Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch & Baltic Exchange held their Vasilopita Cutting 2020 and the 3rd Masterclass Seminar for their Members at Piraeus Marine Club.

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch and the Baltic Exchange held for their Members their 3rd Masterclass Seminar (Series3) and the cutting of the traditional Vasilopita on Tuesday, 11th of February 2020 at Piraeus Marine Club.

The 3rd Masterclass Seminar, part of the joint lectures organized by ICS and Baltic Exchange for the 3rd year and in 4 locations worldwide, was on “The Evolution of Ship Recycling”. The guest speaker, Dr. Konstantinos Galanis, Director, Dido Shipping Co. SA, Chairman of International Ship Recycling Association, shared his ideas with the audience regarding the progress made in Ship Recycling, with respect to the Entry-into-force of Hong Kong Convention, but also due to transformation of the economic and environmental impact related to this fourth pillar of shipping.

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Following the Seminar, both organizations cut the Vasilopita, to mark the New Year with aspirations of happiness, success and creativity! Members, shipping practitioners, friends and colleagues had the opportunity to network and exchange their views on several shipping matters at the cocktail reception that followed. 

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Natalia Margioli and Maria Tierri
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The lucky winners of “the flouri” (lucky coin on the pie) were Karagkouni Konstantina MICS and Grapsas Nikolaos, FICS who won a beautiful painting created from the children of “ARGO”, the Association of Naval Parents of Children with Special Needs.

Baltic Exchange and ICS are sister organisations and work under the common motto “Our Word, our Bond’’; a business ethic motto imparts confidence into the industry worldwide. Joint lectures and events prove their long-standing and traditional relation dated back in the middle ages of Maritime Profession at the City of London.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again to the upcoming Masterclass Seminar on 18th of March 2020 on Environment and Regulation topic.