Posted On: 04-12-2023
Tototheo Maritime, a leading provider of innovative communication and maritime technology services, is excited to announce a significant expansion into the land enterprise market, offering comprehensive fixed and mobility connectivity solutions. This strategic move amplifies the company's commitment to growth and diversification of its product and service offerings, catering to a broad array of in..readmore
Posted On: 22-11-2023
Name of Conference: Eastern Mediterranean Energy Conference & Exhibition Event Dates: 28 - 30th November, 2023 Venue: Limassol, Cyprus About the Event:EMC 2023 has been designed with the sole aim of discussing the pathways and strategies needed to move towards a cleaner, more secure and sustainable energy future. Produced in line with our own national and regionally agreed climate plan, EMC wil..readmore
Posted On: 16-10-2023
London, United Kingdom - [13th October, 2023] - ACI, a leading event organizer, is thrilled to announce the eagerly awaited 29th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit, taking place in the vibrant city of London on Wednesday, October 18th, and Thursday, October 19th. This event is set to be the cornerstone of knowledge sharing and networking for maritime professionals across Europe. The Maritime ..readmore
Posted On: 06-07-2023
Conference details: Name: 29th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit Place and dates: 18th & 19th of October 2023 London, UK Telephone: +44 (0) 203 141 0606 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Name: Mohammad Ahsan Conference Fee: Full Price £1895 (Excl. VAT) Link to the Website: "http..readmore
Posted On: 14-04-2023
WASHINGTON, DC, April 14th - NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced that it will be holding its annual Safety at Sea Seminar as an in-person event at The AGU Conference Center in Washington DC, on Thursday, May 18th beginning at 1:30EDT. This annual event will be enhanced by the presentation of the United States Coast Guard’s AMVER awards to shipowners. Geo..readmore
Posted On: 20-01-2023
DP World's Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) win accolades at The Business Tabloid Awards. From DP World UAE, Ahmed Badri, Senior Manager - General Cargo & RORO, received the "Best Port Operator” award on behalf of Jebel Ali Port; and Hamad Al Sayegh, Head of Strategic Accounts, received the “Best Integrated Free Zone” award on behalf of Jafza...readmore
Posted On: 09-01-2023
January 9, 2023— This year marks 50 years since the convention that created MARPOL in 1973. To mark the 50 years of compliance and growth in the industry, the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be hosting a 10-part webinar series throughout the year to celebrate the service and work individuals, communities and corporations embrace to protect the marine enviro..readmore
Posted On: 05-12-2022
Stamford, CT – December 5, 2022 "The Decade of Collaboration” was announced by Carleen Lyden Walker, SHIPPINGInsight’s Chief Evolution Officer, as the theme for SHIPPINGInsight 2023. With mounting challenges facing every company, partnerships and cooperation to uniquely address those impacting the shipping industry, are more important than ever. In this “Decade of Collaboration”, we ..readmore
Posted On: 15-11-2022
HOUSTON – November 11, 2022 – The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report today focused on further supporting the North American shipping industry’s journey toward achieving net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The report, a second in a series identifying the pathways and approaches to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions, looks at the roles of vessel types, invent..readmore
Posted On: 20-10-2022
WESTON, Conn. – Oct. 19, 2022 – The prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award for 2022 was presented on Thursday, Oct. 13 to Secro, the platform for frictionless digitization of cross-border trade documents, at the 11th SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization & Innovation Conference at the conclusion of SHIPPINGInsight's SHARK TANK. The award is presented annually to honor a solution provider fo..readmore
Posted On: 27-09-2022
September 23, 2022: The prestigious NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Marine Environment Protection Awards for 2022 were announced today. Winners include ABS for the Industry Award, Port of Long Beach, Kai Martin from Pasha Group being honored as an Individual, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition for Association, Seamen’s Church Institute, Department of Energy’s Wind Po..readmore
Posted On: 14-09-2022
September 13, 2022: SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut has just announced Shell’s Head of Shipping for the Americas, Maarten Poort, and GENCO’s CEO, John Wobensmith, are to complement key industry leaders such as Diana Shipping’s Semiramis Paliou, ABS’ Chris Wiernicki, International Seaway’s Lo..readmore
US Coast Guard comes out in force for NAMEPA Register today for NAMEPA’s 15th Anniversary Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Dinner: Gazing into the Crystal Ball- The Next 15 Years in Maritime
Posted On: 14-09-2022
September 13, 2022: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director, announced that both VADM Peter Gautier (Deputy Commandant for Operations) and RDML Wayne Arguin (Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy) will be adding their guidance to the discussions with VADM assisting in the presentation of the Awards at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) 15..readmore
Posted On: 14-09-2022
September 3, 2022: SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut features the maritime industry’s “Shapers and Movers” for navigating the future of shipping in its evolution to meet the many demands being placed on it. Key industry leaders such as Diana Shipping’s Semiramis Paliou, ABS’ Chris Wiernicki, ..readmore
Posted On: 02-09-2022
September 1, 2022-- The International Propeller Club – one of the world’s oldest international maritime organizations – will have its 96th annual Convention and Port President’s meeting in Athens, Greece at the Grand Hyatt Athens Hotel from September 20-22. The Propeller Club of Piraeus, Greece was founded in 1935 and is the oldest active Club outside the United States, and, in terms of m..readmore
Posted On: 18-08-2022
Vancouver, B.C, August 15th, 2022 — ShipSafe Maritime Technologies Inc. a startup based in Vancouver, Canada, signed an agreement with DANAOS, a pioneer in ship management systems with over 28 years of experience and serving over 9000 vessels. The partnership will focus on developing the next generation AI/AR based remote inspection platform for the shipping industry. ShipSafe with its niche exp..readmore
Posted On: 18-08-2022
August 15, 2022: Contestants for SHIPPINGInsight’s 2022 SHARK TANK are now being accepted for start-ups and new technologies and services to compete for the prestigious SHIPPINGInsight Innovation Award as a part of SHIPPINGInsight 2022: Decade of Demand Conference and Exhibition being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Connecticut. Contestants (“Chum”) in the SHARK TANK will f..readmore
Posted On: 11-08-2022
August 9, 2022- MARITIME COMMONS- The world's major classification societies will be playing a prominent role in SHIPPINGInsight 2022- the Decade of Demand being held October 11-13th at the Stamford Hilton in Stamford, CT. Top leadership from ABS, DNV and LR will all be on hand to share their insights on industry’s challenges—and solutions—as Platinum Partners, with other class societies ex..readmore
Posted On: 30-07-2022
HOUSTON- July 29, 2022 - The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) has released a new report today which provides a current benchmark for CO2 emissions from the major vessel sectors that make up maritime transportation in North America. “Having a complete view of the North American maritime industry’s carbon footprint helps us better understand the sum of the challenge ahead of us readmore
Posted On: 07-07-2022
July 7, 2022: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) announces that NAMEPA is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Marine Environment Protection (MEP) Awards. NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our m..readmore
Title: A Comprehensive Guide to Becoming a Lawyer: From Aspiring Advocate to Legal Luminary
Becoming a lawyer is a profound and rewarding career choice for individuals who have a passion for justice, critical thinking, and the art of persuasion. As advocates of justice, lawyers play a crucial role in society by upholding the rule of law, defending the rights of individuals, and ensuring fair representation in legal matters. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the various steps and aspects involved in becoming a successful lawyer, from educational requirements to career pathways and ethical considerations.
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