The third round of the second series of Baltic ICS lectures took place last week in London, Singapore, and Shanghai. with a special event in Athens.
Industry experts presented on freight market cycles, focusing on how trends in cargo flows have changed and what impact this has had on the vessel supply side. The lectures also examined the evolution of the shipowner, as well as the ever-changing ROI horizons for their investors.
The Greek lecture was held aboard the famous wartime vessel, ‘Hellas Liberty’, where attendees celebrated the start of the new year with a Vasilopita cutting. Speaking on the event, Baltic Exchange CEO, Mark Jackson, commented:
“Athens is a key hub for the Baltic Exchange and this event underlines our commitment to supporting the Greek shipping community. These lectures are becoming more and more popular and offer younger shipping professionals the chance to broaden their horizons and network. We will be running thought-provoking shipping industry lectures in and around Athens throughout the year.”
The next round of lectures take place on 27 March, where the focus will be on ‘Financial tools – Ship finance & FFAs’
About the Baltic ICS lectures
Intended to support and develop brokers and operations professionals, the Baltic ICS Lecture series examine topical issues facing those working in chartering and operations roles, offering advice on best practice in critical situations and insight into the changing patterns affecting the shipping sector