2020 SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum

The 3rd SAFETY4SEA Limassol Forum is scheduled as a full day event (09:00 to 17:00) on Tuesday 10th of March 2020 at the Columbia Venue Centre of Columbia Plaza, Limassol, Cyprus.

This is a NON PROFIT event expected to attract a target group of approx. 200 persons / 100 organizations attendance from Safety, Technical, Marine departments of shipping operators and other related industry stakeholders. Attendance will be FREE of charge to delegates, a common feature of ALL SAFETY4SEA forums with sponsors covering all the expenses of the event.

Attendance is FREE, subject to Registration


Confirmed speakers so far:

  • Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA
  • Frank Coles, CEO, Wallem Group
  • Erwin Derlagen, Technical Director, ENESEL Ltd
  • Capt. Paris Dimitriou, Crewing Manager & Marine & Safety Superintendent, Petronav Ship Management Ltd
  • Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director Mediterranean, Middle East & India, Macgregor 
  • Costas Karaloizou, Director, Albatross Adjusters Limited  
  • Captain Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd. 
  • Dr. John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology & Business Development, Bureau Veritas
  • Dimitris Maniatis, Chief Commercial Officer, Diaplous Maritime Security      
  • Amalia Marcou, Crew/ HR manager, ENESEL Ltd
  • Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO, S&Q Manager, Capital Ship Management Corp 
  • Capt. VS Parani, HSSEQ Manager, Tufton Asset Management Ltd
  • Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine
  • Capt. Rohit Tandon, Head of Operations/ DPA/CSO, FML Ship Management Ltd Cyprus
  • Ilias Tsakiris, CEO , American Hellenic Hull          
  • Dr. Louiza Shahbazyan, CAT Product Manager, Safebridge Cyprus Ltd & WISTA Cyprus Member


Apostolos Belokas, Managing Editor, SAFETY4SEA

Apostolos Belokas is a Maritime Safety, Quality & Environmental Expert, Consultant, Trainer and Project Manager with more than 25 year background in shipping as Technical, Marine, Safety & Training Superintendent and Consultant. He entered the industry back in 1992 as Engineering Superintendent with a leading ship manager operating a mixed fleet of bulk and oil/chemical tankers and later shifted to regulatory compliance and QHSE issues as superintendent and later as a Consultant and Trainer. Apostolos has successfully completed a wide range of QHSE projects including 250+ management system projects (ISM/ISO 9001-14001-18001/TMSA/MLC), 500 vessel and office audits to various standards and he has trained more than 5,000 people in a wide variety of QHSE subjects. He is holding Mechanical Engineering Bachelor and Master’s specialising in Energy & Environment and Master’s Degrees in Maritime Business and Business Administration (MBA), all of them awarded with distinction. Apostolos is the Managing Director of SQE MARINE & SQE ACADEMY and he is also the Founder and Managing Editor of SAFETY4SEA.


Frank Coles, CEO, Wallem Group   

Frank Coles is known as a disruptor and visionary business leader, who has been leading the maritime industry into the new technology-driven world. Starting off as a deck officer after 12 years at sea Frank came ashore as a Master Mariner.  He read for a LLM in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs from Cardiff University, Wales.  In 1995, Frank started as an Operations Director at Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping.  During this period Pacific Basin had invested in Rydex, the leading company at the time in email software for maritime communications.  Frank became CEO of Rydex while continuing in the operations role with PB. During 1998-1999, Frank was a Vice President Business Development at Sperry Marine. In 1999, Frank took on the role of Chief Operating Officer at Globe Wireless, where in 2003 he had been appointed CEO, President, and board member. Between 2011 and 2014 Frank worked at Inmarsat. Joining as a Director in 2011, by the end of the year, Frank had been promoted to President of the newly formed Inmarsat Maritime business unit. In 2015, Frank Coles became the CEO of Transas, a world leader in high-tech equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry. Transas was acquired by Wartsila Corporation in May 2018.  After the transaction was complete, Frank left Wartsila. Frank was headhunted to join the Wallem Group as Chief Executive Officer in October 2018. He has set an agenda of renewing the brand, and a path and vision for Wallem to be the leading provider of technology-driven maritime solutions in a customer-centric and transparent manner.  Frank is a Freeman of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners. He also is a trustee of the Nautical Institute as well as a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.


Erwin Derlagen, Technical Director, ENESEL LIMITED  

Erwin Derlagen is the Chief Operating Officer of Enesel Limited since March 2018. Erwin started his career at sea as an apprentice Engineer back in 1983, and became first time Chief Engineer in 1990. After almost 9 years at sea, in 1992 he moved ashore and worked for 4 years as a Technical Manager for Metalock do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, from where he moved and start working in 1996 as a Technical Superintendent for SMT a ship owner in Cyprus, growing into the role of Deputy General Manager. In 2006 he joined Reederei Nord in Cyprus as their Technical Manager and returned to SMT in 2011 as Fleet Technical Director for their operations in Brazil and India. In September 2014 he joined ENESEL S.A. as their Technical Director bringing over 30 years of experience with him, in July 2015 he moved to Cyprus as the Technical Director of the newly established ENESEL Limited. Erwin Derlagen is an active member of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) representing Enesel Limited and he is presently at the chair of CSC Marine Committee. Erwin holds an Executive “Blue” MBA in Shipping & Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School.


Capt. Paris Dimitriou, Crewing Manager & Marine & Safety Superintendent, Petronav Ship Management Ltd

Captain Paris Dimitriou was born in Larnaca and graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Preveza. He acquired a Ship Superintendent Postgraduate Diploma from Kent College / Lloyd’s Maritime Academy. His onboard experience exceeds 17 years, on Tankers, Tugs, Ro-Ro Pax and HSC. In 2015 he received Captain Class A unlimited / Master Mariner qualifications from the Merchant Marine Education Centre in Greece.  He is also accredited as an STCW instructor from Malta Flag and has extensive representation in different local and international professional shipping bodies like (CMMOA, CSC, ITA). Captain Paris had been in charge of seafarer’s onboard safety training for a big cruise company. Adding to his accomplishments he has created the Cyprus Merchant Marine Officer Association and had been the president of the Association for four years. During the last two years he has been working for Petronav Ship Management Limited (PSL), a fully owned subsidiary of the Island Oil Holdings group, as Marine & Safety Superintendent / Crewing Manager. PSL was established in 1998, and offers comprehensive ship management services, focusing on high quality, technical skills and safety awareness. The company manages a fleet of nine oil tankers utilized for bunkering and/or cargo transportation in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.


Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director – Mediterranean, MacGregor

Athena Kanellatou is engaged over two decades in international shipping serving the vision of sustainable operations at sea and cargo flows for a better every day. She started her career in the MacGregor Group, holding a number of key positions in the Greek entity being CFO, Business Controller, Managing Director and Global Life Cycle Support Sales Manager. Athena studied Business Management, specialized in Economics, Business Analysis, Controlling and Internal Auditing and  furthered her education in Sales Strategy and in Marine Engineering Management. During her association with MacGregor Group, A. Kanellatou is actively involved in different company workgroups in Merchant Marine division and other managerial projects focusing on Greek shipping community. In 2018, she is nominated as MacGregor Director of Mediterranean Region being responsible for the operations of seven company branches active in Merchant shipping and Offshore business. 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.


Costas Karaloizou, Director, Albatross Adjusters Limited 

Costas Karaloizou obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester (UMIST) and a Master’s degree in International Transport at the department of Maritime Studies, University of Cardiff. He has been working as an Average Adjuster since 1997 and is now a Director and Partner of Albatross Adjusters Limited. Costas has an advanced proficiency in information technology and was instrumental in modernising the infrastructure and process of collection of General Average securities, something that has enabled Albatross to be appointed in some of the most voluminous cases in the world.  He is married and has 2 children, in his free time he likes to be on a motorbike or sailing.


Captain Konstantinos G. Karavasilis, Senior Loss Prevention Executive, Thomas Miller (Hellas) Ltd. 

Kostas is a Greek Master Mariner with significant seagoing experience on-board Bulk Carriers and Cruise Ships. Prior to joining Thomas Miller’s Hellas office in December, 2019 he worked as Claims Manager for a local hull insurer, garnering more than 10 years of experience within the marine insurance industry. Kostas is certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping as an ISM and ISPS Internal Auditor. He deals with Loss Prevention related matters and operational enquiries for local Members, and he also conducts crew seminars.



Dr. John Kokarakis, Director Technical Business Development, HBSA Zone, Bureau Veritas

Dr Kokarakis a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Masters degrees in Naval Architecture (1983) and Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan. He worked for over ten years as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide. His specialization was in the area of technical investigation of marine accidents. In his capacity as a forensic engineer he participated in the technical investigation of the Exxon Valdez grounding, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the drillship Sea-Crest capsize, the Piper Alpha fire and explosion, the Aleutian Enterprise foundering in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety. In addition, he was a technical consultant for SEALAND, APL, MATSON Navigation, Chevron and other companies.

The last twenty years he works in Greece, in the area of classification. Having served in the plan approval office of American Bureau of Shipping in Piraeus, he then joined Germanischer Lloyd heading their tanker and bulk carrier team in Greece. He is currently the Technical Director of Bureau Veritas in the Hellenic and Black Sea & Adriatic Zone.  In his duties Dr. Kokarakis is responsible for the smooth technical operation in the Zone as well as in the harmonic cooperation with the BV offices worldwide to the benefit of the BV clients. He is a member of SNAME since 1976 and a Fellow of the Society. He is currently the Chairman of the Greek Section since 2014. He has also served as International Vice President of the Society and a Member of the Fellows Committee.


Dimitris Maniatis, Chief Commercial Officer, Diaplous Maritime Services

Dimitris has a comprehensive background on security in hostile regions which started right after his days with the Hellenic Navy. Starting in 2000 and under contract with the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he spent 7 years in Afghanistan and Pakistan, fulfilling various roles in support of European Intelligence Agencies, ISAF, UN Organizations and more. During the first years of his involvement in Central Asia operations, he managed the security and logistics of all Hellenic NGO’s operating region wide and lead missing persons recovery missions in the Hindukush. Dimitris also participated under contract, on missions in Cambodia, Egypt, The Balkan Region, The Middle East and Africa. In 2009 the menace of Somali Based Piracy was at its height and Dimitris was given the opportunity to emerge in this new industry called Maritime Security. After completing specialized training, he joined the ranks of the Armed Security Teams safe guarding vessels in the Indian Ocean HRA and became Team Leader shortly after. While performing these duties he continued his university education by completing an MBA on shipping which in 2013 allowed him to immerse in the business side of the maritime security industry. In his role as Chief Commercial Officer of Diaplous Maritime Services his focus is mainly on the design, development and implementation of the company’s commercial strategy, meeting the goals and growth set. The above goes hand in hand with new business development, compliance, quality and making sure everyone has a positive experience getting the job done in a safe, ethical and honorable manor.


Amalia Marcou, Crew/ HR manager, ENESEL Ltd



Stavros Meidanis, DPA/CSO, S&Q 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.


Capt. VS Parani, HSSEQ Manager, Tufton Asset Management Ltd

Captain VS Parani is the Author of the bestselling book Golden Stripes- Leadership on the High Seas, and the Producer-Host of the GoldenStripes Podcast. He is also a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. In his various corporate roles, he has helped improve the fleet safety record, and achieve very high personnel performance.


Giampiero Soncini, Marine Division – Chief Executive Officer, IB Marine

Joined the Italian Navy in 1971, graduating Electrical Engineering at Pisa University in 1979. From 1979 to 1985, involved in the construction of the “Maestrale” Class Frigates.

In 1986, joined NATO Research Centre, involved in the construction and the management of RV Alliance.

In 1998, became MD of the SpecTec Italy, specialized in Fleet Management Software.  SpecTec Group CEO in 2005. He has a Honoris Cause degree in Public Administration by the US Massachusetts Maritime University. In 2016, after Volaris Canada acquired SpecTec, became Volaris Marine Division Director.

In October 2017, became CEO of IB Marine, specialized in Fleet Management Software.


Capt. Rohit Tandon, Head of Operations/ DPA/CSO, FML Ship Management Ltd Cyprus



Ilias Tsakiris, CEO, American Hellenic Hull          

Mr. Tsakiris has 24 years of marine insurance experience. He has led the management company and its global network since 2005. He was educated as a Master Mariner, trained as a Claims Manager, and for more than 12 years has held the positions of Chief Underwriter and Chief Executive for the London, Piraeus and Cyprus markets.



Dr. Louiza Shahbazyan, WISTA Cyprus Member

Dr Luiza Shahbazyan is an experienced product leader, committed to combining the best of technology and research, to design and execute successful projects and products. Currently, she is leading the development of SafeΜetrix, the maritime-specific competence assessment platform of Safebridge. The portfolio of SafeΜetrix enables companies to measure the non-technical “soft” skills and cognitive abilities of their crews, in order to identify areas of strengths and concerns in the process of recruitment,analysis of training needs and appraisal for promotion readiness. Her interests are in the area of new product development, performance management, personal development and well being. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Science and a Doctoral Degree in Psychology. She is a regular contributor to various industry events and publications



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.





The American Club

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.



American Hellenic Hull

The company’s founders and managers teamed up in September 2015, to establish a leading global player in the international blue-water marine hull insurance market. American Hellenic Hull provides a range of insurance products, covering the evolving risks of the shipping industry, in compliance with the requirements of Solvency II. American Hellenic Hull covers hull and machinery and war risks for most classes of vessel, including general cargo vessels, dry bulk carriers, all types of tanker, container ships, gas carriers and passenger vessels. Managed by Hellenic Hull, the company provides fast, local service supported by a network of offices in key locations, backed by the global know-how of its management.



Bureau Veritas

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas, a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services, employs approximately 77,000 employees located in more than 1,500 offices and laboratories around the globe. Within Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas works to provide our clients with the support and in-depth knowledge they need to protect their people, ships and offshore structures, making us go beyond the scope of individual projects to find new ways to anticipate and manage risk across the industry, promoting health and safety, and protecting the marine environment.




CR Ocean

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 Engineering LLC 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.



Diaplous Maritime Services

DIAPLOUS Maritime Services Maritime Services is a leading maritime security provider, delivering first class services to an ever-expanding portfolio of shipping companies from all over the globe, including some of the largest oil majors. Established in Cyprus, in October 2010, and having a branch in Athens, Greece, DIAPLOUS has grown exponentially over the last years, broadening and multiplying its client base, as well as amassing a wealth of invaluable operational experience. The Company’s mission is to provide the shipping industry with a wide range of efficient solutions. In particular, we provide unarmed and armed services within the High Risk Area in the Indian Ocean, and we are also prepared to offer similar services in West Africa and other piracy areas, whenever the existing situation allows. Everything we do, is guided by our core values: Safety, Quality and Trust. The company continually improves the suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of its IMS (Integrated Management System), while evaluating its objectives and continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness through the Management Review procedure, so it can achieve its goals, taking into account a number of parameters which include the Company’s performance, incidents reports, training needs and customers’ evaluation.



ERMA First

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

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



IB -Influencing Business

Born under the IT star early in the 80’s, IB -Influencing Business- focuses on design, development and implementation of enterprise asset management systems for the technical, maintenance and energy management of all kinds of assets for the Maritime Sector.

A single web-based software system to support, digitalize and integrate a broad range of fleet technical and operational processes, complying with the latest regulatory requirements in the market: this is the essence of InfoSHIP™.

Designed to be an ally for ship managers and operators, the software can be stand-alone or work in a multiconnected environment such as a fleet operation remote control center, making it highly adaptable to all kinds of clients.

If what you are looking for is among the lines of efficiency, adaptability and top-notch technology, rely on our expertise in marine processes and invest in InfoSHIP™ solutions.



LAROS by Prisma Electronics

LAROS (Lloyd’s award for Technical achievement) is a comprehensive Wireless Remote Monitoring & Performance Analysis system based on innovative hardware and sophisticated software. LAROS unique data collection structure allows fast installation together with expanding flexibility regarding the connectivity/interfaces.

LAROS enhanced analytics allow complete vessel situational awareness and profound analysis of all critical ship’s operations in real time. The system can be connected to any point of interest regardless vessels’ age, size or type. It utilizes robust – industry tested – wireless collectors that automatically gather data from any signal source on board and transfer it to the Headquarters onshore.

This dimensional Maritime Data aggregation is fed into LAROS DAS software that facilitates advanced performance analysis featuring dashboards, customized reports & efficiency KPIs. LAROS DAS is also equipped with a wide range of innovative tool Data Analysis System (DAS) for Performance for the entire fleet operations optimization.




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.



Metropolitan College

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



Palau International Ship Registry
Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) is one of the fastest growing registries in the world. By investing in advanced technology, highly experienced staff and building on a foundation of a fully electronic registry, PISR continues to provide the highest standards of administrative, legal, technical and support functions to ship-owners and managers. Having a set of unique SMART.Registry® tools and a dedicated Deficiency Prevention System – SMART.DPS® with greater operational and cost-effective flexibility for ship owners, PISR is redefining the Ship Registration service and proves that the world’s oceans are big enough for a smart superior Flag of confidence that ship owners can trust and believe in. Our goal is clear and we are aiming to be one of the leading ship registries in the global shipping industry. To do this we had to answer the question – “Why would a ship owner register his vessel under the Palau flag rather than with one of our competitors?” The answer to this very simple but crucial question is because at PISR we deliver real business benefits through operational and cost effectiveness for ship owners. Plus at PISR we guarantee what we promise! We are the SMART.Registry® and we deliver our services faster, more efficient and for the best possible value for money. As times change and technology develops, our clients are looking for traditional registry support, blended with new technologies, which is why we have made significant investment in our Information Technology systems and we have developed a unique SMART.Registry® solution that is fully integrated with SAP Business One ERP system and SalesForce CRM system. In addition, our interactive website is being constantly updated and is fully dynamic, informative and responsive to our client’s needs.

How does the shipowner really benefit from our smartness? This allows greater operational, efficient and cost-effective flexibility for ship owners for the processing of all applications and workflows and is accessible by different levels of industry stakeholders. Through our SMART.Registry® we offer every ship owner regardless of their ship size a range of services through our online service applications and full Electronic Certification allowing us to provide smooth, faster, efficient and cost effective services.




RISK4SEA is an online intelligence platform providing inspection analytics, fleet & ship operator benchmarking. Using big data analytics an operator may benchmark his ships, fleet & company against industry standards and get a clear insight of his performance gaps and a roadmap to continually improve.



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.





Thomas Miller is an international provider of market leading insurance services. Most of the businesses we currently own or manage are acknowledged leaders in their chosen market. Our portfolio includes mutual organisations and, increasingly, specialist insurance services businesses.




Tototheo Group is one of the first and considered as the leading supplier of high-quality sophisticated on-board electronic equipment in Cyprus. With the headquarters strategically located in Limassol and offices in Athens, Singapore and Dubai, the Group continues to grow with new locations and services offered worldwide. As an active member of the Cyprus Shipping Community, Tototheo is a member of several local and international organizations. Sharing knowledge and experiences is a basic principle of the company which allows us to grow, dynamically respond to the market needs and even foresee and affect trends and changes. Established in Limassol the Group specializes in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of satellite and radio communication, automation, navigation systems, ship repairs and spare parts supply. Every day we support our customers with the supply and installation of high quality on-board electronic equipment, maintenance and integration engineer duties, security and surveillance for the equipment in use, online tracking solutions and management tool, consultancy services. Our fast and reliable service through a world-wide network of qualified partners and branches along the international shipping routes enables us to serve merchant fleets, the offshore industry, the fishing industry and governmental organizations.




UTECO is a leading manufacturer of Temperature Sensor in Greece with:

  • Previous experience of forty five (45) years of Sensor/Probe manufacturing,
  • Know-how, production methods and technology state-of-the-art. A product range, covering all usual measurements which varies from a simple HVAC application to a critical point in a Power Plant.
  • Production line that fully complies with ISO9001:2008
  • Well organized export department with deep knowledge of export procedures for each country.

Wide choice of products, for wide range of sectors: Process Industry , Power , Chemical ,Pharma, Plastic, Solar, Building Management, Drinks, Metal, Furnace, Food Processing, Diary, Glass, Packaging, Marine , Oil and Gas, etcSpecial Procedures for OEM business.

Our presence, all these years in high demand and Price Sensitive Markets, has driven us to meet High Manufacturing Standards, Production Flexibility in quantities and delivery times and Customized Products. UTECO‘s objective is to meet its client’s needs and be the most desirable partner fo all of them.





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.


Who Should Attend

This is a must attend event for all companies and individuals interested in Maritime Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping , including:

  • Shipowners
  • Ship Manager Company Staff (Technical, Marine, Operations, Safety & Quality)
  • Maritime professionals
  • Regulatory & government authorities
  • Flag state representatives
  • Classification societies representatives
  • Marine Insurers & P&I Executives
  • Experts on information technologies (IT) onboard
  • Other relevant with smart technologies Industry Organizations/ Executives/ Experts

Delegate Helpdesk

General Information

Who can I contact for more information on the event?
Please contact the organizers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com


How do I register?
To register you should fill in the online registration form and follow the instructions contained in the Registration Form.

Is the event free to attend for the delegates?
Attendance to the event is FREE subject to online registration. In case you are interested, please complete the online registration form and confirm with the organizers. FREE attendance includes coffee, snacks and drinks during breaks plus lunch at the event venue. Attendance does NOT include accommodation and/or traveling or parking which should be paid in by the delegates as decided/applicable. Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA subscribers.

What happens if I am unable to attend despite being registered?
Appreciate if you could inform the organizers by e-mail as soon as possible before the event.

At the event

Where is the event being held and how do I get there?
The event location is at the Columbia Venue Centre, Columbia Plaza, Limassol Cyprus. You may find instructions here.

What happens when I get to the event venue?
When you arrive at the event please go to the registration desk and collect your badge which should be worn at all times. Welcome coffee and snacks are available during registration and breaks.

After the event

How may I evaluate and comment on the event?
You may comment with the organizers at any time, during or after the event. Furthermore an event evaluation form will be available online after the event to complete anonymously any comments you may have.

How can I order Speaker Presentations, Conference DVD or Certificates of Attendance?
Speaker Presentations and Certificates of attendance will be available through the organizers after the event, at no additional cost, ONLY to SAFETY4SEA subscribers. Conference DVD may be available at additional cost to those interested.

Please contact the organizers directly at e-mail: info [at] safety4sea [dot] com

We look forward to welcoming you at this event!

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