Inspiring the next generation of maritime leaders, we are very proud to announce Chad Jordan, 11th grade student at Fort Lauderdale High School, as the Grand Prize Winner of the TMS Bridge 2 Life Challenge! After speaking to students about opportunities in the maritime industry, and sharing BIMCO‘s ‘Ships Make the World Go‘ video, TMS President Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons challenged local high school students to submit an original video on the industry. Chad truly grasped the message of both BIMCO and TMS, which was proven once again this week – ships make the world go!
TMS’ Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons was featured in the January/February issue of Maritime Executive. Her executive profile highlighted the way TMS was able to support clients virtually through the pandemic. To read the article, click here or click the image below.
TMS is proud to join more than 300 companies world wide as a signatory for the Neptune Declaration to help resolve a humanitarian crisis on the world’s oceans. You can find out more, and join Total Marine Solutions in supporting seafarer wellbeing and an end to the crew change crisis at: https://www.globalmaritimeforum.org/
TMS President Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons was selected to join the Executive Committee of InterManager at the organization’s 2020 Annual General Meeting on 26 November 2020. InterManager is the international trade association for ship and crew managers. At the AGM, InterManager elected Mark O’Neil, the current President and CEO of Columbia ShipManagement to serve as the organization’s new president. “Being a part of this organization will allow TMS further insight into how ship managers prioritize and operate and I look forward to many opportunities to learn and collaborate with InterManager members,” said Anagnostis-Irons.
Total Marine Solutions is proud to announce it has joined InterManager as an associate member. InterManager is the international trade organization for the ship management industry. Collectively, InterManager members are involved in the management of more than 5,000 ships and in excess of 20,000 seafarers. InterManager’s key goals on behalf of its members include: driving efficiency onboard and ashore, overcoming administrative burdens, and emphasizing education and training.
Tor Svanes, founder and CEO of Navtor, believes that navigating the future in shipping requires the industry to move away from its old operational measures and into a digital realm that is developing fast, and is fast developing the maritime sector.
That’s why NAVTOR signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Total Marine Solutions allowing for the integration of Ocean Guardian’s environmental rules into NAVTOR’s voyage planning software, as well as to allow NAVTOR to offer Ocean Guardian’s environmental planning tool as a stand-alone system.
Click hereto read more about it in Maritime Reporter and Engineering News.
Failure to meet complex regulations can be costly with severe fines, particularly in the EU and US waters, so the need for clarity is real. NAVTOR’s memorandum of understanding it signed with Total Marine Solutions (TMS) offers owners and operators the kind of clarity needed to avoid falling foul of regulatory authorities.
TMS launched its Ocean Guardian software in 2017 which is designed to offer advice to crew and simplify the regulatory requirements as a ship heads into new regional jurisdictions, pertaining to port restrictions as well as mandatory rules on emissions and ballast water, so the crew are prepared for what lies ahead.
With the latest rules, the IMO 2020 sulphur cap, having come into force on 1 January 2020, and a raft of decarbonisation measures expected in the near future, owners need to know what regulations apply where.
NAVTOR’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Total Marine Solutions (TMS) offers owners and operators the kind of clarity that is needed to avoid falling afoul of regulatory authorities.
Clickhere to read the full story in Hellenic Shipping News.
This Week in Maritime –
A Roundtable Discussion with Maritime Experts
Our thanks to everyone for another successful, engaging session as we discussed maintaining the free flow of trade during the COVID-19 crisis.
For those who were unable to attend, we have kicked off weekly (Wednesdays) sessions to come together and host a roundtable where industry leaders share insight into the challenges they are dealing with related to or flowing from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world is changing so quickly and we wanted to do our part by establishing a platform for knowledge sharing and support. We are all dealing with various challenges right now. While they are often not the same for everyone, exchanging information helps because it offers perspective and input for new approaches and solutions. Come and join us!
Our next session will focus on:
Taking Care of Business – Protecting Crew Health (Personal Protective Equipment, Screening, Testing, Repatriation)
Our industry experts will include:
Dr. Ilona Denisenko, Medical Doctor and former Chair of International Maritime Health Association (IMHA)
Dr. Pennie Blackburn, Consultant, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Arthur Diskin, Global Medical Director, Future Care
Parker Harrison, Sr. Vice President, General Counsel, CROWLEY
Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group and this session’s Moderator
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Total Marine Solutions
Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome LLP
Kathy Metcalf, Chamber of Shipping of America
Karin Orsel, MF Shipping Group
Consuelo Rivero, ERSHIP Grupo
Online Meeting Details:
This Week in Maritime – A Roundtable with Maritime Experts
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 785-133-061
Last Wednesday we had a soft launch of our new online roundtable for maritime industry experts. In a global environment where information on the COVID-19 pandemic changes daily—if not hourly—we’ve decided to come together and host a weekly discussion where maritime leaders can share their insights into the challenges they face from coronavirus. Our attendees are truly global; the first roundtable attracted nearly three dozen participants from the US, Europe, and Africa.
“This Week In Maritime—A Roundtable with Maritime Experts” is educational and discussion-focused, designed for information-sharing in the maritime industry. Each Wednesday we will tackle various topics, and our experts will address the key issues the industry is facing that week. Be part of the conversation!
Each roundtable will be 60 minutes long. We’ll use the weekly platform to share information, resources, and experiences on such vital topics as seafarers, free trade and port restrictions, regulatory challenges, and testing and certification. We’re doing this to bring together all the facets of the maritime industry. And best of all, all the roundtables are completely free.
Session #2, which will be held on April 29 from 8:30–9:30 a.m. EDT, will focus on our #HeroesAtSea—our seafarers. We will discuss several seafarer-related issues, including:
crew changes and general restrictions;
medical screening (including testing);
seafarer welfare onboard;
onboard management of risk, including crew training and personal protective equipment (PPE);
plus any related topics you may wish to raise!
This roundtable will be moderated by Karin Orsel of MF Shipping Group. Featured experts will include Consuelo Rivero of ERSHIP Grupo, and Lesley Warrick of Seafarers House of Port Everglades. We will also have a Master on the call to provide first-hand experience and perspective.
Founding Members of This Week in Maritime are Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Total Marine Solutions; Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome LLP; Kathy Metcalf, Chamber of Shipping of America; Karin Orsel, MF Shipping Group; and Consuelo Rivero, ERSHIP Grupo.
We will host these roundtables every Wednesday. Be sure to include us as a standing virtual gathering on your calendar—and feel free to share this invitation with interested friends and colleagues.