Boris Johnson Applauds London International Shipping Week Initiative

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications and Chairman of the London International Shipping Week Steering Group, met London Mayor Boris Johnson at Tuesday’s government reception at Lancaster House.

LH-0190The Mayor told Moloney how supportive he was of London’ role as a maritime hub and said he wanted LISW to happen ‘at least every year’. He also expressed a keen interest in speaking at the next event.

Over 350 shipping industry movers and shakers, ambassadors, as well as top government ministers and officials attended the government event. UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin welcomed everyone to the reception and talked about the important role London was playing in propelling world trade.

Elaborate To Represent Singapore Shipping Association

The Singapore Shipping Association has chosen Elaborate Communications as its international public relations representative.

Elaborate’s team of PR practitioners, led by former maritime journalist Sean Moloney, Elaborate’s Managing Director, will work with the SSA to highlight the work the Association engages on behalf of its members as well as its commitment to playing its part in helping the further development of Singapore as a major international maritime centre.

The Singapore Shipping Association was formed in 1985 from the amalgamation of five previous shipping associations. It works on behalf of its members who are ship owners and operators, shipmanagers, ship agents and ship brokers.

Announcing this exciting new venture, Sean Moloney said: “ I am delighted that we will be working closely with the SSA in the months to come and look forward to creating a close link between this important shipping association and the global maritime and business press.”

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Notes to Editors:

  • Elaborate Communications is a multi-faceted public relations, marketing and advertising agency representing a wide range of international maritime industry clients. www.elabor8.co.uk

Elaborate And Petrospot Join Forces In Shipping Events Launch

Maritime publishing and PR experts Elaborate Communications and maritime publishing and events organisation Petrospot have come together to form a joint venture events company to provide world-leading conferences and exhibitions for the shipping industry.

Shipping Innovation Ltd combines Elaborate’s lengthy and wide-ranging experience of the marine industry with Petrospot’s expertise in organising industry events.

The new venture is organising a series of high quality international conventions, conferences and seminars for 2013, beginning with a high profile shipmanagement conference at Maritime Week Americas in Miami (April 29 to May 3, 2013).

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications, said: “Shipping Innovation has been set up to organise only quality conferences and events for the global shipping industry. Its breadth of experience and contacts in the shipowning and shipmanagement sectors means delegates can look forward to hearing pre-eminent speakers and thought leadership across a variety of sectors.”

Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Managing Director of Oxfordshire-based Petrospot, said: “As the global shipping industry struggles to emerge from the worst economic recession in living memory, the need for information sharing and networking at the highest level has never been greater. Shipping Innovation will provide the calibre of events which the shipping industry is demanding.”

Information about Shipping Innovation events can be found by clicking the SI website : www.shippinginnovation.com

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Notes to Editors:

Elaborate Communications is a multi-faceted public relations, marketing and advertising agency representing a wide range of international maritime industry clients. www.elabor8.co.uk

Petrospot Limited is a dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focused on the maritime, energy and transportation industries. www.petrospot.com

Elaborate In The Pink For Charity Fundraiser

Staff at a maritime publishing and media relations firm in Wing were tickled pink when they boosted funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer with a fun day.

The team at Elaborate Communications donned various shades of pink, held a raffle and cake sale, and even tucked into tasty bacon rolls served up by managing director Sean Moloney.

The pink day, which also involved neighbouring businesses at the Acorn Farm Business Centre in Cublington Road, raised £135 for the charity in what is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“As a small team, we are delighted to have raised this fantastic amount for such a worthy cause,” said organiser and advertising sales executive Sam Turgis.

“The day created a fabulous sense of team spirit and I think we all looked rather striking!”

Elaborate staff in the pink

Elaborate staff in the pink

Elaborate In The Pink For Charity Fundraiser

Staff at a maritime publishing and media relations firm in Wing were tickled pink when they boosted funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer with a fun day.

The team at Elaborate Communications donned various shades of pink, held a raffle and cake sale, and even tucked into tasty bacon rolls served up by managing director Sean Moloney.

The pink day, which also involved neighbouring businesses at the Acorn Farm Business Centre in Cublington Road, raised £135 for the charity in what is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

“As a small team, we are delighted to have raised this fantastic amount for such a worthy cause,” said organiser and advertising sales executive Sam Turgis.

“The day created a fabulous sense of team spirit and I think we all looked rather striking!”

Elaborate staff in the pink

Elaborate staff in the pink

Ship Management International Adds a New Dimension to Interactivity with its Website Relaunch

Ship Management International, the industry’s leading magazine for ship owners and ship managers, has re-launched its website offering up-to-the-minute news stories, comment and reaction from the global world of shipowning and shipmanagement.

The relaunch will create www.shipmanagementinternational.com into the most highly viewed shipmanagement publishing portal in the industry, so offering advertisers even more online and print advertising opportunities at better value.
The new-look website is easier to navigate, filled with up-to-date news and insightful comment from industry leaders. With free access to back issues of SMI, there has never been a greater platform to showcase your business to shipping decision-makers.

The current issue of SMI is always displayed online in an interactive way enabling users to read their favourite shipping magazine easily on their smart phones or tablets. But from mid-October, subscribers will be able to navigate directly from an advert to the advertising company’s website just by hovering their cursor over the advertisement. This creates, for the first time, a synergy between print and online advertising and so offer even greater value to companies advertising their businesses and services.

The hard copy version of SMI is read and respected by 95% of the world’s ship owners, operators and managers* because it sets a news agenda filled with thought-provoking features and in-depth business analysis from the finest marine writers in the industry.

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Notes To Editors:

• *Based on latest ABC circulation figures

To speak to someone about utilising SMI’s proven success to promote your business, call Karen Martin on 01296 682051.

Elaborate Helps Crew Fairplay Cup Race Yacht

Land-based staff from Elaborate Communications joined seasoned sailors when they took part in the 2012 Fairplay Cup yacht race as part of the InterManager team crew.

Managing Director Sean Moloney, PR Account Manager Debra Massey and Finance Manager Sarah Jones were led by experienced yachtsman and former tanker Captain Kuba Szymanski, InterManager Secretary General onboard the vessel Performance Machine.

They were ably assisted by InterManager President Alastair Evitt, Peter Paterson, Senior Technical Manager at Marine Capital, former Royal Navy Captain and InterManager’s IMO representative Paddy McKnight and Diarmuid Lundy, General Manager at Meridian Marine Management.

Together they achieved a creditable 15th place out of 21.

Initial fears that the day’s racing would be cancelled because of a threatened Force Nine gale proved premature and in fact race organisers brought the afternoon racing to an abrupt end when a complete drop in wind becalmed all the yachts without a hope of reaching the finish line.

Wet and windswept, the intrepid Elaborate/InterManager team beat a hasty retreat to land to enjoy an excellent evening dinner onboard HMS Warrior with a charity raffle in aid of Seafarers UK.

The IHS Fairplay Cup is an annual sailing event for shipping industry professionals held at Port Solent, near Portsmouth. Racing takes place on board Sunsail’s extensive fleet of high-performance yachts.

Final positions
1 London Offshore Consultants Velocity3
2 IHS Fairplay Xtra Strong MINT
3 Smit Salvage Salvation
4 Bureau Veritas Dutch Courage
5 Wärtsilä UK Team Spirit
6 Holman Fenwick Willan Writ Faced
7 TMC Marine Consultants
8 Bureau Veritas Fat Chance
9 Lloyd’s Register Rail Wet Track
10 ABB Ship Happens
11 Carisbrooke Shipping Boatweiser
12 Baltic Exchange Sailing Association Young Gifted and broke
13 IHS Fairplay Merchant Gravy
14 Carisbrooke Shipping No Brainers
15 InterManager Performance Machine
16 Michael Else Sextant
17 Rightship Rightsheet
18 IHS Sailing the 4 Cs
19 Bureau Veritas Ar Gwellan Norweg
20 Castrol (UK) Line_astern
21 Lloyd’s Register – Energy Safety 1st

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Sea Marshals Signs Up To Elaborate Services

Sea Marshals, a leading international provider of security services for the maritime industry, has appointed maritime communications specialist Elaborate Communications to manage its public relations and media handling.

Sea Marshals Ltd supplies both armed and unarmed security teams for vessels transiting in pirate infested waters. The company is run by experienced security sector professionals who are also ship owners. They work closely with various Flag States, governments, P&I clubs and ship owners to provide a comprehensive security operation.

Headquartered in Cardiff, UK, Sea Marshals Ltd is fully licensed in Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Oman and South Africa for the use of military grade weapons and embarkation and disembarkation of security teams.

Sea Marshals Chief of Operations, Thomas Jakobsson, said: “The maritime security sector is developing fast and we are keen to ensure the wider shipping industry is aware of our range of high-quality services.”

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications, said: “We are very excited to be working with such a fast-moving and specialist company as Sea Marshals.”

Elaborate Signs Two New International Maritime Clients

Leading maritime PR and publishing agency, Elaborate Communications, is delighted to announce it is now assisting the International Chamber of Shipping and Braemar Technical Services with their media relations.

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) needs no introduction – it is well known as the international trade association representing all sectors and trades of the global shipping industry.

Established in 1921, ICS membership comprises national shipowners’ associations from 36 countries whose member shipping companies operate more than 80% of the world’s merchant tonnage. Engaging with all relevant intergovernmental regulatory bodies, especially the International Maritime Organization (IMO), ICS is concerned with all technical, legal, employment affairs and policy issues that may have an impact on international shipping.

Elaborate Communications, led by Editorial Director Sean Moloney, will assist ICS with international media relations, publicity and placement.

Peter Hinchliffe, Secretary General of ICS, said: “We are very pleased to appoint Elaborate Communications to help represent us on the international stage. ICS works tirelessly on behalf of the global shipping industry and we are keen to ensure that our positions are communicated as widely as possible.”

Elaborate Communications already represents leading international shipbroker Braemar Seascope, and FTSE-listed Braemar Shipping Services Plc – a leading international provider of shipbroking, consultancy, technical, logistics and other services to the shipping and energy industries. Now BSS has reorganised internally to align its technical services business into a new division called Braemar Technical Services Incorporating the Salvage Association.

From now on Elaborate Communications’ experienced PR team will also handle international media enquiries, publicity and promotional work on behalf of Braemar Technical Services Incorporating the Salvage Association.

Sean Moloney said: “Elaborate is growing and we have recently appointed two new members of staff to our strong Public Relations department—internationally experienced PR Executive Debra Massey and former journalist Samantha Giltrow. We are pleased to be able to offer the services and skills our global clients need in this competitive shipping arena and we now look forward to speaking with international maritime press on behalf of our new clients.”
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For Further Information Please Contact:
Sean Moloney / Debbie Munford Tel: +44 (0) 1296 682356

Elaborate Announces New Deputy Editor

Elaborate Communications, the UK-based PR, marketing and publishing expert in the marine industry, is delighted to announce the promotion of Helen Jauregui to the role of Deputy Editor.

Journalist Helen will have editorial responsibilities across Elaborate’s range of successful maritime titles including Maritime Medical International (MMI), The Ship Supplier and the market-leading Ship Management International magazine.

Helen, who graduated with a First level degree in English Literature from the University of West England before focusing on her career in journalism, has been working with Elaborate for 18 months and has travelled extensively during this time, reporting on a wide variety of issues and events within the global shipping industry. Her in-depth reports have become a mainstay of SMI while her editorial investigations form a central part of MMI’s editorial.

Editorial Director Sean Moloney said: “We are delighted to recognise Helen’s important role within our dedicated editorial team by giving her this extra level of responsibility.”

With more than 8,000 shipowners reading Ship Management International every issue, bimonthly Ship Management International (SMI) is the number one publication for today’s ship owners and ship managers and is the chosen advertising medium for companies wishing to target this essential and highly lucrative market sector. In the 12 years it has been published, The Ship Supplier, which is the magazine of the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association (ISSA), has become the number one magazine for ship purchasing and ship supply.

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Elaborate Strengthens Its PR Team

Elaborate Communications, the leading UK-based PR, marketing and publishing expert in the marine industry, has welcomed two new members of staff to its head office Public Relations team.

Joining Elaborate’s crew are PR Executive Debra Massey and former journalist Samantha Giltrow.

Debra has a wide range of excellent public relations and marketing skills, developed in a variety of blue chip roles, while Samantha also brings superb writing and editing skills gained through many years of experience in publishing.

Editorial Director Sean Moloney said: “Our worldwide PR client list is growing significantly and we are delighted to welcome Debra and Sam to join our dedicated PR team, working alongside Debbie Munford. We are sure our international clients will benefit considerably from their skills and experience.”

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Elaborate Strengthens Its Management Team

Elaborate Communications, the UK-based PR, marketing and publishing expert in the marine industry, has strengthened its management team with the promotion of a joint-managing director.

Jean Winfield, formerly Media Director, now becomes joint Managing Director alongside Sean Moloney. Jean is co-founder of the company and heads up the advertising sales team, encompassing leading titles Ship Management International, Maritime Medical International and The Ship Supplier magazines.

Sean Moloney said: “I am delighted that Jean has taken on this new role within the company. We are both totally committed to Elaborate Communications and are pleased that the company continues to go from strength to strength. We look forward to another successful year in 2011.”

In addition, Elaborate Communications is pleased to welcome new members of staff. Graphic designer Mike Argles joined recently and brings a range of design skills to boost our in-house art department. Meanwhile Gabriella Napoli joins the company this month as a sales representative, working primarily on Maritime Medical International as well as providing sales support to the other titles.

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Elaborate Boosts Editorial Team

Elaborate Communications, the UK-based PR, marketing and publishing expert in the marine industry, has welcomed two new members of staff to its head office team.

Joining Elaborate’s crew are graphic designer Tony Ginger and journalist Helen Jauregui.

Tony has a wealth of experience in a wide range of design areas having worked for both private and public sector organisations. Jean Winfield, Elaborate Marketing Director, said: “We were impressed by Tony’s outstanding design flair and are confident he will be a real asset to our creative team here at Elaborate.”

Journalist Helen brings her publishing knowledge and journalistic experience to work on Elaborate’s successful maritime titles Ship Management International and The Ship Supplier.
With at least 8,129 shipowners reading Ship Management International every issue (ABC Circulation), bimonthly Ship Management International is the number one publication for today’s ship owners and ship managers and is the chosen advertising medium for companies wishing to target this essential and highly lucrative market sector. In the 12 years it has been published, The Ship Supplier, which is the magazine of the International Shipsuppliers and Services Association (ISSA), has become the number one magazine for ship purchasing and ship supply. Editorial Director Sean Moloney said: “We are delighted to welcome Helen to join our dedicated editorial team.”

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Elaborate Wrap Up Warm To Raise Funds For Seafarers

Staff at maritime publishing and media relations company Elaborate Communications wore their woolly hats to work to raise money for the international seafaring charity, Sailor’s Society.

They were supporting the charity’s annual Woolly Hat Week campaign, (which this year ran from February 7-13). The money raised will help the charity provide assistance to seafarers in ports across the world, as well as going towards the distribution of woolly hats to seafarers ill-prepared for colder climates.

Elaborate Media Director Jean Winfield said: “We were happy to join this worthwhile campaign with such a fun approach and with the way the weather’s been lately our staff were delighted to be able to wrap up warm!”

Sailors’ Society Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Jan Webber, said: “Companies who take part in Woolly Hat Week will find it’s a good way of boosting morale at the same time as raising money for a good cause. We suggest that companies could even provide prizes for the most colourful or outrageous woolly hats!”

To find out more about Woolly Hat week, email woollyhats@sailors-society.org or see website: www.sailors-society.org

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New Editor Joins Elaborate Team

Maritime publishing and media relations business, Elaborate Communications, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Mayer to the role of Group Editor.

Chris joins the company in February and will take responsibility for editing Elaborate’s highly successful international shipping publication Ship Management International and its popular news website, as well as working on the ISSA publication The Ship Supplier and other maritime titles.

He brings a wealth of experience to the post, having worked in the maritime publishing industry for more than 35 years. He is a former long-serving news editor of Lloyd’s List and where he was latterly an Executive Editor and a mainstay in bringing in revenue. Many members of the shipping industry will recognise him from his work as a judge and speaker for the Lloyd’s List Awards series.

Welcoming Chris to the Elaborate team, Sean Moloney, Editorial Director, said: “I am delighted to have Chris join us at Elaborate and for him to take the helm at Ship Management International. Chris brings a wide range of editorial skills to the post and his knowledge and experience of the shipping industry will be an invaluable asset to Elaborate and a benefit to our readers and advertisers.”

Chris Mayer, who during his time with the Informa group launched a shipmanagement publication for the company, said: “I am looking forward to focussing my energies on the vibrant and fast-moving shipmanagement sector at the same time as I continue my long association with the shipping industry as a whole. I have been impressed by the success and wide appeal of Ship Management International and I look forward to boosting it further still through even more hard-hitting and in-depth articles of interest and assistance to our world-wide readership.”
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World-Link Communications and IMMA join the Elaborate Stable

Elaborate Communications is delighted to welcome two new clients to its PR and Marketing stable.

Massachusetts-based World-Link Communications is a vibrant, fast growing maritime satellite communications company, ISO 9001 certified, offering a variety of communication products from shipping route analysis through to hardware installation and network optimisation.

IMMA, or the International Maritime Medical Association to give its full name, is a new trade association that has been set up with a broad mandate to represent and promote the health and medical interests of the world’s seafarers, port workers and cruise passengers as well as improve shipboard hygiene.

Please keep looking at the Elaborate website to keep up to date with these and all our clients.

AtoBviaC Charts New Course With Elaborate

Elaborate Communications is delighted to announce it has been commissioned to provide Public Relations representation for AtoBviaC, the leading producer of marine distance tables for the global shipping industry.

AtoBviaC was formed in 2003 by a group of Master Mariners and software developers whose unique combination of expertise – totalling more than 360 years marine experience between them – combines to produce these accurate and widely-used marine software applications.

The company was originally founded to update the BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables and has since recalculated a great many distances to take account of new routeing and environmental considerations and to include a large number of new ports and terminals not included in the old version of the tables. Carried out on a thoroughly professional and consistent basis, these new distances, continually expanded and developed, are now available to the whole of the marine industry.

AtoBviaC has permission to use the trade marks “BP” and the Helios of BP plc to indicate BP’s development of the published BP Shipping Marine Distance Tables.

Bill Morris, Director of AtoBviaC plc, said: “The Distances from the BP Shipping Tables underpin many commercial and operational activities. There is a need for the industry to know what these distances are, to have confidence in their computation and to have immediate access to the calculation of new distances and routeings whenever they are required. We believe Elaborate Communications can assist us to highlight these vital tools to our potential clients and the marine industry as a whole.”

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications, said: “AtoBviaC Plc is an established company with a wealth of experience and with an international client base which includes many of the world’s major owners, charterers and brokers. We look forward to working closely with them to increase awareness of their expertise throughout the wider shipping industry.”

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Elaborate to represent Hutton’s of Hull

Elaborate Communications has broadened its reach into the burgeoning British ship supply sector by taking on full Public Relations and Media Buying responsibilities for Hutton & Co. (Ship Chandlers) Ltd of Hull.

Hutton’s, as it is known, is one of the UK’s premier specialist marine suppliers, and offers a wide range of products and services to the international Shipping and Offshore Industry worldwide. It operates out of offices in Aberdeen, Leith/Edinburgh, Middlesborough, Hull/Immingham, Southampton and now Milford Haven through its recent acquisition of Pan Europe Ship Supply Ltd.

Current clients served by Elaborate Communications include:

For more information on any of our clients please call +44 (0) 1296 682356 or email smoloney@elabor8.co.uk or dmunford@elabor8.co.uk