Five amazing images have earned iPads for their photographers as InterManager #shippositive campaign to show the upside of the shipping industry attracts big response

A social media campaign by InterManager, the international trade body for the shipmanagement sector, has attracted a widespread response from throughout the international shipping industry with seafarers and maritime workers keen to illustrate the positive side of their business.

The campaign’s five judges have now completed their challenging deliberations and chosen the five winning entries from the numerous images posted across social media – on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter (X).

Five brand new iPad devices will soon be winging their way across the world to their lucky recipients whose images the judges felt best illustrated the positive side of the global shipping industry.

The winning images are:
•    Sporting Ties by Kamil Kielek
•    Happy Place by Wiktoria Ossiak
•    Teamwork by Robert Ragadio
•    Jump for Joy by MJ Villasis
•    Southampton Ships by Nick Vass

The judges were drawn from across the international shipping community and included: Associate Professor Lars Lippuner, Director Warsash Maritime School; Christina Liviakis, Director of Business Development, American Ship Repair and President WISTA USA; Bjorn Jebsen, ship and crew manager and former InterManager President; and Jean Pontila, Second Officer sailing with Jebsen PTC Maritime; as well as InterManager Secretary General Capt Kuba Szymanski.

Announcing the winners Capt Szymanski said: “It was wonderful to see all the positive images of shipping spread across social media over the past few months. I’m delighted that so many maritime colleagues took the time to take and post photographs to show the positive side of their industry and I congratulate the worthy winners on their excellent images.”