• Posidonia 2018 – The Best Posidonia Ever

    Another Posidonia event, the biggest maritime event in the world, came to an end, leaving the best impressions to all the participants and visitors. This was the best Posidonia in its half century history. More than 1.920 participants from 92 countries, and an astonishing 15.000 visitors arrived at the Metropolitan expo during this five day event. Except for the exhibition and the big deals, Posidonia is also famous for its glamorous parties organized by famous shipowners, and not only, as well as other events that take place before or during the exhibition. The Posidonia sailing cup took place on Friday before the Posidonia, and on Sunday a 5k running event was organized, among other events.

    IGMS participated in Posidonia both as visitors and exhibitors, since some of our members had their companies’ booths in the exhibition area. Several groups of our institute visited the exhibition and attended some of the parties during the week.

    Members of our board at the exhibition area

    With our partners at the booth of IMS


  • Posidonia 2018 Running Event

    Join the IGMS-GrC team for this exciting race and get a t-shirt with our logo.

    The 2018 Posidonia Running Event, sponsored by DNV-GL, will take place on Sunday the 3rd of June 2018, highlighting the importance of the Greek shipping capital for the global maritime community while launching Posidonia 2018 in an exciting fashion.

    The running event is the newest addition to the ‘Posidonia Games’ and was first launched in 2016 with great success. The 1st Posidonia Running Event attracted more than 1100 participants from all over the world and welcomed over 50 team participations, including major shipping companies, all gathered in front of the prestigious Municipal Theatre of Piraeus for an unforgettable start to the race.

    2018 will bring an even bigger Posidonia Running Event so don’t miss the opportunity to have fun, exercise and network! The streets of Piraeus will welcome more than 1500 international and local running fanatics from the shipping industry to join forces and run for a good cause. Proceeds of the race will again be donated to the Municipality of Piraeus and the Public Benefit Municipal Corporation of Piraeus

    Race Info

    The 5km run will commence at 09:00 in front of the prestigious Municipal Theatre of Piraeus and follow a route that passes by the picturesque Marina Zeas before finishing at the Municipal Theatre. The participation fee is 15€ (including VAT) per participant. Each participant will receive a souvenir medal, a participation t-shirt and a race bag. Bib numbers, pins and timing chip are included.

    For more details visit the official website


  • MIT Professor Themistoklis Sapsis Supports the IGMS-GrC’s Initiative


    We are pleased to announce that Themistoklis Sapsis, Associate Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Center for Ocean Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and ABS Career Development Professor supports the IGMS-GrC’s initiative.


    “I would like to congratulate the IGMS-GrC for its initiative to support the young people in their maritime academic pursuits, especially in a period of financial struggle, while increasing public awareness of the importance of the maritime industry for the global economy. Thus, I express my full support to their ambitious cause and efforts and I encourage them to continue with the same passion”

  • Maritime Security Management Manual

    We are delighted to announce that in the publications page you can now find the Maritime Security Management Manual by Mr. Spyridon Kyriakakis, whom we would like to thank for his kind permission to distribute online his exceptional work on the popular topic of Maritime Security.

    Mr Spyridon Kyriakakis is currently the Academic Director of the Department of “Organizational Security and Management” ΚΕΜΕ at New York College, as well as the Supreme Security Manager and Head of New York College, Crisis Management Group, and the owner and manager of “KYRIAKAKIS S.M.W. Systems Enterprise”. You can find more information about the author on his personal webpage


  • Diamonds of the Greek Economy 2016

    Diamonds awards of the Greek economy 2016 will take place on Wednesday, 29th of June, 2016, 17:00, at Hotel Grande Bretagne and is once more organised by Active Business Publishing.


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  • Albert Buixadé Farré, was elected as Honorary Member of IGMS GrC

    Albert-Buixadé-Farré2Mr. Albert Buixadé Farré, was elected unanimously by IGMS GrC BoD on June 1st/2016 as Honorary Member of IGMS GrC.

    Albert led an international team of 27 scholars and professionals in researching the viability of Arctic shipping, publishing in 2014 the paper Commercial Arctic shipping through the Northeast Passage: routes, resources, governance, technology, and infrastructure (Polar Geography, 2014). He holds a BA in business management, and is an MA graduate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, having specialized in Pacific Asia, public policy, and maritime studies.

    IGMS GrC, welcomed Mr. Albert Buixadé Farré, further stating that IGMS GrC is getting closer into succeeding its mission by having such esteemed individuals on board.

  • IGMS-GrC Seminar at IEK Xini

    The IGMS-GrC and the Xinis Educational Group are organizing a seminar with the title “Maritime Security – Perspectives and Career Opportunities for Students: The Role Of IGMS-GrC”.

    Mr Nikolaos Ariatzis and Dr. George Gougoulidis from IGMS-GrC will be the speakers.

    The event will take place at the premises of IEK XINI Piraeus, Filonos 39, 8th floor, on Wednesday 8 June at 13.00

  • IGMS-GrC’s cooperation with SIGLA of Stellenbosch University

    US korporatiewe logo stack vertikaal_CMYKThe IGMS-GrC proudly announces an agreement for cooperation with the Maritime Hub of the Security Institute for Governance and Leadership in Africa (SIGLA). SIGLA is a research institute of Stellenbosch University located with the Faculty of Military Science, Saldanha, South Africa. 


  • Intellectual Property Rights & the Naval Architect Seminar 2016

    Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are an increasingly important part of a company’s value. As developed countries move to knowledge based economies, protection of IPR becomes both more difficult and more important for designer, particularly in a more competetive market.  In a global marketplace, international protection of IPR is complex and generally not well understood in sectors of the maritime industry.

    The one-day Seminar on IPR and the Naval Architect will provide designers, and others involved in the marine industry, with an understanding of IPR law and the extent to which it protects inventions and designs.  The seminar will consist of a number of sessions in which presentations on various aspects of IPR will be given by experts and practictioners, followed by discussion.

    22 June 2016, RINA HQ, London, UK

    For more details, visit

  • Tourism training workshop in DPRK

    IMG_0653Mr. Panagiotis Ktenas, member of the executive board of IGMS GrC, attended as a lecturer the tourism workshop that took place in DPRK (North Korea) from 14 to 21/05/2016. During this short period, workshop leaders had the opportunity to travel to Wonsan region with a goal to examine area’s tourist attractions and how they can be further developed. The workshop seminar of a total duration of three days was housed in Grand People’s Study House in Pyongyang.  Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity in 2 subsequent sessions  to analyse the future of coastal marine tourism development of Wonsan region, giving a special emphasis to the threats and opportunities that arise due to global trends and domestic peculiarities. A Q & A session followed where the opportunity was given to the audience in raising and resolving any questions. During break sessions, Mr. Ktenas had the opportunity to discuss with participants about the work of IGMS GrC and provide a better understanding of its mission and vision. Future cooperation has been investigated in a variety of fields of common interest. All sides agreed that proper training is a “must” for any nation to progress. A warmth visit has been finalised with a promise to be repeated in the near future.

  • Efkranti Awards 2016

    20160518_183557Mr Panos Laskaridis opening the ceremony

    The Efkranti Awards’ ceremony, which was organized by Nafftika Chronika, took place at the Aikaterini Laskaridis foundation on Wednesday May 18th, 2016. This year’s awards coincided with Naftika Chronika’s 85th year of circulation. The recipients of the Efkranti awards were:

    • Mylaki Shipping Agency Ltd and Seaven Group
    • Greek Orthodox Charity Organization
    • David Glass, Gill Whitaker, Nigel Lowry
    • Tasos Ziaskas
    • Capt. Dimitris Mattheou
    • Eugenidis Foundation
    • Hellas Liberty Friends’ Association
    • Nikolaos and Aliki Vlassopoulou

    20160518_205536Dr. Gougoulidis with Mr. Bardounias and the award winner Mrs. Gill Whitaker

  • MIT Shipping Event


    From our participation at the successful MIT shipping event that took place at the Eugenides Foundation on Monday, May 16th.

    From left to right:

    • Mr. George Gratsos on the podium
    • Mr. George Skordilis
    • Mr. Dimitrios Vastarouchas
    • Mr. Constantinos Constantinou
    • Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenides
  • IGMS-GrC Ambassadors

    Due to our rapidly growing academic community, the IGMS-GrC seeks to appoint ambassadors to facilitate the collaboration and intercommunication, as well as to offer tailored made solutions to the specific students’ needs of each academic institution. More specifically, one student ambassador will be appointed to every institution. Student members and non-members can apply for the position by sending a request to

    The ones selected to serve as student ambassadors will get the honor to join the Ambassador’s club membership status, waiving the 5000€ fee.

  • Free educational webinar on hydrodynamic optimization by CD-adapco

    The Next Big Thing in Hydrodynamic Optimization of Ship Hulls

    Pick a time to fit your schedule:

    May 19, 2016

    10am (London) • 11am (Berlin/Paris) • 2:30pm (Bangalore) > Register
    10am (Los Angeles) • 1pm (New York) Register

    There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

    Still water resistance has been the traditional way of optimizing ship hulls since the time of William Froude. In the last few years, hydrodynamic optimization of hulls has been carried out with consideration to their operating profiles as opposed to design condition alone. However, ships sail in waves most of the time, so how can the resistance of the hull in waves be improved?

    The answer is positive: the potential, especially in short waves, is far from being negligible.

    On the other hand, optimization for minimization of added resistance in waves is far from trivial, due to the difficulty of quantifying the results and of the large uncertainty involved in the simulations (or model tests). Moreover, unlike still water optimization, which is currently highly automated, the same cannot be done for wave-added resistance optimization due to the prohibitive computational cost. As a result, human interaction and experience are paramount.

    In this webinar, DNV GL explores the potential of hydrodynamic optimization for added resistance in waves. The results confirm the potential for savings.


    • Cosmin Ciortan
    • Daniel Nordås (TBC)

    10am (London) • 11am (Berlin/Paris) • 2:30pm (Bangalore) > Register
    10am (Los Angeles) • 1pm (New York) Register

  • MIT Shipping Event

    The long awaited MIT shipping event, dedicated to the Hellenic maritime tradition and the lessons that can be learned from it for a better collective future will take place at the Eugenides Foundation on Monday, May 16, 2016, at 7 pm. 

    The distinguished speakers of the event include:
    – Mr. George Gratsos, ship-owner and Chairman of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping
    – Mr. Iraklis Prokopakis, COO of Wall-Street-listed DANAOS shipping company
    – Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenides, Chairman of the Eugenides Foundation, and the Eugenides Group, and
    – Mr. Constantinos Constantinou, Managing Director of Moore Stephens Greece.
    The event will be moderated by Mr. George Skordilis, CEO of
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  • Career Opportunities with the IGMS-GrC

    We are currently expanding our operations and we are actively seeking to fill the following two positions:

    • Administrative Assistant

    The ideal candidate must be fluent in English (both written and verbal), must be able to multitask, possesses strong communication skills, and a good knowledge of office software.

    • Public Relations Coordinator

    The ideal candidate must be fluent in English (both written and verbal), must be able to multitask, and possesses strong communication skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate must be capable of planning and organizing events, as well as promoting the image of the institute.

    If you believe that you meet the requirements for any of the aforementioned positions, you can submit your cv after filling in the membership form (free of charge).

  • 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:

    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

    “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

    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.

  • 27th SMM – The leading international maritime trade fair

    Hamburg: 6 – 9 sept 2016

    The world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry.

    With over 2,100 exhibitors and 50,000 visitors from all over the world, SMM continues to cement its position as the most important event in the maritime industry calendar, year after year.

    This extremely high number of visitors reflects the broad range on offer at this trade fair. SMM is attended by top shipbuilders, key players in the value chain, operators and service providers.

    SMM is more than just a trade fair – it is where people from all sectors of the maritime industry come together. And to make sure that everyone can keep abreast of developments in their field, SMM has dedicated one-day events to specific sectors and issues.

    Action-packed with conferences, dialogue sessions, workshops and presentations by key speakers – the programme highlights underscore SMM’s commitment to the maritime industry.


  • HELMEPA Scholarships for 2016-2017

    The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA, honoring the late George P. Livanos, Founder, Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos, Honorary Chairman and Stavros Daifas, Founding Member, announces 3 scholarships valued at €15,000 each, for candidates pursuing one-year post graduate courses (Masters level) for the 2016-2017 academic year, in any country of the European Union, in the following fields:

    • Shipping, in memory of George P. Livanos. Priority is given to those applicants whose parents are Greek seafarers and fulfill all the required criteria.
    • Environmental Science,in memory of Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos. Priority is given to those applicants who in the past have been members of the “HELMEPA Junior” and “HELMEPA Cadets” environmental programs and fulfill all the required criteria.
    • Naval Engineering – Marine/Offshore Engineering and Technology, in memory of Stavros Daifas. The Scholarship is a kind offer of his daughter, Ms. Irene Daifa, a long-standing Member and current Special Secretary at HELMEPA’s Board of Directors.

    The application form and all necessary documents must be sent until 10 June 2016, to the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA, 5 Pergamou Street, Nea Smyrni 17121, Athens – Greece (tel. +30 210 9343088) with clear indication for the specific scholarship for which it is being submitted.

  • Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program

    Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students. The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.

    In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, who guided the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program expanded to Central America and to date has provided financial assistance to 20 students in that region.

    Today the company provides scholarships to the academies and institutions found here. Students and educators interested in learning more about the scholarship and requirements should contact the school’s financial aid office directly. Students should ask for the “Crowley Maritime” scholarship when making inquiries.


  • MaritimeONE Scholarship Program

    The MaritimeONE scholarship programme seeks to groom young talents to be the future leaders of the maritime industry. MaritimeONE’s scholarship sponsors are some of the most reputable brand names in the maritime industry and they have pledged their commitment to nurturing the youth by providing the funding for scholarships and offering great career opportunities in their companies.

    For scholarship details visit, or email your inquiry to



  • New year and new website

    The board of the IGMS-Greek Chapter wishes a Happy 2016 to all its members!

    We are welcoming the new year with a new website. Along with the new year, our new website was launched, something that was decided in our last assembly. The original website has undergone a redesign in order to include some new features that were added. Moreover, a restructuring and enhancement of our services and activities is discussed. Stay tuned for updates.

  • IGMS GrC was present at Arctic Assembly 2015

    Our executive board member, Mr.Ktenas Panagiotis F’14, represented IGMS GrC in 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly. The Arctic Circle is an annual open assembly that takes place in mid-October in Reykjavík, Iceland. The annual program is designed in collaboration with partnering organizations. The Arctic Circle facilitates working meetings across issues and organizations and provides a forum for discussions hosted by different international and Arctic institutions. Following meetings, participating organizations are invited to contribute ideas for the next year’s Arctic Circle assembly. IGMS GrC had the opportunity to collaborate with our counterparts from IGMS USA in order to better comprehend complex arctic related issues. Further to that, Mr.Ktenas Panagiotis, took all that initiatives to promote IGMS GrC core principles and vision and establish a presence of our institution abroad.

  • IGMS was present at UNIS Seminar/Svalbard-Norway

    11903921_10153513083778360_400899859002263767_nIGMS GrC and its executive member Mr.Ktenas Panagiotis were present at this year seminar for arctic issues that took place in Svalbard-Norway, 2nd – 9th August 2015. This was as close as it gets to the North Pole, a seminar that it was organized by University of Svalbard, in cooperation with The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research (NVP), and The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC). The topic of the seminar under question had to do with “Arctic Ocean Governance as a Multifunctional Challenge”.

    In general, a governance system consists of two features: a regime, defining the “rules of the game” – the regulations – and a structure, defining the actors and their interactions – the decision-making apparatus. As such, a governance system is a practical political construct drawing on the insights of the social sciences. To be effective, a governance system also has to reflect and respond to the natural characteristics of the region of application. As such it has to address the natural peculiarities of the respective region drawing on the insights of the natural sciences. In this broad definition, a governance system is a complex entity spanning the gap between the natural and social sciences (interdisciplinarity) as well as the gap between academic (university) and stakeholder knowledge as expressed in government and societal organizations (transdisciplinarity). A circumpolar system of governance is in the making for the Arctic Ocean, both when it comes to regime and structure. Among the eight Arctic states there is broad agreement (Ilullisat-declaration of 28 May 2009) that the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982 (UNCLOS) and other global ocean conventions is to be applied as the basic regulatory foundation of the Arctic Ocean. At the same time, the fact is that the UNCLOS mostly was developed to regulate the challenges of “blue water” Oceans. Out of the 320 articles of the UNCLOS, only one – Article 234 – deals specifically with ice-covered waters. Issues specific to Arctic natural conditions, such as sea ice, environmental fragility/ sensitivity, polar darkness etc. are not fully or sufficiently addressed in UNCLOS. To make the existing regime fit the operational needs under polar conditions, supplementary regulatory measures may/ will be developed to fill in on those applicable from UNCLOS and other global conventions. This process is already underway and has manifested in the international endeavours to reach agreement on a Polar Code and on the Search and Rescue Agreement of Aeronautical and Maritime Vessels and Passenger of 12 May, 2011 of the Arctic Council. These supplementary measures are not likely to be the last. Among other things, concerns for the polar environment have been voiced in need of more adequate regulations. Thus, there are still voids of open spaces in the existing regime before a fully developed governance system for the Arctic Ocean has been established.

    The same applies to the existing governance structure of the region. The focus here is on the Arctic Council, which is the only intergovernmental forum in the region for handling circumpolar concerns among all the Arctic states. As of the present, the Arctic Council is basically a soft law, consensus-based forum between its eight members, addressing a restricted number of issue areas. Multiple states have expressed a wish to gradually develop the Council into an international entity dealing with a broader scope of issue areas and a strengthened decision-making structure – to move it closer to a multilateral organization. This drive towards change has manifested in the establishment of a permanent Arctic Council Secretariat in the city of Tromsø in Norway. The likelihood is that moves in a similar direction will be on the international agenda to further improve the effectiveness of the Council in the future. The existing governance system of the Arctic Ocean is still an object of change and improvement, both when it comes to regime and structure. To help out, the summer school has invited societal stakeholders from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, environment etc., as well as from governments to identify what supplementary Arctic-specific amendments are necessary to make the governance system of the region suitable to handle respective interests in a sustainable and effective way.

  • 5TH SNAME International Symposium on ”Ship operations, management & economics”

    66fdb01e-4e20-4ca8-a9d1-636292dbff84The 5th International Symposium on ”Ship Operations, Management and Economics” (SOME), organized by the Greek Section of SNAME and the SNAME European Regional Office (SERO), took place at the Eugenides Foundation auditorium in Athens on May 28 & 29, 2015. More than 100 delegates from 8 different countries registered for the event, which is an example of why SNAME is ”The International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals”.

    SNAME President, Mr. Joe Comer opened the event followed by a keynote address, delivered by Dr. John Koustas, CEO and President of Danaos Corporation on, ”What Shipping Expects from Technology.” Three additional keynote speeches were presented by Dr. Jan de Kat, ABS Director of Energy Efficiency, Operational and Environmental, on ”Performance Efficiency & Optimization – Addressing Life Cycle Challenges;” Dr. Nikos Kakalis, Head of Maritime Research & Development, DNV GL Greece on ”Managing the Complexity of Ship Energy Systems’;” and Mr. Theodosis Stamatellos, Marine Area Manager GEMA, Lloyd’s Register on “Pulling the Regulatory Rope in a Tug of War.”
    Among the speakers there were two of our members, Dr. G. Gougoulidis and Mr. N. Vasileiadis who presented a paper entitled “An Overview of Hydrodynamic Energy Efficiency Improvement Measures”
  • Environment & Energy in Ships 2015

    20150524_102459The 1st international conference Environment & Energy in Ships (EEinS 2015) coorganized by ASHRAE, the Hellenic Navy, the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter took place in May 22-24, 2015 at the facilities of the Yacht Club of Greece and the Hellenic Naval Academy. The highly successful conference, relevant to both military and commercial ships, was attended by several members of our institute some of which presented technical papers.

  • 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development

    We have the pleasure to announce that our member Mr. Angelos Tsereklas-Zafeirakis presented his work at the 4th International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development that was held on the island of Kos, Greece between September 24 and 26, 2014. The presentation has the title “Technoeconomic Εvaluation of Energy Efficiency Retrofits in Commercial Shipping; A Bulk Carrier Case Study” and the paper, as well as the presentation itself can be found at our publications section. (

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  • Employment Opportunity with Thenamaris

    Thenamaris invites high caliber professionals with the requested qualifications, to apply for the position of BUSINESS ANALYST.

    Position Description
    The Business Analyst will propose new applied modeling and advanced quantitative methods to solve business problems; will develop unique, value adding commercial insights and actionable recommendations from our extensive internal and external data sets; will lead or participate in projects that extract value from operational and commercial insights and interact with business owners and internal /external stakeholders to drive implementation of recommendations.

    Education, Experience & Skills
    • Studies in a recognized, high ranked University in a field relevant to Mathematics, Optimization,
    Statistics, Operations Research or Engineering; MS is preferable
    • Strong knowledge in the fields of Econometrics, Predictive Analytics, Data Mining, Mathematical
    Optimization through Programming and Statistical Analysis
    • Prior relevant experience of advanced SAS reporting/SQL/VB/Python, etc. would be an advantage
    • IT literacy is a prerequisite; excellent use of Microsoft Office suite
    • Proficiency in English at an oral and written level

    We are seeking a candidate that has strong analytical skills including a thorough understanding of how to interpret, translate and present modeling results, as well as superior abilities of using various Statistical Machine Learning and Predictive Modeling methodologies to convert data into insights and hence produce impactful decision support.

    Opportunities for summer internships also available.

    If you are in search of a first class working environment in the global ship management industry and
    meet the above qualifications, please submit your CV in the Careers section of our website.

    For more information please visit

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  • HELMEPA Scholarships

    HELMEPA Scholarship in memory of George P. Livanos

    The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA is pleased to announce that entries for submissions are officially open for this year΄s scholarship in memory of the visionary Founder who inspired the creation of the Association, the late George P. Livanos. The scholarship is valued at 15,000 EURO and is each year awarded to a candidate pursuing single-year post graduate courses in maritime studies in any country within the European Union. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 30 May 2014.


    HELMEPA Scholarship in memory of Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos

    The Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association-HELMEPA is pleased to announce that entries for submissions are officially open for this year΄s scholarship in memory of the late Captain Vassilis C. Constantakopoulos. The scholarship is valued at EURO 15,000 and is each year awarded to a candidate pursuing singe-year post graduate studies in environmental sciences in any country within the European Union. Priority is given to those applicants who have previously been members of the “HELMEPA Junior” and “HELMEPA Cadets” environmental programs. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

  • Business & Mediation

    20140312_184714Members of our Institute attended the Maritime Section of the one-day conference “Business & Mediation”, organized by the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the ALBA Graduate Business School on March 12, 2014. Presenters included Charalmbos Georgakopoulos, Stefanos Delatolas & Ioannis Timagenis.


  • Internship opportunity

  • Free student memberships for 2014

    The board of the Greek Chapter of the Institute for Global Maritime Studies decided during the first meeting of the new year to offer free membership for the year 2014 for all students that will apply for one.  The board unanimously consented to waiving the membership fees for students, considering the financial strain that everyone experiences.

  • Cooperation with TELSTAR

    We have the pleasure to inform you about our new cooperation with the booksellers “TELSTAR – Nautical Publications”. Marine-related publications from the following publishing houses are offered to our members at a discounted price. We would like to thank Mr. Constantinos Papaconstantinou, managing director of TELSTAR for his kind offer.

    International Maritime Organization (IMO): 10%
    WITHERBY Seamanship: 10%
    The Nautical Institute: 10%
    Informa – Taylor & Francis: 15%
    MARISEC/ICS: 10%
    Elsevier – Butterworth-Heinemann: 15%

    A kind offer of
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  • Book Discount for our Members

    Mr. Sellountos from TeKDOTIKI, publisher of the book “Fire Safety on a Passenger Vessel”, by Mrs Vassiliki Kalemi, is offering the book at a 20% discount for the members of the IGMS-GrC. The board of the Institute would like to thank him for his generous offer.


  • Fire Safety on a Passenger Vessel

    The IGMS-GrC board was invited to the presentation of the new book of Mrs Vassiliki Kalemi, entitled “Fire Safety on a Passenger Vessel”. The very interesting presentation took place in the Auditorium of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) in Syntagma Square in Athens, on December 6th.

  • AMVER Awards 2013

    The IGMS-GrC board attended the 2013 AMVER Awards ceremony in Athens’ Intercontinental Hotel, organized by the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus in co-operation with the United States Embassy in Greece, the USCG, as well as the Hellenic  Coast Guard.

  • New Technologies and the Potential for Ship Overall Efficiency Optimization-SNAME

    Several IGMS-GrC members attended the second technical meeting for the 2013-2014 season of the Greek Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), during which Michael Triantafyllou, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, Director at the Center for Ocean Engineering and Head of the area of Ocean Science & Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), spoke on the subject of: “New Technologies and the Potential for Ship Overall Efficiency Optimization’’ The event took place at the Maran Tankers Inc. auditorium