Read expert opinion on industry developments with Waypoints magazine.
Riding the Waves of Industry Innovation
Issue 05 of Waypoints provides a comprehensive view of some of the latest innovations and trends that are shaping our industry.
Expect topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous vessels and Renewable Energy, including discussions on these 'hot topics' from a maritime perspective. In this edition, we also look at War Risks, the Marine Hull Market and a first-hand account aboard a US tug. With articles from West employees as well as external contributors, this Waypoints provides expertise in how to respond to these new challenges.
Also featured in this edition is the history of our London office, as well as the reoccurring popular 'BriefCases' and 'On the Horizon' articles.
Download Waypoints: Issue 05 here
Waypoints 05 - Riding the Waves of Industry Innovation PDF (32.2 MB)
ESG - Navigating a new reality
The theme for this edition of Waypoints is the complicated world of ESG...
Our aim for this issue is to inform and inspire on the opportunity that ESG brings, and delve into how we are navigating this new reality.
Expect topics such as gender imbalance, ESG's role in claims handling, ship recycling and also the reoccurring and popular 'BriefCases' and 'On the Horizon' articles.
Download Waypoints: Issue 04 here
Waypoints 04 - Navigating a new reality PDF (12.1 MB)
The third issue of Waypoints magazine takes a look at the relationship between shipowner and charterer, and honing in on matters such as Salvage and General Average through to War Risk. We have outlined recent arbitration cases that discuss the lessons to be learnt and examine the consequences and potential implications of each decision to a Charterer.
Also included are features from Waves Group on Big Data and the digital revolution, and the National Oceanography Centre on Big Science, which is happening everyday on NOC vessels.
Our Singapore office now has its turn in the spotlight, and we present a range of forthcoming legislative changes that could impact our membership, from EEXI to SEEMP.
Download Waypoints: Issue 03 here
Waypoints 03 - Chartering Matters PDF (52.8 MB)
Wellness at Sea, Wellness on Shore
The second issue of Waypoints magazine takes the mental health of mariners as its focus. Our staff outline beneficial techniques for self-awareness and reflection, highlight compassionate crew welfare policies, look at amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention designed to protect seafarers abandoned by their employers, and emphasise the critical importance of the next steps. Also included are features on the International Group’s ongoing work to provide consistent cover for its stakeholders irrespective of global trading fluctuations, and the wisdom of implementing delay insurance. Our New York branch comes under the office profile spotlight, and we present another round-up of recent arbitrations.
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Waypoints 02 - Wellness at Sea Wellness on Shore PDF (72 MB)
Our launch issue is a cyber-themed special which examines the constant and ever-increasing threat of cyber exposures, and suggests measures by which maritime organisations can mitigate the potential damage to their business. Also included are features on the impact of the pandemic upon seafarers; the encouraging role played by big data within the shipping industry; what can be done to prevent tanker explosions; the advantages offered by electronic bills of lading; plus the first of our regular profiles of West offices in different territories, as well as a round-up of current legal cases.
Download Waypoints: Issue 01
Waypoints 01 - Under Attack PDF (7.9 MB)