Haralambos J. Fafalios: “Seafarers have the right to repatriation”


In view of the 85th Annual Report 2020 of the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee the president Haralambos Fafalios stressed that over the last six months the COVID-19 virus has affected our world in a manner unlike anything we have experienced in our lifetime. Full article, ELNAVI July – August 2020, Issue 559-560, Page.60 More information: [...]

Shipping in post-Covid-19 era looks bright with a low-carbon future


Greek shipowner Victor Restis is optimistic that shipping can chart a profitable course in the
wake of the pandemic, but says IMO should review its approach t o slow steaming

DNV GL adopts autonomous drone inspections


After the successful drone inspection of a 19.4 meter high oil tank on board a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel. The video shot by the drone was interpreted in real-time by an algorithm to detect cracks in the structure. It is the latest step in a technology qualification process that could lead to tank [...]

The BMA continues to support clients through the pandemic


With no immediate end in sight, COVID 19 continues to dominate everyone’s thoughts. Appreciating that this is a time like no other, The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) as said by Mr. Dimitris Tsiftsis, has taken a number of steps to give practical support to its clients through this difficult period. Along with providing detailed advice [...]

Laskaridis completes upgrade to Fleet Xpress in partnership with Navarino


Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd. has recently completed the rollout of Inmarsat Fleet Xpress across its fleet of more than 40 bulkers. Having previously used Fleet Broadband, the upgrade to the Fleet Xpress 2 MB/s MIR plan is part of a forward-thinking modernization process, in conjunction with Navarino, as the company moves towards a fully digital [...]



Written by Mr. Anastasios Maraslis, Marasco Marine Ltd/President/Director Shipowners Trust International Corporation (S.T.I.C)/President/Director

Propeller Club Members’ Meeting


The third online Members’ Meeting was featured by Mr. Dimitris Fafalios, Chairman of Intercargo. With the participation of a lot of Propeller Club’s members, Mr. Fafalios highlighted the role of Intercargo as the organization celebrates 40 years in the dry cargo sector. Mr. Fafalios discussed a range of issues, including the chartering issue of information [...]

WayPoint has been the extended arm of the shipowner in Port Services


Interview with Angelo Cachia, Managing Director of WayPoint Port Services

Working from home due to Covid-19 and how Greek maritime professionals are coping with this reality


A survey conducted by Philip Urskov Nielsen of Oriani Ltd.

Bureau Veritas opens Remote Survey Center in Piraeus


Bureau Veritas (BV) digital classification services are now supported by a Remote Survey Center open in Piraeus, Greece. Remotely located surveyors in Greece and world-wide, using imagery and real time video, are able to connect with ships, shipyards and with dispersed stakeholders and experts – in total confidence The Piraeus Remote Survey Center is the [...]

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