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Proud GOLD Partners at SHIPPINGInsight 2021 Bridging the Decade, Fleet Optimization & Innovation

The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is proud to announce that it is a Gold partner of SHIPPINGInsight 2021. Focusing on fleet optimisation and innovation the virtual event, which runs from 11th to 13th October, will provide a forum for shipowners and solution providers to exchange ideas and discuss challenges facing the industry during this period of transformation.

The BMA will be hosting two of the key sessions to be held on the middle day of the conference, the first of which will take place at 2pm on Tuesday 12th October. Captain Steve Bomgardner, The BMA’s Regional Managing Director will be introducing the discussion which will address the multiple threats to shipping such as pandemics, geo-political forces, cyber, piracy and economic security. The panel will explore shipping’s greatest strengths and weaknesses, and will also examine where the opportunities lie.

Regional Director (Americas) & Global Business Development Director

1400: Plenary | All Hands: Bridging the Decade of defence, Captain Steven Bomgardner, Regional Director (Americas) & Global Business Development Director will be chairing the session.

Keynote Address – ADM Thad Allen, USCG (Ret), HudsonAnalytix

With each passing decade, the world gets more dangerous. Shipping is faced with multiple threats: pandemics, geo-political forces, cyber, piracy, and economic security. How is a company to navigate choppy waters?

Panellists include:

  • Host Introduction – Captain Steven Bomgardner, Regional Managing Directory, Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Risk Management – Joseph Hughes, President and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau
  • Cyber – Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix
  • Crisis Management – Jim Lawrence, Founding Partner, MTI Network
  • Shipowner’s View –
  • Boriana Farrar, Chief Legal Office-Patriot Contract Services
  • Bart Kelleher, CEO, Chembulk

Later the same afternoon Captain Dwain Hutchinson, The BMA’s Managing Director and CEO, will be hosting a session focusing on safety on the high seas. The discussion will be investigating how well the industry has dealt with the COVID crisis and whether shipowners have the tools they need to support their mariners.

Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO.

1530: Deep Dive – Safety on the High Seas hosted by Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO.

Panellists include:

  • Host & Moderator: Captain Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO, Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Rachael White, Co-Founder, CSSS
  • Guy Platten, International Chamber of Shipping
  • The Reverend Mark Nestlehutt, President & Executive Director, Seamen’s Church Institute
  • Angie Hartmann, Executive Vice President of Crew Affairs, Starbulk