• 2018 March 14 14:34

    Posidonia Games to be held in the lead-up to Posidonia 2018 exhibition

    A total of 2,500 shipping executives are expected to participate at the 2018 Posidonia Games, a series of four popular sporting events to be held at different venues across Athens, a few days before the opening of Posidonia 2018 exhibition, the world’s most prestigious shipping event, the event press office said in the 2nd Posidonia 2018 newsletter.

    On Friday June 1st, some 600 yachtsmen will sail their yachts from the azure waters of Faliron Bay in the picturesque Athens waterfront for the Posidonia Cup regatta; on Sunday June 3rd, a total of 1,500 runners will crowd at the starting point of the Piraeus Municipal Theatre for the 5km Posidonia Running Event along the busy streets of Piraeus; on the same day a further 100 will swing their drivers at the serene green tees of the Glyfada Golf Club for the 18-hole, shotgun Posidonia Golf Tournament; and also on the same day, 280 soccer fanatics will kick off the five-a-side Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament.

    Participants will represent a total of over 150 maritime corporate teams who will compete for trophies, medals or just the joy of participation in an international sports event, prior to a busy week of business, networking and deal signing ceremonies at the Posidonia exhibition from June 4 to 8 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.

    “Every two years, the Posidonia Games bring together shipping industry professionals from all over the world giving them the chance to test their stamina, hone their skills and build a stronger team spirit while practicing their favourite sport,” said Theodore Vokos, Executive Director, Posidonia Exhibitions S.A., the organiser of the Posidonia Games and the Posidonia Exhibition.

    “Posidonia Games’ participants also have the opportunity to network with potential clients when competing for trophies and during the award-giving ceremonies organised for each event. Posidonia Games sponsors get great brand visibility amongst key target audiences from the global shipping community and the hospitality, catering, events and transportations sectors in Athens benefit from the additional revenues.”

    Revenues generated from the events go to a good cause and support the educational and humanitarian efforts of associated organisations and NGOs. A beneficiary of the Posidonia Games is the Public Benefit Municipal Corporation of Piraeus, as the proceeds from the participation fees of the Posidonia Running Event will be used to support their work. Proceeds from the Posidonia Cup sailing race will be utilised to further support the educational activities of the Hellenic Offshore Racing Club and to promote sailing in Greece. Thousands of friends, relatives, colleagues or just genuine sports fans are expected to attend the events in order to cheer their favourite teams and athletes in their effort to achieve Posidonia glory.

    Registrations are still open on the Posidonia website, which contains details for each of the four tournaments including dates, timings, competition formats, award ceremony venues, participation fees and other useful information.

    The Posidonia Games are sponsored by the following companies and organisations: Sponsors Lalizas, Jotun, Aria Fine Catering and supporters ABS, D. Koronakis SA, ShipMedical Ltd and G4S Telematix are backing the ninth edition of the Posidonia Cup; Gold sponsor DNV-GL and sponsor Empire Navigation are supporting the Posidonia Running Event, which made its debut appearance in the Posidonia calendar in 2016; Themamaris and Costamare are again sponsoring the fourth Posidonia Golf Tournament, which is powered by Costa Navarino; and the Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament, which was launched in 2008, is again sponsored by Swift Marine. Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available.

2018 March 23

12:10 BMT teams with BAE SYSTEMS and CAMMELL LAIRD to deliver additional Type 45 Power Generation
11:49 29 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 22-23
11:30 TechnipFMC and Magma Global to enter into a strategic collaboration agreement for hybrid flexible pipe
10:55 BMT and ARES to deliver a further 9 vessels for the Qatari Coastguard
10:44 Port of Rotterdam Authority invests in Port railway line capacity expansion
10:20 Brent Crude futures price up 0.93% to $69.55, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $65
09:59 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts construction of Container Exchange Route
09:37 Bunker prices continue surging at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is flat at 1,117 points

2018 March 22

18:18 Global fuel market to remain relatively stable next week, expert says
18:03 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 7.25 million tonnes of cargo in 2M'18, up 6% Y-o-Y
17:45 Transas to return all funds received under state support programme in 2016-18
17:12 Germany based firm offers AIS vessel management tracking systems preventing IUU fishing
16:51 Investments of Tuapse Sea Commercial Port in production development totaled RUB 343 million in 2017
16:30 Rolls-Royce completes the £1.3 million MAXCMAS research project
15:59 Nitrogen deposition in the oceans needs further study
15:30 Acta Marine newbuild successfully completed sea trials
14:30 APL starts new India Pakistan Express 2 Service
14:04 RF Transport Ministry defines procedure for approval of widespread minerals production at Russia’s IWWs
13:33 Open simulation platform launches with new partners
13:12 Volga Shipping Company named “Industry Leader” in “Cargo Shipping Company” nomination
12:58 Wärtsilä Seals & Bearings joins the Green Award scheme in support of clean environment
12:48 WMU Board of Governors meets in Turkey
12:25 MAN Diesel & Turbo partners with Hyundai to build new test-engine facility in Ulsan
12:00 Workshop on prevention and control of shipping and port air emissions being developed as part of GloMEEP-IAPH partnership
11:36 19 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 21-22
11:21 Russian Trade and Economic Development Council sign MoU to further strengthen commercial ties with Abu Dhabi Ports
11:14 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
10:53 The Maritime Standard announces a special discount for the 2018 Awards
10:27 Brent Crude futures price up 0.01% to $69.48, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.09% to $65.23
10:05 Ukraine’s water transport carried 1,000 passengers in 2M’18, down 64.7%, Y-o-Y
09:41 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport grew by 41.2% to 0.3 million tonnes in 2M’18
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,117 points

2018 March 21

18:29 Wight Shipyard wins second order for fast ferry duo from Mexican ferry operator
18:16 Dorian LPG announces third Japanese financing
18:14 GasLog Partners LP announces acquisition of GasLog Gibraltar for $207 million and repayment of intercompany loan
18:04 ABP South Wales achieves new ISO 9001:2016 standard for bulk handling operations
17:42 Port of Gdansk to breathe new life into Dworzec Drzewny Quay
17:20 ABB wins contract to equip two next-generation shuttle tankers with future-proof solutions
17:13 Finnlines decides to exercise the options to lengthen two more ro-ro vessels
17:03 Throughput of Chinese ports up 4.7% to 1.45 billion tonnes in 2M’18
16:39 Pavel Bezmaternykh elected as Director of Eastern-Siberian Inland Navigation Company
16:18 Port of Gdansk overhauls its quays
16:00 Novikombank provides a $100 million loan to STLC
15:47 Huntington Ingalls names two vice presidents
15:21 Gulf Island Fabrication secures contracts for two specialized vessels
15:04 Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 to be held in Dubai on 29-31 October as part of UAE Maritime Week
14:42 LUKOIL’s profit in 2017 more than doubled YoY to RUB 418.8 bln
14:23 Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
13:56 IMO launches a video outlining how GMN initiative is uniting MTCCs into a global network
13:29 Ulstein built SOV Acta Auriga completes sea trials
13:11 Dubai will host MARACAD Maritime Innovation Awards on 3 October 2018
13:02 MARACAD 2018 will be held in Dubai on 2-3 October
12:30 17 icebreaker escort operations performed in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on March 20-21
12:09 Port of Quebec to cooperate with Port of Zeebrugge
11:47 Port of Immingham and partners hosted Driving Safety Forward forum
11:39 Vostochny Port JSC exported 5 million tonnes of coal YTD (photo)
10:50 Claimants and defendants in the case on allision of Delta Pioneer tanker with a pier at Primorsk port come to amicable agreement
10:31 Finnlines plans to lengthen two more Ro-Ro ships
10:15 Brent Crude futures price up 0.24% to $67.58, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.25% to $63.7