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Greek Shipping Leading the Way

Greek Shipping Leading the Way
Tony Allen, Director (Greece), North P&I Club Greek Shipping Leading the Way By Tony Allen, Director (Greece), North P&I Club It is nearly a decade since the global crisis began and Greek shipping has proven its ability to weather the storm. With freight rates improving a little at least in some...
May 17th, 2018 | Company Profiles, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, Marine Insurance, News, P and I Clubs, Person Profiles | Read More

The path to digital classification.

The path to digital classification.
Ioannis Chiotopoulos After a fast start, DNV GL continues to pick up the pace in the digital transformation of its classification services. by Ioannis Chiotopoulos DNV GL, Piraeus “We started looking into machine learning as a tool for modernizing classification in 2016,” says Morten Østby, Senior...
May 4th, 2018 | Classification Societies, Company Profiles, Featured, Insight, IT and Communications, News | Read More

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?

Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done?
Constandinos Karikoglou Reducing OPEX and Off-Hire at the same time. Can it be done? by Constandinos Karikoglou* …More often than not, your ship condition suffers, as a direct consequence of ill use of office human resources, and bad cooperation within and between office departments. The recent market...
May 2nd, 2018 | Communication, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Insight, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Technical | Read More

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants

Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants
Giovanni Varriale Technological characterization of natural zeolites for the removal of inorganic pollutants by Giovanni Varriale* Natural zeolites represent some of the most important inorganic ionic exchangers. Nowadays, considering their high availability and low cost, zeolites are used in a wide...
May 1st, 2018 | Featured, Insight, Oceanology, Pollution, Underwater Shipping | Read More

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention

Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention
State tourism secretary Ana Mendes Godinho at WTM. Portugal’s Alentejo attracts international attention By Graciete Amaro My native province of Alentejo, Portugal, is increasingly in the spotlight of the tourism industry – although officials are making sure they expand the business at a careful pace. Alentejo...
November 15th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Featured, Food and Drink, Holidays, Tourism | Read More

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale

Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale
Princess Michael: big cats close to her heart. Princess Michael of Kent’s new book A Cheetah’s Tale By James Brewer “They are so beautiful – don’t you love them?” says Princess Michael of Kent, gesturing to the slide on the screen. “They” are cheetahs, and Her Royal Highness speaks from...
October 27th, 2017 | Books, Clubs, Events, Featured, People and Places | Read More

Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus

Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus
Winston Churchill portrait by Barbara Kaczmarowska Hamilton. Winston Churchill: Aspects in Focus By James Brewer Winston Churchill deserves to be much better recognised for the “the extraordinary contribution he made in the First World War” to the campaign by Britain and its allies, a leading military...
September 24th, 2017 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Featured | Read More

IMO Secretary-General’s opening address

IMO  Secretary-General’s opening address
IMO’S Secretary-General Kitack Lim Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC), 71st session, 3-7 July (opening address) Address by the Secretary-General at the opening of the 71st session of the MEPC Thank you Mr. Chair, Excellences, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, Good morning,...
July 6th, 2017 | Climate, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Emissions, Environment, Featured, IMO, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Organisations, Pollution | Read More

Visas of Life…

Visas of Life…
Seafarer heroes. Visas of Life: how Japanese diplomats and seafarers saved Jewish refugees By James Brewer Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat at the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania in 1940, is greatly honoured in Japan. Flouting his government’s instructions and its alliance with Nazi Germany, he...
June 27th, 2017 | Featured, Military, Politics and Government, Religion | Read More

The Pursuit of Value

The Pursuit of Value
Lars Fischer, Managing Director of Softship Data Processing For a function that is so fundamental to the day to day operations of every shipping company, ship agency is an area of the maritime industry that is rarely subject to the same level of discussion, of ongoing scrutiny or analysis as other core...
May 31st, 2017 | Featured, News, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Shipmanagement | Read More

A million senses from Greece

A million senses from Greece
Aggela Menni, Kostas Boulazeris and Vivi Sidirofagi We  dream to live in an autism friendly world “A million senses is a social start up, created in 2016, to design autism friendly holidays in Greece for people within the autism spectrum and their families.” There are a million different stories...
January 22nd, 2017 | Featured, Health and Safety, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, Markets, Tourism | Read More

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2016: The Winners

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2016: The Winners
  Laskaridis, Efthymiou and Hajioannou win major awards as nearly 1,200 turn out for shipping awards gala – Thenamaris, Samos Steamship, National Bank of Greece and Helmepa Junior among those honoured – A NEW RECORD attendance and a host of celebrities contributed to the success of the...
December 5th, 2016 | Associations, Awards, Events, Featured, People and Places | Read More

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria

Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria
Kastoria: 1930s community cohesion. Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria. Superb documentary chronicles forgotten history By James Brewer Strolling through Kastoria, a tranquil city of northern Greece perched on an isthmus by a lake teeming with fish and blessed with grand mountain scenery, you would...
September 30th, 2016 | Events, Featured, Film Industry, Press and Media | Read More

Egypt: New report reveals illegal trade in sea turtles in Alexandria continues

Egypt: New report reveals illegal trade in sea turtles in Alexandria continues
A new report by MEDASSET reveals that sea turtles are being illegally traded openly once again in the fish markets of Alexandria, Egypt, and that covert trading persists. Sea turtle captivity, trade and slaughter was recorded in 6 fish markets in 3 areas of Alexandria. Fishermen in Alexandria reported...
July 5th, 2016 | Charity, Corruption, Environment, Featured, News, Oceanology, Reports | Read More

How translation helps firms grow their business…

How translation helps firms grow their business…
Alex Fiddler of Eurotext Ltd   How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally By Alex Fiddler* How translation helps firms grow their business by enabling them to sell their products globally. An overview of language solutions: In recent years we...
June 20th, 2016 | Associations, Comment, Communication, Consumers Market, Featured, HR, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm

Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm
Fabrizio Vettosi Shipping Finance Pattern, a New Paradigm By Fabrizio Vettosi* “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds”. Posidonia  2016 offers the opportunity for further reflections within the shipping community, weighing up the opposing...
June 4th, 2016 | Banking, Featured, Insight, Markets, Shipfinance | Read More

Legal implications for business after Brexit…

Legal implications for business after Brexit…
London lawyers Silvia Campeanu and John Walmsley. Legal implications for business after Brexit. London lawyer John Walmsley warns that full exit could take up to 10 years By James Brewer Britain may face a longer transition process than many commentators forecast if the electorate votes in the June...
May 30th, 2016 | Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Featured, HR, Markets, Organisations, Politics and Government | Read More

Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector…

Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector…
David Page of AXA Investment Managers. Brexit would hurt UK economy and financial services sector, Lloyd’s Market Association audience hears By James Brewer Britain would be likely to suffer “a significant adverse economic impact” from leaving the European Union, a packed meeting of underwriters...
March 4th, 2016 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Featured, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Markets, News, Trade and Commerce | Read More

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…

The attractive low BDI now makes waves…
John Faraclas Amidst the economic and geopolitical turmoil one should not lose the appetite for gains; John Faraclas explains: With plus four points, the BDI at 322 is more than an attractive component to invest if you are capable these turbulent days the world of trade and transport lives! The Capers...
February 24th, 2016 | Academia, Associations, Canals, Comment, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Energy, Featured, Holidays, HR, Immigration, Inland Waterways, Liner Shipping and Trade, LNG, Markets, Military, Mining, News, Oil Industry, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships, Sales and Purchases, Ship Demolitions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Indices, Short-sea shipping, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game

Blue MBA: strategic further business education the name of the game
Education is the most important aspect in all sectors of our lives, conversely Maritime Education in our multi-diversified / multi-disciplined industry; the most important industry of all on Planet Ocean! John Faraclas writes, video filming by Anny J. Zade: For nearly five years in allaboutshipping.co.uk...
December 13th, 2015 | Academia, Communication, Company Profiles, Consulting, Consumers Market, Energy, Environment, Events, Featured, HR, Insight, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Organisations, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Reports, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shipping Centers, Story of the Month, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

WISTA Denmark and WISTAs of the north

WISTA Denmark and WISTAs of the north
Irene Rosberg, president of WISTA Denmark WISTAs of the north Meeting with WISTA-Denmark:  John Faraclas reports; videos by Anny J. Zade: I guess you all know over the last 30 years or so via my articles and speeches to international fora of  accepting the important and decisive role women play too,...
December 10th, 2015 | Associations, Clubs, Communication, Featured, HR, News, Organisations, People and Places, Shipping Centers, What Others Say, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…

A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages…
The five-horse feat A ‘sea’ without waves but beset by mirages: the Puszta in Hungary and its mesmerising vistas James Brewer joins fellow tourists on a horse-drawn safari to view the pastoral beauty of eastern Hungary Europe’s largest grassland plain is far away from any shoreline, but it has...
October 10th, 2015 | Archaeology, Associations, Environment, Featured, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Photography, Reports, Tourism | Read More

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…

The alarming Migrants saga continues worse than ever before…
Outside a temporary…accomodation: washed clothes hanging before the migrants departure to Piraeus… We have numerous times in writing expressed our dismay from the way the Migrants saga is being tackled by governments, politicians, organisations, ngo’s and others over the last four years,...
August 13th, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Defense, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, Medical, Piracy and Terrorism, Safety and Security | Read More

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!

Alma Anaptixis spells it out!
The panellists A “Friendly Society of the 21st  Century which will bring together people, think tanks, groups and political parties in an effort to create a productive and innovative Greece”; this is how Prof. George Bitros, president of the its steering committee,  “branded” ALMA ANAPTIXIS...
July 22nd, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Banking, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Consumers Market, Corruption, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Featured, HR, Markets, News, Organisations, Politics and Government, Shipping Centers | Read More

The despicable Migrants saga continues…

The despicable Migrants saga continues…
A helicopter searching for migrants Shame shame shame! The despicable Migrants saga continues with one more incident, this time in Greece and in particular in eastern Crete, at the port of Sitia where one more boat with illegal immigrants, victims of migrants traders/traffickers safely arrived. John...
July 22nd, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, EEZ, Featured, Health and Safety, HR, Immigration, News, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More