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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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Speed Optimisation, not Slow Steaming is the Answer to Lowering Shipping Emissions Says GreenSteam

During the past few weeks, debate regarding the best solution to lower shipping emissions has intensified, with one side claiming that slow steaming is a viable option, while the other argues against this. GreenSteam’s Chief Operations Officer, Simon Whitford, ventures into the discussion, arguing, in an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), that optimisation of speed, rather than slow steaming offers a better solution towards lowering shipping emissions. Mr. Whitford is a vessel performance and optimisation specialist, and has worked in the maritime and shipping industry for over ...

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Ships for Shares Deals Are Here To Stay

Private equity owned or backed shipping companies are increasingly venturing in the ships-for-shares deals with listed ship owners. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide (www.hellenicshippingnews.com) Mr. Daniel Saunders, a London partner with law firm Watson Farley & Williams (www.wfw.com/) explains the growing popularity behind this trend and the reasoning behind it. Lately, we’ve been witnessing a growing interest for ships-for-shares deals? Is this the case from your standpoint as well?  Yes.  We’re definitely seeing it more.  What’s the reasoning behind this trend? Which the pros/cons for each ...

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Digitalization is Fast Approaching: Here is Why You Should Pay Attention

Digitalization in shipping isn’t just a gimmick. It’s real, it’s here and is constantly evolving, helping ship owners cut costs, or improve efficiency among others. In an exclusive interview with Hellenic Shipping News (www.hellenicshippingnews.com), Mr. George Teriakidis, DNV GL’s Regional Business Development Manager outlines the various advantages and where digitalization can be applied. According to Mr. Teriakidis, “Greek shipping companies are taking the first shy steps. We believe that Greek owners are ready to embrace latest technological innovations, where there is a solid business case”. Digitalization is about to be ...

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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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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews KVH

Telecommunications are becoming an ever so important part of the maritime business. KVH is among the leaders in new

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Posidonia 2018: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide TV Interviews Brookes Bell

Brookes Bell is expanding and is making waves in the maritime industry, with a multi-disciplined approach and divergence enabling

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