WSS Director Addresses CLIA Forum on 'Navigating Change'

MarineLink.com
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Andrew Sheriff: Photo credit WSS

Andrew Sheriff, Business Director Safety at Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) spoke to leading cruise industry representatives at the recent CLIA Leadership Forum in Miami, explaining what drives his team when it comes to continuously developing its portfolio.

During his presentation “Navigating Change - Innovation on equipment and life cycle”, Sheriff offered views on innovation from a supplier’s perspective. He stated that only by creating real value through the development and implementation of new ideas would WSS, as the world’s largest ship supplier, be able to pass on tangible benefits to its global cruise customers.

Andrew Sheriff said: “When we look at developing products, services and the wider business, we look closely at industry trends and ask what factors are driving the need for change. Ultimately, though, we can see that the changing demands of our customers in relation to their commercial operations have the most influence. Cruise operators are looking to streamline operations and ensure that they stay within budget while standing up to the rigours of increasingly complex regulation.”

Sheriff cited the Liferaft Exchange (LRE) concept for the safety market as one business model developed by WSS which has had significant success. Today, this game-changer, offering faster, more efficient and highly cost-effective ways for owners and operators to manage their liferaft servicing and replacements has become somewhat of an industry standard in addition to the traditional liferaft servicing model.

He added: “This kind of innovative thinking allows us to take a small idea and ensure that it has a big impact on the business lifecycle. Our customers expect the best from us. So we must always look for better ways to deliver on their expectations. Programmes such as LRE strengthen our portfolio so it matches the needs of our customers.”
 
 

Maritime Reporter June 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will

Transas Shifts Sole Focus to Maritime Sector

Arranging new changes to its brand positioning, the Transas Group informs it will now focus its efforts solely in the maritime market.   The group’s shareholders

Gondan Delivers Patrol Boats Rio Belelle, Rio Agueda

Gondan GRP Division has handed over two 36 knots maximum speed patrol boats. Yesterday the GRP Patrol Boats built for the Maritime Service of the Spanish Guardia

Cruise Ship Trends

TUI Cruises Orders 2 More Ships from Meyer Turku

Meyer Turku to build Mein Schiff 7 and 8 for TUI Cruises  TUI Cruises GmbH and Meyer Turku Oy signed an agreement for the construction of two new cruise ships,

Transnet Awards Bid for Cape Town Cruise Terminal

Transnet National Ports Authority awarded the V&A Waterfront (Pty) Ltd the status of Preferred Bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town, Transnet said on Tuesday.

Cruise Ship Collides with Tanker off Gallipoli

A Celestyal Cruises ship suffered structural damage to its bow and was forced to dock at Turkey’s port of Gallipoli after it collided with the Marshal Islands-flagged

Education/Training

USMMA's Class of 2019 Arrives for Indoctrination

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (USMMA) today welcomed its incoming Class of 2019, consisting of 255 plebe candidates representing 46 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

New Simulators for Dutch Inland Navigation Center

The Maritieme Academie Holland has selected VSTEP as simulator partner for its new Inland Navigation Center in Harlingen, signing a deal that includes the purchase

Beier Radio is now Beier Integrated Systems

For 70 years, Beier Radio has provided engineering, sales, and service for marine electronics around the globe. As the corporation marks its 70th anniversary,

People in the News

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

Statoil to Suspend Saipem Rig Contract

Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Wednesday it will suspend a rig contract with Italy's Saipem due to overcapacity in its rig portfolio. The suspension of

Shell Steps Closer to Arctic Drilling

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service authorized the nonlethal, incidental, and unintentional take of small numbers of polar bears and Pacific walrus that result

Logistics

Kenyan Port Workers Strike Over Higher Health Costs

More than 2,000 workers at East Africa's biggest port in Kenya's coastal city Mombasa went on strike on Wednesday protesting an increase in the amount they will

A/S Trumf Bunker Joins KPI Bridge Oil Group

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced the take over of A/S Trumf Bunker. A/S

Union Vows More Channel Tunnel Disruption

Ferry workers will disrupt traffic through the sub-sea Channel tunnel between France and Britain for 48 hours from midday on Thursday, a union official said. "We

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1749 sec (6 req/sec)