The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Baltic Exchange had their third Baltic ICS Lecture on 11 February at the Piraeus Marine Club.
The seminar focussed on “The Evolution of Ship Recycling”. Guest speaker, Dr. Konstantinos Galanis, Director, Dido Shipping Co. SA, Chairman of International Ship Recycling Association, shared his ideas with the audience regarding the progress made in Ship Recycling, with respect to the entry-into-force of the Hong Kong Convention, but also due to transformation of the economic and environmental impact related to this fourth pillar of shipping.
Following the seminar, both organisations cut the Vasilopita cake, a Greek tradition to mark the New Year with aspirations of happiness, success and creativity. The lucky winners of “the flouri”, the lucky coin hidden inside the Vasilopita, were Karagkouni Konstantina, MICS, and Grapsas Nikolaos, FICS, who won a beautiful painting created from the children of “ARGO”, the Association of Naval Parents of Children with Special Needs.
Members, shipping practitioners, friends and colleagues had the opportunity to network and exchange their views on several shipping matters at the cocktail reception that followed.
Photographs from the event are available here.