Crew Trends

Start date: 22nd Nov 2018, 19:00
Venue: ACM, Monaco
Speaker: Mr. Mark O'Neil, President, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd

Topic description:

Presentation will look at the importance of enhanced level hospitality training; the use of digitalisation to achieve optimisation of crew management; different hardware and software tools available for the crew’s benefit; the importance of our Performance Optimisation Control Room for effective crew management and optimisation; the need for modern Human Resource Management approaches and tools to encourage retention, health and career development; the importance of the Human Element, adherence to core values and policies; the need for healthy catering and exercise.


Mark O'Neil is the President of Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd. A maritime lawyer by profession, as a Partner with Stephenson Harwood LLP and Reed Smith LLP for 17 years, Mark headed up international law firm Reed Smith LLP's German Shipping Team, and also co-lead the firm's Offshore Department. His clients included Ship Owners, Charterers, Insurers, Management Companies, Banks, Oil Companies and Offshore Contractors worldwide with a particular focus on the German, Scandinavian, Greek, Dutch, South American and Cypriot markets. He therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the shipping, ship management, banking and offshore sectors.

Mark chairs and/or speaks at numerous maritime and banking conferences and seminars worldwide. He is a passionate advocate of performance optimisation within the shipping and ship management industry and regularly speaks on this matter together with the related topic of digitalisation.