POSIDONIA RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 2020

In view of the escalating challenges we all face as a result of the Coronavirus-COVID-19 pandemic and the need to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our exhibitors and visitors while at the same time complying with WHO and Greek Government guidelines, we have decided to postpone Posidonia 2020 from the 1st to 5th June 2020 to the 26th to 30th October 2020 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, together with all related Posidonia sports events and conferences.

The Strategic and Economic Role of Greek Shipping

The global economy started in 2018 on a positive note but, as industrial production decelerated, trade slowed and business confidence fell, the momentum lost steam.
Global growth, which peaked at close to 4% in 2017, moderated to 3.6% in 2018 and is projected to decline further to 3.3% in 2019. With improvements expected in the second half of 2019, global economic growth in 2020 is projected to return to 3.6%.

IMO 2020: Checking Scrubber Compliance!

A lot of the uncertainties have concerned the availability, cost and the characteristics of compliant fuels. Non-compliance usual methods include vessel detention with the threat of banning orders for repeat offenders and financial penalties.
IMO has also included guidance on the action to be taken in the event of a scrubber failure.

Ballast Water Management Convention and BWMS Code – 2018 Consolidated Edition

The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWM Convention), is concerned with preventing, minimizing and ultimately eliminating the risks to the environment, human health, property and resources arising from the transfer of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens, through the control and management of ships’ ballast water and sediments.