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Market Sector: Reclaim your in-box

Email has been part of our computing lives for more than four decades. It’s the most reliable, most universal communication method yet devised online. It’s free and easy to start using, everyone understands what it is, and it offers a way to reach absolutely anyone. It’s no wonder then that more than 250 billion messages are hurtling around cyberspace every day.

The vast majority of the messages Read More…

IRCLASS Round Table Debate

Sean Moloney What are the critical technical challenges the industry must overcome towards achieving the 2020 goals?

Arun Sharma

This is an issue that has been discussed at length by IRClass and we recently held a seminar about it attended by various stakeholders including ship owners, engineers, oil companies and P&I insurers. So, we received a fairly good view of what January 1st, 2020 will look Read More…

How I Work: Shipping Deputy Ministry reports growth since its formation

It may only be 18 months since the new Shipping Deputy Ministry was formed but it is already seeing results, according to Deputy Minister of Shipping Natasa Pilides, with Cyprus attracting new companies and growth in both the number of companies operating in Cyprus and in the revenues of the shipmanagement sector.

Before the formation of the Shipping Deputy Ministry, the Department of Merchant Shipping was part of Read More…

Cover Story: Chamber marks 30 years as ‘roving ambassador’ for Cyprus

The self-proclaimed ‘Voice of the Cyprus Shipping Industry’, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and its Director General, Thomas Kazakos (pictured), says he could not be more proud of the association which has allowed the local shipping industry to speak as one.

He told SMI: “Both at a national and international level, the Chamber, since its establishment, has become an influential body and ‘roving Read More…

Regional Focus: UK shipping: public-private cooperation is working

If ever there was a time where government and industry were so closely aligned when it comes to growing and selling the maritime message, it has to be now with at least 13 UK Government departments working hand-in-hand with the UK and international shipping sectors in promoting global maritime through the ever-popular London International Shipping Week.

The UK Government sees maritime as central to its policy of Read More…