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ISSUE 4 MAY 2014

Posidonia 2014 Welcomes

World To Greece
More than 1.800 Exhibitors from 93 countries and 19.000 visitors meet in Athens
osidonia 2014, the worlds most prestigious shipping exhibition, which
opens next week at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, will be the biggest
in the events long history with organisers confrming new records in terms
of participant countries and exhibition size, and the conferences and semi-
nars programme marking a signifcant growth compared to the 2012 event.
More than 1.800 exhibitors and some 19,000 visitors from a record 93 countries
and territories will attend Posidonia 2014, a tangible testament to the trade-
mark events ever growing global appeal.
We are happy to announce that this years Posidonia will be the greatest ever and we will try
our best to optimise the experience for our exhibitors and visitors and make it as rewarding and
as pleasant as possible, said Theodore Vokos, Executive Director, Posidonia Exhibitions
S.A., the organisers of the biennial event.
He also added that shipping accounts for seven percent of Greeces GDP, while providing em-
ployment to 192,000 people and that Posidonia is a signifcant precursor to the reputation
of Greece, as well as a dynamic contributor to the local tourism industry generating some
50 million for the community every other year.
George Gratsos, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, said: Greek shipping
welcomes the biggest ever Posidonia exhibition. Posidonia highlights the impressive achieve-
ments of the shipping industry, the shipbuilders who design and build the ships, the engine
and equipment manufacturers that make them work efciently and the port of Piraeus as the
fastest growing Mediterraneans transshipment hub. Posidonia shows how the private sector
can better utilize resources, increasing efciencies and productivity, producing wealth and em-
ployment better than any imaginable ideologically driven alternative.
Theodore E. Veniamis, President, Union of Greek Shipowners, said: Posidonia provides
an opportunity to highlight the dynamics of the international shipping industry and the con-
tinuing leadership of Greek shipping. Perennial maritime tradition and seamanship coupled
with advanced technology provide sustainable shipping services recognized internationally. As
Greece is in the process of ending the most testing period in its modern history, economically
and socially, Greek shipping could become a key driver of economic recovery at national level as
well as in the context of global prosperity and welfare.
John C. Lyras, Chairman of the Posidonia Coordinating Committee, added: Posidonia epit-
omizes the continuing achievements of the illustrious Hellenic maritime tradition into modern
times. This year it coincides with our country's presidency of the EU, a telling and ftting coin-
cidence for Europe's premier maritime nation. Also because at last there appears to be light at
the end of the tunnel for the sorely tried domestic economy, its citizens and institutions.
Posidonias international appeal is reinforced by the fact that it is the national
maritime exhibition of the Greek shipping community, which dominates global
shipping with their ever expanding feet currently standing at 3,669 ocean going vessels
over 1,000 gt. Greek shipping is the worldwide leader representing 16.16% of the global
feet in dwt and 46.72% of the European feet in gt.
And with the Greek feets ongoing expansion and modernization strategy, shipping service
and product providers from all sectors of the industry are queuing for some quality time in
the company of the Greek shipowners who last year spent $13bn under their newbuilding
programme, investing in more than 300 newbuildings.
The traditional shipbuilding powers of the Far East will feld this June their biggest ever con-
tingent of ship yards at any Posidonia show as they vie for a few precious networking mo-
ments with members of the Union of Greek Shipowners and a slice of their investment pie.
And they are not alone; from marine service providers to makers of electronics and software
and from lubes and equipment suppliers to manufacturers of engines, bunkers and fag reg-
istries, every direct or indirect provider in the shipping supply chain will pay the customary
biennial homage to the worlds largest and most renowned maritime trade fair.
They come from every corner of the world and this year in particular companies from the
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have registered a 200 percent increase with a large num-
ber of companies from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Oman seeking
investment and partnership opportunities in Greek shipping assets.
Once again, the biggest national participation belongs to China, followed by Korea and
Japan while this year Hong Kong is making a long-awaited comeback after a ten year ab-
sence, with Turkey returning after 2006 and Georgia in its maiden appearance.
Posidonia has also unveiled details of its robust Conference & Seminars Pro-
gramme during which government ofcials, industry analysts, bankers and fnanciers,
shipowners and delegates will come together to debate emerging trends and provide
insights into the industrys future. Some of the hottest and most controversial issues per-
taining to the global shipping industry will be tabled during press conferences, workshops,
roundtable discussions and seminars on issues ranging from future trends in vessel design,
composite material, fuel emissions and bridge technology to injury and illness at sea, mari-
time risk management, energy savings and from eco-ship technologies to maritime com-
Traditionally, networking opportunities during the Posidonia week extend to a rich social
and sporting calendar and this year in particular some 800 exhibitors have already
registered for the Posidonia Games sporting events, Posidonia Cup sailing regatta,
Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament and the Posidonia Golf Tournament.
Posidonia 2014 will be opened by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on June
2nd, before it ofcially opens to the public a few hours later.
Posidonia 2014 Exhibitors News
epeat Posidonia exhibitor MacGregor, a leading engineering solutions and services provider
for handling marine cargoes and ofshore loads, will use its 11th participation at the worlds
most prestigious shipping trade event to promote its extended ofering which includes the Hatlapa
and Pusnes brands. The company will also promote its environmentally friendly electric solutions,
such as MacRack, electric cranes, electric winches and deck machinery. According to a company
spokesperson, Posidonia is one of the major events in MacGregors events calendar that help it
get visibility and meet customers face-to-face. As always, the exhibition will be strongly attended
by the Greek owners and their technical and operations management, refurbishing and expanding
their feets and the event is a great way to get visibility and contacts with key ship owners, said Heli
Malkavaara, Communications Director.
hevron Marine Lubricants, one of the industrys largest suppliers
of marine lubricants, will be exhibiting at Posidonia for a sixth succes-
sive time hoping to engage with existing and potential customers through
the promotion of its recently launched series of marine oils. Additionally,
it will be debuting its new Stem to Stern Interactive digital tool designed
to provide customers detailed information about Chevrons products in a
fun and creative way. Im very excited to continue our tradition of welcoming
our valued customers and partners to Posidonia and I look forward to build-
ing upon the already strong relationships Chevron has fostered in the Greek
and Mediterranean shipping industry, said Sotiris Meklis, District Manager,
Chevron Marine Lubricants.
MacGregor in 11th Posidonia outing Lubes leader plans
product launches
WE Techs first Posidonia
New ERP software launch Turbo General Brings
New Tech
osidonia newcomer WE Tech Solutions Oy is an energy efciency so-
lutions provider in the global shipping industry expecting to meet with
potential customers during the week-long event. The companys products
create savings by increasing energy efciency while decreasing fuel con-
sumption bringing the next level in energy efcient shipping. At Posidonia
2014 we will introduce the energy efciency solutions of WE Tech. Our solu-
tions focus on utilising Variable Frequency Drive Shaft Generator systems for
electrical power generation on board ships. WE Tech removes the need for
constant speed operation of the propulsion machinery by utilising variable
frequency drive technologies in shaft generator systems. You can see us as the
last piece in the puzzle of achieving superior energy efciency in global ship-
ping, said Mrten Storbacka, Managing Director.
uring Posidonia 2014, Piraeus-headquartered Beneft Software is planning to launch its
latest ERP solution, designed for shipping companies. Beneft Business Collaboration Suite is
a complete and next generation information management platform that increases employee pro-
ductivity, provides unifed data for faster decision making and enhances collaboration between all
stakeholders of a shipping frm.
According to Beneft Software spokesman Thomas Zavitsanos, the new product enables a unifed
workplace through the integration of big and diverse types of data, in order to promote inter-de-
partmental as well as ofce to vessels collaboration. Through our sixth participation at Posidonia
we hope to keep our customers fully up to date with our new products and services. It is also our aim to
present our company to as many as possible new companies and prospective clients both in Greece and
abroad,he added.
urbo machinery and spares specialist Turbo General will use its sec-
ond Posidonia participation this summer to demonstrate new coating
procedures for turbocharger spare parts that enhance the durability of
manufacturing process. The Piraeus-based company will also showcase
the capabilities of its Europaflter equipment as the Greek representative
of the Swedish maker of oil fltration systems. The constant introduction of
new technologies such as patented machinery by Europaflter and new repair
methods of turbochargers underline the importance of ongoing education
of the industry on the available solutions and Posidonia is a great forum for
that, said Vassilios Chrysopoulos, spokesman of Turbo General.
Travel major
in Posidonia debut
he strong growth in the sea transportation sector has brought about
a sharp increase in the movement of crew members between inter-
national port destinations. Posidonia exhibitor Carlson Wagonlit Travel
is making its debut at the worlds most prestigious shipping event this
June with the launch of the Greek branch of its proprietary CWT Energy
Resources & Marine business unit. International exhibitions, like Posidonia,
allow us to reach multiple companies at the same time and let them know
of our capabilities within the Travel Industry, said Tony Berry, Head of CWT
Energy, Resources & Marine, Europe, Middle East & Africa. At Posidonia we
will be able to share our extensive experience of managing specialist travel
requirements for maritime companies and their crew. Were looking forward
to making a positive contribution to the success of Posidonia.
Organiser Event Venue Date Time Contact Organiser
Tradewinds Tradewinds Posidonia Tuesday 3 June 11:00-16:00
Shipowners Forum Conference Hall
DNV GL DNV GL Press Conference Posidonia Tuesday 3 June 10:30-12:30
Seminar Room
Future Care and Injury and Illness at Sea - New Posidonia Seminar Tuesday 3 June 11:00-13:00
Yale University Developments in Emergency Room 2, Hall 2
School of Medicine Response and Telemedicine
SKF Hellas Press Conference Stand 2.409 Tuesday 3 June 12:00-13:30
GTT Innovation seminar Posidonia Tuesday 3 June 12:45-19:00
Seminar Room
Hellenic-Australian Presentation/ Press Conference on Posidonia Seminar Tuesday 3 June 13:00-15:00
Business Council and Australian G20 Presidency Room 2, Hall 2
Australian Embassy -Synergies and Prospects for
in Athens Shipping and Maritime
Cooperation in the Asian Century"
Rightship Harnessing Big Data to improve Posidonia Seminar Tuesday 3 June 15:00-17:00
maritime risk management Room 2, Hall 2
Inmarsat Maritime Round table session Posidonia Seminar Tuesday 3 June 17:00-19:00
Room 2, Hall 2
United Kingdom ECDIS Implementation, Policy Posidonia Tuesday 3 June 13:15 & 16:30
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Hydrographic Ofce and Procedures - Free Seminar Meeting Room
Helmepa Strategies for Energy Posidonia Wednesday 4 June 10:30-14:30
Saving of existing ships Conference Hall
Japan Ship Exporters JAPAN-Posidonia Seminar - Posidonia Wednesday 4 June 10:30-14:30
Association Introducing Japanese challenging Seminar Room
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Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Ship Building: its Posidonia Seminar Wednesday 4 June 11:00-13:00
Ship Building current and future capabilities Room 2, Hall 2
SRH Marine Electronics Integration with Simplicity Posidonia Seminar Wednesday 4 June 13:00-15:00
S.A. & Cobham SATCOM compliance with the regulations Room 2, Hall 2
be cost efective?
RINA Hellas Environmental update: Could compliance Posidonia Wednesday 4 June 14:45-16:45
with the regulations be cost efective? Seminar Room
Secure Anchorage Legal and Compliant Maritime Posidonia Seminar Wednesday 4 June 15:00-17:00
Area West Africa Security Ofshore Nigeria Room 2, Hall 2
Futurenautics Shipping 3.0 Are unmanned ships Posidonia Wednesday 4 June 17:00-19:00
next generation ship efciency? Seminar Room Book your FREE place now
J&E Papadopoulos Quality creates Trust Posidonia Seminar Wednesday 4 June 17:00-19:00
Room 2, Hall 2
Turkish Embassy Turkish Embassy Reception Events Area 1 Wednesday 4 June 17:00-19:00
United Kingdom ECDIS Implementation, Policy Posidonia Wednesday 4 June 13:15 & 16:30
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Hydrographic Ofce and Procedures - Free Seminar Meeting Room
Namepa Marine Environment Intelligence - Posidonia Thursday 5 June 10:30-12:30
Compliance, cost and competency Seminar Room
Evoqua Water SeaCURE BWMS. Safety and Posidonia Thursday 5 June 11:00-13:00
Technologies Reliability comes with Experience. Seminar Room 2
(formerly Siemens Evoqua Water Technologies answer to
Water Technologies) the Ballast Water Treatment challenge
Department of Naval LNGCOMSHIP WORKSHOP: Posidonia Thursday 5 June 11:00-15:00
Architects - TEI of Athens Implementation of LNG Fuel Conference Hall
and the Hellenic in Commercial Ship Propulsion
Register of Shipping Plants
Orange, Intelsat, Maritime Communication: What Posidonia Thursday 5 June 12:45-14:45
Intellian, Iridium, You Need to Know Now. Join the Seminar Room
IDirect, ShipZNet market leaders for an educational
& Gottlieb overview of new technologies
International and the future of Maritime
Group, Inc. Communication (With Q&A)
Delta to the Epsilon Seminar Posidonia Seminar Thursday 5 June 13:00-15:00
Mediation & ADR Room 2, Hall 2
SKF Hellas 1) How to get Condition Monitoring Posidonia Thursday 5 June 15:00-16:45
right, during new building phase Seminar Room
2) Blue Mon, an environmental
monitoring system for ocean
going vessels supporting
a visualized environmental
mapping of your ships emissions
Technomep Certifcation and Inspection are Posidonia Seminar Thursday 5 June 15:00-17:00
synonymous of quality and economy Room 2, Hall 2
China SINO - HELLENIC Posidonia Thursday 5 June 16:00-19:00
Classifcation Society Maritime Seminar Conference Hall
Environmental Hazardous materials on board: Posidonia Seminar Thursday 5 June 17:00-19:00
Protection Inventory and Management by Room 2, Hall 2
Engineering SA & E.P.E. SA/ Green Recycling & Lay up
Wilhelmsen Ship solutions by Wilhelmsen Ship
Management Sdn. Bhd. Management Sdn. Bhd.
ALBA Graduate Maritime education truth or dare Posidonia Thursday 5 June 17:00-19:00
Business School at The for young professionals. An open Seminar Room
American College of discussion with industry experts
United Kingdom ECDIS Implementation, Policy Posidonia Thursday 5 June 13:15 & 16:30
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Hydrographic Ofce and Procedures - Free Seminar Meeting Room
Jean Monnet Centre of Piraeus and its Prospects Posidonia Seminar Friday 6 June 11:00-14:00
Excellence, Department as an International Centre Room 2, Hall 2
of Maritime Studies of Maritime Services
University of Piraeus
Union of Greek Press Conference Posidonia Friday 6 June 11:00-12:00
Shipowners (U.G.S.) Seminar Room
Multicon Marine Seminar Posidonia Friday 6 June 11:00-13:00
Meeting Room
Emerson Process Workshop Complete measurement Posidonia Friday 6 June 13:30-15:30
Management Flow BV solutions for Fuel Consumption Meeting Room
and Bunkering
Prime Petroleum BUNKER PRICING - How to achieve Posidonia Seminar Friday 6 June 14:30-16:30
Services / Prime the lowest levels without Room 2, Hall 2 please use POSIDONIA CONFERENCE
Management Services compromising quality. as the subject matter
Launching of CONNECT H.E.R.
Hellenic-Chinese Center Hellenic-Chinese bonds in Blue Posidonia Friday 6 June 11:00-16:30
for Entrepreneurship / Tourism Entrepreneurship: a proposal Meeting Room 2
Greece-China Association for sustainable growth,
competitiveness and innovation
Programme of Conferences & Seminars at Posidonia 2014
Route 1 pKoropi Metro Station u
uAthens International Airport Metro Station u
u Metropolitan Expo
Tuesday 27/5 Sunday 1/6
(build up period) Roundtrips throughout the day from 07.45 to 20.15
Monday 2/6 Roundtrips throughout the day from 11.00 to 21.00
Tuesday 3/6 to Thursday 5/6 Roundtrips throughout the day from 10.00 to 19.30
Friday 6/6 Roundtrips throughout the day from 10.00 to 18.00
(Note: Route 1 services Softel at airport)
Route 2 p Syntagma Square (Syntagma sq & Mitropoleos str. Corner) u
uRoyal Olympic u Metropolitan Expo
Tuesday 3/6 to Thursday 5/6 Departures from Syntagma Square: 09.00, 09.30 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 18.30 , 19.00 and 19.15
Friday 6/6 Departures from Syntagma Square: 09.00, 09.30 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 16.30, 17.00 and 17.15
Route 3 p Congo Hotel u Four Seasons Hotel u
u Emmantina Hotel u Fenix Hotelu
u Tropical Hotel u Poseidon Hotel u
u Coral Hotel u Metropolitan Expo
Tuesday 3/6 to Thursday 5/6 Departures from Congo hotel: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 18.30 and 19.10
Friday 6/6 Departures from Congo hotel: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 16.30 and 17.15
Route 4 p OLP Exhibition Centre u Metropolitan Hotell u
u Ledra Marriott Hotel u Intercontinental Hotel u
u Metropolitan Expo
Tuesday 3/6 to Thursday 5/6 Departures from OLP Exhibition Centre: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 18.30 and 19.10
Friday 6/6 Departures from OLP Exhibition Centre: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 16.30 and 17.15
Route 5 p London Hotel u Palmyra Hotel u
u Divani Apollon Hotel u Divani Apollon Suites u
u Amarilia Hotel u Margi Hotel u
u Astir Palace Complex u Metropolitan Expo
Tuesday 3/6 to Thursday 5/6 Departures from London Hotel: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 18.30 and 19.10
Friday 6/6 Departures from London Hotel: 09.00 and 10.00
Return from Metropolitan Expo: 16.30 and 17.15
Posidonia 2014 Shuttle Bus Schedule
Routes 2, 3, 4 and 5
are sponsored by
Posidonia Exhibitions S.A.
Tel. +30 210 4283 608, Fax + 30 210 4283 610
International sales except those
territories listed on the right:
Seatrade Communications Ltd, UK
Tel. +44 1206 545121
Fax +44 1206 545190
Contact: Mrs. Marie Gresham
Mr. Chris Adams
For China including
Hong Kong and Taiwan:
UBM Asia Ltd, Hong Kong
Tel.+852 2516 1612
Fax +852 3749 7347
Contact: Mrs. Stella Fung
For the United States of
America and Canada:
Tel.+1 609 759 4742
Fax +1 609 759 4772
Contact: Mr. Richard Regan
For Press Information contact: MSPS Corporate Afairs,
Tel. +30 210 9604200, Fax +30 210 9649013, E-mail:, Contact: Mrs. Fay Athousaki
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