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Christian Ioannou (Photo: MCTC)

MCTC Signs Catering Training Contract with Exmar

to crew members on 34 of its ships.   MCTC, which specializes in the training of multi-national crew all over the world on all aspects of cuisine and galley safety, made the agreement through VAN HULLE Catering, global specialists in maritime provision and services, based in Antwerp.   Cyprus-based MCTC will focus on implementing its successful Catering Competency Development Program, using an expert team of culinary consultants to guide the crew members through the training program.   It will also enrol employees who have been selected for promotion onto its three-month onshore

“The Minister of Transport, Communications and Works of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Marios Demetriades, welcomes the newly appointed Sales Executive in Germany, Mr Christian Bahr” (Photo: Cyprus)

Cyprus Appoints German Sales Executive

The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping has announced the appointment of Christian Bahr as its sales executive in Germany. Based in Hamburg, Bahr will be responsible for communicating the competitive advantages of the Cyprus flag and maritime cluster to the German market.   With an economic background and extensive experience in the funds management sector and shipping investments, Mr. Bahr has spent 17 years in the shipping industry. With the full support of the Department of Merchant Shipping, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Bahr will use his knowledge and

Left to Right: Dr. Nicos Peristianis, President of the Council of the University of Nicosia and Capt Norbert Aschmann, CEO of Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (Photo: BSM)

BSM Partners with University of Nicosia

Shipmanagement (BSM) and the University of Nicosia have signed a cooperation agreement granting the University’s Maritime Academy full access to BSM’s state-of-the-art Maritime Training Center, located at the Limassol Marina. This partnership also represents a significant contribution to Cyprus' ‘Blue Growth’ program- an initiative aimed at stimulating growth, jobs and competitiveness in the marine and maritime sectors. The Maritime Academy will begin admitting students in September 2016, offering three degree programs in Marine Science, Marine Engineering and Marine Electrical

David Doig (Photo: OPITO)

Oil & Gas Skills Body Invests in Eastern Mediterranean

OPITO is to play a major role in helping Cyprus to become a regional centre of technical excellence for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Following discussions with senior Cypriot government officials, the global oil and gas skills body has invested in a new office in Cyprus which opens its doors today (22 April 2015) in the presence of the British High Commissioner for Cyprus, Mr D R Todd. The Eastern Mediterranean is considered a new energy frontier with an estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the area. With additional exploration on the horizon and neighbouring countries such as

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

opportunities for debate, discussion and networking with maritime professionals. The next event takes place in London on May 17-18, coinciding with the Institute’s annual general meeting. The Command Seminar roadshow then moves on to Cork, Ireland, on October 12-13, before concluding in Limassol, Cyprus, on November 3.  

Photo: IDC

European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

and complied with by all member states of the European Union.   The IDC added it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests of workers.   Dockworkers from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and Latvia met in Koper, Slovenia in a demonstration of unity

Grant Holmes (Photo: ISS)

ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions

was a Director at Festival Cruises managing global shore excursions, destination services and on board revenue until 2004. He also founded his own cruise consultancy, providing training for cruise line brands, governments and port authorities as well as advising destinations such as Venezuela, Colombia, Cyprus, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Bahrain on cruise strategy. ISS said Holmes will be instrumental in growing its cruise engagement across the globe, managing key cruise line accounts, streamlining communications, ensuring quality standards, sharing best practice and optimizing service delivery to

Lindsay Malen-Habib (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Resolve Grows Client Services Team

, operators and shipbuilders. Iliopoulos is member of various Greek and foreign associations including the Greek Chamber of Engineers, and also sits on the technical committees of three major classification societies. Iliopoulos will be based in Athens and manage Resolve’s client bases in Greece, Cyprus and Turkey.  

Photo: Paris MoU

Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year

the member states of the Paris MoU which have ratified the MLC on or before August 20, 2012 were entitled to conduct PSC inspections on MLC requirements from August 20, 2013. As a result, the following 12 member States started enforcing the MLC, 2006 from August 20, 2013: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden. During the first year of implementation, member states Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta and the United Kingdom began to enforce MLC, 2006, bringing the total to 21

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

value chain, the focus in Eastern Europe and in Russia is on gas as the fuel of choice, with security of supply a key concern.  There we see significant investments in transnational pipeline projects such as TANAP and TAP.  In the East Mediterranean, recent developments off the coast of Egypt, Cyprus, Israel and Lebanon are some of the main drivers of oil and gas activities in the area, along with the rise of LNG. On the other hand, the markets in India and Africa are focused on fueling the growing energy needs through challenging deepwater offshore projects and gas to power investments.&rdquo

Simon Barham (Photo: UK MCA)

Barham Named UK Ship Register Director

ship management companies across the world. Previous roles include chief operations officer at Bibby Ship Management, managing director of Reederei Nord Ltd, chief executive officer of Gulf Navigation PJSC and managing director of Stena Bulk U.K. During this time, he has also served on the boards of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and Tankers International.   Sir Alan Massey, chief executive officer of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency said, “We are a world-class maritime center and proud of it. We want to build and grow a U.K. Ship Register that reflects that tradition and meets the needs

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