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.