Speaking at this year’s CMA Conference in Connecticut, USA, Gerardo Borromeo, President of InterManager, offered solutions on how the shipping industry can tackle some of the many issues that ship managers are faced with on a daily-basis.
Discussions at the conference where centred around continuous professional development onboard and onshore, and higher levels of efficiency
Gerardo said: “It is through quality people that we will ultimately achieve the results we strive for. Using benchmarking tools such as the Shipping KPIs, process improvement and dynamic systems analysis methodologies to measure performance against standards that help to better manage and define processes and expected output.”
Engagement of all shipping stakeholders is also important to “encourage long term strategic thinking, planning and decision making.”
Borromeo added that: “In an environment challenged by cost constraints and uneven cycles of boom and bust, InterManager’s mantra is driving enhanced operating efficiencies through focused outsourced management services.
“If we are to ensure the sustainability of our businesses and of shipping as the industry that ‘moves the world’, the ability of ship managers and crew managers to deliver a significantly more complete platform of support services is an important strategic consideration.”