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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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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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