Archive for the ‘Charity’ Category

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017

UGS: Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting of 26 June 2017
l to r: Theodore E. Veniamis, Michael D. Chandris, Antonis P.N. Lemos, Dr. Mattheos D. Los, Melina Travlos and Yiannis Platsidakis Piraeus, 26.6.2017 The members of the Union of Greek Shipowners at its Extraordinary General Assembly meeting held on 26 June 2017 unanimously approved the proposal of the...
June 26th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Events, News | Read More

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare

UK P&I Club continues to invest in seafarer welfare
To date more than 1,000 seafarers have benefited from Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea coaching programme, equipping them to better cope with the stresses of life at sea Leading P&I insurance provider renews its support of Sailors’ Society’s Wellness at Sea programme for a further year The...
June 20th, 2017 | Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, Safety and Security | Read More

Mersey Maritime helps secure Merseyside investment…

Mersey Maritime helps secure Merseyside investment…
Councillor George Davies, Deputy Leader, Wirral Council; Mersey Maritime Chief Executive Officer Chris Shirling-Rooke and Martin White, Chief Executive, Stream Marine Training MERSEY MARITIME HELPS SECURE MERSEYSIDE INVESTMENT FOR OFFSHORE TRANING FACILITY Trade representative body Mersey Maritime has...
June 15th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Corporate Social Responsibility, Finance, Jobs, Maritime Education and Training, News | Read More

Gill Whittaker has gone

Gill Whittaker has gone
Great was the sadness we, in HELMEPA, felt when we were informed that our great friend Gill, is no longer among us. She has been a firm supporter of HELMEPA since the very day it was launched in 1982. Gill believed in the role every aware human being plays and his/her contribution to the joint effort...
June 13th, 2017 | Charity, Communication, Environment, Press and Media | Read More

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry

Greater transparency needed to improve human rights in the shipping industry
… Shipping is “behind the curve” when it comes to human rights, expert panel declares at Nor-Shipping London, 12th June 2017 – At last week’s Nor-Shipping event, The Mission to Seafarers hosted a panel debate attended by leaders in seafarer welfare to discuss the very real risk of modern...
June 12th, 2017 | Charity, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Health and Safety, HR, Safety and Security | Read More

HBUK- Banking on charity’s success

HBUK- Banking on charity’s success
Another sector besides shipping that Greeks admire worldwide, both as a vital activity and for its charitable offerings, is that of banking. Last night at the Ballroom of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge, the HBUK – the Hellenic Bankers Association in the UK* – had its...
June 11th, 2017 | Banking, Charity, Events, Finance, Food and Drink, People and Places, Shipfinance, Stock Markets | Read More

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain

Capt. Antonio M. Padrón meets Senegal’s ambassador in Spain
The Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow with Capt. Antonio M. Padrón Capt. Antonio M. Padrón y Santiago, “IMO Maritime Ambassador” and Maritime Authority of Tenerife held a meeting with the Hon. Mr. Mamadou Sow, Ambassador of Senegal in Spain During the meeting, Capt. Antonio M. Padrón explained his functions...
June 10th, 2017 | Charity, IMO, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

NAMEPA: Marina Cleanup Day, June 11th and All Year Long!

NAMEPA: Marina Cleanup Day, June 11th and All Year Long!
Marina Cleanup Day for Trash Free Seas Whether at the Dock or on the Water, Everyone Can Make a Difference What? The Ocean Conservancy, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), the California Coastal Commission...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

“Braindancing Via AdaptAgility” by WISTA Cyprus

“Braindancing Via AdaptAgility” by WISTA Cyprus
The Board of WISTA Cyprus with the trainer and representation from WISTA Hellas. From left to right Helen Joannou Chrysostomou, Anna Pittalis, Gina Panayiotou, Maria Angelidou, Tassoula Tsakanias, Dilip Mukerjea, Anna Vourgos, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Yvonne Tsanos, Koula Louka. Photo Credit: Whiteleaf...
June 8th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Communication, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, HR, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Consultation on foresight review on the public understanding of risk

Consultation on foresight review on the public understanding of risk
How could developments in the area of public understanding of risk improve outcomes for individuals and society – to enable better decisions for a safer world? London, 5 June 2017:  The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) has issued a draft foresight...
June 5th, 2017 | Charity, Classification Societies, News | Read More

Detyens is first shipyard to join NAMEPA

Detyens is first shipyard to join NAMEPA
Carleen Lyden-Kluss NAMEPA welcomes new member  Detyens Shipyards, Inc. Expanding the diversity of membership and the commitment to  promote sustainable marine industry best practices June 2, 2017 – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder and Executive Director of North American Marine Environment Protection...
June 2nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, News, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…

The BDI@878: Tempest ante portas and climate change in tatters…
John Faraclas – picture credits Panagiotis Tsakos Photography – The BDI lost its 900 point-base threshold and things as you understand are becoming grave for the hoi polloi; the geopolitical issues with the president Trump’s position can cause tsunamis. John Faraclas’ mid-week market...
May 31st, 2017 | Breaking News, Charity, Chartering, Climate, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Environment, European Union, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, UN | Read More

Businesses challenged to release their inner commando – and change children’s lives

Businesses challenged to release their inner commando – and change children’s lives
Pupils at St Nicholas School in Ghana will benefit from the funds raised by competitors taking part in Sailors’ Society’s Commando Challenge Adventurous employees are being challenged to release their inner commando – and change children’s lives – as international maritime charity...
May 26th, 2017 | Charity | Read More

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death

Seafarers ‘charity supports ship crew after master’s death
Fr Colum Kelly AoS port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has responded to the pastoral needs of a group of seafarers after their captain was found dead on their ship during a voyage from New York, United States to Tilbury, Essex. The container ship, Santa Bettina, was a week...
May 24th, 2017 | Charity, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Accidents, Religion | Read More

DNV GL, ABB urge corporates to take part in Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run

DNV GL, ABB urge corporates to take part in Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run
… Nor-Shipping 2017 Fun Run will support seafarer welfare through nominated charity, the Mission to Seafarers LONDON, 22nd May 2017 – Nor-Shipping Charity Fun Run co-sponsor DNV GL and event participant ABB, who are sending a team of 19 runners, today called for more businesses to register...
May 22nd, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Classification Societies, Clubs, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions | Read More

Innovative new Sailors’ Society shop is the future of charity retail

Innovative new Sailors’ Society shop is the future of charity retail
Sailors’ Society staff outside the new Eastleigh shop A new charity shop, opened on May 19 in Eastleigh, UK by international maritime charity Sailors’ Society, has ditched the fusty image traditionally associated with charity shops in favour of a fresh approach. The store has the feel of a quirky...
May 22nd, 2017 | Charity, Clubs, Communication, Consumers Market, HR | Read More

The Greek International Women Awards

The Greek International Women Awards
… The Greek International Women Awards (GIWA) is a non-profit project, which wishes to recognise and reward the internationally distinguished professional achievements and outstanding performance of all women of Greek nationality and/or origination, who are spread across the globe, from Greece...
May 22nd, 2017 | Awards, Charity, Events, HR, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Unveiling of the Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus

Unveiling of the Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus
The Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus – artist’s impression model Unveiling of the Monument to the Genocide of the Greeks of Pontus will take place on Sunday, May 21 in Piraeus Donor Evangelos Marinakis and Mayor Yannis M. Moralis to participate in special ceremony The genocide...
May 19th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Sailors’ Society supporters raise more than $280,000 (US) for seafarers in need

Sailors’ Society supporters raise more than $280,000 (US) for seafarers in need
IN THIS ISSUE: Supporters raise more than $280,000 (US) for seafarers. Tick London Marathon off your bucket list. “It’s hard for a seafarer like me to have such an incident happen to my family while I’m not around.” Edward to cook up a storm thanks...
May 18th, 2017 | Charity, HR | Read More

35th General Assembly of the Members of HELMEPA

35th General Assembly of the Members of HELMEPA
l to r: D. Mitsatsos – HELMEPA Dir. General, Dr G. Gratsos – HELMEPA Chairman, N. Bafaloukos – HELMEPA BoD Treasurer , N. Gerassimou – Legal Advisor to HELMEPA BoD The 35th Regular General Assembly of HELMEPA, held on Tuesday 16 May 2017, was of a historic character as it was hosted at Member-Company...
May 18th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums | Read More

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race

Going to California: THORDON man prepares for 877km charity race
Sam wearing his Thordon-sponsored jersey outside the famous Raffles Hotel, Singapore, during training sessions for the LifeCycle ride Sam Williams, Thordon Bearings’ Regional Manager, Eastern Asia, will join 3000 cyclists this June in an 877km bike ride across California to raise funds for the...
May 15th, 2017 | Charity, Sports | Read More

Winners announced for “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest

Winners announced for  “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” art contest
Finalist Rachel Pizzolato, a 7th grader at John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, Louisiana, holds her winning artwork titled “In Balance”. Rachel’s artwork and the artwork of 11 other winning students will be featured in the 2018 “Connecting Ships, Ports and People” Calendar. Annual...
May 12th, 2017 | Art and auctions, Associations, Charity, Environment | Read More

HELMEPA receives the EFKRANTI Award for Best Communication Strategy

HELMEPA receives the EFKRANTI Award for Best Communication Strategy
Flying the flag! Yesterday, 9 May 2017, at the Foundation Chatherine Laskarides in Piraeus, the shipping magazine NAFTIKA CHRONIKA presented the EFKRANTI Awards 2016. In a packed room, at the presence of the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, the Commandant of the Hellenic Coast Guard, representatives...
May 11th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Charity, Communication, Environment | Read More

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success

Chios at the forefront of Greece’s Tourism Success
Dancing on stage… A group of Dutch journalists escorted by Eleni Skarveli, the head of the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organisation) in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg,  are now on the Island of the Winds*, that is Chios in other words, one of the most prominent and powerful places...
May 10th, 2017 | Archaeology, Charity, Communication, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Marinas, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Press and Media, Sailing, Sports, Tourism, Yachting | Read More

Sailors’ Society supporters raise more than US$280,000 for seafarers in need

Sailors’ Society supporters raise more than US$280,000 for seafarers in need
l to r: Alistair Scarff of BAML, Brian Davies of American P&I Club, Iain Carmichael of Ricardo Rail celebrate running London Marathon for Sailors’ Society Sailors’ Society supporters came out in force at a variety of challenge events and receptions last week, raising more than $280,000 (US) for...
May 5th, 2017 | Awards, Charity, Events | Read More