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John E. O’Malley

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Greg Trauthwein

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Rob Howard

Web Editor

Eric Haun

It was a predictably cold afternoon in London in mid-March when I had the opportu- the ? rst glance at MarTID: The Mari-

Web Contributor nity to visit with Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organiza- time Training Insights Database. There

Michelle Howard

Early for the meeting, as I sat in the lobby at 4, Albert Em- are thousands of surveys in the mari- tion (IMO) in his of? ce.

Editorial Contributors

Elaine Maslin - Scotland bankment waiting for my appointed time, a group of about 50 young school children time market, but this one is particularly

Tom Mulligan - UK

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil were offered a warm place to sit in the IMO lobby and wait for their school bus, near and dear to me because we actively

Peter Pospiech - Germany

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia which was running more than an hour late picking them up from a nearby ? eld trip. participated in the creation and commu-


But the IMO staff didn’t simply offer the children a comfortable place out of the nication of MarTID starting almost two

Irina Vasilets

Nicole Ventimiglia elements to quietly wait; a pair of staff came over to talk to the children, explaining years ago.

Corporate Staff to them about the IMO, its mission and the importance of the maritime industry to In 2017 World Maritime University,

Mark O’Malley, Marketing Manager

Esther Rothenberger, Accounting the world. I had to leave before the story was done … in retrospect perhaps I should Marine Learning Systems and our com- have taken notes! But to me this was a simplistic and appropriate back-drop to the pany, New Wave Media signed a Mem-

Information Technology

Vladimir Bibik three hours I had with the Secretary General ahead. orandum of Understanding as partners

Emin Yuce

Having served this industry for 26 years, I know full well the laundry list of gripes for a new initiative to help study global


Kathleen Hickey and complaints regarding the IMO – for that m atter, most any legislative body rul- maritime training practices. MarTID is ing the maritime market – because invariably discussion and mandate from these the result: a non-commercial initiative


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General was timely, as it was just a few weeks ahead of IMO’s Marine Environ- data on how maritime manages and

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John Cagni 631-472-2715 +1 reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions 50% by 2050 (see story, page 40). tencies and the effects of drivers, such

Frank Covella

Regardless of your perception of the organization, Kitack Lim is passionate about as technology, on this training. Key +1 561 732 1659 all matters maritime, both knowledgeable and inquisitive, grilling me as much as I ? ndings and insights from the report are

Mitch Engel +1 561 732 0312 was him as he was genuinely interested to learn from different points of view. featured starting on page 66, while the

Mike Kozlowski

Without question this Secretary General sits atop IMO at a transcendent period full report can be downloaded at: +1 561 733 2477

Jean Vertucci in the history of maritime. “It has been said that the next 10 or 20 years will see as +1 212 477 6700 ext 6210 much change in shipping as we have experienced in the past 100 years,” he said,

NWM/Others/MarTID2018/ as the speed of technology is racing to, through and around the world maritime

International Sales

Scandinavia & Germany sector. As we traverse the new technology revolution that is centered on digital,

Roland Persson

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Kitack Lim’s plate is overrun with agenda items, each and every one which could

Ystad, Sweden t: +46 411-184 00 f: +46 411 105 31 arguably be number one – decarbonization, digitalization, autonomous ships, ballast water management, cyber security, piracy, protecting the seafarer – take out the dart

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Paul Barrett board and take your pick. For the Secretary General, however, the choice is clear:

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In Lim’s ? rst 27 months at the helm of the world’s leading rule maker for maritime,

Classi? ed Sales +1 212 477 6700 climate change issues have been aggressively discussed and moved forward unlike any other period in maritime history. Gregory R. Trauthwein


John J. O’Malley 1905 - 1980

The full interview with the Secretary General starts on page 34, and the timing and Editor & Associate Publisher

Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000 position of this meeting could not have been better, as starting on page 66 we offer

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