2020 CAREER4SEA Virtual Forum
2020 CAREER4SEA Virtual Forum – Τετάρτη 16 Δεκεμβρίου
1. Ανάδειξη της δυναμικότητας και της εξωστρέφειας της Ελληνικής Ναυτιλίας
2. Παρουσίαση της μοναδικότητας του Ελληνικού Ναυτιλιακού Πλέγματος και της αγάπης για τη θάλασσα από τους παλαιότερους στους νεότερους
3. Βελτίωση της εικόνας της ναυτιλίας στις νεότερες ηλικίες και άλλες κοινωνικές ομάδες μέσω της ανάδειξης της δυναμικής και της παγκοσμιότητας του κλάδου διαχρονικά αλλά και της συμβολής της ναυτιλίας στην Ελληνική Οικονομία και κοινωνία γενικότερα
4. Προσέλκυση νέων στο χώρο της ναυτιλίας με εστίαση κυρίως σε ομάδες μαθητών λυκείου, προπτυχιακών αλλά και μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών
- Προπτυχιακοί και Μεταπτυχιακοί Φοιτητές
- Νέοι που σκέφτονται την καριέρα που θα ακολουθήσουν και θέλουν να διερευνήσουν το χώρο
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Βραβεία CAREER4SEA – 10:00 – 10:30 Online Τελετή
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Πάνελ #1 11:00-12:30 – Δεξιότητες του Μέλλοντος για τον κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας
Λαμβάνοντας υπόψιν τις καινοτόμες εξελίξεις που παρατηρούνται σε όλους τους κλάδους τα τελευταία χρόνια, είναι πιθανό να υπάρξει μετατόπιση στις απαιτήσεις δεξιοτήτων εργασίας και στον κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας. Η ανάπτυξη οριζόντιων δεξιοτήτων (soft skills) όπως ομαδική εργασία, επικοινωνία, ηγεσία και άλλες δεξιότητες είναι πλέον σημαντικές για τους νεοεισερχόμενους στον κλάδο.
Πάνελ #2 13:00 – 14:30 – Ευκαιρίες καριέρας για τη νέα γενιά
Η ναυτιλία καλείται να εγκαταλείψει το παραδοσιακό της μοντέλο για να προσαρμοστεί για το παρόν και το μέλλον. Η διαφορετικότητα, η αυτοματοποίηση, η βιωσιμότητα είναι μερικές από τις νέες λέξεις που ολοένα και ακούγονται στις συζητήσεις για τον κλάδο ώστε να γίνει η ναυτιλία πιο ελκυστική για να προσελκύσει νέα ταλέντα.
Πάνελ #3 15:00-16:30 – Εργασία στον Κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας : Απαιτήσεις και Ευκαιρίες
H επιλογή μίας σταδιοδρομίας στη Ναυτιλία δεν σημαίνει εργασία στο πλοίο μονάχα. Ο κλάδος της ναυτιλίας προσφέρει μοναδικές ευκαιρίες καριέρας και στην ξηρά καθώς περιλαμβάνει πολλούς τομείς. Οι νέοι μπορούν να στελεχώσουν ναυτιλιακές ή παραναυτιλιακές εταιρείες που προσφέρουν εξίσου σημαντικές και προσοδοφόρες προοπτικές ανέλιξης.
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Βίκυ Αποστολοπούλου, Business Development Executive, Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies, Μητροπολιτικό Κολλέγιο | Ναυτική Ακαδημία
With a long experience in program development and management, Vicky Apostolopoulou is a professional of Maritime Education. Having completed her graduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Athens in the fields of Philosophy of Science and International Studies respectively, she started her career in the shipping industry working for a tanker management company. 2008 was a year of career change, as Vicky made a shift and started working in the private higher education sector firstly as program manager and, progressively resuming roles in marketing and general management of private academic institutions. In 2018, Vicky took over the role of Business Development Executive for Metropolitan College’s Faculty of Shipping and Maritime Studies, and its newly established Maritime Academy, a role that combined both her main interests, education and shipping. Among other responsibilities, Vicky is actively involved in training and mentoring students to develop their competencies and enhance their skills.
Ιωάννα Βερνάρδου, DPA / CSO, Blue Planet Shipping Ltd
Ioanna Vernardou is a maritime professional with 10 years experience in the field. She held positions of HSQE Manager, DPA and CSO at Greek and Cypriot based Shipping Companies. She has worked extensively in developing and maintaining Safety Management Systems, conducted numerous shipboard audits and sailed onboard bulk carriers for several months. Ioanna Vernardou is a member of the International Propeller Club and WISTA Hellas. She is a graduate of Geitonas School and holds a Bsc in Shipping Operations & Management.
Natalia Bury Loyal, Chief Governance Officer, Tototheo Maritime
Natalia Bury Loyal is the Chief Governance Officer at Tototheo Maritime. Dealing with regulatory compliance requirements for their customers as well as the unrelenting need for continuous development and optimization, Tototheo Maritime is a leading Maritime Technology provider with worldwide reach. Throughout her career, Natalia has gained extensive knowledge and experience in the Maritime Technology sector, having taken roles ranging from commercial sales to operations and strategic planning. In her current position, Natalia oversees the overall legal, quality, HR and marketing activities of Tototheo Maritime thus having daily interaction with a wide range of stakeholders within the maritime ecosystem. Having graduated from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland) with an MSc in Marketing Management from the faculty of Information Technology and Management, Natalia has since then applied her academic background towards bringing new ideas to the table. Natalia is a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus since 2018 and has recently been elected as Secretary General of the Association. She is also an active member of various committees of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.
Καπτ. Δημήτρης Καλόσακας, Group Training Director, Elvictor Group (Cyprus)
With 14+ years of sea experience, the former captain in the Navy holds an MBA with Distinction from Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey / California, a Master’s degree in Marine and Ocean Technology and Science from the National Technical University of Athens, and a Bachelor of Naval Science from Hellenic Naval Academy. He attended many professional courses and seminars, including the e-learning program “Developing as a Leader” by Harvard School of Business. He is Training Director in Ship and Crew Management companies for the past eight (8) years. He manages training centers in different countries, specializing in business start-ups by creating training centers, developing comprehensive curricular programs, and implementing efficient and effective online learning technologies that adapt to each learner. Having had in-depth cultural knowledge of Filipino, Georgian, Ukrainian, and Russian seafarers, he crafted and implemented programs between National Governments, Maritime Academies, and Shipping companies dedicated to boosting young cadets’ careers. He is a certified Senior instructor for Bridge Simulator courses, ECDIS TST from major makers, and Health and Safety Leadership Excellence course from the HSE in the UK. He has extensive teaching experience as an Adjunct Faculty – taught various undergraduate courses, such as “Principles of Management” at Hellenic Naval Academy, as well as “Navigation” and “Ship Handling and Maneuvering” at Hellenic Navy Petty Officers Academy. Passionate about sharing knowledge and experience and mentoring young seafarers, he firmly believes that no training program can be successful without an expert trainer available to interact with the trainees and reinforce their skills. This is the most significant advantage of any training institution.
Αθηνά Κανελλάτου, Regional Director Mediterranean, Middle East & India, MacGregor
Athena Kanellatou studied Business Management, specializing in Economics. Deepen her commercial studies in Sales and Account Management, and holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering Management. She has long association with the MacGregor Group, holding a number of key positions being CFO, Business Analyst for the Greek entity and Global Life Cycle Support Sales Manager. A. Kanellatou is actively involved in different company workgroups in Merchant Marine division and other managerial projects focusing on Greek shipping community. For almost a decade she leads MacGregor Greece, for the past few years she is Regional Operations Director, in charge for the 10 branches in Mediterranean, Middle East and India. Following the TTS acquisition in August 2019, Athena Kanellatou is also head of Management for TTS operations in the respective countries. MacGregor is world leading provider of engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads, member of Cargotec Group stock listed in Helsinki. MacGregor strong portfolio: Macgregor, Hatlapa, NMF, Porsgrunn, Pusnes, Rapp, Triplex and TTS products, services and solutions, all designed to perform with the sea.
Iωάννα Κούκουλη, Deputy Global Claims Director – SVP/ Joint Managing Director, American Club
Joanna Koukouli, LL.M. is the Deputy Global Claims Director, based in the Managers’ Piraeus office, where she also serves as Joint Managing Director. Joanna is a member of the New York State Bar, the Piraeus Bar, and the Law Society of England and Wales thereby making her a triple qualified lawyer. She obtained her first degree in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and subsequently completed post-graduate studies at the University of Southampton in the UK, earning a LL.M. in Maritime Law, and at Brooklyn Law School prior to her admission to the New York State Bar. Prior to joining SCB (Hellas), Inc., Joanna worked as a solicitor for a major English commercial law firm based in their Southampton office as part of the commercial litigation, shipping division team. She subsequently worked for a specialist maritime NY law firm involved in shipping litigation and after returning to Greece she served for five years as in-house lawyer at Danaos Shipping Co.Ltd., a Piraeus-based manager of a large containership fleet. In that capacity, she handled a wide variety of P&I, FD&D and transactional business including S&P, shipbuilding contracts, corporate, ship finance and was involved in the NYSE-listed parent vessel-owning company’s IPO and SEC filings. Joanna has been with SCB (Hellas), Inc., since 2011 and as Deputy Global Claims Director reporting to the Global Claims Director, she is responsible for formulating global claims’ policies, supervising and guiding regional Claims Managers and claims staff globally with respect to both P&I and FDD incidents, while also directly responsible herself for the direction and handling of the more complicated casualties and high level disputes. Joanna also represents the American Club in a number of International Group of P&I Clubs Sub-Committees, including the COVID-19 Working Group.
Παναγιώτης Κουρκουμέλης, Training & Development Manager, Kyklades Maritime Corp.
Panagiotis Kourkoumelis is the Training and Development Manager of Kyklades Maritime Corporation. He has studied Mechanical Engineering (BSc, MSc) at the University of Leeds and entered the shipping industry from the start of his career. Since then he has worked in various positions in the shipping industry, always with a view to safety, quality and developing the human element. He is a member of INTERTANKO’s Human Element in Shipping Committee.
Kαπτ. Σπύρος Κυριακόπουλος, Training Manager, Optimum Shipmanagement
Capt. Spyros Kyriakopoulos is a former Hellenic Navy Master Mariner served onboard various types of vessels as Junior Officer, Chief Officer and Master, having a total sea service of thirteen years. Presently employed by a shipping company with a fleet of 25 tankers and 39 Bulk Carriers as Training Manager, he is responsible in general for the coordination and monitoring of seafarers’ and shore personnel training. In particular, in his current role, he is responsible for:
- The coordination of training provided to company’s seafarers and personnel ashore
- The planning, preparation, coordination and conduction of Crew Seminars abroad
- The cadets’ recruitment and development program
- The implementation and monitoring of company’s Competence Management System
- The development and implementation of Shell Partners in Safety and seafarers’ Well Being program onboard
- The monitoring and implementation of TMSA3 elements related to the training domain
- The planning and conduction of company’s personnel (office / ship personnel) training in Leadership and relevant transversal skills
Mike Konstantinidis, Co-Founder and CEO at METIS Cyberspace Technology SA., is a senior Mechanical Engineer (BSc, MSc), with more than 25 years of insightful experience in leading organizations, heavily focusing the last years to the Maritime Sector. Based on the broad range of skills he has developed during his career, Mike is currently making a significant contribution to the penetration of digitalization concepts as well on the introduction of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies in favor of the shipping industry. His main aim is the effective design and execution of operational and business strategy plans, ensuring competitiveness and profitability growth of the Global Maritime.
Σταύρος Μεϊντάνης, QHSE Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp.
Stavros Meidanis, with over 22 years experience in shipping industry, started his career as independent surveyor/marine consultant performed plethora of safety surveys, along with the development of numerous Safety Management Systems for different types of vessels. In 1999, he joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LRS) and worked as a Marine Surveyor and Quality Lead Auditor. In 2006, he was appointed Marine Client Manager for Lloyd’s Register, based in Piraeus. From November 2008, he was promoted to Global Manager/ Principal Surveyor for Marine Management and Safety Systems. He was also responsible for the implementation of LR’s Group Strategy regarding Marine Management Systems in the Supply Chain across the world. From August 2013, he joined the leading Shipping Company Capital Ship Management Corp, taking the position of DPA/CSO and Safety &Quality Manager. He is responsible for Capital Ship Management fleet –total of 70 vessels, including Oil/ Chemical Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Containers. He is also responsible for the Safety Performance of the fleet, focusing to safety, environmental and energy performance. Stavros holds Diplomas in Marine Engineering, Marine Surveying and LNG vessels and LNG Ship Operations. He also holds Bsc in Economics and Business Administration and MBA. He also completed the reputable LSE Executive Programme and Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers Association’s (ICS) Commercial Management in Shipping annual programme. Finally, Stavros has published a plethora of technical papers and studies and delivered several presentation in shipping industry and has being Clinical Professor/ Guest Lecturer in several academic institutions.
Μάριος Μπουγιούκας, Business Development l Shipping Department – BCA College
Marios Bougioukas is currently a Deck Officer with an extreme passion for the Maritime Sector. Marios graduated from LMU with degrees in Business (BA, MA, MBA). He is also interested in Supply Chain Management and Logistics, focusing not only on transportation and warehousing, but Maritime Logistics and Port Logistics as well. Furthermore, he is also involved in Higher Education where he has been an active Member of the BCA Shipping Department since 2013. Additionally, as of 2017, Marios continued organizing Shipping activities at BCA as the Business Development Officer. In 2019, he also became a Member of the Academic Maritime Sector, Advisory Board. Marios firmly believes in the combination and implementation of Shipping, Logistics and Education which are essential in order to achieve a successful outcome. Moreover, he has held the position of Project Manager in a fully successful “Professional Diploma in Supply Chain and Logistics” including Shipping Logistics. His future aim is his advancement as a Master Mariner and to further continue his on-going occupation in Project Management in the significant sector of Maritime Education.
Γιώργος Μπουρτούλης, Technical Manager, EUROTANKERS INC
Having graduated in 1990 from the University of Glasgow with a Beng (Honours) in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, he joined the University of Newcastle getting his Msc in Marine Engineering in 1991, while his dissertation was carried out at the TU Delft in Holland. He is a TEE member and an active member with SNAME (Greek section, papers committee Chair), IMarEST and Martecma-Greece. He commenced his career in 1993 in ship repairs / drydocks at DOVANKO MARINE INC having undertaken a large number of projects. In 2004 he moved to TRISTAR MANAGEMENT a company with Bulk Carriers and General Cargo vessels and since 2013 he is the Technical Manager at EUROTANKERS INC a shipping company with a mixed fleet of mainly Oil Tankers but also with Bulk Carriers and an Asphalt Carrier. He has also handled successfully several marine claims. His work focuses on the optimization of ship management. He has been invited for lectures at the University of Piraeus in the field of ship repairs and management. He is also a member of the Greek Technical Committees of LR, DNV GL and BV.
Αρετή Μυστηρούδη, HR Business Partner, MarineTraffic
Areti Mystiroudi is a Human Resources professional with extensive experience in multinational environments in Consulting, Services and Retail sectors specialized in Career Management, Performance Management and Learning & Development. Experienced in creating new HR processes and procedures, in running Assessment & Development Centers, in Recruitment, Coaching and Counselling. She has a very good knowledge of the business environment and has experience in managing people and teams. Her studies were in Business Administration with an emphasis on Organizational Behavior. She speaks fluently English and French.
Eιρήνη Νοτιά, Chairman & Founder, Project Connect
Irene Notias is a Greek-American business woman who has established and manages Prime’s Bunkersplus, a 24/7 bunker fuels broker firm, servicing Greece’s finest ship owning companies and competing in the international area, since 2002. With her Greek company, she began a movement in 2010 to support students who could not find internships and entry level jobs in their chosen career path in the Greek Shipping Industry. While reading a NY Times article about a suicide of a 26-year-old Greek man who jumped in front of an Athens Metro train in 2012, because he could not find a job, she felt a responsibility to help prevent this type of hopelessness by ensuring young people of Greece would get sufficient help to become more employable. Hence, by 2015, she made her initiative official by creating the NPO, Project Connect. Developing with HR experts in and out of Shipping PC Internship Programs and procedures and delivering tangibles, she invited and encouraged her vast shipping network to help. Project Connect created the 1st CV online data base just for students and grads of Shipping in 2015. And it held the 1st shipping students meets shipping companies’ event, in Mar 2016 where 200 undergrads and grads flocked and shook hands with Ship owners and operations managers. Some won Internship awards by lottery. Project Connect was part of the zeitgeist of its time — evolving simultaneously alongside and cooperating with ReGeneration and The Libra Group & The Hellenic Initiative’s Internship programs. Since 2019, it has introduced and implemented the Adopt a Ship maritime educational project-based program in Greek elementary schools which is now going on its 3rd school year. It has reached over 650 pupils who never knew anything about shipping and now do firsthand by seafaring Captains of Greek fleets of Angelicoussis Group, Load Line, Martino Group and many others. Irene has graduated from Pace University, NYC, with a BBA degree in International Management (minors Marketing & Political Science) in 1984. IN her late 20’s she studied Human Relations at Brooklyn College’s Master’s Program in Psychology, while creating and running her own Boutique in NYC from age 24. Prior to that she has held several Administrative posts for Executive Managers at Bear Stearns, IBM, Nichiman America, Independence Maritime Agency, Cyprus Children’s Fund at the Cyprus Embassy. In Greece, she first worked for CERES Hellenic Flying Dolphins Hydrofoils – being one of a 5-man team to implement, train and support the first on-line ticketing system in Greece. Irene has sat on several Boards via election as Student Senator reporting to the Provost & Chancellor at their Board meetings of Pace University, VP of Greek Orthodox Youth Association (GOYA), Maid of Athena, AHEPA NY chapter, Sunday School Teacher & Parish Council member of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, NYC, VP & Member of WISTA Hellas, The Athens Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Association and The Kardamylian Foundation. Her mottos: Find your sense of purpose and ‘Treat others as you would like to be treated.’ Her suggestion to young Greece: Follow the 3 A’s: Stay Awake, Aware and Alert.
Καπτ. Γεώργιος Ουζούνης, Head of Manning, Pavimar
Capt. Georgios Ouzounis is Head of Manning at Pavimar SA, for the last 2 years. Capt. Georgios Ouzounis is a graduate of Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia Greece. He holds a Captain Class A’ diploma and as seafarer served onboard Oil & Chemical tankers. He has over 25 years experience in the Maritime industry. He has worked in various posts in large and well established shipping companies such as Cerres Hellenic, Euronav Ship Management , Newfront Shipping , Stamford Navigation and Newlead Shipping SA group of Companies under Grand Union & Tank Union umbrella and as Crew Manager of MMS-MMBS Callimanopoulos group of Companies for more than 10 years. During his career participate in various manning projects & attended many forums/seminars/conferences that were affecting the Crewing & Shipping Industry. He is currently MBA student in Maritime and Shipping Management from Uninettuno University in Rome
Xρήστος Σιαλακούμας, Crew Manager, DORIAN LPG
Christos Sialakoumas is working in the heart of the shipping industry for the past eighteen years constantly expanding his knowledge and gaining experience. While working for “Inchcape Shipping Services Agency”, being responsible for vessel’s operational matters along with seafarers’ crew changes, he obtained his Master’s degree in “Shipping Business with Shipping Management”. Afterwards, he transitioned to “EasyCruise” for two years holding the position of Marine Operations Coordinator and in 2010 he started working for “TMS Tankers LTD” as a Tanker Crew Operator, handling a fleet of tanker vessels, responsible in taking care of all crew relative matters. In 2012, he joined Dorian Hellas SA, as Deputy Crew Manager, and remained working under the same principal during the transition into “Dorian LPG Management Corp” as a Crew Manager, responsible now for a fleet composed of twenty two vessels.
Μαρία Τριπολίτη, General & Marketing Manager, Piraeus Marine Services SA
Maria M. Tripolitis is the General & Marketing Manager of PIRAEUS MARINE SERVICES S.A. since 2014. PMS is a trading company located in Piraeus that provides technical services and spare parts supply to well-established shipping companies worldwide. Company’s improvement and recognition within the market have been her main goals, obviously achieved through the last years. Ms Tripolitis has been an asset to Piraeus Marine Services S.A. because of her well-organized character, her impressive diligence, work ethic and outgoing attitude. She is responsible for delivering business strategies and developing systems and procedures such as to improve service quality and team efficiency. She has enhanced operational success through the selection of effective staff, strong training, adherence to safety regulations and well-timed customer service. The Marketing and HR departments have been her specialties in order to reach a high level of achievement. In 2019, Ms Tripolitis has also been assigned with the position of General Manager of MARILIA IKE, a sister company of PMS S.A. Moreover, since 2011, she has set up her private practice as a Speech & Language Therapist in Agia Paraskevi. Along with her siblings, they own a real estate management company of Airbnb apartments in Athens and Ms Tripolitis, as the director, is responsible for their effective management, too. Last but not least, she is the Special Secretary of the Chios Marine Club and member of the Propeller Club of Piraeus and of Wista Hellas.
Καπτ. Γεώργιος Τσουρής, ΠEΠEN
Master Mariner, Lecturer in Shipping Operations, Maritime Consultant. Captain Tsouris was born in Chios, in 1964 and graduated the Merchant Marine Academy of Oinoussae (Chios) in 1983 ( Master Licence obtained May 1996). Maritime Consultant at SQLearn – E-Learning Experts as of 2020. Clinical Professor from Industry at University of Piraeus- MSC in Shipping Management (in English), as of October 2018. He is the writer of an E-Book under the Title of : “ How to be a Dry Bulk Operator” for BCA College. As of October 2019 Lecturer at Metropolitan College (Cargo and Port Operations- Bridge Management-Human Element-Health – Safety on board Ships). He served as an Operations Manager & Deputy DPA- CSO at BLUE PLANET SHIPPING LTD (2015-2019) and as an Operations Manager, Port Captain, at ARISTON NAVIGATION CORP (2002 – 2005) John . A. Xylas Group. He also was President of Chios Marine Club (2018- 2020) , as an Instructor on Webinars thru Theta Training center ( ABS academy) related on ‘“Implementation of Shipping Operations”, Ex Secretary-General B’ of the PAN-HELLENIC MASTERS AND MATES UNION 2008-2015, Ex Member of the Board of Directors of Greek Merchant Navy Retirement Fund (NAT as of January 2012 to December 2015), as of January 2008 Member of the Board of Disciplinary Committee of the Greek Merchant Navy, from September 1997 to January 2002- DALEX SHIPPING and Operation & Marine Dpt and PYRSOS MANAGING Co (J. A. Xylas Group) – Operation & Marine Dpt . Also as Coordinator and responsible for the execution in progress of various programs with other European partners, “ Sail Ahead” and “ Stress prevention Activities” under the auspices Of PEPEN. Established additionally two (2) European programs, during his Presidency in Chios Marine Club, presently in progress, ‘ Seafarers Mental Health “ and ‘ Blue Schools”
MacGregor is a family of innovators. By offering engineering solutions and services for handling marine cargoes and offshore loads we make the sea more accessible, safe and reliable for those whose livelihood depends on the changing conditions of the sea. To enable that we have a variety of strong product brands and committed experts with a passion for solving challenges – and the power of the sea is sure to provide those.
SQE Marine is a leading provider of Safety, Quality and Environmental Solutions providing Consulting, Training and Information products in these areas. We have been successfully providing a product and service range to more than 1,200 clients (based in 75+ countries) over the last 20 years, operating a DNVGL Certified Training Center and a LR ISO 9001 certified management system. Strong enough to provide immediate response and feedback to all client queries and needs, we provide a range of competitively priced services and timeliness for product / service delivery; we provide foolproof products and services to ensure full after sales support for as long as necessary. Last but not least, technical competence is the core of our management system & operations. Our vision is to be a leading world class corporation that provides reliable maritime solutions in the areas of Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental, Crisis, Security, and Risk Management. Our mission, therefore, is to provide real life, effective and efficient maritime solutions range including Consulting, Training and Information provision in order to maximize client benefit and minimize risk.
Safety, service and solutions are the three goals that define the activities of ABS. They are the bedrock upon which we base our commitment to set standards of excellence as one of the world’s leading marine and offshore classification organizations. We have been able to achieve those goals through the innovative thinking, enthusiasm and professionalism of our highly experienced staff. Years of experience, training and continued education have made us confident in our actions and secure in our decisions.
American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, Inc. (the American Club) was established in New York in 1917. It is the only mutual Protection and Indemnity Club domiciled in the United States – indeed, in the entire Americas. The Club is a member of the International Group of P&I Clubs, a collective of thirteen mutuals which together provide Protection and Indemnity insurance for some 90% of all world shipping. Protection and Indemnity insurance (commonly referred to as “P&I”) provides cover to shipowners and charterers against third-party liabilities encountered in their commercial operations. Responsibility for damage to cargo, for pollution, for the death, injury or illness of passengers or crew and for damage to docks and other installations are examples of typical exposures. Running in parallel with a ship’s hull and machinery cover, traditional P&I such as that offered by the American Club distinguishes itself from ordinary forms of marine insurance by being based on the not-for-profit principle of mutuality where Members of the Club are both the insurers and the assureds.
Blue Planet Shipping Ltd
Blue Planet Shipping Ltd (BPS) was established and based at Piraeus since 1996, to manage 8 Dry Bulk Carriers. In 1998, BPS split into two separate companies. BPS retained its root name and Third Millenium Shipping Ltd (TMS) was set up to manage vessels for different owners. BPS managed 7 out of the 8 vessels; (AKMI – ARIS – EVMAR – COSMAR – ALMAVITA – AFROS & ALKIMOS) and the management of the ASTROMAR was undertaken by TMS. In 2002, clients of the company placed an order for 6 New Building Supramax vessels in China, of which 5 were delivered in 2003 and 1 in 2004. The new vessels (APOLLON – APEX – AKMI – EVNIA – NICOLAOS A and AVRA) were registered under Cyprus and Greek Flags. With the company by then managing a total of 14 vessels, it began recruiting different nationalities to man the ships, focusing mainly on Greek, Ukrainian, Burmese and Moroccan crews.
The Educational Group, which operates more than 40 years under the same management, continues to provide high quality education at all educational levels (from kindergarten to Master’s ) to about 2000 pupils and students annually rightfully allowing it to claim the title of one of the most prestigious education institutions operating in the private education sector in Greece.
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification. Our mission is at the heart of key challenges: quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Through our wide range of expertise, impartiality and independence, we foster confidence between companies, public authorities and clients. Bureau Veritas is a “Business to Business to Society” service company, contributing to transforming the world we live in. Driven by society, we are working ever more closely with our clients, addressing today’s crucial challenges and answering society’s aspirations.
Capital Ship Management Corp. (‘Capital’) is a distinguished oceangoing vessel operator, offering comprehensive services in every aspect of ship management, currently operating a fleet of 55 vessels including 41 tankers (6 VLCCs, 5 Suezmaxes, 2 Aframax, 27 MR/Handy product tankers and 1 small tanker), 4 modern Capesize bulk carriers and 10 container carriers with a total dwt of 5.70 million tons approx. Capital is a a subsidiary of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. The fleet under management includes the vessels of Nasdaq-listed Capital Product Partners L.P.
CR Ocean Engineering
For over sixty years, CR engineers have provided solutions for those who face the challenge of efficient resource utilization and the responsibility for meeting the most stringent emission standards. While current and proposed regulations call for swift compliance, the imperative of efficient resource utilization has become standard operating procedure throughout the world. Regardless of the pollutant or the industrial source, our team has demonstrated the engineering knowhow and applications experience to design and manufacture systems to meet the most demanding performance requirements. CR Ocean Engineering LLC is an enterprise formed for the specific purpose of bringing those resources to bear on the challenge of exhaust gas emission control at sea. CR Ocean EngineeringLLC offers its proven exhaust gas scrubbing technology as an economic alternative to the high priced low sulfur fuel. Our systems provide the necessary reliability and the assurance of meeting the 0.1% Sulfur fuel equivalency when burning high-sulfur lower cost fuels. CR Ocean Engineering exhaust gas scrubbing technology is ideal for cruise ships, ferries, bulk carriers, containerships, RoRo and others.
We are the independent expert in risk management and quality assurance. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations. We are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, and we deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy management. We are one of the world’s leading certification bodies, helping businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains. We are also a world-leading provider of digital solutions for managing risk and improving safety and asset performance for ships, pipelines, processing plants, offshore structures, electric grids, smart cities and more.
Dorian LPG is a pure-play LPG shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently has four modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel on the water. Dorian LPG has 18 ECO VLGC newbuildings due for delivery in 2014, 2015 and 2016 from HHI and Daewoo Shipping and Marine Engineering Ltd., including the 13 that it acquired from Scorpio Tankers. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, London, and Piraeus.Dorian LPG is incorporated in the Republic of The Marshall Islands.
ERMA FIRST, a reliable partner for shipyards and ship-owners over the years, is investing in continuous R&D to manufacture new products according to the future needs of the market. We are committed to carry on delivering on time, commissioning on time, maintain our 100% successful commissioning and providing 24/7 technical support and troubleshooting. Our goal is to keep the same level of consistency by keeping our promised results and always strive to exceed our clients’ expectations.
Green-Jakobsen A/S is a maritime consultancy offering ship owners, operators, ship management companies and maritime entities a unique combination of skillsets that encompasses all aspects of managing the human factor in shipping. Our approach is to analyse, diagnose and then improve the safety mindset, leadership and human resource performance of people on shore and at sea. Our combined decades of experience with proven, custom-made programs is the foundation of our work. By balancing industry knowhow with out-of-box thinking, we transform strategy into daily work by using tangible tools which we implement alongside our customers on board and in the office. We are a group of people who combine our academic, seafaring and business experience and we are based in Copenhagen, Manila, Athens and Mumbai, with some 30 employees in total.
Our areas of expertise are:
- Maritime safety performance – reducing LTIF, providing strong tools and methods to support the safety initiatives and focus on behaviour and actions
- Maritime leadership – training leaders to fulfil the performance driving role, providing knowledge and tools to act as competent leaders on board and ashore
- HR performance and management – linking the management and development of people and their competencies with leadership skills and safety performance
- Soft skills courses – offering a wide range of subjects for company specific courses and seminars
- Measure and develop safety performance – strengthening a proactive safety culture in an ongoing cycle in a plug-and-play solution including on board training and development
The Jotun Group is a matrix organization divided into seven regions responsible for the sale of Decorative Paints and Performance Coatings (Marine, Protective and Powder Coatings). The company has 40 production facilities and is represented in over 100 countries around the world. www.jotun.com. Jotun develops paint systems and products to protect and decorate surfaces in the residential, shipping and industrial markets. In the shipping market, Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) is designed to make it easy to maximize hull performance and thereby reduce both fuel cost and greenhouse gas emissions. The solutions combine state-of-the-art antifouling and application technologies with reliable measurability and performance guarantees.
Latsco Marine Management Inc.
Latsco Marine Management Inc. a subsidiary company of Latsco Shipping Ltd., has been established 1st January 2019 and is currently located at Kifisia. Latsco’s history begins over half a century ago as part of Latsis Companies’ Group. Latsco provides operational, technical, financial and ship building services, focusing on fundamental principles of quality, integrity, safety, health, environmental protection and energy efficiency, with established programmes for performance excellence, profitability and growth of management of clean energy transportation vessels. Latsco pursues all entrepreneurial ventures with ethics, integrity, consistency to incident-free operations and ultimate aspiration of providing excellent services through long-lasting customer relationships. Currently, LMM Inc. manages a fleet of 27 vessels (MRs, LR2, VLGCs), while another 2 vessels shall be delivered up to 2020.
MarineTraffic is the world’s leading provider of ship tracking and maritime intelligence. We are dedicated to making actionable information easily accessible. Monitoring vessel movements is at the core of what we do. Building on a base of data gathered from our network of coastal AIS-receiving stations, supplemented by satellite receivers, we apply algorithms and integrate complementary data sources to provide the shipping, trade and logistics industries with actionable insights into shipping activity. With our main offices in the UK, Greece and Singapore, we continue to grow our presence in some of the world’s leading maritime hubs, granting us direct access to the markets we serve. Our reach is truly global, enabling us to support the millions that use our service. Our mission to bring about transparency and meaningful change to the maritime world is underlined by partnerships with bodies such as the International Maritime Organisation, and The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). We also work closely with the world’s leading ports, maritime companies and oil majors, on projects dedicated to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact. Our culture of innovation, combined with our desire to consistently exceed expectations, is what drives our diverse, dynamic and entrepreneurial workforce. We set bold goals and are committed to making MarineTraffic a hub where the maritime industry connects and collaborates to create a more transparent and robust shipping ecosystem, and a greener, cleaner world.
Since 1982 and until today, Metropolitan College has focused on a strong vision of the intellectual and academic progress of its students. We support the sector of higher academic education with consistency, and we have been established among our students as well as among parents, as the leading choice of high quality university education in our country. Metropolitan College’s main priority is the continuous development of critical thinking, academic progress and academic research spirit for each of our students. With 37 years experience in Greek education, Metropolitan College collaborates with distinguished educational institutions abroad in order to offer academic courses that lead to contemporary technical and scientific knowledge and respond to the current demands of the national and international employment market. Metropolitan College’s academic structure, the Academic Board, the know-how, expertise and on-going development of our academic staff, the infrastructure, the fully-equipped library of thousands of titles and the technological support of the educational procedures, ensure the excellence in the quality of the educational services provided by the college. At Metropolitan College we believe that it is our responsibility to maintain and enhance the quality of student life and experience, through both academic and non-academic provisions
Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation
Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation (OMTC) is a ship-management company based in Athens, Greece. OMTC operate a very modern fleet of high-specification, fuel-efficient vessels in the Dry-Bulk and Tanker sectors. All vessels are built at the world’s most reputable shipyards to ensure the best build-quality, steelwork and technical innovation available. OMTC uses Lyras Maritime Ltd. as exclusive London Agents, benefitting from the extensive experience and contacts of the Lyras Family
With almost 160 years of experience across a wide range of industries, RINA is a multinational company that helps clients build strong, successful businesses. Through a global network of 3,900 talented professionals operating out of 200 offices in 70 countries, we support market operators across the entire lifecycle of their projects, whilst assisting them in renewing their products, technologies and services. Entrusting a project to us means being sure that everything will be taken care of, and our mindset allows us to apply a simple approach to complex situations.
RISK4SEA is an online platform to provide PSC performance transparency to the market by analysing PSC Data providing KPI, Demographics, Detentions Analytics, reports, Benchmarks and Insights for 23 fleet segments in an advanced analysis of the last 5 years to assist stakeholders to:
-PREPARE for forthcoming PSC inspections
-ANALYSE PSC performance to identify strengths & weaknesses
-BENCHMARK fleets against competition and the industry
SHIP MED CARE
The protection and enhancement of the physical and mental health of seafarers ensures healthy and happy crews and instills into their thinking, that their employer is taking care of them and has consideration of their well-being very high on his agenda. In order to achieve the above goals we implement a combination of testing, diagnosis, dietary guidance, sanitation guidelines, medical and psychological monitoring and support in real time and worldwide. We are a team of physicians of different specialties based in Greece and supported by a web of specialists and medical centers in Greece and globally, mainly concentrated in main shipping hubs with regional cover.
The Swedish Club
The Swedish Club is a leading marine mutual insurer, headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, and with offices in some of the world’s strategic shipping centres. Established in 1872, it is owned and self-managed and under the direct control of its members. All strategic decisions are taken by a Board of Directors drawn from the members. Our members make up an international community of front rank shipowners, who believe that quality comes first. Every member has met our demanding conditions of entry. These standards cannot be met without total commitment to quality. In return we provide insurance services of the highest quality; our members’ premiums do not subsidise owners operating at lesser standards.Mutuality means that the Club’s interests are identical to the interests of the members. Our mutual aims include the safe and pollution-free operation of vessels. Naturally, given the nature of shipping, it is impossible to eradicate all accidents. That is why we place such emphasis on service excellence in casualty situations. Our priority is to help the member solve the problem at hand as quickly as possible, so ensuring the vessel’s swift return to trade. Our guiding principle in all things is a guarantee of fair and equitable treatment. This extends from the assessment of risk to the fixing of premiums and the settling of claims. The membership of The Swedish Club is a real community, actively engaged in sharing operational experience in the crucial areas of safety and loss prevention. In these and other areas, the Club acts as a facilitator, co-ordinating initiatives that benefit all members.
Tototheo Maritime specializes in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, satellite and radio communication, automation and navigation systems. Headquarters are located in Cyprus and we have our own office in Greece and partner offices in Dubai and Singapore. Our vast experience in the maritime sector provides us with the unique advantage of in depth understanding of our customers’ needs combined with our dynamic approach towards innovative technologies, thus allowing our clients to generate more value out of their daily operations. Tototheo Maritime operates in a connected dynamic and sustainable maritime sector, supported by reliable and efficient connectivity and innovative technologies – all underpinned by the Tototheo values. We conduct our business with honesty and transparency, offering equal terms of treatment without prejudice. Our team’s foremost goal is to listen and confidently trek into the future while keeping a firm link to the present.
The Tsakos Group traces its origins deep in the passage of time, well beyond its almost half a century continuous activity and growth. It’s roots can be found at the heart of the maritime tradition of Greece, in the metropolis of Greek shipping, the Aegean archipelago island of Chios. For Captain Panagiotis Tsakos, the founder of the Group, going to sea was a natural course, a matter of destiny. Following a generations’ long tradition in shipping, he advanced through the ranks of deck officer until he became a shipmaster and eventually a shipping executive. It was equally natural for him to lead a small group of investors on to the acquisition of his first ship. Joined by his brother and friends and prompted by his life time companion and wife Dr Irene Saroglou-Tsakos, he led that little company to its current size and diversity. With the active encouragement and support of colleagues and the active involvement of his children Nikolas and Maria, the company was fast expanded sustaining a steady growth through the troughs highs and lows, of the industry . Tsakos Shipping and Trading S.A. was the first of the companies to comprise what now is known as the “Tsakos Group of Companies”. Over the ensuing years, the Group established a number of affiliated and associated companies around the globe significantly expanding its shipping activities and world-wide operational capability while building a reputation of solid performance in reliable maritime transport services, thereby acquiring a strong reputation within the shipping industry as the preferred partner of choice for a wide range of entrepreneurs. Captain Tsakos’ exceptional drive steered the Group into excellence thus enabling it to grow into one of the largest and most diversified shipping groups in the world. As the maritime transportation industry was developing into the modern age, the Group gradually adjusting to technologies of the most advanced kind lead the way into the 21st century by broadly expanding its investment base with the addition of thousands of institutional and individual investors through the listing of one of its affiliated Companies, Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd, at the world’s leading stock exchange in New York and thereby embarking upon a massive newbuilding program. Further to the shipping core business, the Group has diversified into other investment areas from shipbuilding, ship repair and ferry services to oil exploration and real estate, agriculture, forestry and renewable energy projects along with cultural, educational, philanthropic and charity activities.
UK P&I Club
The UK P&I Club is one of the oldest P&I clubs in the world. It provides Protection and Indemnity insurance in respect of third party liabilities and expenses arising from owning ships or operating ships as principals. One of the largest mutual marine protection and indemnity organisations it insures over 200 million tonnes of owned and chartered ships from more than fifty countries across the globe.
The Wallem Group is a leading provider of technology driven maritime solutions, offering services supporting the complete lifecycle of a vessel from newbuilding supervision to end-of-life recycling guidance. Wallem’s extensive portfolio includes asset management, crewing, training, ship management, safety and compliance management and agency services. As one of the largest and most experienced solutions providers globally, Wallem offers world-class support to shipowners by bringing its customer-centric and transparent approach to all aspects of fleet operation. Wallem combines technology and forward-thinking to deliver on safety, technical, and commercial performance without compromise. Wallem believes in collaboration to foster innovation in meeting future needs. Wallem operates globally with a shore-based team of 1000 and more than 7,000 highly qualified seafarers, serving nearly all vessel segments.
World Link Communications
World-Link Communications Inc. delivers cutting-edge connectivity solutions to the maritime industry. We provide satellite based mobile communication services that enhance the competitive edge of our customers. With 30 years of experience the Company maintains long term partnerships with ship owners and ship managers. Our largest customer, a fleet manager of 650 vessels, is a partnership of more than 20 years. We innovate, develop, and support smarter software, cost effective hardware and network based connectivity solutions to deliver the latest in Maritime Cyber-security, Vessel connectivity & Satellite bandwidth optimization, and Crew welfare. Our technical support team attends to vessels’ needs around the clock and around the world. Our certified engineers support a fleet of more than 1800 global trading vessels. We serve vessels in the merchant fleet, research, and oil & gas support sectors. We are an independent mobile satellite service provider, maintaining strong vendor relations with satellite operators and hardware manufacturers including Inmarsat, Intellian, and CISCO, among others. Our satellite connectivity solutions use bandwidth from Inmarsat, Iridium, and Global Eagle among others to deliver the most effective solution to our customers. We work with our customers to harden their fleet cyber-security posture, optimize satellite communications onboard their vessels, and enhance their crew welfare services to improve their competitive edge.
2020 CAREER4SEA Virtual Forum: Ο κλάδος της ναυτιλίας την εποχή του κορωνοιού και οι ευκαιρίες σταδιοδρομίας
Το 2020 CAREER4SEA Virtual Forum ολοκληρώθηκε με επιτυχία στις 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2020, καλύπτοντας θέματα που αφορούν τους νέους που επιθυμούν καριέρα στον κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας και αναλύοντας τις επιπτώσεις της πανδημίας και τις ευκαιρίες που προκύπτουν από την κρίση αυτή με την ταυτόχρονη εξέλιξη της τεχνολογίας.
Οι μεγάλοι χορηγοί του συνεδρίου ήταν οι οργανισμοί MacGregor και SQEMARINE. Άλλοι χορηγοί ήταν οι εξής: ABS, American Club, Blue Planet Shipping Ltd, Capital Shipmanagement, Bureau Veritas, Capital Shipmanagement, CR Ocean Engineering, DNVGL, Dorian LPG, ERMA FIRST, Green Jakobsen A/S, JOTUN, LATSCO Marine Management Inc, MarineTraffic, Μητροπολιτικό Κολλέγιο l Ναυτική Ακαδημία, Orpheus Marine Transport Corporation, RINA, RISK4SEA, SHIP MED CARE, The Swedish Club, Tototheo Maritime, Tsakos Group, UK P&I Club, WALLEM και World-Link Communications.
Κατα τη διάρκεια του συνεδρίου, επαγγελματίες από ναυτιλιακές και παραναυτιλιακές εταιρίες, καθώς και ναυτιλιακά εκπαιδευτικά ιδρύματα, συγκρότησαν τρία ποικιλόμορφα πάνελ, περιγράφοντας τις εμπειρίες τους από τον επιμέρους χώρο στον οποίο εργάζονται και ανταλλασσοντας τις απόψεις τους για το πώς η πανδημία έχει επηρεάσει τον κλάδο της ναυτιλίας. Επιπλέον, στα πλαίσια του Συνεδρίου ανακοινώθηκαν και έξι CAREER4SEA βραβεία σε οργανισμούς και προσωπικότες του κλάδου που με το έργο τους έχουν στηρίξει και συνεχίζουν να στηρίζουν τους νέους που επιθυμούν να χαράξουν τη δική τους πορεία στην ναυτιλία.
Πάνελ #1 – Δεξιότητες του Μέλλοντος για τον κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας
Λαμβάνοντας υπόψιν τις καινοτόμες εξελίξεις που παρατηρούνται στη ναυτιλία τα τελευταία χρόνια και την επιτάχυνση της ψηφιοποίησης σε όλες τις λειτουργίες του κλάδου οι ομιλητές του πρώτου πάνελ συζήτησαν πώς έχουν βιώσει στην εργασία τους τη νέα πραγματικότητα από την αρχή της πανδημίας, πόσο εύκολα ή δύσκολα ο κλάδος προσαρμόστηκε στην εξ αποστάσεως εργασία και αναφέρθηκαν σε νέες τεχνολογίες που ήρθαν για να μείνουν. Συμμετέχοντες στο πρώτο πάνελ ήταν οι: Αθηνά Κανελλάτου, MacGregor, Natalia Bury Loyal, Tototheo Maritime, Σταύρος Μεϊντάνης, Capital Ship Management Corp, Αρετή Μυστηρούδη, MarineTraffic, Βίκυ Αποστολοπούλου, Μητροπολιτικό Κολλέγιο | Ναυτική Ακαδημία και Kαπτ. Σπύρος Κυριακόπουλος, Optimum Shipmanagement. Ομόφωνα συμφώνησαν ότι η αυτοματοποίηση αποτελεί ευκαιρία για τον κλάδο και τόνισαν ότι είναι σημαντικό οι εταιρίες να επενδύσουν σε δεξιότητες όπως δημιουργικότητα, ευελιξια, συνέπεια, ομαδικότητα, και συναισθηματική νοημοσύνη.
Πάνελ #2 – Ευκαιρίες καριέρας για τη νέα γενιά
Στο δεύτερο πάνελ οι ομιλητές Καπτ. Γεώργιος Τσουρής, ΠΕΠΕΝ, Ειρήνη Νοτιά, Project Connect, Μάριος Μπουγιούκας, BCA College, Xρήστος Σιαλακούμας, DORIAN LPG, Ιωάννα Βερνάρδου, Blue Planet Shipping Ltd και Παναγιώτης Κουρκουμέλης, Kyklades Maritime Corp. πρότειναν τρόπους για να γίνει πιο ελκυστικός ο κλάδος για τη νέα γενια. Ενα θετικό της πανδημίας για την ναυτιλία είναι ότι δοκιμάστηκε στις δύσκολες συνθήκες και προσαρμόστηκε στις εξελίξεις, αποδεικνύοντας ότι εχει εγκαταλείψει το παραδοσιακό της μοντέλο και είναι ανοιχτή στις αλλαγές. Ωστόσο, οι συμμετέχοντες τόνισαν ότι χρειάζεται περισσότερη προσπάθεια για να γίνει ο κλάδος πιο ευέλικτος και εξωστρεφής. Δυναμικές προσπάθειες για την προσέλκυση των νέων και απόφοιτων ώστε να αντιληφθουν τις απαιτήσεις εργασίας στη ναυτιλιακή κοινότητα ήδη λαμβάνουν χώρα, για παράδειγμα , μέσω των πανεπιστημίων, των γραφείων διασύνδεσης και σχετικών οργανισμών. Παρα τάυτα, περισσότερη δράση χρειάζεται για περισσότερη εξωστρέφεια του κλάδου, ειδικά στην εποχή της πανδημίας και των κοινωνικών αποστάσεων. Οι νέοι χρειάζονται στήριξη, και ο κλάδος αντίστοιχα χρειάζεται συλλογική προσπάθεια ώστε να υποδεχθεί τα νέα μοντέλα εργασίας και τη διαφορετικότητα.
Πάνελ #3 – Εργασία στον Κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας : Απαιτήσεις και Ευκαιρίες
Περιγράφοντας την προσωπική τους πορεία στη ναυτιλία, οι ομιλητές Ιωάννα Κούκουλη, American Club, Γιώργος Μπουρτούλης, EUROTANKERS INC, Καπτ. Δημήτρης Καλόσακας, Elvictor Group (Cyprus), Μαρία Τριπολίτη, Piraeus Marine Services SA, Μιχάλης Κωνσταντινίδης, METIS CYBERSPACE TECHNOLOGY SA και Καπτ. Γεώργιος Ουζούνης, Pavimar ενέπνευσαν τους νέους για τις προοπτικές καριέρας στον ευρύτερο κλάδο της Ναυτιλίας, τονίζοντας ότι χρειάζεται σκληρή δουλειά και συνεχή μάθηση των εξελίξεων και βελτίωση των δεξιοτήτων τους. Οι νέοι μπορούν να στελεχώσουν ναυτιλιακές ή παραναυτιλιακές εταιρείες που προσφέρουν εξίσου σημαντικές και προσοδοφόρες προοπτικές σταδιοδρομίας. Οι συμμετέχοντες αναφέρθηκαν στις ιδιαίτερες απαιτήσεις του κλάδου, τόνισαν ότι είναι πολύ σημαντικό οι νέοι να γνωρίζουν καλά την αγγλική γλώσσα και να μπορούν να συνεννοούνται σε αυτή καθώς ναυτιλία σημαίνει σύνδεση με όλο τον κόσμο. Τέλος, οι συμμεέχοντες στον πάνελ επισήμαναν ότι ο κλάδος είναι μεν αρκετά ανταγωνιστικός, αλλά ευκαιρίες και προοπτικές υπάρχουν για όλους όσους επιθυμούν επαγγελματική ανέλιξη και έχουν όρεξη για δουλειά και μάθηση.