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Monday, October 24, 2016

Photo: Professor Tamvakis with WISTA Cyprus members. Photo Credit: Whiteleaf Pictures

Training Course in Energy Economics and Shipping

WISTA Cyprus has recently organized a training course for its members with the title “Energy Economics and Shipping”, hosting the Professor Michael Tamvakis from Cass Business School, City University in London. Professor Tamvakis presented, over a full day, topics related to the energy industry, starting from fundamentals and building onto the particulars of upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. The training touched upon the growing importance of natural gas, the economics and export routes surrounding recent gas discoveries in the Eastern Mediterranean.

CMR’s Rick Charles (left) and Shervin Younessi, technical manager at Royston are seeing the first fruits of their companies’ partnership (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR, Royston Collaboration Bears First Fruit

Control, instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist CMR UK, working alongside new sales agent Royston Diesel Power, has identified numerous and ‘significant’ marine and power generation opportunities. First fruits of the partnership include the supply of exhaust gas temperature monitoring units, temperature and pressure sensors, wiring harnesses and marine telephones for end-users of GE, Caterpillar, Ruston and Mirrlees engines. The move also paves the way for a wave…

Manos Gryllakis (Photo: Glander Interational Bundering)

Glander Training Academy Promotes Former Interns

Nearly three years after the launch of Glander International Bunkering’s Training Academy, the firm has announced the promotion of two more successful interns; Kevin Lundgaard and Manos Gryllakis. Both interns were initiated into the program in November 2015 and after superseding the internship’s expectations, they have been working as qualified Bunker & Lubricant Traders. Taking part in Glander International Bunkering’s internship is a demanding task, but one that paves the way for a promising career as a commercial trader.

Sylvia Siyo, Acting Ship Repair Manager in the Port of Durban (left), receiving the Best Head of Department in Transport award from Catherine Larkin, Executive Director of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Photo TNPA

Durban Women Scoop Maritime Awards

Transnet National Port Authority women flew the flag high at the Women in Transport Awards which took place at the Durban ICC on 18 October 2016. The Women in Transport Awards is a collaborative platform co-located with the African Ports Evolution conference and exhibition, and is dedicated to recognising excellence within the rail and maritime industry in Africa. The prestigious awards ceremony was attended by a number of decision makers, business leaders and various stakeholders from the transport and maritime industry…

DP World volunteers at the ATI Terminal in the Philippines rolled out the Global Education Programme at a local school recently Photo DP World

DP World to Educate 34,000 Youngsters globally by 2020

Global trade enabler DP World is rolling out its Global Education Programme internationally following an English language pilot in seven countries with an aim to deliver over 100 sessions in seven additional languages by the end of 2016. Volunteers from 17 DP World locations in the UAE, India, Pakistan, Senegal, the UK, Argentina and the Philippines delivering the programme have received positive feedback from students and teachers. Over 90% of teachers in the pilot countries…