Braemar Managing Director, Sheila McClain, Unveils Her Management Team

Sheila McClain, recently appointed Managing Director of Braemar Engineering, has unveiled the new management team that will spearhead the future strategic direction of Braemar Engineering. The team balances expertise, diversity, and continuity, and is fully representative of the depth and breadth of expertise that Braemar Engineering offers its customers worldwide.

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Could You Handle a Major PR Crisis? Asks The Swedish Club

The Swedish Club_160616004If your ship sinks, can you answer the questions the public wants answered?  Are you and your team prepared should the unthinkable happen? Could a perfect media storm happen on your watch? These were the questions posed to an audience of shipowners, brokers and other key members of the shipping community by Lars Rhodin, Managing Director of The Swedish Club at its 144th AGM, held in Gothenburg on June 16th.

The theme of this year’s Club AGM – ‘What can be done when the damage is done? Can you make a bad case better?’ – was aimed at reminding members and guests that loss prevention doesn’t stop when there is an incident. Read more

Shipowners Must Focus on Operational Optimization to Survive Challenging Economic Climate

Broadband connectivity is vital to stay ahead of the competition, a maritime thought leader suggests during the Posidonia 2016 conference in Athens

Middletown, RI – June 9, 2016 – Brent Bruun, executive vice president of mobile broadband for KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI) and Mike Mitsock, the company’s vice president of marketing, told an audience of invited guests at the Posidonia maritime conference in Athens, Greece, that the market needs to face up to the realities of how 24/7 connectivity between ship and shore is a real business necessity, and is no longer a “nice to have,” especially with the intense competition in today’s shipping economy. Mr. Bruun outlined how satellite communications can provide real value to ship operations in one of the most challenging periods in maritime history. “The KVH ‘Power of One’ approach holds tremendous value and promise for the maritime world,” Mr. Bruun noted. “While satellite communications tend to account for less than one percent of ship operating costs, they are the lynchpin of optimizing the remainder of the operating cost equation.” KVH operates the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network, which provides global connectivity to thousands of vessels worldwide. Read more