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
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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, Managing Director, 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 .

Greek Students awarded at the Institute’s Prize Giving Ceremony 2017 in London

This year the Institute's prize giving ceremony took place on 29th of October at the prestigious Trinity House in London. The event was organised as always to celebrate our student's successes at the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations in November 2016 & May 2017.

After the traditional remarks from Institute senior officers, Bruce Ogilvy FICS, Michael Taliotis FICS and Richard Sayer FICS, the prize winners started to walk down the aisle to receive their awards directly from relative donors.

Among the candidates winning multiple prizes, two students from Greece were awarded for their excellent performance at the ICS Examinations.

Eleni Mavrea, received the Baltic Exchange Awards for gaining the highest marks worldwide at both Shipping Law and Dry Cargo Chartering Examinations.

Dimitris Lambrou received the Peter Talbot Willcox Memorial Award for gaining the highest marks in Ship Sale and Purchase Examinations.

 Mr Lambrou receives his award by Mr M Taliotis, ICS International Chairman and Mr  K Franz, Chairman, Chairman of ICS Membership Committee.

Mr Lambrou receives his award by Mr M Taliotis, ICS International Chairman and Mr  K Franz, Chairman, Chairman of ICS Membership Committee.

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After the awards ceremony, attendees had the chance to meet and network with fellow students, Institute’s officers and prominent industry figures at a cocktail reception.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch Students visit a containership ‘’M/V Tital’’at Piraeus Container Terminal

A visit for the students of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch was arranged on 12th October 2017 on board the containership “M/V Tital” during her call at Piraeus Container Terminal.

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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, the only professional qualification that is internationally recognized as a mark of competence for shipping professionals.

Special thanks 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.

LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) offered by Queen Mary University of London

Admissions for intake 2018/2019 are now open

Queen Mary University of London and the Hellenic Management centre proudly announce that applications are now open for the 2018 intake for The LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), an innovative postgraduate degree based on the successful London-based LLM in International Shipping Law and offered in Piraeus Greece.

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 with its Law Department currently being ranked 3rd in the UK and 1st in London. 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, Charter-parties: Law and Practice, International Regulation 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 background and 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 are a 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.

Applications are open for the 2018 intake.

For further information, please contact us: +30 210 4125945 or visit the link: http://www.helmc.com/programme-overview/

Great Success of the Open Day

On September 21st 2017, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers organized an open day event at the key Institute centres internationally preceding the success of open days organized back in February and June 2017. The event was an opportunity for potential students of ICS to come and find out more about the ICS Membership Qualification.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers currently has over 5.000 students studying in six continents for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, leading to ICS Membership, which is the only professional qualification internationally recognized.

The Open Day held at ICS Greek Branch was a great success. More than 40 potential candidates attended the event.

The candidates had the chance to discuss the study options offered by ICS, to review the Syllabus of the ICS and meet the tutors, who are highly experienced shipping professionals and who offered them their invaluable guidance regarding which subjects to attend depending on their academic and professional background.

Participants found out more information about the new intake and the registrations of the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme, which starts in January 2018. The Course prepares the candidates for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, leading to ICS Membership.

The ICS Programme is unique in its training approach as candidates are in the position to directly relate and apply the knowledge, skills and expertise gained from the course immediately on their work.  It gives them the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the industry and expand their career potential. It is a qualification which is a mark of competence for shipping professionals worldwide. 

For more information about the new Intake, contact us:

Tel: +30 210 4125945

E-mail: helmc@otenet.gr 

ICS Greek Branch Open Day

ICS Greek Branch OPEN DAY
Thursday, 21st September 2017

The HMC / ICS Greek Branch is opening its doors to potential students on Thursday, 21st of September 2017 from 11:00 to 19:00, within the context of the International Open Day organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Participants will have the chance to find out more about the ICS Maritime Professional Qualification. The ICS qualification has an international recognition and it is a mark of competence for the shipping community worldwide.

The Open Day is a great opportunity:

- To find out more about the ICS Professional Maritime ProgrammeICS Examinations, what it offers & its entry requirements

- To meet local tutors and discuss with them about the ICS Syllabus

- To find out about the ICS Membership the unique hallmark of professionalism in the international shipping industry.


Who may attend:

- Graduates and Professionals of finance, management, legal and engineering background who wish to enter into the shipping industry.
- Shipping Professionals – shipbrokers, operators, charterers, maritime lawyers, agents, financiers- who wish to upgrade their theoretical and practical background and certify their expertise. 
- Officers of the Merchant Marine– willing to enhance their sea-going experience and practice with the commercial knowledge.

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

Hours: 11:00 – 19:30

For more information and registrations click here: Registrations are now closed

Contact us to find out about the next Open Day and the new Intake for the ICS Professional Maritime Programme 2018.

New Academic Year for the LLM in International Shipping Law, QMUL

New Academic Year of the Queen Mary University of London LL.M. in International Shipping Law, Piraeus Greece

Queen Mary University of London organized its induction weekend for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), on the 8th and 9th of September at the Hellenic Management Centre premises in Piraeus. Once again this prestigious and successful event initiated the new academic year of the programme, which is based on the successful London-based LLM in International Shipping Law.

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, with its Law Department constantly ranked in the top 5 of the UK. 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 programme offers students the opportunity to develop academic and professional expertise in specialized areas of global maritime law, including International Regulation of Shipping, Maritime Arbitration, Charterparties: Law and Practice, , 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 background and is taught in intensive afternoon and weekend blocks throughout two academic semesters, so that it can be fitted in with any other professional commitments. It is considered by the shipping industry as a unique opportunity for students and maritime professionals living in Greece, to attend it without having to relocate.

The Induction weekend, impeccably organized, gave the students the opportunity to get acquainted with all the information and details regarding the programme.

Students were welcomed by QMUL and HMC staff, while they also had the opportunity to meet Dr Alexandros Ntovas, the Academic Director of the programme, as well as QMUL officials, who gave them crucial information about the study experience that awaits them.

Students were excited about the academic introduction to the programme, as well as the introduction to the learning experience that they will go through. By attending this programme they will get the support they need to excel in their field and have a great impact in the shipping industry using their acquired knowledge and expertise.

Good Luck to them!

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3rd International Summer Law School organized by Elsa Greece

3rd International Summer Law School organized by Elsa Greece on «Maritime Law: Insurance Law and Piracy Issues»

The 3rd very successful International Summer Law School organized by The European Law Students' Association - ELSA Greece, took place in Athens from 17-21 July 2017 on «Maritime Law: Insurance Law and Piracy Issues».

Participants were law students from all over the world and the academic programme contained a variety of courses outline and covered a wide spectrum of Maritime Law, Marine Insurance, Piracy and Law of the Sea.

On 21st July Elsa Greece and HMC organized at Papastratos Venue a seminar on “Legal Issues of Ship Sale & Purchase Practice” delivered by Mr. Simon Ward, FICS, Director at Ursa Shipbrokers.

The Hellenic Management Centre,  proud Partner of Elsa Greece, would like to congratulate the organizers for their efforts that led to this successful event, which we hope will be established and will take place annually, contributing in making Piraeus an international academic maritime hub.