ILO adopts Cyprus’ proposal for global seafarers vaccination program as formal resolution


A resolution for a global seafarers vaccination program proposed by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) has been officially adopted by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The resolution was agreed at the Fourth Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 – Part I and calls for a mapping exercise to [...]

Moore Greece & SQLearn combine their areas of expertise and organize the seminar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting “!


SQLearn and Moore Greece join forces and organize the Live Webinar “Introduction to Shipping Accounting“. The seminar will be implemented through SQLearn synchronous training platform (teleconference software). Instructor will be Mr. Panayiotis Hatziantonoglou (CPA GR) Certified public accountant in Greece and a partner at “Chartered Accountants Moore Stephens S.A.” since 2002 with a 36 years of [...]

“Blockchain and Shipping: Can it work?”


Written by Paola Hadjilambri, Director of Business Development in MICHAEL KYPRIANOU – ADVOCATES & LEGAL CONSULTANTS

RINA launches Hellenic Decarbonization Committee


RINA will inaugurate the first Hellenic Decarbonization Committee (HDC) on May 6th, 2021. The initiative falls within the broader decarbonization program RINA is pursuing to support the shipping industry in achieving CO2 emissions reduction objectives established by IMO. The RINA Hellenic Decarbonization Committee will be chaired by Mrs. Ioanna Procopiou, Prominence Maritime Managing Director and [...]

High-sulphur fuel oil sales rebound after pre-IMO 2020 correction


In the first quarter of 2021 high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) has been the only bunker fuel to experience year-on-year growth in Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub. HSFO sales are up 47.2% from Q1 2020, reaching 3.1m tonnes. This is however still less than a third of high-sulphur fuel sales in Q1 2019, before the [...]

Propeller Club of Piraeus supports the joint action between the Hellenic Coast Guard and USGC


In the framework of the close cooperation on the field of the maritime policy and the exchange of expertise between Greece and USA two U.S. Coast Guard Cutters currently moored in the Port of Piraeus on Wednesday, 28 April. To highlight on this strategic alliance four Members of the Board’s Executive Committee were invited to [...]

Online Operatic Concert in solidarity with the seafarers and their families around the world


The Tsavliris Cultural Foundation, in an effort to raise awareness about the tremendous impact Covid 19 has had on seafarers globally and to provide support to the crews who are on the front line of this pandemic, organizes an online concert with prizewinning British Cypriot soprano, KATERINA MINA. Katerina will perform her one-artist operatic program, [...]

Greek shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2021 Wednesday 7 July 2021


In view of the difficulties posed by the pandemic Greek shipping Hall of Fame of 2020 has had to alter its schedules.  The annual induction ceremony of 2o20 was held virtually, hosted from the Liberty vessel “Hellas Liberty” in Piraeus. Although, born out of necessity, it became an opportunity to bring the story of Greek [...]

Greek and Swedish shipowners join forces for a special EU ETS environmental fund


The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) and the Swedish Shipowners’ Association join forces with the environmental Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Transport & Environment to call on the European Commission to adopt a tailored approach for the international shipping industry in the context of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) review. In a joint letter issued, the [...]

Greek shipping registry must regain its wolrld status


By Stefanos Papandreou

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