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The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece

The Medon Pleioni: Boat building heritage celebrated in Greece
…what’s in a name… and fine lines A traditional boat of the type that has disappeared from the Greek seas this past 80 years is preparing for its maiden voyage. Named Medon-Pleioni, it has been constructed at the boat building yard Neososikos in Glyfa, Halkida. The project is the initiative...
October 11th, 2017 | Associations, Events, HR, Insight, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Story of the Week | Read More

WISTA International wins the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award

WISTA International wins the SAFETY4SEA Sustainability Award
WISTA Int’l ExCo Member, Katerina Stathopoulou accepted the Safety4Sea Award on behalf of WISTA – picture credits: SAFETY4SEA October 4, 2017-London, United Kingdom It is a great honour to announce that Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have been awarded...
October 4th, 2017 | Associations, Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, People and Places, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Historic Greek shipping personalities lauded at major event

Historic Greek shipping personalities lauded at major event
A panoramic view from the Dinner Hall ‘Hollywood at Sea’ auction boosts support for Hellenic Hope, thanks to generous bidding by shipping community [April 6, 2017] Leading participants in today’s shipping industry gathered to pay tribute to some of the greats of Greek shipping’s past at the Greek...
April 6th, 2017 | Events, News, People and Places, Story of the Week | Read More

Capital Link’s Greek Day at NYSE

Capital Link’s Greek Day at NYSE
NYSE in full colours Within the context of the 18th Annual Capital Link Invest in Greece Forum the New York Stock Exchange in cooperation with Capital Link organized a special ceremony in honor of Greece entitled “Greek Day at NYSE”. On Tuesday (today), December 13th, 2016, the New York Stock Exchange...
December 13th, 2016 | Associations, Banking, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Environment, Markets, News, Stock Markets, Story of the Week | Read More

HESGB coming of age…

HESGB coming of age…
A view of the Wellington Ballroom during dinner – more tahn a ful house Now what can you say about this event, the 21st Anniversary of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain (HESGB*)?  Anny Zade reports on this annual well established international event; pictures by John Faraclas: As...
February 8th, 2016 | Academia, Anniversaries, Archaeology, Associations, Aviation, Banking, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Consumers Market, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Events, Food and Drink, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Jobs, Maritime Art, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime Gifts, Maritime History and Museums, Paintings and Sculpture, People and Places, Person Profiles, Photography, Press and Media, Reports, Scholarships, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

One night in Calais…

One night in Calais…
Valentina Del Fuoco One night in Calais: 24-25th October 2015 By Valentina Del Fuoco* The solidarity walk for refugees on the 12th of September saw thousands of people marching through the streets of central London. I stood in one place and waited for the demonstration to pass, trying to capture the...
January 4th, 2016 | Charity, Communication, Immigration, Reports, Story of the Week | Read More

Crowley and Hilcorp establish new lifeline to Endicott Drill Site

Crowley and Hilcorp establish new lifeline to Endicott Drill Site
(PRUDHOE BAY, Alaska; June 11, 2015) ­– Most people know Alaska as the last frontier – a vast place where nature can be wild, unpredictable and uncooperative. Case in point: the Prudhoe Bay oilfields, where about half a million barrels of oil is extracted each day. One of the drilling sites is...
June 11th, 2015 | Arctic Shipping, Construction, Energy, News, Story of the Week | Read More

Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ‘…

Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ‘…
His Excellency Euripides Evriviades, Lithuanian Ambassador Asta Skaisgirytė Liauskiené, and London Academy of Diplomacy director Dr Joseph Mifsud. Cyprus looks to offshore energy prospects as ‘game-changer, ’ High Commissioner Evriviades tells London Academy of Diplomacy,  By James Brewer Exploitation...
May 4th, 2015 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, European Union, Events, Gas, Jobs, LNG, LPG, Markets, Military, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week, Tankers, Trade and Commerce, Underwater Shipping | Read More

School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition…

School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition…
Placards, Notes on Protesting 2014. Peter Liversidge. (c) Peter Liversidge. School kids’ plea for a better London is voiced through Whitechapel Gallery exhibition by performance artist Peter Liversidge ‘Notes on Protesting‘ By James Brewer What are the three big rules you would introduce to improve...
March 18th, 2015 | Academia, Art and auctions, Charity, Clubs, Education and Training, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Paintings and Sculpture, Story of the Week | Read More

14th “NAVIGATOR 2014 – The Decision Makers Forum”; a success!

14th “NAVIGATOR 2014 – The Decision Makers Forum”; a success!
When we say a full house we mean a full house! For the 14 th year in a row, NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS organized its annual highlevel event, “The Shipping Decision Makers Forum”. The Forum took place on the 20th of November 2014 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel in Athens and was attended...
November 28th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bunkering, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Corporate Social Responsibility, Emissions, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Flags, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, IT and Communications, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Ocean Shipping, People and Places, Person Profiles, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Reports, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipmanagement, Shiprepair, Stock Markets, Story of the Week, Technical, Technology, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

MacGregor’s Hatlapa brand celebrates 95 years of engineering excellence

MacGregor’s Hatlapa brand celebrates 95 years of engineering excellence
Max Hatlapa at a winch commissioning in the 1920s CARGOTEC CORPORATION, 20 NOVEMBER 2014 AT 11.00 AM EET – November 2014 marks the 95th anniversary of MacGregor’s Hatlapa brand. Since its foundation in 1919 by German engineer Max Hatlapa, the formerly independent Uetersen-based company has...
November 20th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Company Profiles, Events, HR, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Shipmanagement, Story of the Week, Technical, Technology | Read More

The “Edith Maersk” the largest ever ship on the Thames

The “Edith Maersk” the largest ever ship on the Thames
  The Edith Maersk Record breaking ship: One of the world’s largest ships Four football pitches long Can carry over 15, 000 sea containers Time-lapse video and high-res photos available for viewing 20th October 2014 London Gateway, London: The largest ship ever to enter the Thames arrived at DP...
October 20th, 2014 | Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week, Technical, Technology | Read More

What the most expensive vessel will buy you…

What the most expensive vessel will buy you…
Viewers can see in this page  the first of a fun series that vesselsvalue.com created for this summer, looking at the most expensive live vessels and what they could buy you outside of shipping. This week focuses on the most expensive live vessel – The Zarga. We look forward to your comments;...
August 5th, 2014 | LNG, Markets, Sales and Purchases, Story of the Week | Read More

Greece: the hydrocarbons time has come!

Greece: the hydrocarbons time has come!
    Yiannis Maniatis, delivering his key-note speech at a full house in London’s Hellenic Centre Following the success of Greece’s shipping industry where the Greek Masters of the Seven Seas for ten millennia control and will continue to control and lead the field, another sector, the third...
July 1st, 2014 | Academia, Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Corporate Social Responsibility, Country Profiles, Cruise Industry, Drill ships, EEZ, Energy, Environment, Events, HR, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Oceanology, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week, Supply ships, Trade and Commerce | Read More

DNV GL: Celebrating a double milestone

DNV GL: Celebrating a double milestone
Over 1000 guests will gather in Oslo today for the Foundation DNV’s anniversary celebrations, which start at Oslo Opera House, followed by a gala dinner event at the floating venue at Høvik headquarters. DNV GL, the world’s leading ship classification society and one of the world’s leading risk...
June 14th, 2014 | Anniversaries, Associations, Classification Societies, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Story of the Week | Read More

Bureau Veritas teams wins hydrodynamic research award

Bureau Veritas teams wins hydrodynamic research award
The winning team is made up of Xia-Bo Chen, Sime Malenica, Quentin Derbanne and Louis Diebold. A team from the Research Department of leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has won the prestigious 2013 CEMT Award in recognition of their research in the field of hydrodynamics. The...
February 25th, 2014 | Awards, Classification Societies, Events, HR, People and Places, Story of the Week, Technical, Technology | Read More

Greek shipowners lead global shipping industry recovery as Posidonia sails…

Greek shipowners lead global shipping industry recovery  as Posidonia sails…
The Avenue of World Shipping leads to Posidonia… On the back of a positive sentiment for the future, 2013 saw Greek shipowners placing a record number of orders estimated at 25% of the global orderbook, with shipbuilders remaining upbeat as to future newbuilding investments funded by Greek interests. According...
February 12th, 2014 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, News, Story of the Week | Read More

Women in the Argentine Merchant Marine

Women in the Argentine Merchant Marine
  Horacio Vasquez signing his book Now, you all know the honour we give to all women in our industry – personal as well as that of www.allaboutshipping.co.uk; with all due respect to the rest of the women of the world, all women in the entire spectrum of the shipping industry continue to offer...
November 7th, 2013 | Books, Events, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Maritime History and Museums, People and Places, Person Profiles, Press and Media, Story of the Week, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy

IMO head expresses deep sympathy over Lampedusa tragedy
IMO Memorial Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, has expressed his deep shock at the heavy loss of life in the incident off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week. Mr Sekimizu said “Any loss of life at sea is a matter for regret and concern; but for so many...
October 7th, 2013 | Bribery and Corruption, Corruption, Health and Safety, IMO, Maritime Accidents, Safety and Security, Story of the Week | Read More

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License

GAC USA awarded Customs Broker’s License
HOUSTON – GAC, the global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, continues to strengthen its presence and services in the U.S. by obtaining a Customs Broker’s License with a National Permit 13-047. This follows the Group’s recent C-TPAT certification, granted only...
June 25th, 2013 | Awards, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Story of the Week | Read More

Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects –

Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects –
Uchenna Izundu, Steve Cameron and Marne Beukes on question time Africa bids to realise its massively underplayed maritime potential: London meeting of Afrimari network is updated on major projects, By James Brewer Africa has 3% to 4% of global container traffic, but 15% of the world’s population. So...
December 12th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Energy, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Story of the Week | Read More

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014

SOS welcomes recommendation that combined naval operations be extended beyond 2014
The SOS SaveOurSeafarers campaign welcomes the UK House of Lords Select Committee for External Affairs Report which contains a series of recommendations on how to curb piracy off the coast of Somalia. These include the continued use of naval warships to tackle piracy under EUNAVFOR’s ongoing anti-piracy...
August 21st, 2012 | HR, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Story of the Week | Read More

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012

Shipping risk is under-priced, says American Club management chief – Owners are mulling modest P&I premium rises due February 2012
James Brewer Ship owners have been warned of “inherent under-pricing” in their insurance market, writes James Brewer. For the time being, however, most of the P&I clubs are setting a 5% general increase in premium for the policy year beginning February 20 2012 (although seven of them are...
December 11th, 2011 | P and I Clubs, Story of the Week | Read More