For its sixth Webinar in the Covid-19: A Leadership Perspective series, which takes place on July 22nd, at 12.30 pm UAE time, The Maritime Standard is offering something very different. Four senior shipping company executives will participate alongside captains and officers onboard one of the vessels in each of their respective fleets in a unique session with the theme ‘Live from boardroom to bridge.’ This will bring together shore-based perspectives of the Covid-19 challenges for shipping with the first-hand experiences of those on the front line, at sea, in what is sure to be an enlightening and thought-provoking webinar.

The ashore panelists, Ali Shehab, Chief Executive, KOTC; Harjeet Joshi, Chairperson and Managing Director, The Shipping Corporation of India and Imtiaz Shaikh, Chairman, will each discuss the challenges presented by owning, operating, managing and manning vessels, and supporting the crew of ships in their fleet, during the pandemic. The event will also give a chance for ships’ captains to highlight practical issues in terms of port calls, time at sea, crew welfare, and testing and treating crew members during the global crisis. Collectively and individually they will be able to paint a clear picture of what it has been like for ocean-going, and shore-based, staff; the improvements that have been made since the onset of the crisis; the issues that remain; and long term future prospects.

The webinar will last for around 2 hours. Two panel discussion segments will be followed by a final section where panelists will get the chance to answer questions posted by attendees from around the world.

The webinar will focus on:

  • Ensuring seafarer welfare

  • Maintaining good communications between ship and shore

  • Port call issues

  • Treating and testing crew members

  • Key current challenges

  • Likely long-term changes to shipboard practice

  • The importance of digital technology

  • Ship management issues


Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi (Guest Speaker)

Group CEO

Abu Dhabi Ports

Ali Shehab


Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

H.K. Joshi

Chairperson & MD – The Shipping Corporation of India

Imtiaz Shaikh


Tomini Group

Capt. Wael Fares

Gas Al Mubarakiah

Kuwait Oil Tanker Company

Capt. Kiran Krishnaji Joshi

Desh Vibhor

The Shipping Corporation of India

Capt. Roman Morgun

Tomini Dynasty

Tomini Shipping

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