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The Shipping Exchange

From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, shipping is an integral part of our society. As an island nation, the UK maritime industry handles over 95% of all imports and exports by volume and directly employs an estimated 152,000 people.The Shipping Exchange is a new podcast that aims to explore the latest developments across the industry, bringing together expert panellists to challenge the world view and discuss the topics that matter most.

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Cyber Security

The maritime industry is undergoing a technological revolution - but despite the increased safety and environmental friendliness of such advances, they are not without risks. In this episode we will look at whether the industry is ready to step-up to the challenges that cyber-security brings.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search 'The Shipping Exchange' on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

42mins

29 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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Life at Sea

Everyday millions of seafarers play their part in keeping the world turning. They come from many different nationalities and backgrounds and often spend long periods of time away from family and loved ones. In our latest episode we are joined by four seafarers who discuss what life is like at sea, including the ups, downs and everything in-between of being a seafarer.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search The Shipping Exchange on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram! 

40mins

18 Sep 2019

Rank #2

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Planning your Career

Finding your first job as a newly qualified officer can be a challenge. In this episode, we've partnered with Stellamar to discuss which areas of the maritime industry are experiencing growth, how to stand out to recruiters and writing the perfect CV.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search The Shipping Exchange on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!Sponsored by Stellamar - visit www.stellamar.co.uk for more information.

24mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Orals Prep

Preparing for your oral examination can be incredibly stressful and seem like an impossible challenge. We’ve put together this episode to give some hints and tips on how best to prepare and stay focused leading up the big day.Sponsored by Whitehorse Maritime, visit www.whitehorsemaritime.com for more information.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search The Shipping Exchange on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

36mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Marine Insurance

Over a dozen Lloyd's syndicates have dropped marine underwriting in recent months, with more assessing whether to drop out. In this episode, we ask what is happening in the world of marine insurance and what's next.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search The Shipping Exchange on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

37mins

14 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Autonomous Ships

Science-Fact or Science-Fiction? Love them or loath them, autonomous ships are coming. In what capacity remains unclear but, according to Rolls-Royce, “autonomous shipping is the future of the maritime industry". In this episode we will look at what value, if any, autonomous shipping can provide and whether the maritime industry is ready for autonomous vessels.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search 'The Shipping Exchange' on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

39mins

3 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Future Skills

Is seafarer training outdated and in need of a radical overhaul?In our latest episode, out now, we explore the potential impact of new technologies on maritime training, the hard and soft skills seafarers require for the future and investigate the changing qualifications landscape. Sponsored by V Group, visit www.vgrouplimited.co.uk for more informationVisit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search The Shipping Exchange on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram! 

39mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #7

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Careers at Sea

The Merchant Navy attracts individuals from all walks of life, and this fast moving and technologically advanced industry requires highly trained seafarers working across navigation, engineering and electro-technical disciplines at both officer and rating levels. In this episode we will look at what it takes to become a seafarer!Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search 'The Shipping Exchange' on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

40mins

27 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Seafarer Training

In our final episode of the series, we look at what more can be done to support newly qualified officers in the industry and assess whether seafarer training needs to adapt to the 21st century. Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and for social media search 'The Shipping Exchange' on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

38mins

27 Mar 2019

Rank #9

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Gender Balance

According to recent figures from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, women currently make up fewer than 2% of the global maritime workforce. This statistic reflects how, historically, seafaring has been viewed as a male-dominated industry. In this episode we discuss why women may be less likely to pursue a career at sea and what more can be done to support women in the maritime industry.Visit www.theshippingexchange.co.uk and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

35mins

16 Jan 2019

Rank #10