Greetings From The Shipping Tribune!!!
The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce a one day conference on Oct
6th, 2014 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai, â€œThe Shipping Tribune
Conclave 2014: Facing the Challenges in Manning, Training and Piracy
*Introduction & Objective*
One of the goals of ministry of shipping in Maritime Agenda 2010-2020 is,
increasing the share of Indian Seafarers in the global shipping industry
from the existing share of 7% to 9% by 2015 and 12% by 2020.
Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Honorable Minister for Road Transport & Highways (RTH)
and Shipping, while addressing the august gathering at International
Seafarers Day on 25th June, 2014, also expressed his wish to increase the
present share of Indian seafarers from 1.25 lakh (125,000) to 5 lakhs
(500,000) in the years to come.
The size of the global fleet is increasing with every passing year. With
the development of LNG, LPG, oil and chemical tankers and other specialized
vessels, the need for qualified, experienced and quality personnel is
rising. STCW 2010 deadline is approaching fast, Maritime Labour convention
is already in force, Seafarers Identity Document needs to be issued without
any further delay. To meet the shortage of seafarers, the creation of a
talent pool is essential. What kind of specialization and training is
needed for the trade? What can be done to retain and increase the share of
Indian seafarers? What are the bottlenecks? What can be done to overcome
these challenges? It is the collective responsibility of all stakeholders.
How we can complement and supplement each other’s effort by working as a
Piracy has been a huge deterrent in the steady intake of young entrants in
the worldâ€™s trading fleet. Apart from the security of the ships, what are
the existing challenges and what can be done to fortify the ships and
protect the the future of the seafarers?
With the above perspective in view, The Shipping Tribune is pleased to
announce a one day conference on Oct 6th, 2014 at Holiday Inn, Andheri
*Shri. Amitava Banerjee*, Chief Surveyor-cum-Addl. DG (Tech), has kindly
agreed to address the forum as a *Guest of Honour* in the Inaugural Session
of the Conference.
*Capt. L.K. Panda*, The Nautical Advisor to the Government of India, has
kindly agreed to address the forum as a *Guest of Honour* in the Inaugural
Session of the Conference.
The following eminent personalities have consented to Chair the
Session/Speak at the Conference:
*Capt. M.M. Saggi*,ex Nautical Advisor to the Government of India and
currently the Director of Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping.
*Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara*, Ex-Chairman and Managing Director of The Shipping
Corporation of India and the current Chief Advisor of Doehle Danautic India
*Capt. B.B. Sinha*, Director (P&A) & Director of Public Grievances, The
Shipping Corporation of India Ltd
*Capt. Vinay Singh*, Managing Director, Anglo Eastern India Pvt Ltd has
also agreed to speak at the conference.
*Mr. Vijay Handa, *Senior Vice President, Reliance Industries Ltd.
*Mr. Sanjay Shesh*, Managing Director, Accord Ship management
The conference discussions are extremely useful to Ship owners, Ship
Management & Manning Companies, Maritime Training Institutes, Private
Maritime Security Companies, operators, charterers, cargo interests,
brokers, traders, agents, terminal and barge operators, financial
institutions, insurance and law firms, media, national and regional