Myths and realities of MLC 2006 which enters into force on 20th August


The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) was adopted by the ILO in 2006 to address a wide range of matters of interest to seafarers, flag and post states and labour supply nations. They include, among others, the obligations of shipping companies with respect to seafarers’ contractual arrangements, the responsibilities of manning agencies, working hours, health and [...]

Maria Tsakos Foundation MLC 2006 Seminar The evolution of International Shipping


In view of the foundation’s scopes which are to promote the welfare of seafarers organised a 2-day seminar for the ILO convention MLC 2006 which comes into force from August 2013. The MLC secures the rights of the seafarers onboard and improves their living conditions. Full article, ELNAVI, June 2013, Issue 474, Page. 20



JOHN N. COTZIAS: «The new way in which information flows around the world nowadays means that the very role of a Shipbroker has changed»……..

Besiktas Shipyards adopts a client-oriented approach in Greek shipping


Exlusively reported by Stefanos Papandreou & Theano Kalapotharakou from Istanbul

16th annual meeting of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas


The 16th annual meeting of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas was held on the 17th of May 2013 under the Chairmanship of Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and the presence of the Bureau Veritas Management, namely Mr. Didier Michaud-Daniel, Chief Executive Officer of Bureau Veritas, Mr. Philippe Donche- Gay, Executive Vice-President Marine & [...]

Panamanian Registry Seminar on Safety & Inspection


The General Directorate of Merchant Marine of Panama in collaboration with the General Consulate of Panama in Piraeus, Greece organised a oneday informative seminar of Annual Safety Inspection (ASI) – Port State Control – ISPS procedures given by the Navigation & Maritime Safety Department and SEGUMAR Piraeus office, aiming to familiarize and update the users [...]

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