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Marshall Islands Registry a Leader in Tanker and Gas Carrier Tonnage

The RMI (Republic of the Marshall Islands) Registry (https://www.register-iri.com/) has been making strides in adding more modern tonnage in its ranks, with Greek ship owners leading the way, with almost double the number of vessels, compared to the second most popular group, that of the US-based owners. Additionally, the Registry is now the leading one in terms of wet tonnage, including gas carriers, like LNG and LPG tankers. Mr. Theofilos Xenakoudis discusses the latest figures in an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com). The Marshall Islands Registry is ...

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RINA is Progressing its Digitalization Offering With Acquisition of Logimatic Solutions

In early September, RINA announced its acquisition of the entire share capital of Logimatic Solutions, a leading software company, headquartered in Denmark. The company, with a turnover of about 6 million euros, will be fully integrated within the RINA Group and its nearly 50 employees will continue in the current structure from its offices in Denmark, Singapore and Chile. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com) interviewed RINA’s CEO, Mr. Ugo Salerno regarding this strategic move and its importance in the overall growth of the company. Do you expect digital offerings to ...

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The Bahamas Maritime Authority is Making Strides in the Greek Shipping Market

By investing in quality of service, a critical element to win over the ever demanding Greek ship owning community and led by capable and maritime-savvy professionals like Mr. Dimitri Tsiftsis, the Bahamas Maritime Authority has managed to gain a significant foothold of the Greek market. As a result, today, BMA is a member of the top 10 of the biggest ship registries globally, boasting of an excellent track record and a growing customer base. Today, BMA has offices in Piraeus, Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, New York and Nassau. All offices ...

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Xenakoudis: The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Registry Weathers the Pandemic With Success

2020 was more than a challenging year for the shipping industry. Theofilos Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations for the RMI Registry and Managing Director of the Piraeus office, says that the Registry managed to receive its best ever ranking from Port State Control authorities around the world. Of course the pandemic posed a different set of challenges, with crew changes being the most notable Mr. Xenakoudis admitted in an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com). How has the 2020 year been in terms of the Marshall Islands Registry’s ...

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North P&I Club is Building Towards the Next 20 Years in the Greek Market

The North P&I Club has been growing in tandem with the Greek-owned fleet, thus establishing itself as one of the leading Clubs among the shipping community. The Club has recently expanded its activities in the Greek market even further, bringing forward more initiatives to engage with its members, as it celebrated 20 years of operations in Greece. Nowadays of course, the Club’s executives have also had to deal with the challenges which COVID brought to the supply chain and the ship owning business. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide interviewed Mr. Gordon ...

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Safety First Isn’t Just a Slogan, It’s Essential for Shipping

When it comes to addressing risk and threats in the maritime business, RightShip is a leading option for most ship owners. The company recently announced the launch of its new Safety Score, a powerful tool to usher the shipping industry in the new era of dealing with a multitude of threats. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), interviewed Mr. Martin Crawford-Brunt, CEO, RightShip, on the new characteristics of its new product offering, the evolution of safety in shipping and how best to deal with the new emerging threats. Recently, RightShip announced ...

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Technology is a Major Driving Force in Shipping and is Already Changing the Maritime Landscape

Working from home during lockdown has awaken many shipping company executives, even the more traditional ones, into recognizing the benefits that technology can bring to the table. Shipping software companies like Hanseaticsoft have been preaching about this for years and have managed to persuade a number of maritime executives about the benefits of digitalization of a number of processes. The company’s CEO, Mr. Alexander Buchmann, in an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), offers some valuable insight on how a ship owner can benefit from investing in new ...

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Blue Growth is Real in Cyprus

Cyprus has undertaken a major endeavor to establish and develop a maritime cluster of companies and services, enabling Blue Growth to be part of a cohesive and flourishing set of initiatives and programmes. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Natasa Pilides, Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister, Petros Achtypis, Founder of Prevention at Sea; and Zacharias Siokouros, CEO of CMMI, provide the details which have transformed the island into a destination for all things relating to shipping and the maritime industry. Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (HSNW): Blue growth ...

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Trade Challenges Ahead for the Shipping Industry

Brexit, IMO 2020 and the Coronavirus are plaguing the shipping industry of late and ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations) is working round the clock in order to offer solutions to its members and advocate the industry’s contribution towards the European economy. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Mr. Claes Berglund, President of ECSA, commented on the various open “fronts” that the shipping industry is having to deal with these days. ECSA is expected to have a prominent seat as well at the upcoming European Shipping Week ...

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The Dry Bulk Market Moving Forward: 2019 To be A Mixed Bag If China’s Economy Doesn’t Pick Up Steam

The effects of an ongoing trade war are starting to have an impact on the dry bulk market, while the gradual halting of demolition activity also had an adverse effect on freight rates. Still, 2018 has to be seen as a positive year for the market. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com) Mr. Ralph Leszczynski, Head of Research with shipbroker Banchero Costa said that “the ballast water regulation and IMO 2020 rules will lead to a pick up in demolition activity. Higher bunker costs should exacerbate ...

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews International Registries, Inc.

International Registries’ directors are optimistic that the 2050 targets set by the IMO’s recent meeting, on shipping’s decarbonisation

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Newport Shipping

Ship-repair services specialist Newport Shipping opened a new office in Athens. The company’s CEO, Mr. Erol Sarikaya discusses

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews GAC

GAC Group is focusing on quality of ship agency services and providing value to the ship owning community, controlling costs through

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews ABB Turbocharging

ABB Turbocharging Greece and Cyprus formed a business partnership with Cyprus’ Multimarine, a modern ship repair yard.

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Maersk Fluid Technology

Maersk Fluid Technology is able to offer ship owners important savings. Blending-on-Board is already in broad use from various

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