An Innovative Ship Repair Zone in Piraeus Prepares for the Future

 Much has been reported in recent years about the fiscal crisis in Greece and in one of its major industrial sectors, the ship repair industry. Some shipyards are in bankruptcy. Substantial EU restrictions have been imposed on others. Union issues and more affect the sector. But crisis creates opportunities.

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How Team Meetings Help to Improve Safety and Efficiency of Ships?

Today, most Seamen live and work on board ships in a multinational and multicultural environment. Apart from the national flag ships, it is very common to see a mixture of two or more nationalities on ships these days. With multinational ship crew there are differences in language, lifestyles, religion and culture.

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The Menace of Maritime Piracy and Somali Pirates – Is There a Solution?

Maritime piracy must have been in existence ever since the first ship set its sails on the high seas. Talk about sea pirates to your friends or relatives and the first thing that would come to their minds are the images of Capt. Jack sparrow and Barbossa from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean.

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IMO Increases Its Focus On Efficiency

At the 110th session of the IMO Council, the 2014-2015 budget was subject to intensive debate. A crucial issue was the prioritisation and effectivisation of the IMO tasks, including the restructuring of the Sub-Committees.

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