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The first free access database targeted for the Maritime Industry in Greece
Real Time Graduates, founded in 2016, is a non-profit initiative that connects Graduates with the Greek Shipping Cluster. It was inspired by the Internship Programme operating within Laskaridis Shipping Co.Ltd. since several years.
Real Time Graduates is a hub made up of Ship Management Companies, Brokers, Chartering Desks, Classification Societies, Financial & Legal Institutions, Technical Offices and others, working within the Greek Shipping Sector. The scope of the programme is to connect young and talented graduates without work experience, with the maritime industry. Both the Graduates and the Companies benefit from joining Real Time Graduates as they join a community where they may find a trainee ship position, work placements and employment positions and companies have the opportunity to gain access to a pool of qualified individuals all in one place.
Graduates that have a degree in Shipping / Maritime Studies or a degree in a field affiliated with the Shipping Industry, possess no work experience in the Field and are up to 32 years old can participate in the programme for the experience of a lifetime. There is no fee for participating in Real Time Graduates neither for the Graduates nor for the Companies.
It is the first free database with CVs specifically targeted for the Shipping Community with studies that include Marine Policy, Maritime Law, Marine Engineering, Financial Studies, Business Management, Accounting, Computer Science, Logistics and others. We have graduates from more than 200 Greek and Foreign Universities, Naval Academies, Schools & Colleges: University of the Aegean, University of Piraeus, Alba Graduate Business School, City University, Plymouth University, Southampton University, Athens University of Economics and Business, Newcastle University and National Technical University of Athens among others. The number of Internships and Direct Hires from Real Time Graduates for the year 2017-2018 is 36.
Working to offer more to the registered Graduates in our programme we have initiated The RTG Blog – http://www.investinthefuture.gr/blog – a place where Graduates can get informed about the latest shipping updates and other related news, read interviews with maritime executives about their start in shipping, publicise their work, and find tips on getting prepared in the Maritime sector. In addition, we have launched The RTG Open House scheme, which gives the opportunity to our registered graduates to take part in the company visits we organise to the premises of some of the biggest Shipping Organisations & Companies in Greece. So far, more than 500 registered Graduates have participated in 27 Open Houses. Finally by registering in our programme the Graduates enjoy a 20% discount in the maritime seminars of some of the greatest organisations, like the Institute of Chartered Ship brokers Greek Branch (ICS) and the Hellenic Ship brokers Association (HSA), that support Real Time Graduates.
Through the Real Time Graduates Programme, the companies have the opportunity to work with young, fresh and eager graduates and possibly finding valuable employees for the future through a pool of qualified individuals all in one place and at the same time show the real public profile of social corporate responsibility of the maritime sector in Greece.
The current generation of shipping professionals has the option and the ability to be a part of the creation of the next generation of shipping colleagues.
27 smuggled luxury motorbikes and cars intercepted in Jakarta
A shipment of luxury motorbikes and cars was seized in Jakarta on Apr 12, on board of ro-ro ship BAJAR FAHARI V, which arrived to Jakarta from Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. All those vehicles are believed to be smuggled to Indonesia from Malaysia in Kalimantan via land border. They ve been hidden among other cargo, and most expensive cars, such as Porsche Turbo S, were found in trucks loaded with cardboard boxes. In total, 27 motorbikes and cars, with Malaysian plates, were seized, including 18 Harley Davidson, BMW and Honda motorbikes, and 9 Toyota, BMW, Nissan Terrano and Porsche cars. It wasn t said whether those expensive vehicles were stolen, or legally bought, but smuggled into Indonesia without proper customs formalities.
Shell to Charter AET s LNG-Fueled Aframax Duo
AET Tankers and Shell formalized arrangements for the long-term charter of AET s two newbuild LNG dual-fueled Aframax tankers on April 12. The company s two 113,000 dwt vessels, which are being built by South Korea s Samsung Heavy Industries, are due for delivery from the third quarter of 2018. Shell will take both vessels on a long-term charter commencing in the fourth quarter of this year.
Asian Maritime Crimes Down 48 Pct in 1st Quarter
Piracy and armed robbery against ships dropped by 48% in Asia during January-March 2018, regional piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC informed. A total of 14 incidents were reported, comprising nine actual incidents and five attempted incidents, against a total of 27 incidents reported during January-March 2017. ReCAAP informed that the change was due to the decrease in incidents at ports and anchorages in Bangladesh and Philippines.
2 Countries Yet to Approve IMO s Plan to Cut Shipping s GHG by 50 Pct
Two countries are yet to give their nod to the adoption of the draft text of Initial IMO Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Strategy for Ships being discussed at the 72nd session of the Marine Environment Protection Committee in London. The two nations of 173 taking part in the committee meeting have been identified as the United States and Saudi Arabia, according to the preliminary information.
Port of Rotterdam Calls for Higher CO2 Price
The Port of Rotterdam has called on the Dutch Government to form a coalition with countries in North-West Europe with an aim to introduce a higher CO2 price. The higher price is expected to stimulate new investments in clean technologies and innovation, according to Allard Castelein, Port Authority CEO. "A price in the range of 50-70 euros per ton of CO2 will stimulate companies to invest in solutions that we really need in order to realise the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement," Castelein said, adding that "a North-West European coalition would guarantee a level playing field for the industry."
Freighter LEDA aground on river Don, Russia
General cargo ship LEDA ran aground at 0410 Moscow time Apr 11 in buoy 121 area, Azov, river Don, while sailing downstream, with pilot on board. the ship with 2436 tons of scrap sailed from Rostov, bound for Samsun, Turkey. Several attempts to refloat LEDA with the help of two tugs failed. As of 1900 Moscow time Apr 12, LEDA was still aground, waiting for more powerful tug, which is to be contracted by owner.
ASTON Orders Four Ships in China
Russia-based producer of foodstuffs and ingredients ASTON has signed contracts with two Chinese shipyards for the construction of four new bulk carriers. As informed, the vessel quartet is part of a series of ten ships with a dead weight of 8,000 tons. ASTON has not disclosed the price that would be paid for the four new builds.
Global Fuel Costs to Surge from 2020
Global bunker fuel costs could rise by up to USD 60 billion annually from 2020, in a full compliance scenario, when the IMO s 0.5 percent sulphur cap for bunker fuels kicks in, Wood Mackenzie said. With the implementation of the International Maritime Organisation s regulation in 2020, shippers will have to consider a switch to alternative fuels, such as ultra low sulphur fuel oil (ULSFO) or marine gas oil (MGO), or install scrubbers.
Zodiac Maritime Tied to Five 14,000 TEU Ships at HHI
London-based Zodiac Maritime has beefed up its orderbook with five ultra large containerships, according to the data from Fearnleys. The ships feature 14,000 TEU in capacity and will be dual-fuel ready, the shipbroker said. South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) is said to have secured the order, however, the builder is yet to officially confirm the deal. The newbuilding series is earmarked for delivery in 2019.
Giant cruise ship smashes into dock after failing to stop
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Positive news for the marine industry as participation in boating activities sees increase in popularity since 2002
The Waters ports Participation Survey results for 2017 have been realised and are showing positive results for the marine industry. The survey is conducted annually by a group of marine bodies including British Marine, Royal Yachting Association, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institution, British Canoeing and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and it provides the industry with invaluable information.
Maritime NZ to lead exercise on Waitemata Harbour
Maritime NZ is leading a maritime response exercise next week on Auckland s Waitemata Harbour. Exercise Paihere will involve a simulated collision between two commercial vessels in the shipping channel, with a pretend oil spill of 100 tonnes. The exercise will run from 17 to 19 April. Maritime NZ s Exercise Coordinator, Mick Courtnell, said 120 National Response Team (NRT) members will be taking part, with participants from Maritime NZ, councils, industry, Massey University and contracted services.
Port of Rotterdam uses STM arrival times to optimise port calls
Sea Traffic Management, STM, and Port of Rotterdam have established electronic exchange of arrival times between ships and port. 300 ships in the STM Validation Project are thus able to share their voyage plan schedules, directly from their ECDIS/navigation system, with Port of Rotterdam electronically. This will improve the quality and predictability of arrival info in port systems and navigation systems onboard. The updates of the planned time of arrival are shared automatically, which reduces the need for manual communication. When the port authority adjusts the planned time of arrival, the update is automatically transmitted to the ship and displayed as a text message onboard. However, STM is about standardization rather than specific solutions.
India s grip on vital Chabahar port loosens as Iran looks towards China
A remote Iranian port could be the next trigger for geopolitical tensions between rivals China and India. India has pledged more than $500 million to develop the strategically located port of Chabahar - roughly 1,800 kilometers (1,110 miles) from the capital Tehran - since it first expressed interest in 2003. Yet repeated delays have prompted Iran to turn to China in the hope of speeding up construction. On a March trip to Islamabad, Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he d welcome Chinese and Pakistani investment in Chabahar, according to Dawn newspaper.
Port of Long Beach Breaks 1st Quarter Record
The Port of Long Beach has completed its best-ever first quarter, with marine terminals handling almost 1.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) January through March. The quick start is 19.4 percent more than the first quarter of 2017, the Port s busiest year ever. The previous first quarter record was set in 2007. March throughput reached 575,258 TEUs, an increase of 13.8 percent compared to the same month last year.
More strategic investment in Africa s ports can accelerate growth and development by strengthening trade PwC report
Africa needs to take advantage of the economic potential of its ports and shipping sector if it is to realise its growth ambitions. Globally, ports are gateways for 80% of merchandise trade by volume and 70% by value. Investment in ports and their related transport infrastructure to advance trade and promote overall economic development and growth is therefore vital - particularly in emerging economies that are currently under-served by modern transportation facilities.