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HELMEPA’s Conference at Posidonia 2012 on State-of-the-Art Environmental Shipping

HELMEPA’s Conference at Posidonia 2012 on State-of-the-Art Environmental Shipping
  HELMEPA's Chairman Dr. John Coustas The extent to which current available technological and operational means can sustain an environmentally friendly shipping industry was explored at HELMEPA’s Conference on State-of-the-Art Environmental Ship Design and Operation. Marking the Association’s...
June 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: South Africa, Cape Town – OPL launch services suspended due to bad weather Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection in Western Dangerous Goods Anchorage *Chile, Coronel – Updated port...
June 7th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

The National Bank of Greece Posidonia reception

The National Bank of Greece  Posidonia reception
Apostolos Tamvakakis, Vassilis Rapanos and Alexander Tourkolias In the aftermath of May’s  full moon and “complimented” by  the Saronic Gulf’s breeze, one of Greece’s best establishments and one of the first five greek  listed entities in New York’s Stock Exchange, the National Bank of...
June 7th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Ship Financing – or lack thereof – under Posidonia Spotlight

Ship Financing – or lack thereof – under Posidonia Spotlight
Jean Richards A few days after Aggelikousis Group’s US$1.25 billion credit facility with six banks for the financing of nine LNG carriers was made public, delegates of a shipbuilding conference held during the fourth day of this year’s Posidonia Exhibition heard that increasing defaults on existing...
June 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Shipfinance | Read More

The American Club paving the way!

The American Club paving the way!
Danai Manta, Alexandros Lamprinakis, Joanna Koukouli, Vincent J. Solarino, Marivi Banou, George J. Tsimis, Dorothea Ioannou, General Manager at SCB (Hellas) Inc.claims liaison office for the American Club, Joe Hughes, Chairman & CEO, Shiponwners Claims Bureau, Inc. Managers for the American Club,...
June 7th, 2012 | Events | Read More

The Tsakos’ Posidonia open house receptions

The Tsakos’ Posidonia open house receptions
  Captain Panagiotis N. Tsakos with Nandia and Achilleas Stergiou For years now, the Tsakos’ hold these unique double gatherings attracting hundreds of guests from the entire shipping spectrum at the Group’s HQ gardens at the Macedonia Mansion in Syngrou Avenue. Yesterday’s event surpassed...
June 7th, 2012 | Events | Read More

Higher BN CYLTECH meets slow steaming realitiesand fuel sulphur content restrictions bite

Castrol Marine has extended its cylinder oil range to address concerns about engine damage and performance as slow steaming The specialised marine lubricant supplier has launched Cyltech 80 AW, an 80 BN (base number) cylinder oil. The Cyltech range has been developed for optimum engine protection in...
June 7th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Posidonia 2012 Maritime Anti-Piracy Seminar

Posidonia 2012 Maritime Anti-Piracy Seminar
  Dr. Grigorios Koutsogiannis at the podium with the panel on his right Piracy has unfortunately “become” a way of life and combating same near the coast lines as well as in the high seas attracts the daily interest in all news bulletins!  Not only ways of combating pirates but services too...
June 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Port of Singapore emerges top in two categories at 26th AFSCA

‘Best Seaport in Asia’ and ‘Best Green Service Provider- Seaport’   The Port of Singapore cemented its status as Asia’s port of choice by bagging the awards for the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’ and the ‘Best Green Service Provider- Seaport’ at the 26th...
June 7th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Cruise industry growth maintained in Greece despite difficult economic climate…

Cruise industry growth maintained in Greece despite difficult economic climate…
George Anomeritis, Stavros Hatzakos, Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, John Tzoannos, Chrissie Palassis, Apostolos Ventouris, George Telonis, Theodore Kontes and Andreas Andreadis …But serious obstacles could threaten future growth, says European Cruise Council (Athens, 6 June 2012) Senior representatives...
June 7th, 2012 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums | Read More

Visit Greece’s Maritime Museum at Posidonia

To all our viewers, we herebelow bring you in full the leter send by Dimitri (Miki) Capaitzis, currently President of HMTCA and FEMAS and sincerely hope you all pay a visit as well as advise all your friends on the Maritime Museum of Greece stand at Posidonia. It is a unique chance once you visit Posidonia...
June 7th, 2012 | Maritime History and Museums | Read More

DIANA Containerships Inc., announces dividend guidance and amended dividend policy

ATHENS, GREECE, Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships,   announced last Monday that the Company anticipates that it will be able to pay quarterly cash dividends in excess of the amounts contemplated by its dividend policy...
June 7th, 2012 | Markets | Read More

RBS steals the opening Posidonia show

RBS steals the opening Posidonia show
Lambros Varnavides head of Shipping, Andy Georgiou RBS' Coutry Manager and Fotis Bratimos, head of Shipping Piraeus greeting incoming guests Never ever before a Bank could have a “brigade” of guests in a buffet reception, particularly at Posidonia; but the Royal Bank of Scotland did! On a promising...
June 7th, 2012 | Events, Shipfinance | Read More

Greek Shipowners Visit Posidonia 2012

Greek Shipowners Visit Posidonia 2012
The delegation of the UGS A strong delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) led by Chairman Theodore Veniamis visited the 23rd Posidonia Exhibition today where they met with many decision makers from the global marine community who converged to Athens once again to participate at the world’s...
June 6th, 2012 | Associations, Exhibitions | Read More

Havila Ariel delisting from Oslo Axess

The shares in Havila Ariel ASA will be delisted from Oslo Axess. Last day of listing will be Friday 8 June 2012. Havila Ariel ASA has in a letter dated 25 May 2012 pursuant to Continuing Obligations section 15.1 (4) cf. Stock Exchange Act section 25 (1), applied for delisting of the company’s shares...
June 6th, 2012 | Stock Markets | Read More

Wärtsilä offers widest range of Ballast Water Management Systems and associated services in the market

Wärtsilä has an agreement with Canada-based Trojan Technologies to offer the Marinex ballast water management system (BWMS), alongside the Wartsila Hamworthy AQUARIUSTM range, which was introduced to the market last year. Wärtsilä now offers the widest range of BWMS and associated services in the...
June 6th, 2012 | Marine Equipment Products and Services | Read More

Allseas Marine receives MLC certification

Spyros Lamprinopoulos, GL Certification Hub Greece; Kostas Sismanides Health Safety Environment and Quality Manager, Allseas Marine; Erik van der Noordaa, CEO GL Group; Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman and CEO Allseas Marine; Athanasios Reisoupoulos, GL Vice President Area Southern Europe; George Skrimizeas,...
June 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, HR | Read More

HOT Port news from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: Worldwide – Decrease in pirate activity Norway, all ports – Strike ends Singapore, Singapore – Construction of sea water intake structure off Tuas View Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Caution urged...
June 6th, 2012 | Ports & Terminals | Read More

Posidonia Golf Tournament Great Success

A total of fifty executives from Greek and international from the maritime and other corporate sectors contested  the various honours of the inaugural Posidonia Golf Tournament which teed off last Sunday at the picturesque setting of the Glyfada Golf Course. The ideal weather conditions of bright...
June 6th, 2012 | Sports | Read More

GAC-AKE Monthly Intelligence Report – June 2012

Herebelow please find the Monthly Piracy Report for June 2012 from GAC Protective Solutions. Just click n and read: AKE-GAC Piracy Report June 2012 For more information about GAC Protective Solutions please contact ake@gac.com
June 6th, 2012 | Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Final Football Whistle Signals Kick Off for Posidonia 2012

Some 250 shipping executives from 24 companies unraveled their football talent on the turf of Greek Superleague champions Olympiacos during the Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament, the last of the three sporting events which comprised this year’s recreational and networking calendar of the Posidonia...
June 6th, 2012 | Sports | Read More

World Environmental Day

World Environmental Day
The inscription on the kite reads (free translation): All together we can enjoy nature; children of the world unite to live in a clean environment. The children of the HELMEPA Junior Program convey their messages of hope this World Environment Day The 5th June (yesterday) has been heralded by the United...
June 6th, 2012 | Environment, News | Read More

GL tops Port State performance lists again

Hamburg, Germany / Athens, Greece,   The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published its Annual Port State Control (PSC) Report and Annual Class Performance List for 2011. Germanischer Lloyd (GL) is again in the top performing group with a detention ratio of 0%. In over 1, 500 distinct vessel arrivals...
June 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Ports & Terminals | Read More

GL at Posidonia 2012

GL Academy Launches Portfolio of Energy Efficiency Seminars Athens, Greece -What does the introduction of the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) really mean? What are the advantages of gas as ship fuel? How can a certified energy management system help to improve your carbon footprint? What can be...
June 6th, 2012 | Energy | Read More

MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas Awarded ISO Certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)

MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas Awarded ISO Certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA)
John Kalafatis, Tom Boardley, Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Dimitris Vlantos and Apo Poulovassilis MAN Diesel & Turbo Hellas (MDT Hellas) was formally awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance yesterday,  6 June 2012.  The award ceremony was held at MAN’s stand...
June 6th, 2012 | Classification Societies, Events, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Regulatory | Read More