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Port Alert: 48-Hour General Strike in Greece

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike of the Seamen’s Union in Greece on  January 20, which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries, and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi, Megara and Thessaloniki ports for cargo discharging. The Crew Union of Towage and Salvage and the Tug Boats Crew Union of Thessaloniki have confirmed their participation on the strike which is scheduled to start at 06:00 local time on 20 January and end at 06:00 on 22 January. During the stoppage period, vessels will not be able to berth

Jenny Kofiani Tomacoglu (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil’s Kofiani Tomacoglu Relocates to Athens

utilize the group’s resources in mind of commercial objectives,” said KPI Bridge Oil Athens Managing Director, Jesper D. Rasmussen. “In analyzing Jenny’s strengths it became clear she was a perfect fit for the Athens team. Considering her suitability and her wishes to return to Greece, both personal and business interests were served.”   Jenny holds a masters and a degree from the American College in Athens. While Jenny’s first language is Greek, she is also fluent in English and Turkish.   Jesper concluded, “Though we have made great headway in

Andreas Chrysikos (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Chrysikos Joins Glander International Bunkering

region is growing and by definition so must its team.”   The role of Sales Manager is a new addition to GIB’s Geneva office and has been added to reinforce its trading floor in line with increased demand.   Chrysikos previously worked for a shipping company in his native country Greece for over 10 years

Lefty Charalambopoulos (Credit Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Charalambopoulos

Dan-Bunkering (Monaco) S.A.M. announced that Lefty Charalambopoulos has been appointed as Bunker Trader. Lefty was born and raised in Athens, Greece, with a resumé which exceeds over 10 years of experience within the real estate industry prior to a career change directed toward the bunker business.    

Seen here is WinGD training manager Tyson Liang Qin presenting the W-FMS virtual reality engine room to a delegation of ship owners. (Photo: WInGD)

WinGD Opens Virtual Reality Engine Room Facilities

system, WinGD confirms.   WinGD trainers have been permanently located in the HHM Marine Power Academy in Shanghai since Summer 2015 and the W-Xpert FMS has been fully utilized ever since its inauguration.   In June 2017 W-Xpert Full Mission Simulators will also be commissioned in Athens Greece and Pusan Korea to provide crews with expanded virtual training possibilities in these two important shipping locations

Strikes Cause Stoppage in Greek Ports

A 48-hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece is expected to affect all domestic and local ferry routes as well as commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging, advises Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS).   The Crew Union of Towage and Salvage has also confirmed participation in the strike which started at 6 a.m. local time May 6 and is scheduled to end at 6 a.m. on May 8. A second 24-hour strike is expected to take place immediately after the first strike, from 6 a.m. on May 8 to 6 a.m. on May 9, ISS said.   The action

Photo: IDC

European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

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

Port NOLA Chairman Michael Kearney, joined by Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, receives the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017. Photo Credit: MEP&A

Port NOLA Chairman Receives Leadership Award

of the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017.   The Diolkos Award recognizes an individual with outstanding vision and leadership within the supply chain who equally has contributed to his community.  The award is named after Ancient Greece’s Diolkos Wagonway, the world’s first supply chain and earliest known form of rail transport, which facilitated the transfer of heavy cargo from sea, over land, to the sea.   “Chairman Kearney understands the strategic value of a strong intermodal system and its importance

(Photo: Piraeus Port Authority)

Greek Cruise Operators Fret over Strikes Sparked by Port Sale

Greek cruise ship operators are worried of a lasting impact on the sector from an ongoing strike by port workers protesting against the sale of the country's biggest port Piraeus to Chinese shipping giant COSCO.   Greece in April agreed the sale of a 67 percent stake in Piraeus Port to COSCO for 368.5 million euros under a third international bailout.   Port workers have held 48-hour rolling strikes since late May, disrupting cargo operations and services provided to cruise ships docking at Piraeus over fears their jobs are at risk.   "We are very worried," said Theodoros

Carsten Ladekjaer (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Promotes Dubai Management

for seven years, working in his role as team leader and senior bunker/lubricant trader. He joined the company in 2011 and his progression through the group to sales manager is the next challenge in his career. His experience spans over 12 years, with his skillset having been developed across Singapore, Greece and UAE.    Ortiz will move into the role of business development manager after eight years trading for the company. He has over 27 years’ experience in the industry and a portfolio of varying roles, ranging from ship owner, agent, physical supplier, trader and broker

Michalis Manassakis  (Photo: KPI Bridge)

KPI Bridge Oil Promotes Manassakis to Managing Director

KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced  the promotion of Michalis Manassakis to Managing Director of KPI Bridge Oil Greece as of July 1, 2016. Manassakis joined KPI Bridge Oil’s London office in 2011 as Bunker Trader and received a promotion to Team Leader in 2014 in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of the team. When Manassakis relocated to Greece in May 2016, he was promoted to Deputy Managing Director and Sales Manager at KPI Bridge Oil’s new office in

Lindsay Malen-Habib (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Resolve Grows Client Services Team

Resolve Marine Group has strengthened its senior team with the appointments of Lindsay Malen-Habib as Manager of Client Services and Dimos Iliopoulos as its Representative in Greece. Both will report to Resolve’s Director of Client Services, Daniel Dettor.    Malen–Habib has 15 years’ experience in maritime emergency response, business development and marketing and will be based in Resolve’s head office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Malen-Habib has extensive experience in emergency response contingency planning, salvage and wreck removal having previously served as

Photo: Sailors’ Society

Fundraiser Event to Benefit Greek Maritime Scholarships

Sailors’ Society said it will hold its first ever fundraising event in Greece on Thursday, October 15, in Athenaeum InterContinental Athens’ ballroom for a night that will see the industry come together in support of the Society’s Greek maritime scholarship program for aspiring seafarers.   The evening’s festivities will begin with a drinks reception in the ballroom foyer at 19.00, followed by dinner and live music. There will also be live and silent auctions to help raise additional funds for the maritime scholarships program.   Sailors’ Society offers

Photo: SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime, Greece Maritime Academy Begin Collaboration

Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime College, and Cmdr. H.C.G. Danopoulos Evangelos, of the National Merchant Maritime Academy of Hydra, Greece, recently signed a memorandum of agreement to establish an articulation agreement between the two maritime institutions. It also allows the two institutions to develop further partnerships and find additional areas of cooperation.   The agreement, signed earlier this week, will allow the Greek students, upon completion of their program at Hydra, to transfer to SUNY Maritime College to earn a Bachelor of Science in Marine Operations.

Strike Causes Delays at Greek Ports

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a further 24 hour general strike in Greece on December 3 which is expected to affect vessel movements at many Greek ports and terminals. The public and private sector strike action is scheduled to start at 06:00 local time on December 3 and end at 06:00 on December 4. During the stoppage period, berthing, shifting and sailing operations may be delayed, with local ferries, tug boats, pilots and stevedores at all ports likely to be affected, as well as oil installations at Eleusis–Aspropyrgos and Thessaloniki. ISS Greece said it is working with

Jesper D. Rasmussen (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Opens Athens Office

KPI Bridge Oil, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has opened a new office in Athens, Greece.   The new venture comes as part of the group’s broader growth strategy and desire to further develop its key markets. KPI Bridge Oil has been covering Mediterranean ports through its Istanbul and London offices for over four decades but the need for a physical presence in the important Greek market has become stronger in recent years.   The new Athens office which is KPI Bridge Oil’s second addition to the group this year

John Southam (left) and Stephen Maclennan have joined North P&I Club’s loss prevention team (Photo: North P&I Club)

North P&I Club Expands Loss Prevention Team

and operated correctly before deployment.   Both Southam and Maclennan are based at North’s head office at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where they will be involved in all aspects of the Club’s comprehensive range of loss prevention activities. Southam will focus on supporting Members in Greece and North America, who together account for over 25% of the Club’s entered tonnage, while Maclennan will coordinate and oversee North’s vessel condition survey program.   Loss prevention director Tony Baker says, ‘John’s international experience in container, offshore

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