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Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

U.S. Lines in Korea. He also developed manufacturing and license agreements around the world.During his tenure at APC, he helped acquire various government and classification approvals and secured new clients for large tank lining applications. He also established agents in the Far East, Southeast Asia, Greece and Cypress, Italy, and Turkey, and further recruited and assisted new agents and key employees. He also introduced MarineLINE into the barge and towboat business on the East Coast of the US, and also helped to develop the ISO tank container lining business.APC is a leader in the development of high

American Club: Four Senior Appointments

of the Group’s collective engagements.In the Managers’ office in Piraeus, Joanna Koukouli has been appointed as Deputy Global Claims Director, reporting to Global Claims Director Don Moore in New York. Holding both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in law, and qualified to practice in Greece, the United Kingdom and New York, Koukouli also has 20 years’ industry experience including that of in-house counsel at a major Greek container company. Koukouli has also been appointed as Joint Managing Director of the Piraeus office, in which role she will continue to work closely with Dorothea

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McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

.Earlier in the year, Simon Main was recruited into the role of Technical Director, playing a key supporting role in the delivery of North’s diversified strategy.Following changes in the Greek underwriting team over the summer, Newcastle-based Phil Eccleston is now the regional underwriting head for Greece. Eccleston joined the Club in 2006 and initially worked in the P&I claims department before relocating to North’s Piraeus office in 2008 as part of the local claims team. He then joined the underwriting department on his return to head office in 2010.In July 2019, Mike Hustler will relocate

David Harley will head up Britannia's Greek office (Photo: Britannia)

Harley to Lead Britannia's Greek Office

as head of Britannia, Hong Kong. Harley will be assisted by newly appointed Konstantinos Samaritis, who joins from a Greek shipowner, having previously worked for both Standard and Skuld Clubs’ Greek operations. Britannia claims executives Denise Dellow and Vasilios Koukamakis will also relocate to Greece from London.“As Greece is home to many of the world’s major shipowners, many of whom are Britannia members, it makes sense for us to have a base in the country. Opening a Britannia office in Greece will mean that we can enhance the personalised service to our current and future Greek

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Greek Seamen End Strike after Reaching Deal on Wage Increase

percent pay rise this year, its members' first increase for eight years.The walkout forced many holidaymakers to seek alternative ways of travelling in a country where tourism is a pivotal industry for an economy which is slowly emerging from a debt crisis.After eight years of austerity prescribed by Greece's international lenders, its euro zone partners and the International Monetary Fund, the left-led government has pledged to reverse unpopular labor reforms and raise wages.Marine unions have strongly resisted wage cuts prescribed by the country's international lenders and reforms liberalizing

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.

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

Nick Sheperd (Photo: Wikborg Rein)

Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team

its leading presence in the shipping and offshore and onshore construction sectors with the appointment of three key senior hires to its London offices.   Nick Shepherd has joined as a partner from Ince & Co, where he was most recently the head of that firm’s office in Piraeus, Greece. According to Wikborg Rein, Shepherd has a reputation as an 'owner's lawyer' for the Greek shipping market, where he is the first-choice lawyer for a number of the largest shipping groups, including TMS / Dryships / Ocean Rig (George Economou); the Navios Group (MAngeliki Frangou); Alpha Bulkers

(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

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

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