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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

Bernhard Schulte Greece has built a solid business in the Greek market, managing all types of vessels from LNGs to dry bulk carriers,

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews SES Networks

High-speed globally managed data connectivity, with low latency features and unique capabilities is among the advantages of

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews WinGD

Shipping propulsion will change in the coming years. WinGD has the technology today. Head of Global Sales, Volkmar Galke

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Eniram

Big data is offering huge benefits but comes with big issues as well. Eniram has developed platforms like Skylight, designed to streamline

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews North P&I Club

Major pollution claims are steadily decreasing around the world, thanks to massive improvements in safety in the last few years.

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Prevention At Sea

“Prevention at Sea” was founded in 2013 with the express purpose of providing the maritime industry with the right tools for safe

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews SAP Hellas S.A.

SAP Hellas is an active member of the maritime community with a suite of products and software, towards the sustainable and

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Posidonia 2018 Special: TV Interviews by Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com) was at the heart of this year’s Posidonia, as has been the case since 2006. For this year’s event, we prepared, together with our associates and clients a series of interviews on all the major trends and topics of discussion, from the new propulsion technologies and sulphur fuel compliance rules, to the looming digitalisation of shipping and its benefits for all parties involved. As the home of Greek shipping, Posidonia is the gateway to the owners of the largest merchant fleet in the world. Carrying ...

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Dry Bulk Market: Essar Shipping Bullish About the Market’s Prospects and the Potential for Growth for Indian Ship Owners

In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Mr. Ranjit Singh, Executive Director and CEO of Essar Shipping Ltd. discusses the company’s activities and prospects, with regards to the great development potential of the Indian shipping market. He also shares his views on the tanker and dry bulk markets, as well as the approach by Indian ship owners towards the 2020 IMO rule regarding the use of low-sulphur fuels. Essar Shipping is one of the biggest shipping companies in India. Can you take us through the fleet size ...

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Interview: Tanker market to face headwinds during 2017, as OPEC’s lower oil output will shift trade flows around the globe

The latest decision from OPEC to trim oil output and the agreement which followed with non-OPEC members as well is bound to shift trade flows around the globe, posing new challenges to tanker owners. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Mr. George P. Los, Senior Market Analyst with US-based shipbroker Charles R. Weber and Ms. Rachel Yew, research analyst with Singapore’s Ocean Freight Exchange, noted that negative pressures on rates and earnings will be shared heavily among the crude tanker size classes, with VLCCs in particular bearing ...

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European Shipowners need certainty, says ECSA’s Secretary General

IMO’s recent sulphur cap decision is a positive step as the ship owning community across Europe needs certainty, claims Dr. Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), in an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), ahead of the European Shipping Week, due to take place in Brussels during the period from 27th of February and until the 3rd of March. Still though, “we have to ensure that there is quality fuel available everywhere in the world and that adequate enforcement measures are in place ...

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LNG marine fuels are gaining market share as emissions’ and costs’ benefits are hard to ignore says Titan LNG

The recent decision by the IMO to limit the amount of sulphur emissions from vessels is bound to have a significant effect in the shipping market, as it will reduce the global sulphur cap to 0.5% from 2020 onwards. As such, alternative fuels, such as LNG are bound for a take off in the years to come, with industry players ready to implement the changes needed in order to achieve the goals set. Mr. Schaap, Commercial Director Marine, Titan LNG, discussed with us the possible implications, noting that LNG as ...

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Shipping needs to be more efficient — Q&A with Dirk Vande Velde, Mediterranean Shipping Company’s Chief Sustainable Development Officer

This year’s Review of Maritime Transport, launched on 7 November, highlights that 2015 was another difficult year for the shipping industry, with continued overcapacity and historically low freight rates. Following the report’s launch, we sat down with Dirk Vande Velde, chief sustainable development officer for Mediterranean Shipping Company, to discuss strategies for overcoming these challenges and for making shipping more sustainable. Q: What has MSC’s strategy been to overcome the challenges facing the shipping industry, such as overcapacity and low freight rates? A: Many analysts are saying that larger ships ...

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Working to ensure that ships will be fully compliant with new rules: SKF develops new concept for ballast water treatment eliminating current weaknesses

Ship owners around the world are being faced with a flurry of new rules and standards, which they will have to comply with, in order to be able to trade their vessels. One of the most recent developments includes the ratification of the Ballast Water Treatment Convention, which will officially enter into force in September of 2017. This means that the existing fleet will have to be retrofitted with respective systems, while at the moment none of the existing solutions guarantees that the vessel will be accepted at ports around ...

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EU-led ship recycling regulation could reverse positive effect of Hong Kong Convention on South East Asian scrapyards says GMS

Scrapyards in South East Asia are in the midst of a significant change, as they are constantly improving their operations, adhering to the norms which have been set in motion by the Hong Kong Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships. However, as Dr Nikos Mikelis, non-executive director, GMS, says on an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), the European Union’s Ship Recycling Regulation will see European flagged vessels only be permitted to be recycled at yards reviewed, accepted and published in the European List ...

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