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Setting the tone – a podcast series.

Remote capability – equivalence and beyond.

Here we discuss remote capability and how the COVID-19 crisis has transformed the maritime industry's appetite and acceptance of remote technologies.

Across the board, classification societies have seen an increase in remote surveys, but our conversation will focus on developments; how equivalence must evolve to enhance the efficiency of remote capability. What technologies will we need to employ to drive further efficiencies in remote capability, and what will the next step-change look like?

Nicola Good, Global Head of Brand and External Relations for Lloyd's Register, hosts a conversation with Ralph Juhl, Executive Vice President, at Hafnia and James Forsdyke, Head of Product Management for Lloyd's Register.


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About our host, Nicola Good

Nicola Good is the Head of Brand and External Relations for Marine and Offshore at Lloyd’s Register and has worked in the maritime industry for more than two decades. Until November 2018, she was journalism director at IHS Markit, a leading global provider of maritime data, analysis and consulting and the executive editor of Fairplay. Prior to joining IHSM, Nicola was a long-standing member of the Lloyd’s List editorial team and responsible for a number of flagship product launches and was the custodian of the Top 100 listing. She was named Seahorse International Editor of the Year in 2016.

About our participant, Ralph Juhl

Ralph Juhl is Executive Vice President, Technical of Hafnia. Mr Juhl has over 36 years of experience in shipping. He began his career in 1983 as an Ordinary Seaman, and came on shore in 1997 as a Master Mariner. On shore, Mr Juhl has held various technical positions in safety and quality, crewing, and technical organization strategy and development. From 2010, Mr Juhl was instrumental in establishing two shipping companies, Evergas and Hafnia Tankers, where he was responsible for fleet technical operations, newbuilding programs and technical projects. Mr Juhl is a Danish citizen and has resided in Singapore since 2019.

About our participant, James Forsdyke

James has worked for Lloyd’s Register since 2006. Having graduated from the University of Southampton as a Naval Architect, James initially joined LR as a Marine Surveyor working on existing ships and vessel construction in the UK, Dubai, Italy and China. In 2014 James moved from technical into more commercial roles at Lloyd’s Register, initially as a Regional Sales and Marketing Manager based in Singapore and then as Vice President, Hong Kong and Taiwan, responsible for LR’s Marine and Offshore business in the area. James is now Head of Product Management, responsible for commercial ownership of LR’s products and services within their Marine and Offshore business stream.

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