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Different Types of Merchant Ships and Sizes

Global Shipping is the conduit of world trade and a global economic engine. The significance of the shipping industry is huge as it is a key element in the international economic development. With over 50,000 of all types of merchant ships trading internationally and transporting every kind of cargo, the world fleet is dominated by […]

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Maritime Law: Origins, Development and Present

Maritime law also called admiralty law, or admiralty, the body of legal rules that govern ships and shipping.  Maritime law and “law of the sea” have, etymologically, the same meaning. The former term is generally applied to private shipping law, whereas the latter, usually prefixed by “international,” has come to signify the maritime segment of […]

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Alternative Ship Financing

As CEO of PBS SA Capital Group, Alexander’s Christodoulakis’ passion is to assist companies to grow, expand and reposition themselves in the market. Using a vertically integrated management system for his global portfolio at PBS SA Capital Group, this has helped to provide companies under management with a degree of stability, sustainability, and growth in […]

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The Global Shipping Industry of Today

Inside the last century, the global merchant shipping industry has seen the increasing trade volumes along with the expansion of free trade and the increased demand for consumer and industrial goods. However, it is inside the last 50 years that shipping has become the predominant means of merchant transportation globally, making it responsible for the […]

Air Freight vs. Ocean Freight

International shipping connects the global trade market. Exporters have major business choices to make in terms of how they transport their shipping. In the logistics industry, transporting goods requires a lot of consideration. Air freight and ocean freight are the two choices of transportation when shipping overseas. So how do businesses decide how they ship? […]

The Importance of the Greek Fleet – History, Past and Present

Greek Shipping roots are as old as the Greek Prehistory. Dating back to the time of the Argonauts, a sorority of legendary heroes in Greek mythology, who in the years before the Trojan War, around 1300 BC, accompanied Jason to Colchis in his mission to find the Golden Fleece. Their name comes from their ship, Argo, […]

Shipping (Maritime) and Offshore Drilling (Oil & Gas) Industries and Uses of Offshore Companies

A Glance at the Offshore Industries The global increasing demand for energy has led the growth of the two major offshore industries. The global offshore oil and gas and the offshore wind energy. Key role in the Oil and Gas industry’s’ Exploration and Production (E&P) phases, plays a specialized category of the shipping industry which […]

Legitimate Uses For Offshore Companies: Past and Present

Offshore financial facilities have evolved remarkably due to economic globalization, political and economic instability, technology advances and evolution in telecommunications. These dimensions have led to a significant increase in the demand for offshore operations. The offshore company industry has developed into a major international business, linking all regions, comprising, in one way or another, roughly […]

Unmanned Vessels: The Future of the Shipping Industry

Our ever changing technological society has improved many facets of our daily lives. It’s hard to even imagine life without a constant access to the Internet and our email and technology has also radically shifted almost every industry imaginable. Concept driverless cars are already being tested, so it’s no surprise that plans are also in […]

The Importance of Renewable Energy in the World and the Reduction of CO2 Emissions

There are many types of renewable energy. Most of them depend on sunlight. Wind and hydroelectric power are the direct results of differential heating of the Earth’s surface which leads to air moving about (wind) and precipitation forming as the air is lifted. Solar energy is the direct conversion of sunlight using panels or collectors. […]

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