• 22.10.14 Ship simulators to benefit hundreds of officers
  • 20.10.14 Global recognition for rescue crew
  • 15.10.14 Wallem Fleet Personnel Director appointed
  • 25.08.14 Amver Awards presented to Wallem-managed fleet
  • 06.08.14 AO Shipping nominates Wallem for two new-buildings
  • 28.07.14 Search suspended for missing seafarer - MT Sigma Integrity
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  • 18.06.14 Dickson Chin promoted to Ship Agency Managing Director
  • 17.06.14 Wallem's True North magazine is now available - Issue 2 - 2014
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  • 25.04.14 Ioannis Stefanou appointed Global Technical Director
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  • 08.04.14 Hong Kong Shipping Company Leads Awards for Industry
  • 08.04.14 Wallem Scoops Awards Pool
  • 07.04.14 Wallem wins Most Compassionate Employer of Indian Seafarers Award
  • 01.04.14 Wallem's True North magazine is now available - Issue 1 - 2014
  • 10.03.14 Breakbulk China 12-13 March - Wallem offers comprehensive breakbulk services
  • 07.03.14 Cruise Shipping Miami 10-13 March 2014 - Asia expertise essential for consistency of service
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  • 20.11.13 Assistance for typhoon-affected sea and shore staff
  • 18.11.13 Proud delivery of seafarers’ bill of rights
  • 19.08.13 Chief Operating Officer commences as Wallem Strengthens Leadership Team
  • 07.06.13 Wallem Group Strengthens Team with Appointment of New Managing Director of Ship Management
  • 14.05.13 Group opens offices in South Africa to meet client demand
  • 14.05.13 New appointments in Malaysia and Thailand
  • 15.04.13 Wallem Strengthens Executive Team As Delivering Maritime Solutions Becomes New Way Forward for the Group
  • 09.04.13 Wallem Opens First Hub of Expertise in Singapore as it Looks to Establish Strategic Maritime Locations Around the World
  • 24.03.13 "Delivering Maritime Solution" video
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  • 29.10.12 Independent Lifeboat Servicing & Testing
  • 20.10.12 Women of Wallem (WoW) launched in Sri Lanka
  • 19.10.12 HAL / Seabourn cruise agency secured in Vietnam
  • 16.10.12 Tanker Safety
  • 30.09.12 Women of Wallem (WoW) active in Philippines
  • 29.09.12 Freight forwarding in Vietnam
  • 28.09.12 Wallem speaks at major Cruise Conference
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  • 05.09.12 ISC and Wallem create ship management alliance
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New Wallem ship simulators to benefit…
New Wallem ship simulators to benefit hundreds of officers
22 October 2014
Hundreds of Eastern European seafarers will benefit from access to state-of-the-art…

Hundreds of Eastern European seafarers will benefit from access to state-of-the-art training equipment launched recently at the Wallem Maritime Training Centre in Odessa, Ukraine. 

The three training simulators - bridge simulator (Transas NT-PRO 5000 5.25), engine room simulator (Transas Techsim 5000 8.3) and liquid cargo handling simulator (Transas LCHS 5000), will be used to simultaneously train deck and engine officers in handling all types of vessels including tankers, container and bulk carriers, and car carriers. Fared_Khan

At the launch of the simulators, Wallem’s Fleet Personnel Director, Fared Khan, explained the simulators are one of the primary means of delivering courses required by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) which establishes the standards for seafarer knowledge and skills. "Nothing is better than hands on training when evaluating capability for making ships safer for everyone onboard" said Captain Khan. 

"The state-of-the-art Transas simulators will assist us to not only refine the officers’ skills leading to operational excellence onboard, but also to train our sea  staff in how best to respond to different non-routine, challenging and critical situations at sea and in port. Integrating previous incidents and lessons learnt will ensure the same mistakes are never repeated in the fleet." Wallem Europe Crew Manager Wiebke Schuett said hundreds of Wallem Ship Management’s masters, officers and engineers will benefit from the simulators, receiving training prior to joining their next vessel. 

“The Wallem Maritime Training Centres in Odessa trains not only Ukrainian officers, but also officers from other Eastern European countries including Russia, Romania, Serbia and Croatia,” said Ms Schuett. “We currently have about 250 officers from the region on board Wallem-managed vessels, and a pool of 700 officers.” 

The training centre in Odessa currently offers 18 courses for Wallem seafarers to keep their knowledge and skills up to date with industry developments and to ensure their – and their colleagues – safety on board. Wallem Ship Management has eight training centres in the Group’s key seafarer recruitment centres in the Philippines, India, China and Eastern Europe.

Global recognition for rescue crew
Global recognition for rescue crew
20 October 2014
The maritime industry has recognised the oldest obligation of the sea with…

The maritime industry has recognised the oldest obligation of the sea with an award for rescue at sea. The Lloyds List Global Awards, presented in London on 30 September, bestowed the Amver Assisted Rescue at Sea Award on the crew of the specialised reefer ship Crown Sapphire for their successful rescue of two sailors from a yacht in the Atlantic Ocean in March 2014. The rescue was accomplished in treacherous weather conditions.

Lloyds List Global Awards 2014Captain Wig, the Crown Sapphire’s commander with almost 25 years’ experience as a captain, gave the order to alter course towards the distressed sailing vessel's position to provide assistance / rescue.

Despite the adverse weather conditions, Captain Wig skilfully manoeuvred the Crown Sapphire to a safe position near the sailing yacht to initiate the rescue operations. The crew of the Crown Sapphire had already prepared the rescue gear and were able to safely rescue the sailors.

All rescue efforts are important, no matter how small, but to be singled out for their efforts is a compliment to the dedication and professionalism of crew members.

Chief Officer Gennady Dubinin was a special guest at Wallem Group’s table at the Awards, and was on stage, along with Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty, to receive the Award on behalf of the Crown Sapphire crew.Chief Officer Gennady Dubinin

Crown Sapphire is a specialised reefer ship operated by NYKCool AB, owned by NYK Reefers Ltd., and managed by Wallem Ship Management.

The Crown Sapphire crew received a letter of commendation for the rescue from the United States Coast Guard which praised the seafarers for their “vigilance during this mission is greatly appreciated and exemplifies the commitment of all mariners, to help others in distress.”

Wallem Fleet Personnel Director appointed
Wallem Fleet Personnel Director appointed
15 October 2014
Fared Khan has been appointed as Wallem Ship Management’s new Fleet Personnel…

Fared Khan, Fleet Personnel DirectorFared Khan has been appointed as Wallem Ship Management’s new Fleet Personnel Director, spearheading the company’s recruitment and retention of professional seafarers. Fared is based in Wallem’s Hong Kong head office.

Simon Doughty, Wallem Group CEO, said the Group wanted to attract and retain qualified and experienced sea staff.

“Seafarers play a central role in our business success, and the person who leads the Fleet Personnel team is significant in defining the type of seafarers we attract,” said Mr Doughty.

“We are fortunate to employ a pool of motivated and qualified seafarers and we want to ensure they stay with Wallem in the long term, and we employ more of these professionals.”

Fared Khan comes with rich experience in tankers, and is a master mariner himself. For many years he led the fleet personnel team at a leading tanker company in Singapore, developing a pool of professional seafarers. During this time, on board injuries (LTIFs) significantly reduced and seafarer engagement increased, improving the on board working and living environment.

Fared will lead Wallem’s Fleet Personnel Teams across Wallem and work closely with our Safety & Insurance Team and Technical Teams to deliver similar results for Wallem.

Wallem has a pool of 12,000 seafarers, employing from India, the Philippines, and China, each nationality making up a third of the pool. The remainder ten per cent are recruited from Eastern Europe, Vietnam, Thailand and Myanmar.