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.

Baltic Exchange & ICS Shipping Lecture Series No 2

Upcoming Lecture

Charter Parties Pitfalls

28 November 2018
18:30 - 20:30

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present the second series of lectures in Shanghai, Singapore, Athens and London; intended to support and develop those working in the shipping industry.

Join a masterclass from the legal experts as they run through recent example cases, highlighting the negotiation pitfalls and examining the point at which arbitration couldhave been avoided.



COST

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

DATE & HOURS
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Arrival Time: 18:15
Lecture: 18:30 - 20:30

SPEAKER
George Lambrou, MICS, FCIArb, Maritime Arbitrator & Consultant Solicitor Advocate, Keystone Law, London 

Mr Lambrou is a Maritime Arbitrator and Consultant Solicitor Advocate (England & Wales) at Keystone Law, London.  His focus is on insurance, energy and maritime dispute resolution where he has over 16 years of practical experience. 
He is also the Co-Director of Training at the European Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators where is a Fellow (FCIArb). He is a Supporting Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) and is regularly appointed as an LMAA arbitrator in maritime disputes.
George is one of only very few non-Russian international dispute resolution specialists who speaks Russian fluently and has extensive commercial and legal experience in Russia, Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, and Central Asia. He is also a fluent Greek speaker.  He has degrees from the University of Chicago, Boston College and an LLM in Maritime and International Arbitration law from Queen Mary, University of London. 
He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and teaches Legal Principles in Shipping and Shipping Law at the ICS Greek Branch/HMC.

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

REGISTRATION
Attendees must register by sumbitting the following form to: helmc@otenet.gr.

Limited seats available. Register by 26 November 2018.

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

LLM OPEN DAY
Wednesday, 21 November 2018

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 November 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
- 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 .

On-board visit for the ICS Students

An onboard visit was arranged for the ICS students on 30th October 2018 in a Feeder Container vessel at Piraeus Container Terminal.

The students were taken on a tour onboard vessel while members of the crew explained her main parts and equipment and their relevant functions. Everyone went through accommodation, bridge and engine room. The Captain led our students to the bridge, explaining the main advanced systems of the vessel such as ECDIS and the loading plan of the cargo. Then, the Chief Engineer guided them at the engine room with the main engine and the electric generating station. Students had the opportunity to watch live the loading of containers with cranes as well as a ship-to-ship bunkering procedure. It was a good insight into the reality of merchant ships in action.

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Special thanks to the Master and the Crew for taking on tour of the vessel the ICS Students and for their willingness to answer in all of their questions. They were more than helpful and comprehensible.

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 this special experience, of an onboard visit.

Students were grateful for having 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.

Greek Prize Winners at the Institute’s Prize Giving Ceremony 2018 in London.

This year the Institute’s Prize Giving Ceremony took place on 18th of October 2018 at the prestigious Trinity House in London. The event was well organized and as always to celebrate student’s successes at the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations in November 2017 and May 2018.

Opening remarks were given by the UK Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani MP, who welcomed the guests and congratulated all distinction students.

Among the prize winners winning multiple prizes, five students from Greece were awarded for their excellent performance at the ICS Examinations worldwide.

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Dionysios Diamantopoulos, received an award for gaining the highest mark worldwide at Shipping Business Examination.

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Thomais Dova, MICS, received an award for gaining the highest mark worldwide at Dry Cargo Chartering Examination.

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Sara Jones, received an award for gaining the highest mark worldwide at Port Agency Examination.

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Foteini Konstantinou, received an award for gaining the highest mark worldwide at Shipping Law Examination.

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Paraskevas Kousounadis, FICS, received an award for gaining the highest mark worldwide at Ship Sale & Purchase Examination.

Lord Mountevans, the International President of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, congratulated all Prize Winners by saying the below inspiring words: “We are here to celebrate the achievements of our students, together with friends and colleagues from all over our maritime world. We are truly grateful for your efforts in your studies. You are not only the future for our Institute, and for our industry, and we are all very proud of you and your achievements”.

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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 dinner reception.

Natalia Margioli receives the Sworn Shipbroker Medal at the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony in London

On Wednesday 18th of October the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomed over 100 guests to their Annual Prize Giving Ceremony at Trinity House in London, where distinction students were awarded for their performance at the ICS Examinations.  

Among the eminent guests attending the event were: the UK Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, Nusrat Munir Ul-Ghani MP, the Lord Mountevans, the new International President of ICS and other senior officers and fellow members of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers worldwide.

A special moment of the evening was when Lord Mountevans gave an inspirational speech and awarded three extraordinary people for their contribution to the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and to the maritime profession globally.

Upon this, the Sworn Shipbroker Medal was given to Mrs Natalia Margioli, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Managing Director of Hellenic Management Centre/ ICS Greek Branch for her contribution to the Institute and the development of the Greek Branch as a top educational and membership centre.  Lord Mountevans specifically mentioned that ICS Greek Branch, after hard work, persistence, tenacity and charm, has become in just 12 years the largest ICS centre in the world and that each year prize winners from Greece scooping up awards. Most importantly, he pointed out that Natalia Margioli has inspired and opened a pathway for thousands of young people in Greece to make their careers in shipping industry.

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Natalia Margioli, Dennis Ray and John Grange receiving their Sworn Shipbroker Medal by Lord Mountevans.

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The other two personalities awarded for their contribution were Mr John Grange, Fellow Member and Vice Chairman of ICS Federation Council, Mr Dennis Ray important member in London’s ICS Branch and a trustee of the Educational Trust Fund, each in their unique way reflect the remarkable history of the Institute and the foundation we build on in our branches across the world.

At the end of the evening formalities and photographs had taken place and afterwards all guests were invited at a dinner reception.

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OFFERS IN GREECE THE LL.M. IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING LAW

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 INTAKE ARE OPEN

Queen Mary University of London and the Hellenic Management Centre announce that applications for the 2019 intake for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) are now open.

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), a leading maritime training centre committed to professional education and development within the shipping industry since 1999. HMC is, also, the Official Educational Provider of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in Greece.

This course includes the following modules:

  • International 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.

It is taught in six intensive blocks throughout two academic semesters, so that it can be fitted in with any other professional commitments. Classes are provisionally scheduled to be held from 17.30-21.00 on Thursday, Friday and Monday and from 10-17.00 on Saturday and Sunday. (One-year: full-time - evening/weekends intensive block period teaching or, Two years: part-time - evening/weekends intensive block period teaching.)

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.

The QMUL LLM in International Shipping Law Course is a great opportunity for shipping professionals, who wish to attend a flexible, top-ranked postgraduate LLM programme in Greece offering them the opportunity to develop academic and professional expertise in specialized areas of global maritime law.

Admissions for the next intake September 2019 are now open.

Deadline for applications: 2 September 2019

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

Baltic Exchange & Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Lectures 2018-2019

2020 Sulphur Cap

Steaming towards 2020. Are we ready?

The 2nd Annual Lecture Series organized by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Baltic Exchange was launched with the first Masterclass Lecture on 26th of September 2018, at the premises of the ICS Greek Branch in Piraeus.

Dr John Kokarakis, Vice President, Technology & Business Development Hellenic-BS-ME Zone at Bureau Veritas, discussed about the challenges of the new regulation of 2020 Sulphur Cap and shared his thoughts and experience on the various issues around the 2020 Regulations.

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 the new regulation which will change the shipping business in the future.  

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

The second Masterclass lecture will take place on 28 November 2018 and the topic to be covered is Legal eagles. More information will follow shortly.

NEW ACADEMIC YEAR OF THE QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY of LONDON LL.M. IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING LAW, PIRAEUS GREECE

Queen Mary University of London organised its induction weekend for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece), from 7th to 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 runs for the fourth year in Greece and is based on the successful London-based LLM in International Shipping Law.

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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.

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 (including a Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs workshop), 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.

It 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 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.

Wishing a great academic year to our QMUL Students!

ICS OPEN DAY

ICS OPEN DAY
Wednesday, 12 September  2018

 The HMC / ICS Greek Branch is opening its doors to potential students on  Wednesday, 12 September 2018 from 11:00 to 19:00.   Participants will have the chance to find out more about the     ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme   &   ICS Examinations  , what it offers & its entry requirements.   Meet local tutors, discuss with them about the   ICS Syllabus     and finally find and out about the   ICS Membership   the unique hallmark of professionalism in the international shipping industry.   Give your career a lift by studying for recognized qualifications with the industry’s leading professional body.   - 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 .

The HMC / ICS Greek Branch is opening its doors to potential students on Wednesday, 12 September 2018 from 11:00 to 19:00.

Participants will have the chance to find out more about the ICS Annual Professional Maritime Programme & ICS Examinations, what it offers & its entry requirements. Meet local tutors, discuss with them about the ICS Syllabus and finally find and out about the ICS Membership the unique hallmark of professionalism in the international shipping industry.

Give your career a lift by studying for recognized qualifications with the industry’s leading professional body.

- 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.

Baltic Exchange & ICS Shipping Lecture Series No 2

Shipping Lecture Series 2

Upcoming Lecture
THE IMO 2020 SULPHUR CAP
26 September 2018
18:30 - 20:30

The Baltic Exchange and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers present the second series of lectures in Shanghai, Singapore, Athens and London; intended to support and develop those working in the shipping industry.

The series will examine topical issues facing those working in these roles, offering advice on best practice in critical situations and insight into the changing patterns affecting sectors within shipping.Taking place near the end of every other month and including lunch/cocktails & refreshements where applicable, the lectures are free to all those that are Baltic or ICS Members.


This initiative is aimed at supporting those developing their careers in shipping and encouraging betteradvocacy across the future generation of industry leaders.

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Looking into the outcome of the IMO's Summer discussionsand industry reaction to the 2020 cap, our speakers will giveattendees a look at the real figures surrounding these incomingchanges as well as the effect that has so far played-out in ourindustry. Looking further into what may come, attendees will beable to hear from the industry-centred experts on the choicesavailable to principals and how owner Compliance may impactthe charterer's decision making.

SPEAKER
Dr. John Kokarakis, Technical Director, Bureau Veritas, Greece

Dr. Kokarakis has extensive experience in ship design and operations, spanning over forty years. He was a consultant of SEALAND, AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES and Matson Navigation for numerous aspects of containership design, operation and repair. He has performed technical investigations of various notorious accidents worldwide including EXXON VALDEZ, Piper Alpha, Drillship SEACREST, Space Shuttle CHALLENGER etc.
Currently, he is responsible for the technical business development in the Hellenic, Black Sea, Balkan & Ukraine Zone at Bureau Veritas. His work focuses on the implementation of the “green” regulations with specialization in fuel saving techniques, slow steaming, speed optimization, hydrodynamic optimization, resistance and propulsion and performance monitoring. He is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies Environmental Panel as well as the Chairman of the Greek Section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
A graduate of National Technical University of Athens, John also earned a doctorate and MSEs in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.


COST
Free to Baltic, ICS Members and ICS Students
(Cocktail & Finger foods included)
Non-members: €100

DATE & HOURS
Wednesday 26 September 2018
Arrival Time: 18:15
Lecture: 18:30 - 20:30

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

REGISTRATION (Deadline for registrations: 19 September 2018)

Attendees must register by email to helmc@otenet.gr.

 

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OFFERS IN GREECE LL.M. IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING LAW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 27 AUGUST 2018

Queen Mary University of London and the Hellenic Management centre announce that applications for the LLM in International Shipping Law (Piraeus, Greece) are open for the 2018 intake till 27 August 2018.

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 International 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.

For more information, visit the following link: http://www.helmc.com/programme-overview/ .

2nd Annual Lecture Series by the Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

The dates of the 2nd Annual Lunchtime Lectures organised by the Baltic Exchange and the Institute will be soon published!

The Baltic Exchange and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers presents a series of lectures to support and develop young brokers and professionals in commercial shipping markets.

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, their effect on macro economics, shipping law and practice, and brings in to sharp focus how these are relevant to professional brokers.

Keeping up to date on developments that can move markets is a must for reputable advisers and those with a stake in the market, where a qualified and experienced broker can have a dramatic influence on a company's fortunes.

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

Cost 100 Euros

All lectures free to Baltic and Institute Members.

The lectures are schedules once per month during evening hours ( 19:00 - 21:30)

For more information. please contact us.

 

HMC Supports the 4th ELSA International Summer School in Athens

From 16 to 20 July 2018, 45 Law Students and Young Lawyers from 17 European countries participated at the 4th Summer Law School on «Maritime Law: Shipping Finance», 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 Shipping Finance.

On 17th of July, we had the pleasure to organize a lecture for ELSA Members at our premises in Piraeus. Mrs Katerina Stathopoulou, VP, Senior Manager of Investments & Finance Ltd and Lecturer in Shipping Finance at HMC / ICS Greek Branch was the speaker of the lecture with the topic: “Managing Change – Has Shipping Finance Really Changed?”.

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.

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.

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

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!