena Gothberg, Host and Producer, Shipping Podcast

Celebrating six years podcasting by contemplating about the guests

Welcome to the 169th episode of the Shipping Podcast. I am celebrating six years as a podcaster and thinking back about how I recruited interviewees initially and how it went.

I speak about the importance of good sound quality, stubbornness, and support to make this journey a success.

Do you want to contribute to my future success? Would you mind sending me a photo of when you are listening to the Shipping Podcast to [email protected]


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...


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