• Robin Travis Scholarship 2016

    Robin Travis was a Thomas Miller director who had a love of Germany and was responsible for all our German business, initially for UK P&I Club and later for the Through Transport Club. He died suddenly and prematurely in 1991.

    In 1992, Thomas Miller set up a scholarship in his memory. The 19th Robin Travis scholarship will be awarded in 2016 and will provide a three-month internship for a motivated individual working in Germany, who wishes to progress their career and broaden their experience of the shipping, transport and insurance sectors. The chosen scholar will work in our head office in London and the London offices of selected lawyers, surveyors, insurance brokers and other shipping, transport and insurance businesses, gaining both practical and theoretical knowledge and experience.

    A date to be agreed from September 2016 for a three-month period.

    The Head Office of Thomas Miller, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST, and the London offices of selected lawyers, surveyors, insurance brokers and other shipping, transport and insurance businesses.

    You will spend approximately 6 weeks with Thomas Miller. For the remainder of the three-month period, arrangements will be made for you to visit selected businesses tailored to the interests of the individual.

    A bright, enthusiastic person currently employed in Germany for a business within the shipping, transport or insurance sectors.

    € 10,000 for a three-month period (the scholar will be expected to pay for their own accommodation and subsistence).

    Your application should include:

    • a statement as to why you consider you will benefit from the scholarship;
    • a full curriculum vitae;
    • two references.

    Please post or e-mail your application no later than 1st June 2016 to:

    Martin Hinde
    Thomas Miller & Co Ltd, 90 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 4ST

  • Mansion House Scholarship for Finance and Shipping Postgraduate Courses

    The British Embassy in Athens is currently accepting applications for the Mansion House Scholarship Scheme. The award is worth up to a maximum of £7,500. This may be used to fund postgraduate courses at British universities or business training attachments in the City of London.

    To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you must:

    • be a Greek citizen, aged under 35
    • be a graduate with at least a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7.5 from a local university or TEI
    • be able to provide a copy of your degree and all relevant documentation by 10 July 2016
    • be able to provide the acceptance letter from a British University for a postgraduate course or equivalent in Finance or Shipping by 31 August 2016.

    To apply, complete and send the application form to: C.Drossopoulou@mobile.ukti.gov.uk.

    The deadline to submit your application is 31 May, 2016

  • RINA 2016 Education & Professional Development

    Call for Papers is now open for the “Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry” which will take place in Singapore  during 20-21 September 2016.

    The deadline for submission of abstracts is 29th May 2016. Email abstracts at conference@rina.org.uk

    “In recent years higher education has seen a growth in the collaborations between institutions to deliver educational and training programmes. Significant developments are being made in the way educational and training programmes are delivered. These developments in the establishment of networks between institutions, and the innovations in programmes delivery, can be found across the educational and training sectors, including those organisations dedicated to the professional development of engineers in the maritime industries.”

  • Scholarship by the IGMS-GrC

    The IGMS-GrC announces that is offering a scholarship for its members in Shipping at the University of Athens. The scholarship covers one of the following programs:

    • Chartering
    • Shipping Finance
    • Shipping Logistics
    • Shipping and Procurement Management
    • Maritime Strategy, Claims and Operations
    • Maritime Business Administration

    The applicant must be a Greek citizen up to 30 years old, and must have already been admitted in one of the aforementioned programs. For more details contact info@igms.org.gr

    The deadline to submit your application is 23 May, 2016.

  • 18th Annual Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum

    The largest and most exciting shipping finance event in Greece, the 18th Annual Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum, will be on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at the Athens Ledra Hotel. The agenda will be packed with the industry’s movers and shakers.

    The shipping markets have started 2016 in a way no-one really expected.  Dry bulk earnings and values hit multi-year lows in the first quarter, but now seem to be stabilizing; crude tankers continued to make great cash flow but asset prices have not reflected this and equities have not been rewarded; other shipping sectors are being affected disconcertingly from the low oil price and uncertainty in demand and supply prospects.  A difficult time indeed for shipping and the financiers and investors of shipping. But …. are we at a turning point?

    • Will ordering discipline bring about a great opportunity to invest in dry bulk? 
    • Will tanker owners continue to cash cow great cash flow, irrespective of asset values?  
    • Will new finance enter the industry from private and public sources?
    • What will be the prospects for the next 24 months? 
    • How will the Greek owners remain the leaders in the field and what strategy will they pursue?

    The Marine Money Greek Ship Finance Forum will bring together over 300 owners, bankers, investors and shipping service professionals to discuss and debate whether shipping is in crisis or offering opportunities.   Whatever the view shipping will be talk of the town in Greece in 2016 as we move through Posidonia and on towards the Marine Money conference in October in Athens.