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Cyber Security In Action

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Wednesday 5 April 2017 Venue: Watson Farley &Williams LLP, 15 Appold Street, London EC2 Host: Watson Farley &Williams LLP Speaker:  Andrew Fitzmaurice, Chief Executive of Templar Executives Subject: Cyber Security in Action Alan McCarthy, who chaired the meeting, suspected that the matter of cyber security had […]

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The State of the Tanker Sector

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Friday 24th February 2017 Venue: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 Host: Harry Theochari, global head of transport, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Speaker: Nikos Tsakos, shipowner and chairman of Intertanko Subject: The state of the tanker sector Report by James Brewer Mr Theochari […]

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Whither Container Shipping?

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Monday January 16 2017. Venue: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 Host: Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright Speaker:  Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer, Global Ship Lease Inc Subject: Whither Container Shipping? Report by James Brewer To the surprise of […]

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The B Atlantic Case

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Wednesday 16th November 2016 Venue: Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London.  EC2. Host: Julie Clegg, partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP. Speakers:  Simon Moore, partner, marine and international trade team, Stephenson Harwood, and Paul Hofmeyr, an associate at that firm. Subject: The B Atlantic Case Report by […]

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Private Equity & Shipping: Sustainable Partnership?

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Friday 7th October 2016 Venue: Ince & Co LLP, Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street, London.  E1 Host: Renaud Barbier-Emery, Partner Ince & Co LLP Speaker:  Christoph Toepfer, Borealis Maritime Ltd Subject: Private Equity & Shipping: Sustainable Partnership? Report by James Brewer For the first time, members gathering […]

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Where would you invest next? A Foresight View

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Thursday 24th September 2015 Venue: Quantum Shipping Services, Artillery House, 35 Artillery Lane, London E1. Host & Speaker:  Anil Deshpande, CEO, Foresight Ltd Subject: “Where would you invest next? A Foresight View” Mr Deshpande began by referring to a project at Imperial College, London, involving. Innovative software designed […]

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An Update on Piracy

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Monday 18th May 2015 Venue: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London. Speaker:   Mr P Mukundan, Director, ICC-Commercial Crime Services Tradewinds Report Asian pirates step up raids on small products tankers International Maritime Bureau figures show an attack every two weeks, with more coastal […]

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The Work of the ICS

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Wednesday 25th March Venue: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London. EC3 Speaker: Bruce Ogilvy, President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Subject: The Work of the ICS The number of people striving to gain qualifications by taking examinations run by the Institute of Chartered […]

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A changing approach to Marine Salvage and Wreck Removal

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Monday 9th March 2015 Venue: Ince & Co LLP,International House, 1 St Katharine’s Way, London  E1 Host: Renaud Barbier-Emery, Partner, Ince & Co Speaker: John Noble, Noble Marine Subject: A changing approach to Marine Salvage and Wreck Removal The salvage industry still faces big challenges, especially […]

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Can we still rely on China?

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON  Date: Thursday 11th September 2014 Venue: Lloyd’s Register’s General Committee Room, 68 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3. Host: Tom Boardley, Marine Director, Lloyds Register Group Ltd Speaker: Mr Shicheng Yang, Chief Executive, COSCO UK Ltd Subject: “Can we still rely on China?” Report by James Brewer Mr Yang spoke […]

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Managing Change and Empowering Success

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Monday 14th July 2014 Venue: Quantum Shipping Services Ltd, Artillery House, 35 Artillery Lane, London. E1 7LP Host: David Buffin Speaker: David Buffin, Managing Director of Buffin Leadership International Subject: “Managing Change and Empowering Success” Report by James Brewer Our Chairman, Jim Davis, said that Mr Buffin’s […]

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Trinity House on Environment and Safety

Date: Monday 19th May 201412:30 – 14:30 Host: IMIF Venue:  Trinity House, Tower Hill, London. EC3N 4DH Speaker: Mr Graham P Hockley, Commander Royal Navy, Secretary to The Corporation Of Trinity House Subject: “Trinity House on Environment and Safety” “The Guild, Fraternity or Brotherhood of the most glorious and Undivided […]

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Bills of Lading and Trade Finance Fraud

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Wednesday 7th May 2014 Venue: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London EC3 Host: Yannis Calogeras, UK Marine Chief Executive, Bureau Veritas UK & Ireland Speaker: Pottengal Mukundan, Director, ICC-Commercial Crime Services Subject: “Bills of lading and trade finance fraud” Report by James Brewer Smuggling, […]

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Private equity – Changing the face of Ship Finance

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: Thursday 27th March 2014 Host: Richard Greiner, Partner, Moore Stephens LLP Venue: Moore Stephens LLP, 150 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4AB Speaker: Richard Greiner, Partner, Moore Stephens LLP & Anthony Cunningham, Consultant, Moore Stephens LLP Subject: “Private Equity – Changing the face of ship finance” Richard […]

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Alternative sources of debt finance for Shipping

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Thursday 12th December 2013 Venue: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London. EC3 Host: Jeremy Penn, Chief Executive, the Baltic Exchange. Speaker: Simon Lew, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP Subject: “Alternative sources of debt finance for shipping” Report by James Brewer Use of secured shipping […]

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Green Ship Technology

Date: Wednesday 13th November 2013 Venue: The UK Chamber of Shipping, 30 Park Street, London SE1 Host: Michael Parker of CMA CGM (UK) Holdings Speaker: Dr Abdul Rahim, ClassNK Subject: “Green ship technology to reduce greenhouse gas emission from ships” Report by James Brewer If classification societies are coming to be […]

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“Reflections” by Torben Skaanild

Former BIMCO chief calls for return to box shipping conferences Wednesday 9th October 2013, 12:30-14:30 Venue: The Baltic Exchange, 38 St Mary Axe, London. EC3A 8BH Host: Dr Abdul Rahim, ClassNK Speaker: Torben Skaanild, Former Secretary General, BIMCO Subject: “Reflections” Related articles Why boxships aren’t like buses Container shipping — here […]

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The Challenges Facing the P&I Clubs

Date: 18th September 2013 Host: Alistair Groom, Chief Executive, Charles Taylor & Co Ltd (managers of The Standard Club Ltd) Speaker: Alistair Groom, Chief Executive,Charles Taylor & Co Ltd Subject: “The Challenges facing P&I Clubs” Report by James Brewer Underlining the theme of the meeting, our chairman Jim Davis said […]

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Jeremy Penn LIBOR, BDI, indicies, markets and Regulation

Report by Julian Bray, Tradewinds Date: 1st July 2013 Host: Anil Deshpande, CEO Foresight Ltd Speaker: Jeremy Penn, CEO, The Baltic Exchange Ltd Subject: “LIBOR, BDI, Indices, markets and Regulation!” EU benchmark regulation plans could ‘cloud true market picture’ Baltic Exchange chief executive Jeremy Penn says the plans offered up […]

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Where are we in the Shipping Cycle?

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: 17th June 2013 Host: Peter Stokes, Senior Adviser and Head of Shipping, Lazard Speaker: Peter Stokes, Senior Adviser and Head of Shipping, Lazard Subject: Where are we in the Shipping Cycle? Report By James Brewer When he had last spoken at an IMIF gathering, in the […]

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Piracy

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: Thursday 4th April 2013 Venue: Stephenson Harwood LLP, 1 Finsbury Circus, London. EC2 Host: Julie Clegg, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP Speakers: John Dalby, CEO, Marine Risk Mgmt Alex Davis, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP Subject: John Dalby: “Piracy – Where Are We Now?” Alex Davis: presentation on a particular piracy event […]

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The Evolution of the LOF Salvage Contract and the Challenges in the Salvage Industry

IMIF BUFFET LUNCHEON Date: Thursday 7th March 2013                              Host: Fred Hardy, Bureau Veritas UK & Ireland Venue: The Baltic Exchange, London Speaker: Andreas Tsavliris, President, International Salvage Union Subject: “The Evolution of the LOF Salvage Contract and the Challenges in the Salvage Industry” Report by James Brewer Chairman Jim Davis opened the proceedings […]

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Shipping Finance – If Banks Are Gone For Good, What Next?

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: Monday 18th February 2013 Venue: Quantum Shipping Services Ltd, Artillery House, 35 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7LP Speakers: Alan McCarthy, Consultant, Eurofin Group Shreyas Chipalkatty, Citi Group Subject:  Alan McCarthy : “Shipping Finance – If Banks Are Gone For Good, What Next?” Shreyas Chipalkatty : ‘What needs to change […]

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Managing Risk Sensibly – What the MCA Does

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: Thursday 22nd November 2012 Host: Chris Lowe – Head of Shipping Venue: Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, 15 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2HB Speaker: Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey Subject: “Managing risk sensibly – what the MCA does” On 22nd November, Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey the […]

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Aspects of China Economy

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Date: Wednesday June 20 2012 Venue: Moore Stephens LLP, 150 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4AB Host: Richard Greiner, Partner, Shipping Industry Group, Moore Stephens LLP Speaker: Shicheng Yang (Simon Young), Chief Executive, COSCO (UK) Ltd Subject: Aspects of China Economy “We are all talking about China,” said […]

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Paris MoU Delegation May 2012

IMIF would like to thank Richard Schiferli, the Secretary General of the Paris MoU and his co-presenters for an immensely informative day regarding the many new legislations and objectives of the Paris MoU. The day commenced with Richard Schiferli presenting an overview of the new objectives agreed, only in May, […]

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IMIF Buffet Luncheon 13th February 2012

IMIF Buffet Luncheon Monday 13 February 2012 Hosted by: David Cockroft, General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation – ITF Guest Speaker: Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary General, International Maritime Organisation – IMO The very first IMIF buffet luncheon that was ever held – at the suggestion of Otto Norland, took place […]

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