ICS Greek Branch at “The Day Star Book Drop Project” Event

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch had the honor to be part of an important charity venture – together with Simon Ward and Ursa Shipbrokers - ‘’The Day Star Book Drop Project’’. The purpose of the project was to liberate unloved books to promote the education of shipping professionals in the developing world.

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This was the idea of Simon Ward, ICS Member & Lecturer, who traveled to Mombasa earlier this year to teach young shipping professionals. He realised that the resources that were most in need and most helpful to aspiring shipping professionals were books. He decided to ask his friends in shipping for unwanted or surplus books so that he could send them to where they are wanted and needed. This party was to collect these books and reward those in the shipping community who had already donated generously to support this project.

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The event took place on Thursday 21st June at Polychoros Simeion, Piraeus. More than 200 guests attended the party, amongst them ICS Members, students and friends which resulted in over 400 books being collected. They will all be shipped to Mombasa and other ICS branches in the developing world as donations from companies and individuals. This is for the benefit of all shipping industry: better educated professionals in all parts of the world.

ICS Greek Branch as a supporter of “The Day Star Book Drop Project” Event

The Hellenic Mangement Centre / Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch has the honor to participate in the organization of an important charity venture with the topic “The Day Star Book Drop Project”, that will take place on Thursday 21st of June from 20:30 hrs onwards at Polychoros Simeion, Piraeus (37 Gravias str., Piraeus, 185 45).

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The purpose of this event is to liberate unloved books to help the education of shipping professionals in the developing world. This was an idea of one of our members and lecturers, Mr Simon Ward, who traveled in Mombasa earlier this year to teach young shipping professionals and realized that the resources that were most lacking were books. He decided to ask his friends in shipping for unwanted or surplus books so that he could send them to where they are wanted and needed. This event is to collect these books and reward those in the shipping community, some of whom have already donated generously to support this project.

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All ICS Members, students and friends are welcome, with the condition that everyone must bring a book as a donation to gain entrance! The book should be in English and business shipping, economics or legal related.  Atlases are especially welcome.  There have already been shipped over 100 books to Mombasa from donations received by companies and individuals. This is for the benefit of all shipping industry: better educated professionals in all parts of the world.

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If you want to attend the event please send an email at daystarbookdrop@gmail.com  

AND

……………..don’t forget to bring a book!

 

We are looking forward to seeing you all there on the 21st of June.

Visit of the UK Shipping Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP and the British Ambassador Kate Smith CMG at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Greek Branch was very honoured to welcome the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani MP, and Her Excellency Kate Smith CMG, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic to their premises on Tuesday 5th of June 2018, on the occasion of the official visit of Minister during the Posidonia Exhibition 2018.

 Her Excellency Kate Smith CMG, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic and UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP

Her Excellency Kate Smith CMG, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Hellenic Republic and UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP

The British delegation met with members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Greek Branch and lecturers for both the Professional Qualification Examinations and The Queen Mary University LLM programme.

  Mr George Lambrou  MICS, Partner, Thomas Cooper ,  Mr  Simon Ward FICS  Director URSA S&P S.A , Mrs Natalia Margioli  FICS, Managing Director ICS Greek Branch,  Mrs Devika Khanna , Partner, CLYDE & Co,  Mr Nicolas Tsavliris FICS  Chairman ICS Greek Branch, Mr  Ioannis Kehagias   FICS,    CEO White Sea Navigation S.A.

Mr George Lambrou MICS, Partner, Thomas Cooper, Mr Simon Ward FICS Director URSA S&P S.A, Mrs Natalia Margioli FICS, Managing Director ICS Greek Branch, Mrs Devika Khanna, Partner, CLYDE & Co, Mr Nicolas Tsavliris FICS Chairman ICS Greek Branch, Mr Ioannis Kehagias FICS, CEO White Sea Navigation S.A.

The Director of HMC/ICS Greek Branch Natalia Margioli, FICS welcomed the British delegation.

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UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani MP and Mrs Natalia Margioli FICS, Managing Director ICS Greek Branch

   Delegates during the Meeting

Delegates during the Meeting

The Minister shared her vision for Maritime Britain, which was followed by a frank and friendly exchange of the issues facing both British and Greek maritime businesses. Mr Nicholas Tsavliris FICS, the Chairman of the ICS Greek Branch shared his opinions and experience of the relationship of the Greek shipping industry with the United Kingdom, whilst other members contributed with their thoughts about how this could be strengthened further.

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Mr Simon Ward FICS Director URSA S&P S.A. and Mr Nicolas Tsavliris FICS Chairman ICS Greek Branch

Both the British and Greek delegations agreed that professional education with an in-depth knowledge of English law is an essential for a career in the maritime sector, especially for those considering working at sea.

 

ICS Greek Branch participated at the Posidonia Running Event 2018

ICS Greek Branch participated at the Posidonia Running event on the occasion of the Posidonia Exhibition 2018. The event took place on Sunday 3rd pf June in Piraeus, highlighting the importance of the Greek shipping capital for the global maritime community while launching Posidonia 2018 in an exciting fashion.

The streets of Piraeus welcomed more than 1500 international and local running fanatics from the shipping industry to join forces and run for a good cause. Proceeds of the race were again donated to the Municipality of Piraeus and the Public Benefit Municipal Corporation of Piraeus.

Staff and Members of the Greek Branch run at the 5km race and enjoyed the event!

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ICS Greek Branch is always present at Posidonia International Exhibition and participates in Posidonia-related activities and supports similar initiatives.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch participated at the world’s most prestigious shipping trade event Posidonia Exhibition 2018

Monday 4th to Friday 8th June, ICS Greek Branch participated as an exhibitor at Posidonia Exhibition, the largest gathering in the shipping calendar. Posidonia 2018 bided farewell to over 22,366 shipping industry professionals who visited the world’s most prestigious maritime event to meet, network and do business with more than 2,011 exhibitors from 92 countries deployed across 40,000 sqm at Athens Metropolitan Expo.

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ICS was present at Hall 2, Stand No 2441, a meeting point for Greek ICS Members and Students from all over the world. A significant amount of people came by our stand, were informed about the ICS Professional Maritime Programmes, ICS Qualification, the benefits of ICS Membership, and all the networking events planned ahead.

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It was a great success and contributed significantly in promoting the ICS across the maritime industry.

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The Posidonia week is already a memory but its importance will be apparent for a long time to come and we are extremely pleased that ICS managed to participate and promote its principles, values and high standards once again.

Looking forward to Posidonia 2020!

ICS Member winner of the 2nd place at the 24th Economia Students Contest

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We are proud to announce that our member, Mrs Marianna Xifara won the 2nd award at the 24th Economia Students Contest, organised by the Economia Group and the Greek Economic Magazine "Οικονομική Επιθεώρηση". The theme of the contest was "The Greek Shipping of Tomorrow" and Mrs Xifara and her essay with the topic "The challenges of Greek shipping and how to encourage natural Greek exuberance in Greek shipping" won the 2nd place, among 200 contestants.

The essays were graded by the Evaluation Committee which was composed by the following members: Mr Costas Grammenos, Chairman of the International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance in Cass Business School, City University of London, President of the International Hellenic University, Mr Thanasis Martinos, Managing Director of Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd., Mr George Xiradakis, Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd., Secretary General of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, Ms Danae Bezentakou, Managing Director of Navigator Shipping Consultants Ltd. and Mr Antonios D. Panagides, General Manager of the Economia Group.

The Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday 30th of May at Laskarides Foundation, Piraeus, Greece.

Ms Xifara won a full scholarship from BCA in MSc Digital Marketing and an annual subscription on the "Επιχείρηση" magazine. Also, her essay will be published on Posidonia Magazine and distributed the whole week at the exhibition.

1st Annual Lunchtime Lecture Series_ Baltic Exchange & ICS Greek Branch

The Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers have launched a series of Lunchtime Masterclass lectures to support and develop young brokers and professionals in commercial shipping markets in Singapore, Shanghai, London and Athens.

The 1st Annual Lunchtime Lecture Series was successfully completed with a last Masterclass Seminar to take place on Wednesday 30th of May 2018 at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch in Piraeus.

The topic was “Money Walks/Money Talks” and the guest speaker, Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd, shared her ideas with the audience, regarding the hedging and the financial instruments used by shipping principals.

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The event was well attended by Members of the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and after the lecture a light lunch followed. They had the chance to network and exchange views and ideas on current financial shipping matters.  

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The lecture was free for the Baltic Exchange, ICS Members & ICS Students and it was a great opportunity to enhance their professional development.

We will soon announce the start of the 2nd Annual Lunchtime Lecture Series (Sept 2018- May 2019) and we are looking forward to welcoming you again!

ICS & Baltic Exchange Masterclass Lecture

2nd Baltic Exchange & ICS Masterclass Lecture
30 May 2018

''Money walks, money talks''

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After the great success of the 1st lecture "P&I Clubs and FDD Cover", ICS & Baltic Exchange are organizing the 2nd lecture with the topic "Money walks, money talks".

Wednesday 30th of May at 13:00-14:30, 1 Platonos & 18 Sotiros Dios Str, Piraeus.

SPEAKER

Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd

COST

Free for ICS & Baltic members

Non-members 100 Euros

(A light lunch will follow after the lecture)

VENUE
ICS Greek Branch, 1 Platonos str., 18535, Piraeus

REGISTRATION (Deadline for registrations: 25 MAY 2018)

Attendees must register by email to helmc@otenet.gr or membership@ics.org.uk

Created jointly by the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, each lecture brings together the industry's thought leaders to discuss important topical events, global trends snd best practice covering areas from maritime law and insurance to financial instruments and technology. Bring into sharp focus, the tools and issues that clients base trading decisions on and develop your understanding of best practice in broking through learning from industry experts

Each lecture is relevant, concise and focussed and the lectures are given by acknowledged specialists in their respective fields.

For more information, please contact us: helmc@otenet.gr / tel: +30 210 4125945

Hellenic Management Centre / Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers participates at Posidonia Exhibition 2018

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The Hellenic Management Centre / Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch announces its participation at «Posidonia 2018», the world’s most prestigious Shipping Exhibition that takes place in Greece every two years.

This year the «Posidonia 2018» will be held from 4-8 of June, 2018 at Metropolitan Expo Centre located within the Athens International Airport complex in Spata.

Every year, since our first participation back in 2008, our stand receives high visibility and attracts the interest of many visitors - local, as well as international - who wish to be informed about the Institute Membership and Training Programmes. It is also a meeting point for Members and students of the Greek Branch.

You will find Hellenic Management Centre / ICS Greek Branch at Stand 2441, Hall 2.

We look forward to seeing you there.

ICS Greek Branch & LLM QMUL συμμετέχουν στην 2η έκθεση Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών

Με μεγαλη χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε οτι το ICS Greek Branch  και το μεταπτυχιακό πρόγραμμα "LLM in International Shipping Law" του Queen Mary University of London, θα λαβουν μέρος στην 2η Έκθεση Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών, που διοργανώνεται απο το eduguide.gr, το Σάββατο 12 Μαΐου , 14:00μ.μ - 19:00 μ.μ. στο Athens Hilton Hotel, με στόχο να ενημερωθούν οι ενδιαφερόμενοι για τα τρέχοντα μεταπτυχιακά/ επαγγελματικά προγράμματα.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και δήλωση συμμετοχής στην έκθεση καντε click στον ακόλουθο σύνδεσμο
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2-eduguidegr-tickets-44107138639

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SAVE THE DATE

2nd Baltic Exchange & ICS Masterclass Lecture
30 May 2018

''Money walks, money talks''

 

Shipping Lunchtime Lecture Series 

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present a series of bi-monthly lectures in Piraeus, Shanghai, Singapore and London for professionals in commercial shipping markets.

After the great success of the 1st lecture "P&I Clubs and FDD Cover", ICS & Baltic Exchange are organizing the 2nd lecture with the topic "Money walks, money talks",  on Wednesday 30th of May at 13:00-14:30, 1 Platonos & 18 Sotiros Dios Str, Piraeus.

The guest speaker is Ms Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd

The participation is free for ICS & Baltic members.

For non-members the cost is 100 Euros

(A light lunch will follow after the lecture)

Attendees can register by sending an email at helmc@otenet.gr

1st Lunchtime Masterclass lecture from the ICS & Baltic Exchange

The Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers have launched a series of Lunchtime Masterclass lectures to support and develop young brokers and professionals in commercial shipping markets in Singapore, Shanghai, London and Athens.

The 1st Lunchtime Masterclass lecture in Athens took place on Wednesday 28th of March 2018 at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch.

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The topic was “P&I Clubs and FDD Cover” and the guest speaker, Mr Alex Gray, Senior Claims Executive, from the UK P&I Club, Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd, shared his ideas with the audience, regarding workings of a club, how they provide cover for members and examine liabilities and response at each stage of the claims process.

The event was well attended by Members of the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and after the lecture a light lunch followed. They had the chance to network and exchange views and ideas on current shipping matters.

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 The lecture was free for the Baltic Exchange and ICS Members and it was a great opportunity to enhance their professional development.

We are looking forward to the upcoming Masterclass Seminar on 30th of May 2018 with the topic ‘’Money Walks – Money Talks”.

 

ICS Greek Branch supports Slide2Open Shipping Finance Conference 2018

HMC / ICS Greek Branch had the honor to support the Slide2Open Shipping Finance Conference 2018 that took place on Thursday 22 February at Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel.  Amongst the distinguished members of the panel was Dr Konstantinos Galanis, Director of Operations, Dido Shipping Co S.A. and a lecturer of Maritime Economics in HMC/ICS Greek Branch.

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The conference was a great opportunity for a deep dialogue between ship owners, financiers, consultants and technology companies discussing crucial points on shipping loans, investments and technological innovations.

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Masterclass Lectures

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Shipping Lunchtime Lecture Series 

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present a series
of bi-monthly lectures in Piraeus, Shanghai, Singapore and London for professionals in commercial shipping markets.

Upcoming Lecture 28 March 2018
13:00 - 14:30

P&I Clubs and FDD Cover

Leaders from the P&I world uncover the resources, structure and risks involved in this unique form of insurance. From charterparty to casualty, join the experts as they explain workings of a club, how they provide cover for members and examine liabilities and response at each stage of the claims process.

SPEAKER
Alex Gray, Claims Executive - P&I Club

COST
Free to Baltic and ICS Members
Non-members: €100

(Light lunch included)

VENUE
ICS Greek Branch, 1 Platonos str., 18535, Piraeus

REGISTRATION (Deadline for registrations: 23 MARCH 2018)

Attendees must register by email to helmc@otenet.gr or membership@ics.org.uk

Created jointly by the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, each lecture brings together the industry's thought leaders to discuss important topical events, global trends snd best practice covering areas from maritime law and insurance to financial instruments and technology. Bring into sharp focus, the tools and issues that clients base trading decisions on and develop your understanding of best practice in broking through learning from industry experts

Each lecture is relevant, concise and focussed and the lectures are given by acknowledged specialists in their respective fields.

For more information, please contact us: helmc@otenet.gr / tel: +30 210 4125945

 

ICS Students Visit on board “TALOS” Containership at Piraeus Container Terminal

A visit for the ICS students was arranged on 9th March 2018 on board the container ship “TALOS” at Piraeus Container Terminal.

The students were taken on a tour of the vessel while members of the crew explained her main parts and equipment and their relevant functions. Everyone went around the bridge, the accommodation and engine room. It was a good insight into the reality of merchant ships in action.

Special thanks to the company COSTAMARE Inc., to the master and crew of the vessel for taking on tour of the vessel the ICS Students and explaining them her main parts, her equipment and their functions.

Last but not least, we would like to thank Mr Nikos Marmatsouris, Fellow Member of the Institute and Senior Marketing Manager of GAC Shipping S.A. for arranging the visit onboard.

Students were grateful to be given the opportunity to visit a vessel, the integral part of commercial shipping they have been long studying in theory, while preparing for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, leading to ICS Membership.

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Workshop on P&I Clubs offered by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

Students enrolled at the LLM in International Shipping Law Programme offered by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in Greece had the opportunity to attend P&I Clubs Workshop organized by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, QMUL on 7th of March 2017, at HMC Premises in Piraeus.

The workshop was coordinated academically by Dr. Alexandros Ntovas, Lecturer in Shipping Law and Director International Shipping Law Programme (Piraeus, Greece). It also featured 2 sessions led by two guest speakers - eminent practitioners in the Greek shipping market who covered the practical part of the workshop - Ms. Effie Koureta, Claims Executive (P&I), The North of England, P&I Association Limited and Mr. Kostas Katsoulieris, Senior Executive (Claims), The North of England, P&I Association Limited.

The workshop served as an intellectual platform to communicate current practical experience from leading practitioners in matters highly related to P&I Clubs.

It examined the operation of P&I Clubs as mutual insurance associations and to this end their vital role to the existence and running of the international shipping community and trade.

It covered their history, development and structure, their basic rules of cover and the provision of security, as well as the legal concepts underlying their operation. It additionally examined the various risks Clubs insure against, their financial operation, the International Group of Protection and Indemnity Clubs (including its structure, cover and importance), and how these associations relate to other forms of insurance.

The workshop also put emphasis on ‘wet’ shipping law issues featuring a critical insight into the legal role of P&I Clubs in relation to collisions and salvage.

The workshop was part of the academic curriculum ofthe LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), of the CCLS, Queen Mary University in Greece.

The LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) is an innovative postgraduate degree based on the successful London-based LLM in International Shipping Law and offered in Piraeus Greece by Queen Mary University of London and Hellenic Management Centre.

The programme is taught by experts of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies of the Queen Mary University of London, one of UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. The programme is taught in co-operation with the Hellenic Management Centre (HMC), an institute committed to professional education and development within the shipping industry since 1999; at its premises in Piraeus.

This innovative postgraduate degree offers students the opportunity to develop academic and professional expertise in specialized areas of global maritime law, including Maritime Arbitration, Charterparties: Law and Practice, International Regulations of Shipping, Marine Insurance Law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, “Wet” Shipping Law: Collisions and other Incidents at Sea.

The programme is addressed to Lawyers, Law graduates, and Shipping Professionals with relevant work experience and an academic backgroundand is taught in intensive blocks throughout two academic semesters, so that it can be fitted in with any other professional commitments.

The entry requirements for Law graduates area degree in law, or a degree with substantial law content, normally of at least upper second class honours (or equivalent 7/10), whereas non-law graduates will be considered on the basis of professional experience that directly relates to the specialist LLM taught courses. Membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers along with professional experience will also be considered.

It is a unique opportunity for people living in Greece, to attend this prestigious programme without having to relocate, while at the same time two partial scholarships offered by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and open to Home/EU students only, are available for this programme.

 

OPEN DAY for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) of Queen Mary University of London

The Queen Mary University of London and Hellenic Management Centre open its door to potential students of the LLM in International Shipping Law Programme on Wednesday, 21st of March 2018 from 11:00 to 19:00.

The Open Day is a great opportunity:

- To find out more about the LLM in International Shipping Law Programme, a new programme created by QMUL, following the success of the London-based LLM in International Shipping Law. This Programme is taught by Centre of Commercial Law Studies academic staff at the Hellenic Management Centre in the heart of Piraeus.

- To discuss with university representatives the entry requirements, the learning and teaching methods, the tuition fees, the available scholarships and academics teaching on the programme, as well as the applications' procedure.

Who may attend:

- Law Graduates with a degree in law or a degree with substantial law content
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Non Law Graduates / working professionals with relevant professional experience that directly relates to the specialist LLM taught courses. Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers along with professional experience will also be considered.

Venue: HMC Premises,1 Platonos str. & Sotiros Dios str., Piraeus, 18535

Hours: 11:00-19:00 (upon registration at specific time slot)

In order to meet Ms Angeliki Polatou, Postgraduate Programme Administrator (Piraeus/Global), CCLS, QMUL, book your time slot at the following link: http://www.helmc.com/llmopenday .

Open House in Chartering for Real Time Graduates at ICS Greek Branch

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch organized an Open House / Seminar on Chartering for the Real Time Graduates on 25th of January 2018.

The RLG registered candidates attended the seminar delivered by Ms Amalia Miliou Theocharaki, Chartering Manager of TEO Shipping, Member and Lecturer of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch.

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The participants were enthusiastic for the topic taught and were really interactive during the lecture.

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Ms Natalia Margioli,  FICS, Managing Director of HMC/ICS Greek Branch welcomed the participants and Ms Susana Laskaridi at the HMC premises. She also congratulated Mrs Laskaridi and her team for the amazing job done by the Real Time Graduates, non-profit organisation which connects graduates to the Greek Shipping community.  

Looking forward to organise the next RLG Open House at ICS Greek Branch!

A 2-day Seminar in Ship Sale and Purchase organised by ICS Greek Branch for the AUEB MSc students in International Shipping Finance and Management.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Greek Branch organised for the third year, on December 5th and 12th a seminar in Ship Sale & Purchase for AUEB MSc students’ International Shipping Finance & Management.

Ms Natalia Margioli, Managing Director of HMC/ICS Greek Branch welcomed the participants and the director of the MSc ISFM programme Prof. Manolis G. Kavussanos and talked on the merits of professional qualifications in current shipping market conditions. She introduced Mr Simon Ward, S&P Broker, Director of URSACHART S.A and lecturer at the ICS Greek Branch who gave 2 lectures on Ship Sale & Purchase with the topic “How ships are bought and sold and Why”. Some of the areas covered were shipping markets, shipping cycles and concluded with a workshop in shipping investment.

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The event was attended successfully by the students and they realized that Chartered Shipbroker status commands respect, demonstrating a commitment to lifelong learning and also opens the doorway to an established and worldwide network within the shipping industry.

The lecture was a great success, well-attended by the AUEB students and proved, once again, that educational bodies have recognised the importance of co-operation in reinforcing the most valuable resource of the shipping market: educated professionals.

13th Annual Forum ICS Greek Branch: « Sailing into calmer waters? Cautious optimism returns »

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Greek Branch held its 13th Annual Forum, on Wednesday, 29 th of November 2017 at Eugenides Foundation.

The title was: « Sailing into calmer waters? Cautious optimism returns » and the Forum was well attended by over 400 shipping professionals – from the Greek and International shipping community.

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A welcome address was made by Mrs Natalia Margioli - Komninou, FICS, Managing Director of the ICS Greek Branch and Hellenic Management Centre and Mr Nicolas A. Tsavliris, FICS, Chairman of the ICS Greek Branch and of the Tsavliris Salvage Group.

This year the distinguished speakers were part of a Q&A session where they were called to answer questions related to the field of their practice. The eminent personalities that constituted the panel and gave their valuable views on current shipping issues were: 

  • Mr Konstantinos Bitounis, FICS, Solicitor, Piraeus office Manager, Waterson Hicks
  • Ms Amalia Miliou- Theocharaki, MICS, Chartering Manager, TEO Shipping Corporation Ltd
  • Mr Menelaos Pangalos, MICS Managing Director Chios Navigation (Hellas) Ltd
  • Mr Peter Sand, Chief Shipping Analyst, BIMCO
  • Mrs Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd.
  • Mr Simon Ward, FICS, Director, Ursa Shipbrokers
  • Mr Adrian Wooldridge, MICS, Chief Commercial Officer, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation
  • Mr Fotios Zeritis, FICS Commercial Shipping & Strategic Planning Analyst, Qatar Gas Transport Company

The panel moderator was Mr Ilias Bissias, Director of Naftika Chronika

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The panel of the 13th Annual Forum of the ICS Greek Branch

At the end of the Q&A session, there was an impressively interactive discussion between the audience and the panel, proving the fact that the ICS Annual Forum is not only a meeting point of shipping professionals but a place of exchanging ideas and learn from each other.

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Once again, the year’s proceedings included the Awards Giving Ceremony for the students that excelled at the ICS Examinations in November 2016 and May 2017.

The ICS Greek Branch was recognised for the fourth time for being once again the largest examination centre in the world with the most students participating at the ICS Examinations. More than 500 shipping executives attended the ICS Professional Training Programmes and took the ICS Examinations. This year 8 candidates have distinguished in their exams and were awarded for their efforts and achievements.

The awarded candidates were:

·   Ms Alexia Adrianopoulos, Cape Maritime, distinction in Ship Sale & Purchase examination

·   Ms Froso Alvanou, Regal Agencies, distinction in Shipping Business examination

·   Mrs Dimitra Gelti, Attorney-at-Law and Mediator, excellent performance in Marine Insurance Examinations within the Greek Branch

·   Mr Ioannis Ioannides, Ursa Shipbrokers distinction in Ship Sale & Purchase examination

·   Mrs Christina Karasarli, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Limited, distinction in Shipping Finance examination

·   Mr George Kefalos, distinction in Shipping Finance examination

Also, two Greek Students were distinguished internationally, achieving the highest marks worldwide:

·   Mr Dimitris Lamprou, Super Eco Management, for achieving the highest mark worldwide in Ship Sale & Purchase examination

·   Mrs Eleni Mavrea, distinction in Ship Sale & Purchase examination, highest mark worldwide in Shipping Law and in Dry Cargo Chartering examination

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 The 13th Annual Forum of the ICS Greek Branch was held with the kind contribution and support of the following sponsors:

Acropolis Chartering & Shipping Inc., Capital Ship Management Corp., Cass Technava Maritime S.A., Danaos Corporation, Eastern Mediterranean Maritime Ltd., Element Shipmanagement S.A., European Product Carriers Ltd., Gac Shipping S.A., Gregale (Dry Bulk) Shipping, Hellaschart Ltd., Hollman Fenwick Willan International, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc, S. Frangoulis Shipmanagement, Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., Springfield Shipping Co Panama S.A., Super Eco Tankers Management Inc., Target Marine S.A., The Marshall Islands Registry, Technomar Shipping Inc., Tsavliris Salvage Group, Tsakos Energy Navigation

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OPEN DAY for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) of Queen Mary University of London

Book your appointment now!

 The Queen Mary University of London and Hellenic Management Centre open its door to potential students of the LLM in International Shipping Law Programme on Friday, 24th of November 2017 from 11:00 to 19:00.

The Open Day is a great opportunity:

- To find out more about the LLM in International Shipping Law Programme, a new programme created by QMUL, following the success of the London-based LLM in International Shipping Law. This Programme is taught by Centre of Commercial Law Studies academic staff at the Hellenic Management Centre in the heart of Piraeus.

- To discuss with university representatives the entry requirements, the learning and teaching methods, the tuition fees, the available scholarships and academics teaching on the programme, as well as the applications' procedure.

Who may attend:

- Law Graduates with a degree in law or a degree with substantial law content
- Non Law Graduates / working professionals with relevant professional experience that directly relates to the specialist LLM taught courses. Members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers along with professional experience will also be considered.

Venue: HMC Premises,1 Platonos str. & Sotiros Dios str., Piraeus, 18535

Hours: 11:00-19:00 (upon registration at specific time slot)

In order to meet Ms Angeliki Polatou, Postgraduate Programme Administrator (Piraeus/Global), CCLS, QMUL, book your time slot at the following link: http://www.helmc.com/llmopenday .