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Maritime technologies that are changing the industry in 2019 and beyond

The shipping industry is known for its slow response to change. However, in the past years, there have been many aspects of digital disruption and transformations that are modernising maritime sectors, making them more efficient, collaborative and sustainable. They will be impacting shipping for years to come. Here are 14 terms for maritime technology that are changing the industry and are here to stay. Read on...

60 seconds with...Budha Majumdar on ports and terminals

In this short interview, Budha Majumdar discusses how ports and terminals have been changing and continue to evolve, both from a technological point of view and in terms of their workforce. Budha is the Course Director for the Diploma in Terminal Management and the Certificate in Container
Terminal Operations and Management. Read on...

60 seconds with... Dr Nikolaos Loukeris on AI in shipping

In the past 6 years, over “$3.3 billion has been invested in digital start-ups in the shipping and logistics sector”, confirms a report by BCG. 

Dr Nikolaos Loukeris discusses how AI is shaping the maritime industry.

Free webinar: Navigating effectively as maritime leaders 

Maritime is in an era of disruptive and meaningful evolution and it needs great leaders to help navigate this. This free 30-minute webinar details the formula to become an effective leader by focusing on 3 key areas:

  • Goals: how can you prepare for a mindset change that will help you make the step up to leadership? What are the tools you will need to provide your team to help you achieve your goals?
  • Empathy: understand the behaviours you will need to practice to drive organisational performance
  • Feedback: discover why providing and receiving feedback can propel you forward. What is the right way to deliver this so it makes an impact?

Listen to the webinar with Torsten Schuhardt, Course Director for our Certificate in Learning and Development in Shipping, now.

Catching the wave of maritime leadership - 3 practical insights

There’s been a lot written recently about artificial intelligence and how technology is changing the shipping industry, but let’s leave aside these developments for a moment. Let us focus on where people deal with people: Leadership. No matter where you are, what industry you are in, dealing with people is driving the industry forward, but also providing challenges.

This whitepaper will give you a recipe on how to bring together 3 essential leadership components - Goals, Empathy and Feedback - to be a more successful leader.

Download the free whitepaper here.

Steering the ship in the right direction: leadership skills in the age of digitalisation

This is an energising time for leaders to act on business model innovation. However, with the ever-evolving technology and skill base, can leaders always stay ahead of their teams – and do they need to?

Several experts in leadership and technology share their thoughts on how leaders can stay vigilant around the constant evolution of skills and competences of teams. Read on...

 

7 Leaders Weigh In On Being A Maritime Leader Of The Future

90% of the world’s goods are transported by ships, making the maritime industry a crucial part of the global economy. However, leaders in maritime today face many challenges posed by the evolution of automation, changing economic landscape and globalization.

How is the role of maritime leaders changing in light of that?

7 professionals discuss the most important skills for leaders of the future. Read on...

Women at sea? How to uncover maritime's best talent

The OECD estimates that equalising the role of men and women could increase GDP by 10% by 2030*. With an aging workforce and difficulty in attracting young talent, the maritime industry lags behind diversity trends. Only 2% of global sea force represents women, who also receive 45% less compensation than men**.

In a recent webinar on equal shipping, led by Dr Katerina Konsta, CEO of SeaWorks Training & Consultancy, 8 women in maritime addressed the issues that they faced and continue to face in the industry. They covered organisational culture, lack of a suitable support network and inadequate industry awareness. Read on...


Industry Trends

Is ship broking ready for the information revolution?

Hans Spliethoff, Commercial Director / Chartering Manager at Puyvast Chartering B.V and Stephane Bignoux, Programme Leader, MBA in Shipping & Logistics, Middlesex University analyse the current shipbroking system. In their research and in this short article they set out to understand whether technological advances pose a potential threat to the ship broker function and whether automation could help.

Read the article here. 

Oil & Gas Industry Trends 2018: Are the changes introduced by upstream oil and gas companies sufficient?

Oil and gas industry is a principal driver of the global economy, involving major commodity markets and trading. However, this industry is facing a plethora of significant and diverse challenges across the globe which encompasses environmental, geopolitical, community unrest and dissatisfaction, regulatory issues, emerging alternative sources of energy and more importantly falling demand due to slow economic growth. The most recent one is the crash in oil price.

Dr. Lakshmi Narasimhan Chari takes us through the latest trends in this exciting industry


Press releases

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Courses Qualify for Funding in Hong Kong

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the experts in life-long learning for maritime professionals, has announced that people living and currently working in Hong Kong’s maritime sector can benefit from an 80% refund on nine of its courses as part of the Maritime and Aviation Training Fund (MATF) introduced by the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board. Read on...

Shipping Industry Sees Launch of In-depth Ballast Water Management Course

The ‘Certificate of Ballast Water Management’ will run as a 12-week distance learning course and will start on the 28th March 2019.

Ted Bailey, Head of Digital Learning at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy comments: “This course is a great addition to our international portfolio. Ballast water management is hugely topical right now and is set to significantly impact the future of the shipping industry. Clear, insightful guidance on the implications of the Convention and how it will affect shipping operations is still needed – this course will provide delegates with all they need to know.” Read on...

10 Years of Fostering Top Talent in Maritime

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the experts in life-long learning for maritime professionals, is celebrating ten years of its prestigious Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics.

Jointly developed, delivered, assessed and quality assured by Middlesex University and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, this 24-month distance learning course has witnessed the graduation of 244 delegates from around the world. Read on...

A Fish Out of Water

Over the past decade, the shipping industry has witnessed an increasing trend towards shore-based roles where many experienced personnel, particularly chief engineers, are looking to bring their technical skills from the ship to the office and become tomorrow’s superintendents or fleet managers.

However, Tony Browne, Course Director at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, believes that caution is needed. Read on...

171% Increase in Interest for Tanker Chartering Course

171% Increase in Interest for Tanker Chartering Course Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the experts in life-long learning for maritime professionals, has witnessed a 171% surge in delegates registering interest in its ‘Certificate in Tanker Chartering’ course which starts this September. Read on...