1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit to …

first_img Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit has garnered worldwide attention. The Summit to be held on February 25th 2014 under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of the Executive Office has been organized by Drydocks World & Maritime World in partnership with Mare Forum. The event to be held at Madinat Jumeriah has generated overwhelming interest & participation from both the regional and international marine, maritime and shipping sectors. This professional forum will bring together policy makers and chief executives of industry in a decisive dialogue and debate, where business strategy and policy-making for today and tomorrow’s issues can be realized with optimal results. As top international business leaders will be in Dubai to formulate The Big Picture for the Marine, Maritime and offshore industry.The event has also drawn interest from many sponsors & these include Dubai Maritime City, The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries, The Emirates Classification (Tasneef) The Emirates Classification (Tasneef) Emirates Classification – Tasneef, RINA Group- Italy, Al Ghurair Resources, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Mubarak Marine, the Marshall Islands Registry, Lloyd’s Register, GMS Leadership, Robban Assafina Magazine and Ship to Shore and many more.The Summit will focus on topics relating to global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy, its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry. Year 2013 turned out to be well-balanced for global energy markets. Demand has risen from Asian markets and competition from unconventional hydrocarbon production has increased and this represents shifts in the established global energy order. Besides, demand due to increased population and economic growth and ensuing power requirements has placed heavy emphasis on the use of alternative and renewable energy sources to attain sustainable development.Industry experts expect global energy consumption to rise by 41 percent from 2012 to 2035. That’s an annual growth rate of 1.5 percent. Most of that increase will come from the emerging economies while energy use in the advanced countries will increase, mainly because of new efficiencies. Oil, natural gas and coal will each comprise about 27 percent of the energy mix with the rest coming from nuclear, hydroelectricity and renewable sources. Natural gas consumption is expected increase at 1.9 percent a year. The role of gas in an expanding energy market, opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market will be discussed.The event will examine the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. The dry bulker market utilization is set to improve from this year with increase in demand. The tanker market is changing in favour of product tankers due to a forecasted increase in tonne-mile demand for all types of product types. The VLCC fixture activity is also seen to be picking up gradually giving a positive outlook for the future. Market issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management are other topics that would be discussed. The future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster in the light of Dubai dynamics of today and the future for the next 10 to 20 years and beyond will be discussed. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will also be covered.His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World and Chairman of Mare Forum Dubai said, “We are truly honored to have such global business leaders who will not only discuss and exchange thoughts but will formulate opinion and present conclusions and synthesis over the future of the marine and maritime industry. This forum is a comprehensive one, which will provide a total new outlook to future maritime business. The Global leaders will spend the 2nd day on special business discussion and visits to major maritime centers. The event will focus global attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai as a critical hub for the industry. This is the first of a series of international forums in Dubai with focus on world-wide recognition of the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai, the UAE & the region within industry circles.”The speakers and discussion panelists are drawn from high profile personalities from various sectors in the industry and will include Jannis Kostoulas, President Mare Forum; Rashed Al Hebsi, CEO, TASNEEF; Ugo Salerno, Group CEO, RINA; Djamal Djoury, CEO, Ghurair Resources; Roberto Giorgi, Honorary President, V.Ships; Chris Wiernicki, CEO & President, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) ; Henrik O. Madsen, Group CEO – DNV GL; Robert Lorenz-Meyer, Chairman, Ernst Russ GmbH & Co. KG and Past President BIMCO; Jan Fransen, Managing Director, Green Award Foundation; Alexander M. Economides, Director, EPT USA; Theofilos Xenakoudis, Worldwide Business Operations Officer, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry; Marco Albers, Head of Transport & Export Finance, Managing Director, DekaBank; Kevin Tang, Director, Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Dato’ Jude P. Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny, Singapore; and several others leaders from globally renowned shipping and maritime organizations. Drydocks World, January 27, 2014last_img read more

DDay veteran recalls recovery from attacker who left him for dead as

Jim Booth dances with the Duchess of Cornwall during the 70th Anniversary of VJ DayCredit: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images He underwent commando training in Scotland was equipped with a Fairbairn Sykes dagger which he still has today.After navigating through minefields they arrived at the easternmost point of Sword Beach on June 4 – the day before the original invasion was planned – and anchored on the seabed just 300m from the shore, so close they could see German soldiers playing football on the sand. “They had no idea what was coming to them,” he says.But an incoming storm delayed the invasion for 24 hours leaving Booth and his colleagues trapped underwater with oxygen running out.  Credit: Paul Grover/ THE TELEGRAPH “He left me for dead but I suppose I was lucky,” he says, speaking exclusively to the Telegraph. “Surviving the war was pure luck and this was the same again.”Recalling the attack he remembers being “bashed about the head” before waking up “covered in blood” and crawling to a neighbour’s house to raise the alarm. “They told me from the fractures on my hands that I must have hit him back,” he adds.  Their mission complete the men returned to Portsmouth as heroes. But after just 10 days of leave he was sent to Burma to operate behind enemy lines. A father of four with four grandchildren and two great grandchildren, he stresses the importance of educating the next generation and has been a regular presence at landmark anniversaries of the Second World War. In 2015 he danced a waltz with the Duchess of Cornwall at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of VJ day.His daughter, Vicky, who is accompanying her father back to Normandy, believes it is his iron will which has enabled his recovery. “He just pushes his way through things and always thinks of others before himself,” she says. “I’m so proud of him. He is our family hero.”   “They went right past us and we waved to each other,” he says.  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Jim Booth dances with the Duchess of Cornwall during the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day Jim Booth Jim Booth A special forces commando whose top secret operation launched the D-Day assault on Sword Beach, Lieutenant Jim Booth made it through the war and his entire military career remarkably unscathed. Indeed he reached the age of 96 without ever breaking a bone, until a brutal attack at his home in Taunton, Somerset, left him with two depressed skull fractures and doctors preparing his family for the worse.The 40-year-old assailant hit Booth six times on the head with a claw hammer after forcing his way into his home posing as a builder. He was jailed in 2018 for 20 years for attempted murder.But Lt Booth is made of tougher stuff than his cowardly attacker could ever have imagined. Despite the severity of his injuries he has recovered to travel back to Normandy later this week for the first time since the attack to honour the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. On Wednesday he will be in Portsmouth for the national commemorations attended by the Queen. In the early hours of June 6 the green light came through. Booth rigged the submarine with lights, signals and radar to direct the Allies in. “We surfaced as planned at 4.30am and it was a dream to breathe in the lovely fresh air,” he recalls. Following what seemed like an interminable wait he recalls heavy bombers pounding the beach and ten minutes later the battleships opening up miles out at sea. “Then suddenly the mist cleared and the sight of all the ships coming towards us was just incredible,” he says. The first vessels to pass bore the specially-developed amphibious DD tanks. The 97-year-old, who still suffers excruciating headaches as a result of his injuries, speaks with the modesty characteristic of so many of the 250 Normandy veterans aboard the Royal British Legion-chartered ship MS Boudicca which on Wednesday night sets sail for Normandy.But his actions at D-Day, for which he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for outstanding gallantry, played a vital role in ensuring the success of the landings. It was from Portsmouth harbour 75 years ago that Lt Booth slipped out on one of two miniature submarines known as an X-craft on a top secret mission of the utmost importance – to be the first British vessels to reach Sword Beach directing the massed armada in.If they were captured or gave away their position it would have put the whole invasion at peril. Should the landings be delayed for more than three days their orders were to scupper their submarine, swim to shore, and join the French Resistance.  Such peril was exactly what Booth had in mind when he abandoned his degree in medicine at Cambridge University in the first term aged 18 to join the Royal Navy. After writing to a senior officer requesting a more active role he was recruited to a special unit termed the Combined Operations Pilotage and Reconnaissance Party. “I was young and idiotic enough to ask for something more exciting,” he says.  Jim BoothCredit:Paul Grover read more