Archive for the ‘People and Places’ Category

The Propeller Club celebrates New Year in the Greek tradition.

The Propeller Club celebrates New Year in the Greek tradition.
From the blessing of the traditional Greek New Year cake (Vasilopita) The Propeller Club celebrates New Year in the Greek tradition. Once again, the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, celebrated New Year in the Greek tradition, with the cutting of the traditional Greek...
January 21st, 2020 | Anniversaries, Charity, Clubs, Events, People and Places, Scholarships | Read More

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner

Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner
.. Greek Shipping Hall of Fame announces additional support for 2020 Induction Dinner January 13, 2020 – The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce additional support for its Induction Ceremony & Dinner on the evening of Monday 6 April 2020 at Megaron, The Athens Concert Hall. ...
January 13th, 2020 | Awards, Events, People and Places | Read More

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines

Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines
. Under the Riggings of the Sea in Wind-Rose Lines What an excellent work is that written by Evridiki Livada-Duca that enthrallingly kept me awake many nights over the festive season; as most of you know, I am very much a lover so to speak of charts and in particular cartography ever since I studied...
January 10th, 2020 | Books, Insight, Maritime Art, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Photography, Story of the Week | Read More

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens

Fine Jewelry Shopping in Athens
A brief visit to the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, where famous 19th c. amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann’s solid gold artful finds from Mycenae (16th c. BC) are on display, will be indicative of the Greek heritage in jewelry making. Goldsmiths with simple tools created elaborate...
January 7th, 2020 | Archaeology, Holidays, Insight, Jewelry, News, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens

Finest Dining on a Winter Trip to Athens
Winter vacation in Athens, the vibrant and versatile capital of Greece sounds like an unconventional choice, as Greece is often associated with summer fun in the islands. Having said that, over the last years gradually an increasing number of visitors is noticeable downtown during winter months. Temperatures...
January 5th, 2020 | Archaeology, Food and Drink, Holidays, Insight, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

Stargazing in Portugal – heavenly holidays in Alentejo province

Stargazing in Portugal – heavenly holidays in Alentejo province
Star trails in Noudar Park, Portugal. Photo Miguel Claro | Dark Sky® Alqueva. Stargazing in Portugal – heavenly holidays in Alentejo province By Graciete Amaro One of my most remarkable summer holidays, when I was a child, was without doubt the two weeks I used to spend with my father’s uncles...
December 20th, 2019 | Environment, Featured, Holidays, People and Places, Photography, Tourism | Read More

The BDI@1,151: CAUTION!

The BDI@1,151: CAUTION!
John Faraclas The BDI@1,151: CAUTION! The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost ALSO its 1,200 points threshold – THANKS to the triple-digit Capes’ losses. Geopolitics a big “farce” given the inhumane business and political hooligans behaviour which will damage shipping in its entirety – and beyond…...
December 19th, 2019 | Charity, Chartering, Clubs, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers | Read More

Career4Sea Forum and Awards 2019

Career4Sea Forum and Awards 2019
Maria Mavroudi Career4Sea Forum and Awards 2019 Today, 14 December 2019, took place the Career4Sea Forum and Awards at Eugenides Foundation, organised by Safety4Sea. During the forum, various aspects of the Shipping Industry were presented to young students and trainee naval officers, while the speakers...
December 14th, 2019 | Awards, Events, News, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Falling BDI might be worse next week…

Falling BDI might be worse next week…
Falling BDI might be worse next week… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 33 points earlier on today and now stands at 1,355; on a weekly basis the BDI was down 203 points from last week’s (06/12) 1,558. So the 1,400 and 1,500 thresholds has …vanished. The main culprit being, one again, the Capes…...
December 13th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Food and Drink, Holidays, Logistics, Markets, Military, People and Places, Ports & Terminals, Reports, Ship Agencies, Shipping Indices, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019, The Winners

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019,  The Winners
Winners of 2019 Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2019 THE WINNERS Economou, Hadjieleftheriadis, Martinos and Youroukos win awards in front of over 1,000 at annual shipping gala – M/Maritime, Latsco Shipping, Levante Ferries and Piraeus Bank among others honoured – Shipowner George Economou...
December 9th, 2019 | Awards, Company Profiles, Events, People and Places, Person Profiles | Read More

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty

The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty
John Faraclas The BDI improves further whilst the Wets fall continue amid geopolitical perplexed uncertainty The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 40 points thanks to the triple-digit Capes rise and now stands at 1,568 points; wonder what’s up with the falling Wets. Geopolitics will surprise many in all...
December 2nd, 2019 | Chartering, Comment, Dry Bulkcarriers, Markets, News, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Mamma Mia! Living the dream on Skopelos

Mamma Mia! Living the dream on Skopelos
Agios Ioannis Kastri. Mamma Mia! Living the dream on Skopelos By James Brewer The Aegean island of Skopelos is a dream destination, one the one hand for fans of the supergroup Abba and on the other… for lovers of the quieter Greek holiday spots. From May to September each year, tourists drive or are...
November 28th, 2019 | Exhibitions, Film Industry, Food and Drink, Holidays, Maritime Tourism, People and Places, Tourism | Read More

The Blue MBA appoints Saunak Rai as Ambassador to enhance links with Singapore

The Blue MBA appoints Saunak Rai as Ambassador to enhance links with Singapore
Saunak Rai The Blue MBA appoints Saunak Rai as Ambassador to enhance links with Singapore Saunak Rai, a leading specialist in the shipping of natural gas and other cargoes, has been formally appointed an Ambassador for the Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (the Blue MBA). Mr Rai, who is based in...
November 18th, 2019 | Academia, Bunkering, HR, LNG, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, People and Places | Read More

The Oinoussian Ball 2019.

The Oinoussian Ball 2019.
.. The Oinoussian Ball 2019 On Saturday 16th November, after the sunset brought on a crispy chill in the air, around 350 guests arrived at The Nine Kings Suite at The Royal Lancaster London, W2, to attend the Oinoussian Ball 2019 to celebrate the 77th Anniversary of Oinoussai Benevolent Fund. from the...
November 17th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Charity, Events, People and Places, Story of the Month | Read More

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles

How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles
Geoffrey Robertson QC delivering his speech How Greeks can get back their Parthenon Marbles Greece can have the Parthenon Marbles returned to the Acropolis Museum if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister on 12th December, says Geoffrey Robertson QC today. Otherwise, the only way to force future Conservative...
November 12th, 2019 | Archaeology, Books, Events, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2019 Personality of the Year

WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2019 Personality of the Year
2019-2020 WISTA International Executive Committee. l to r: Fabiana Simoes Martins, Sanjam Gupta, Alexandra Anagnostis, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Connie Roozen, Angie Hartmann, Naa Densua Aryeetey. WISTA International Elects New Board Members and Honors 2019 Personality of the Year October 31, 2019-...
October 31st, 2019 | Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Grupo Stier celebrates its 25th anniversary with reception in the City of London

Grupo Stier celebrates its 25th anniversary with reception in the City of London
Ida Stier greeting captain Chris Adams Grupo Stier celebrates its 25th anniversary with reception in the City of London by James Brewer. Ida Stier, founder and chief executive of Grupo Stier, welcomed guests from many sectors of the maritime industry to a reception in London to mark the 25th anniversary...
October 26th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Claims, Company Profiles, Defense, Disputes, Events, Flags, Groundings, Health and Safety, Insurance and Reinsurance, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Maritime Education and Training, News, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Person Profiles, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Ship Agencies, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

BDI’s positive (?) hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions…

BDI’s positive (?) hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions…
John Faraclas BDI’s positive hiccup amid further Geopolitical tensions… The BDI gained six points earlier on today and now reads 1,785 thanks to the Capes bouncing back with 53 points. Geopolitics continue to be in a perplexed deteriorating mess in all fronts in all five continents and seven seas....
October 24th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Health and Safety, Marine Insurance, Maritime Accidents, Markets, Military, P and I Clubs, People and Places, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Tankers, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London

“Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London
Illustration by Alexandra Bissa “Contemporary Minoans” in fashion, gastronomy and arts travel from Crete to London Distinguished academics and designers from Europe come together at the Museum of London to showcase the everlasting influence of the Minoan culture at the global contemporary creation...
October 24th, 2019 | Accessories, Archaeology, Art and auctions, Consumers Market, Events, Exhibitions, Fashion, Food and Drink, Jewelry, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places | Read More

Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada

Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada
Juan de Fuca Ioannis Focas (Juan de Fuca) the first European to explore far latitudes off Canada Evridiki Livada-Duca* tells the true story of the Greek navigator Ioannis Focas or Juan de Fuca, the 16th century Ulysses.  In Venetian-occupied Kefallonia of the 16th century, trying to recover after...
October 22nd, 2019 | Books, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Story of the Week | Read More

Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. takes delivery of three Kamsarmaxs

Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. takes delivery of three Kamsarmaxs
The Godmothe Mrs Caterina Carpinato cutting the champaign bottle cord Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. takes delivery of three Kamsarmaxs On 21st May, 19th June and 30th July 2019, Angelakos (Hellas) S.A. took delivery of three Kamsarmax newbuilding vessels on behalf of their Principals. The ships were built...
October 17th, 2019 | Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, People and Places, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

Tototheo Maritime Co-Ceo Despina Panayiotou receives “Who is who woman leader in International Shipping Award”

Tototheo Maritime Co-Ceo Despina Panayiotou receives “Who is who woman leader in International Shipping Award”
  Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, WISTA International president and Tototheo Maritime Co CEO Tototheo Maritime Co-Ceo Despina Panayiotou receives “Who is who woman leader in International Shipping Award” Tototheo Maritime co-CEO, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou was awarded as Woman Leader...
October 11th, 2019 | Awards, People and Places, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Last chance to nominate for the 2019 Greek Shipping Awards

Last chance to nominate for the 2019 Greek Shipping Awards
Last year’s winners Last chance to nominate for the 2019 Greek Shipping Awards Less than two weeks to go to submit entries for prestigious awards. Less than two weeks remain for entries to be submitted for this year’s Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards. Nominations close on Friday October 18...
October 9th, 2019 | Awards, Events, News, People and Places | Read More

New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club

New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club
Costis Frangoulis New President and Board of Governors for the Propeller Club Costis Frangoulis takes over as President of the Propeller Club and sets goals for the club to continue its work with strength and vision, with the valuable assistance of the new Board of Directors. “I consider this position...
October 3rd, 2019 | Clubs, News, People and Places, Person Profiles, Story of the Day | Read More

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall

Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall
John Faraclas Volatility knocks with Capes’ fall The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 63 points earlier on today “thanks” to the as ever volatile Capes who lost 153 points. Geopolitics continue to deteriorate… John Faraclas’ midweek recap: The BDI was down at 2,053 points and if same goes below...
September 25th, 2019 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Events, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insight, Markets, Military, People and Places, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More