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Monday, June 18, 2018

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Posidonia Opens Next Week

From the left to right: John Maragoudakis, President of HORC; Apostolos Poulovasilis, Regional Marine Manager EMEA Lloyd’s Register; David G. Moorhouse, President of the Lloyd's Register; Theodore E. Veniamis, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners; Apostolos Ventouris, President of Union of Marine Enterprises; John C. Lyras, Ex President of the Union of Greek Shipowners and currently member of its Board; Themistocles Vokos, Chairman Posidonia Exhibitions (Photo courtesy Posidonia Press Offi

The 22nd edition of Posidonia 2010, an international shipping trade event, opens its doors next week on the back of renewed confidence in the state of Greek maritime affairs as outlined in a recent Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) statement. According to UGS, Greece’s foreign exchange earnings from ocean going shipping services were substantial in 2009 amounting to $16.6b despite a slight decrease compared to the previous year. Continued new-building orders will ensure Greece maintains…

SHI Inks Orders for 5 Ships at Posidonia

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) apparently found no troubles in Greece this year, as the company reports inking a deal for five ships at Posidonia 2010, meaning its contracting amount has reach $3.3 billion in 2010, more than double the annual contracting amount of the previous year. SHI won orders for five 158,000 t SUEZMAX-class oil tankers during Posidonia 2010. Samsung Heavy Industries focused on attracting shippers and winning contracts at Posidonia 2010, the ship fair that was held starting on June 5, 2010, and participated in by over 1,700 businesses. CEO Roh In-Sik and the Sales Manager fully supported the Company’s efforts to win more contracts. Their efforts paid off when they secured a contract to build five oil tankers on June 10, 2010, the final day of the fair.

INTERVIEW: Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping

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Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Deputy Minister of Shipping, has held this newly created political post for only three months, but already she has big plans to facilitate the growth of her country’s stature in world maritime circles. In Athens at Posidonia we discuss with her Cyprus’ plan for the development of the its maritime infrastructure and blue economy. Coming in the July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, read our interview with Ms.  Build the country’s maritime cluster with incentives for companies to innovate and relocate people and facilities to Cyprus.

Danelec to Show VDR Technology at Posidonia

The new IMO Standard for VDRs comes into force July 1. After that date, all VDR installations must fully comply with the new requirements. This includes newbuilds and retrofits. Danelec Marine will showcase its new-generation VDR at Posidnoia on the SRH Marine Electronics Stand (#1.113). The Danelec DM100 is the first VDR designed specifically to meet the new IMO Standard. The new Danelec DM100 also features a totally fresh approach to simplifying shipboard service for marine electronics. The company’s innovative SWAP (SoftWare Advanced Protection) hardware platform provides for all system programming and configuration data to be stored on a hot-swappable memory card.

Evoqua to Present SeaCURE Ballast Water System at Posidonia

Evoqua Water Technologies said it will present technical information about its type-approved SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System and applicability to newbuilds and retrofits at the Posidonia International Shipping Exposition in Athens, Greece. Evoqua Regional Manager Dimitrios Tsoulos will present “SeaCURE BWMS. Safety and Reliability Comes with Experience. Evoqua Water Technologies’ Answer to the Ballast Water Treatment Challenge.” from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5 in Posidonia Seminar Room 2. Tsoulos has worked in the water treatment industry for almost 10 years and is a certified project manager. Tsoulos will be joined by Lars Nupnau, who led the development and certification of the SeaCURE Ballast Water Management System.

American Club Rings in Posidonia 2014

Stuart Todd

The American Club held its traditional party on the evening of Thursday, May 29 to mark the start of Posidonia week. More than 600 guests from the club’s expanding Greek membership, as well as club directors and representatives from the Greek maritime industry, attended a buffet reception on the rooftop of the Royal Olympic Hotel in central Athens. The event was also attended by Miltiades Varvitsiotis, the Greek Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, together with senior diplomats from the U.S. Embassy to Greece.

Drydocks World & Dubai Maritime City Participate In Posidonia

Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World

Drydocks World & Dubai Maritime City, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, announced its participation in Posidonia from June 2-6, 2014, at Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece. The exhibition is one of the largest industry shows in Europe.Drydocks World & Maritime World has been a regular participant at the exhibition as it provides an unique access to Greek and international ship owners and buyers. According to His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim…

Targeting Greek Shipping's $16B Budget

Around the world, people involved with shipping are booking flights to Greece and preparing to do business at the Posidonia 2002 International Shipping Exhibition, held on the Piraeus waterfront from June 4-7, 2002. With the Greek market worth a conservative $16 billion per annum, there is plenty of incentive. The business week begins with The Posidonia Congress and a program of high level international presentations and debate, at the Megaron, Athens Concert Hall on Monday, June 3. Posidonia's attraction for exhibitors and visitors is not hard to see. Greek shipowners control the biggest fleet in the world. Their drive towards fleet renewal and regeneration is creating multi billion dollar opportunities throughout the international maritime industry.

Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum for Greece

Posidonia Forum on Onassis Cultural Centre

The potential for sea tourism and its significance as a key factor in the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined in depth during the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June 2011 at the prestigious Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens. The forum will focus on three key areas of sea tourism: cruise shipping, the yachting industry and inter-island and passenger shipping. The first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum comes at a time when this form of tourism is showing rapid growth globally…

Business is Brisk at Posidonia in Athens

Wärtsilä’s New Aframax Tanker Design  emphasizes energy efficiency. It features an optimized hull form to minimize resistance, and an optimized propulsion train with energy saving devices (ESDs) for greater efficiency. Fuel savings have been the primary focus during the development of this design..

In early June, the shipping community met in Athens, Greece for Posidonia 2014. While the focus in Athens tends to be skewed more toward the night life and after hour parties, Maritime Reporter was able to dig out some relevant product and service news from the exhibition center. Wilhelmsen Ship Service (www.wilhelmsen.com/shipsservice) introduced its fuel oil treatment range and integrated welding safety products and services at Posidonia. Engineered to maintain vessel performance and engine efficiency even when slow-steaming or burning low sulfur fuel…

American P&I Club Rings in Posidonia

Stuart Todd

While Posidonia is well regarded for its exhibition, it is famous for its parties. The American Club held its traditional party on the evening of Thursday, May 29, to mark the start of Posidonia week, with more than 600 guests from the club’s expanding Greek membership, as well as club directors and representatives from the Greek maritime industry, attended a buffet reception on the rooftop of the Royal Olympic Hotel in central Athens. The occasion proved to be an ideal opportunity for the club’s leading underwriter…

Austal Participates in Posidonia

Austal is using its participation in the Posidonia exhibition in Piraeus this week to highlight its status as the leading supplier of modern fast ferries to the Greek market. This includes the first ever display of a model of the latest vehicle-passenger catamaran ordered by Hellas Flying Dolphins (HFD). Austal has recognised the potential for its efficient, custom-designed fast ferries within the Greek domestic trade for many years, a fact reflected in its long standing support of the Posidonia exhibition. This dedication to meeting the needs of the nation’s ferry operators has been rewarded with contracts for five aluminium catamarans in the last seven years – a sales record that places it well ahead of any other fast ferry builder.

Preview: Greece Poised for Posidonia 2004

The year 2004 is shaping to be a monumental year for Greece, with the pinnacle being the hosting of the 2004 Summer Olympics from August 13-29 in Athens. While a maritime exhibition can hardly be mentioned in the same breath as an Olympic Games in terms of stature, the staging of the 19th biennial International Shipping Exhibition to be held in Greece — Posidonia 2004 — is a significant event for the international maritime community, particularly given the country's long and storied maritime tradition. Modern Greek shipowners continue to carry on the legacy, and in the first three months of 2004, they have invested an estimated $2.4 billion in newbuilding projects involving a wide variety of modern tonnage…

More Countries to Gather for Posidonia 2008

Posidonia has set another milestone in its 40 year-long history by registering the highest number of participating countries than any other international maritime event for its 21st edition, to be held in in June. In addition to an increase from participating companies from established maritime nations, companies from the Central American Republic of Honduras, , Luxemburg and are making their Posidonia debut this year further increasing the total number of participating countries to almost 80…

Final Football Whistle Signals Kick Off for Posidonia 2012

Some 250 shipping executives from 24 companies unraveled their football talent on the turf of Greek Superleague champions Olympiacos during the Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament, the last of the three sporting events which comprised this year's recreational and networking calendar of the Posidonia 2012 Exhibition week. The five-a-side event, which was organized by Posidonia Exhibitions S.A and Naftiliaki Filathliki Enosis, attracted over 300 spectators who enjoyed a football feast…

Energy Efficiency Fuels Shipping Strategies at Posidonia

As persistent high oil prices and the burden of increased regulatory compliance have rendered energy management strategy development crucial for fleet owners worldwide, the shipping industry is on the verge of a new frontier where novel concepts and sophisticated approaches to ship design and performance verification methods emerge. The world’s major ship building nations agree that a combination of a stubborn global recession and high fuel prices which affect global trade and impact newbuilding orders require innovative thinking, creative strategies and investments in R&D to create the foundations for a new generation of shipping infrastructure which will be more resilient to fluctuating heavy fuel prices and more adaptable to alternative forms of energy.

Posidonia 2012 Opens

The Greek Prime Minister Panagiotis Pikramenos presided today, Monday June 4th over the official opening ceremony of the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2012. Many government officials, foreign diplomats and representatives of Greek and international maritime organizations attended the inauguration ceremony of Posidonia, the premier event of the global shipping industry. In his address, the Greek Premier said: “The participation of so many exhibitors at this year’s Posidonia…

2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum

The Minister of Development Competitiveness and Shipping, heads of international cruise sector bodies, senior officials from Greece’s port authorities and representatives from a wide spectrum of the cruising industry agreed today that state protectionism is a stumbling block that discourages the potential growth of the country’s sea tourism. They were addressing an audience of 200 cruise industry professionals who attended the 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held today, Wednesday 6th June, at the sidelines of Posidonia 2012, the world’s biggest shipping trade event. According to the Minister of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping, Mr Ioannis Stournaras, Greece attracts 4.3 million cruise line passengers every year who spend some Euro 430 million at greek destinations.

Greek Shipowners Visit Posidonia 2012

A strong delegation of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) led by Chairman Theodore Veniamis visited the 23rd Posidonia Exhibition today where they met with many decision makers from the global marine community who converged to Athens once again to participate at the world’s biggest shipping trade event. The UGS members visited major exhibitors across the vast four halls of the 60,000 square-metres Metropolitan Expo and met with representatives from Far Eastern, US and European shipbuilders, marine equipment suppliers and classification societies. “This is the best and biggest Posidonia ever with more than 1,800 exhibitors from almost 90 countries.

Ship Financing Under Posidonia Spotlight

A few days after Aggelikousis Group’s US$1.25 billion credit facility with six banks for the financing of nine LNG carriers was made public, delegates of a shipbuilding conference held during the fourth day of this year’s Posidonia Exhibition heard that increasing defaults on existing financing agreements between shipowners and lenders will ultimately lead to an era of no new lending. Speaking at the ‘Building for the Future 2012’ shipbuilding conference, on the penultimate day of Posidonia 2012, Jean Richards, CEO of Second Wind Shipping Limited, said that while finance is still available through traditional banks, Chinese banks, bond and equity markets, financiers tend to specialize in specific asset types while setting demanding preconditions.

Posidonia in Retrospect

It seemed the whole world revolved around Posidonia 2012 which has closed with a bang, setting a new record in terms of visitor numbers and number of countries represented in a stellar week which also saw the signing of many deals and partnerships on the floor of the Metropolitan Expo. Αlmost 19,000 visitors from 92 countries attended Posidonia 2012, making this year’s event the most successful so far. Shipping and maritime professionals from all over the whole world gave Posidonia a vote of confidence as they came to meet, network and do business with representatives of the Greek shipping community as well as with those from a total of 1,870 companies from 87 countries who occupied 35,000 square metres of total gross space.

India & China at Posidonia 2010

India and China have pledged their largest presence at the next Posidonia, a shipping forum to be held at the 31,000 square metre, one-level Hellenikon Exhibition Centre from 7-11 June 2010. “Every two years Posidonia is the barometre of global shipping trends reflecting the sector’s pace of growth and prevailing sentiments in boardrooms across key shipping markets worldwide,” said Nana Michael, Managing Director, Posidonia Events S.A. “At Posidonia 2010, the world’s maritime community will examine the impact of the global financial meltdown on seaborne trade, ports, logistics and newbuildings,” she said. “With its first-ever National…

Posidonia 2010: East Eyes Opportunity in West

“The recent spate of new-building orders from Greek ship-owners is a tangible sign of recovery and has reignited the interest of Asia’s traditional shipbuilding superpowers Korea, Japan and China, who will field their biggest ever participation at Posidonia this year,” said Theodore Vokos, Project Manager, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A., the organizers of Posidonia 2010. The trade shipping event will be held for the 22nd time in Greece, June 7th to 11th at the Hellenikon Exhibition Centre.

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