The 3rd Series of the Baltic ICS Lectures starts in September 2019!

We are happy to announce the start of the 3rd Series of the Baltic ICS Lectures for the year 2019-2020.

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present a series of lectures in Shanghai, Singapore, Athens and London; intended to support and develop those working in chartering and operations. 

Taking place every other month and including lunch where appropriate, lectures are free to employees at Baltic and ICS member companies. 

The series is aimed at supporting those developing careers in shipping and encouraging better advocacy across a future generation of industry leaders and is supported by all the major broking houses and a wide cross-section of principals.

The first lecture will take place on Wednesday 25 September 2019 and the topic, covered by Mrs Katerina Stathopoulou, Executive Director, Investments & Finance Ltd, will be ‘’The Magical picture of changing Shipping Finance landscape’’.

 More information will follow shortly!

 

Looking forward to seeing you at the Baltic ICS lectures!

HMC academic partner at the 5th International Summer Law School organized by Elsa Greece on Maritime Law: Environmental Issues

Hellenic Management Centre was, for 5th consecutive year, proud academic partner of the ELSA Summer School, that took place from 15 to 19 July 2019, in Athens, Greece.

More than 50 Law Students and Young Lawyers from 17 European countries participated at the 5th Summer Law School on «Maritime Law: Environmental Issues», organized by The European Law Students' Association - ELSA Greece in Athens.

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 and Environmental Law.

On 17th of July, we had the pleasure to organize a lecture for ELSA Members. Mr Simon Ward, FICS, Director, S&P of Ursa Shipbrokers S.A. was the speaker of the lecture with the topic: ‘’IMO 2020: Potential Charterparty and Sale Contract Issues’’.

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 Greece an international academic maritime hub.

The 1st Summer School “Shipping in Action” organized by HMC/ICS Greek Branch & Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece (Alba) has been successfully concluded!

Hellenic Management Centre/ICS Greek Branch and Alba successfully organized the 1st Summer School “Shipping in Action”, from 8 to 12 July 2019, in Greece.

We were very glad to welcome 20 participants from Greece and Abroad who had the opportunity to attend a unique educational experience through a practice centered approach, educational field visits and lectures delivered by distinguished industry speakers.

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The participants attended four highly educationally and professionally approached Masterclass Sessions, delivered by Mr Ilias Bissias, Visiting Lecturer at Alba & Director at Naftika Chronika, Dr George Vaggelas, Visiting Lecturer at Alba & Managing Director at Ports & Shipping Advisory, Mr Simon Ward, FICS, Director at Ursa Shipbrokers & Lecturer at HMC/ICS Greek Branch and Dr Alexandros Glykas, Visiting Lecturer at Alba & Director at DYNAMARINE Co.

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During the sessions, participants gained a true understanding of the Greek Shipping industry (the Greek Shipping Miracle) and were introduced to the international shipping business, the new technologies in shipping, the current environmental issues and the commercial part of shipping such us S&P and Chartering.

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Participants, also, visited leading ship management companies - Tsakos Group, Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd & Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd - where they were introduced to their structure and functions. They had a tour onboard EVIA PETROL II; a tanker vessel of Seaven Tanker Management, taking them around the bridge, the upper deck, the accommodation and the engine room explaining the main parts of the vessel and its relevant functions. They, also, visited PCT COSCO, where they had a guided tour by the PCT Commercial Manager, Mr Tassos Vamvakides, at the terminals, introducing their services, specifications, operational procedures & regulations of the port.  

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A Workshop on “Networking for a lifetime” was organized and delivered by Ms. Maria Moragiannis, Director of Alba Career Office, and was an opportunity to expand their networking skills and prepare the next steps of their career. 

Moreover, all attendees had the opportunity to utilize the strong shipping network through educational and cultural activities, such a guided tour and a 2hrs seminar onboard SS. HELLAS LIBERTY Museum, visited Acropolis Museum and also enjoyed their free time at Athens Riviera.   

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We are very proud of this cooperation, as both, Alba and HMC /ICS Greek Branch are the two leading institutions in Maritime Education in Greece. Alba is a leading European Business School with a strong expertise in shipping education that offers three well known graduate academic programs in shipping. HMC is a major professional maritime training and education provider to the shipping industry for the last 20 years and exclusively represents the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in Greece, since 2005. Through the ICS Professional Maritime Programme, candidates get prepared to sit for the ICS Examinations, which lead to the ICS Membership, a mark of professionalism in the shipping industry globally.

Soon will be announced the new dates for the 2nd Summer School “Shipping in Action” in 2020!

Register now at the ICS Professional Maritime Programme 2019-2020!

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Give your career a lift by studying for recognized qualifications with the industry’s leading professional body, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Participants will have the chance to find out more about the:

 -          ICS Annual Professional Maritime ProgrammeICS Examinations

-          ICS Structure & Syllabus

-          Entry requirements & Registration process

-          ICS Membership; the unique hallmark of professionalism within the international shipping industry

  

Why Studying with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers? 

  • Comprehensive knowledge within 1 academic year; covers all major disciplines in commercial shipping

  • Practical Approach through case studies, workshops & real-life examples

  • Professional Expertise of the teaching faculty;

  • International Recognition through the ICS Membership; become certified in your chosen field with chartered status

  • Flexible study options: plan study around work and family commitments; Evening Classes.

  • Global Networking and Job Opportunities

 

Who May attend?

  • Shipping Professionals - shipbrokers, operators, charterers, maritime lawyers, agents, finance executives, etc. - 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.

  • Graduates and Professionals of various sectors - finance, management, business administration, law and engineering - who wish to enter into the shipping industry.

Contact us for more information: helmc@otenet.gr or +30 2104125945!

We would be happy to assist!

ICS & BALTIC MASTERCLASS LECTURE: The Music of Arbitration; Keeping your Disputes in Tone

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Baltic Exchange organized the final lecture of the series 2018-2019 on Wednesday 29th of May 2019, at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch in Piraeus.

The topic was “The Music of Arbitration; Keeping your Disputes in Tone”, covered by the guest speaker, Mr Jonathan Elvey, Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator. Mr Elvey was the Managing Partner of Ince & Co’s Piraeus office for many years and was with the firm for nearly 40 years as a litigator.

During the Masterclass Lecture, Mr Elvey talked about arbitration and the best ways to prepare and present cases, and how to deal with risks and pitfalls. His input was valuable and innovative as everything was presented with the aid of a piano!

Jonathan Elvey,  well known arbitrator and former Ince & Co Partner  talks about Arbitration.

Jonathan Elvey, well known arbitrator and former Ince & Co Partner talks about Arbitration.

The lecture was well attended and free for all Members of Baltic Exchange, Members and Students of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. After the seminar guests had the chance to network and exchange views on the topic, during a cocktail reception.

The Baltic and ICS Masterclass Lectures are a truly global event, taking place  - on the same time - at Shanghai, Singapore, Piraeus and London. They deliver to their members great benefits by providing industry insight with world class speakers.

Natalia Margioli, Managing Director, ICS Greek Branch with Maria Tierri, Athens Representatice, Baltic Exchange and the guest speaker, Jon Elvey, Maritime Arbitrator & Mediator

Natalia Margioli, Managing Director, ICS Greek Branch with Maria Tierri, Athens Representatice, Baltic Exchange and the guest speaker, Jon Elvey, Maritime Arbitrator & Mediator

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We will soon announce the start of the 3rd Annual Lecture Series (Sept 2019- May 2020) and we are looking forward to welcoming you again!

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ICS Professional Maritime Programme: Open Day for September 2019 Intake

Open Day

5 September 2019

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Give your career a lift by studying for recognized qualifications with the industry’s leading professional body, the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

The HMC / ICS Greek Branch is opening its door to perspective students on Thursday 5 September 2019 from 11:00 to 19:00.

Participants will have the chance to find out more about the:

 -          ICS Annual Professional Maritime ProgrammeICS Examinations

-          ICS Structure & Syllabus

-          Entry requirements & Registration process

-          ICS Membership; the unique hallmark of professionalism within the international shipping industry

  

Why Studying with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers? 

  • Comprehensive knowledge within 1 academic year; covers all major disciplines in commercial shipping

  • Practical Approach through case studies, workshops & real-life examples

  • Professional Expertise of the teaching faculty;

  • International Recognition through the ICS Membership; become certified in your chosen field with chartered status

  • Flexible study options: plan study around work and family commitments; Evening Classes.

  • Global Networking and Job Opportunities

 

Who May attend?

  • Shipping Professionals - shipbrokers, operators, charterers, maritime lawyers, agents, finance executives, etc. - 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.

  • Graduates and Professionals of various sectors - finance, management, business administration, law and engineering - who wish to enter into the shipping industry.


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

Hours: 11:00-19:00
Registration: In order to attend our Open Day, register here.

Baltic Exchange & ICS Shipping Lecture 29 May 2019

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Upcoming Lecture

''THE MUSIC OF ARBITRATION;
Keeping Your Disputes in Tune''

29 May 2019

A talk with a difference! Jon Elvey, Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator, will talk about the best ways to prepare and present your case, and how to deal with risks and pitfalls. With the aid of a piano!
Jon was the Managing Partner of Ince & Co’s Piraeus office for many years and has nearly 40 years' experience as a litigator. He is now on the other side of the table. He will talk about matters from both sides.

DATE & HOURS
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Arrival Time: 18:15
Lecture and Networking: 18:30 - 20:30

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

SPEAKER
Jonathan Elvey, Maritime Arbitrator, Mediator & Legal Consultant, Jon Elvey Consultancy

Jonathan Elvey is a Maritime Arbitrator and Mediator, and a Legal consultant. He has spent his professional life in Athens and London. He was a partner of Ince and Co for nearly 40 years, and he headed their Piraeus office. He has represented shipowners, charterers and insurers on a full range of shipping and commercial matters, as their litigation lawyer and professional advisor.

 

COST

Free to Baltic and ICS Members
Non-members: €100
*Drinks & Finger food included
 

REGISTRATION
Attendees must register by submitting the following form to: helmc@otenet.gr.
Limited seats available. Register by 23 May 2019.

Interested in undertaking an LLM in Shipping Law? Come to find out more at our Open Day on Wednesday, 8 May 2019

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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, 8th of May 2019 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: www.helmc.com/llmopenday.

HMC/ICS Greek Branch participates at the 3rd Postgraduate Studies Eduguide Exhibition

HMC/ICS Greek Branch / QMUL will participate at the 3rd  Postgraduate Studies Exhibition, organized by Eduguide, on Saturday 13 April, 13:00 p.m - 19:00 p.m at Megaron Concert Hall.
Visit us to get more information on the professional and postagraduate programmes offered by our institutions!

For more information and participation, click on the button below.

The entrance to the exhibition is free but an electronic registration is required.

Contact us for any queries: +30 210 4125945 or helmc@otenet.gr

4th Masterclass Lecture on Financial Tools (Ship Finance & FFAs) by the Baltic Exchange and ICS Greek Branch

The 4th Masterclass Lecture organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Baltic Exchange, took place in Greece, on Wednesday 27 March 2019 at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch in Piraeus.

The Lecture was presented by Mr Phoebus Kaloudis, AMN Bulk Carriers Inc, who covered the financial considerations that principals make, how they can impact decisions and their activity in the physical market. He highlighted through FFAs, currency and other related commodity markets, common structures used by counterparts to limit book uncertainty when trading in volatile markets and how these external factors can influence physical freight markets and fixtures.

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The event was well attended by Members of the Baltic Exchange and the ICS. They had the chance to network and exchange views and ideas on this very complex but interesting topic.  

The 5th and last of this year’s Masterclass lectures, will take place on 29 May 2019 and the topic to be covered is “The impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI/OBOR)”.

More information will follow shortly.

ICS takes HAEF on a visit on-board SS Liberty Museum

Hellenic Management Centre and ICS Greek Branch had the pleasure to organize a visit on- board SS Liberty Museum for the high school students of HAEF, on Thursday 7 March 2019.

A welcome address was given by Mrs Natalia Margioli, Managing Director of HMC / ICS Greek Branch and then Cpt Evangelos Kouzilos, the museum’s manager, made a presentation on the history of Hellas Liberty ships, explaining how Liberty Ships were donated by America to Greece as a sign of recognition for their contribution during World War II.

Also, the students had the opportunity to attend a 1-hour session within the museum on the topic “Why Shipping Matters?” delivered by Mr Simon Ward, Managing Director of Ursa Shipbrokers and a Fellow Member and lecturer of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. It was a good first insight into shipping’s contribution in world trade, commodities, shipping management structure and other basic factors of commercial shipping.

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Last but not least, all students were given a guided tour through the vessel starting from the permanent photo exhibition that is hosted on board and ending with bridge and engine room, while Cpr Kouzilos willingly answered to all of their questions.

All students were grateful for having the chance not only to familiarize with the idea of “shipping” but also understand how they can combine their undergraduate/postgraduate studies with Professional Qualifications, such as ICS Membership, mark of competence for shipping professionals worldwide.HMC

Queen Mary University of London and Hill Dickinson LLP organized a Seminar on Bills of lading in Piraeus

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, and Hill Dickinson LLP International organized on Thursday, 28th February 2019 a roundtable discussion on Bills of Lading.

Welcome remarks were made by Mr Andrew Dyer, Partner at Hill Dickinson. Professor Yvonne Baatz from CCLS, Mr Ieronymos Bikakis and Mr Andrew Dyer from Hill Dickinson discussed the common issues of Bills of Lading arising when carrying bulk cargoes. Dr Miriam Goldby, Reader in Law at CCLS, chaired the discussion.

The seminar was well attended by shipping professionals of all spectrums of the industry.

Queen Mary University of London offers in Piraeus, Greece its innovative LLM in International Shipping Law in partnership with Hellenic Management Centre. It is a programme of excellent academic standards, in the heart of a major international shipping centre.  Within this context, QMUL enhances its presence in Greece by collaborating with Hill Dickinson, an international commercial law firm with long lasting presence in the Greek Shipping Market and organizing educational and training events for the legal and commercial shipping professionals.

Mr Andrew Dyer, Partner at Hill Dickinson, Dr Miriam Goldby, Reader at CCLS, QMUL, Professor Yvonne Baatz from CCLS, Mr Ieronymos Bikakis from Hill Dickinson

Mr Andrew Dyer, Partner at Hill Dickinson, Dr Miriam Goldby, Reader at CCLS, QMUL, Professor Yvonne Baatz from CCLS, Mr Ieronymos Bikakis from Hill Dickinson

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

LLM OPEN DAY
Wednesday, 20 March 2019

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, 20th of March 2019 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: www.helmc.com/llmopenday .

ICS Students Visit on board”TAMPA TRIUMPH”

On Wednesday 30 January 2019, ICS Students Visit on board”TAMPA TRIUMPH” Containership 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.

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Special thanks to Mr Nikos D. Marmatsouris, FICS, Senior Marketing Manager of GAC Shipping S.A. for arranging the visit onboard, the captain and the crew of the vessel for taking on tour the ICS students and they were more than helpful and willing to answer in all of their questions.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch & Baltic Exchange held their 3rd Masterclass Seminar and Vasilopita Cutting 2019 for their Members onboard ‘’SS Hellas Liberty’’

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch and the Baltic Exchange held for their Members their 3rd Masterclass Seminar (Series2) and the cutting of the traditional Vasilopita cake on Wednesday, 30th of January 2019 onboard ‘’SS Hellas Liberty’’.

The 3rd Masterclass Seminar, part of the joint lectures organized by ICS and Baltic Exchange for the second year and in 4 locations worldwide, was on “Economic Cycles & Shipping”. The guest speaker, Mr Simon Ward, FICS, Director, Ursa Shipbrokers, shared his ideas with the audience regarding freight market cycles and how have trends in cargo flows changed, what has the impact been from the vessel supply side, as a result of the evolution of the shipowner and the ever-changing ROI horizons for their investors.

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Following the Seminar, both organizations cut the Vasilopita in a traditional Greek ceremony to welcome the New Year and held a cocktail reception for the ICS and Baltic Members. The winner of the lucky coin of the Vasilopita won a plane ticket to Rome, a kind sponsorship of Anyland Travel Agency.

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Members, shipping practitioners, friends and colleagues had the opportunity to network and exchange their views on several shipping matters. 

The Baltic Exchange is the world's only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative contracts. Its international community of over 600 members encompasses the majority of world shipping interests and commits to a code of business conduct overseen by the Baltic.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, founded in 1911 within the Baltic Exchange historical building, is the professional body which represents all aspects of the shipping business and includes in its membership not only shipbrokers but shipowners, charterers, agents, forwarders and other shipping professionals. Through its Professional Maritime Courses and ICS Membership Qualification, ICS is dedicated to the setting and maintenance of the highest standards in commercial shipping industry worldwide.

Baltic Exchange and ICS are sister organisations and work under the common motto “Our Word, our Bond’’; a business ethic motto imparts confidence into the industry worldwide.

Joint lectures and events prove their long-standing and traditional relation dated back in the middle ages of Maritime Profession at the City of London.

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We are looking forward to seeing everyone again to the upcoming Masterclass Seminar on 19th of March 2019 with the topic ‘‘Financial Tools (Ship Finance &FFAs)”.

 

ICS OPEN DAY Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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The HMC / ICS Greek Branch is opening its doors to potential students on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 from 11:00 to 19:00.

Participants will have the chance to:

The ICS Professional Maritime Programme opens the doors to unrivalled network of like-minded professionals, and conveys the highest standards of expertise and integrity to employers, clients and to all those working in the sector.

- Comprehensive syllabus: covers all major disciplines in commercial shipping
- Flexible study options: plan study around work and family commitments
- Recognized: become certified in your chosen field with onward pathways toward chartered status
- Relevant: led by practitioners for practitioners
- International: supported by our international network of branches, teaching centers and members
- Advance: members of the Institute enjoy enhanced careers in the 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: 11:00-19:00

Registration: In order to register at the Open Day, please click here.

ICS Christmas Party!

Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as for opening our hearts!

On this note, HMC & ICS Greek Branch, organized once again their Christmas Party, on a mission to spread the Christmas Spirit !

The event took place on Tuesday 18th of December at “Polychoros Simeion”, in Piraeus and was very well attended by students, ICS Members and Tutors who danced the night away. It was an important networking opportunity for students while Members had a chance to catch up, bring on the festive spirit and celebrate. It was a perfect way to start off the festive season cheer!

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We wish you all a Merry Christmas, all your wishes to come true and feel this happiness all year around!

2nd Masterclass Lecture on Charterparty Pitfalls by the Baltic Exchange & ICS Greek Branch

The 2nd Masterclass Lecture organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Baltic Exchange, took place in Greece, on Wednesday, 28th of November 2018 at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch in Piraeus.

Mr George Lambrou, FCIarb, MICS, Maritime Arbitrator and Consultant Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales) at Keystone Law, London, covered the basic pitfalls arisen from Charterparties, used recent example cases, highlighting the negotiation pitfalls and examining the point at which arbitration could have been avoided.

ICS and Balitc Exchange Members during the Lecture

ICS and Balitc Exchange Members during the Lecture

The event was well attended by Members of the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. They had the chance to network and exchange views and ideas on this crucial topic.  

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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. 

The third Masterclass lecture will take place on 30 January 2019 and the topic to be covered is Economic Cycles & Shipping. More information will follow shortly.

Queen Mary University of London & HMC Celebration for 2017-2018 Graduation

Queen Mary University of London and the Hellenic Management Centre hosted a celebratory reception that took place in Piraeus on Thursday, November 22nd, 2018.

The event was held on the occasion of the graduation of last year’s student cohort of the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), an innovative programme offered in Piraeus by Queen Mary University of London.

At the same time this year’s student cohort was welcomed. The event was well attended by prominent personalities of the shipping and legal sectors.

From Left to Right: Sir Bernard Rix, Ms. Irene S. Daifas, Deputy Mayor of Piraeus in charge of culture and President of Piraeus Marine Club, Mrs Natalia Margioli, Managing Director of HMC and Mr Ian Walden, Director of CCLS, QMUL

From Left to Right: Sir Bernard Rix, Ms. Irene S. Daifas, Deputy Mayor of Piraeus in charge of culture and President of Piraeus Marine Club, Mrs Natalia Margioli, Managing Director of HMC and Mr Ian Walden, Director of CCLS, QMUL

Students and attendees were welcomed by Professor Ian Walden, Director of the Centre of Commercial  Law Studies, Queen Mary, Dr Alexandros Ntovas, Director of the programme, as well Ms Natalia Margioli, HMC Managing Director. Both QMUL and HMC representatives congratulated students on their achievements so far but also reviewed the importance of the programme and what it has offered them in order to succeed in their endeavors.  

The programme is taught by the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), who have a world-wide acclaimed reputation as a provider of high-quality education in commercial law, which can be placed at the service of governments, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce.

To this end, the LLM in International Shipping Law in Piraeus honours the long-established Greek tradition in shipping by bringing a programme of excellent academic standards in the heart of a major international shipping centre. It is delivered by the CCLS academic staff at the prestigious facilities of the HMC in Piraeus, and it is designed to equip maritime professionals and graduates alike with an in depth understanding of legal theory while gaining new perspectives on shipping issues. The programme is taught in six intensive blocks throughout two academic semesters, so that it can be fitted in with their other professional commitments.

It was a successful and well attended event which proved once again that Piraeus is truly part of an international shipping network and a maritime educational hub.