Last week (4-8 June) the world of shipping descended on Greece for the bi-annual Posidonia event. For the Baltic Exchange, it was a busy week, here we review the highlights.
Baltic Exchange Risk Forum
The Baltic Exchange chose the idyllic setting of the Yacht Club of Greece to stage its Risk Forum on the opening day of Posidonia 2018. The programme included discussions around managing risk, the role of FFA’s, democratising investment in shipping and a panel discussion addressing the commercial implications of the 2020 Sulphur Cap.
Speakers included: Mark Jackson, CEO, Baltic Exchange, Duncan Dunn, Director, SSY, Marc Pauchet, Senior Research Manager, Maersk Broker, John Kartsonas, Managing Partner, Breakwave Advisors, in addition to Theofanis Anastasiadis Projects Manager Starbulk, Brian Nixon, Managing Director, Lavinia Bulk Ltd. and Angelica Kemene, Head of Market Analysis & Intelligence, Optima Shipbrokers.
Pictures of the event are now live via the Baltic Exchange Flickr account and can be viewed here.
The Baltic Exchange reception at the British Ambassador’s residence
Baltic Exchange chairman, Duncan Dunn welcomed esteemed guests and fellow Baltic members to the Baltic Exchange reception at the British Ambassador’s residence on 5 June.
The Baltic chairman spoke of the developments at the Baltic Exchange while paying special attention to the strong relationship the Baltic holds with Greece, stating:
“The relationship between the Baltic Exchange and Greece is one based on traditions and long-standing ties. Greek shipowners, based in London and Athens, have long been the backbone of the Baltic Exchange. Posidonia for us is very much a celebration of those ties, and I am delighted that so many members of the shipowning community are with us here tonight.”
Pictures are now available via the Baltic Flickr account and can be viewed here.
Posidonia Cup: Baltic Exchange crew take to Faliro Bay
The Baltic Exchange took part in the bi-annual Posidonia Cup on Friday 1 June, competing in the Classic Boat division. Congratulations to crew members Alexandros C. Kedros (yacht owner), Philip Bacon (skipper), Yiannis Kontoyiannis, Mike Crago, Owen Bolton, James Walters who finished second with a finish time of 17:24:18. To see pictures from the race, click here.