The Hellenic Technical Committee of international classification society RINA focused on innovations in bulk carrier safety at its recent meeting on Wednesday 9 of May 2012 at the Golf Club of Glyfada.
Biagio Pugliese, Team Leader of Innovative Services at RINA, gave a presentation on the safe carriage of dangerous products like Nickel Ore in bulk carriers and the results of RINA studies into the problems of the transportation of such products. He highlighted the technical solutions proposed by RINA in that respect and the newly introduced class notation for cargoes likely to liquefy.
Andreas Papalimneos, Manager of the Piraeus Training Center of RINA Hellas, announced the calendar of courses offered in Greece by his team and explained the long tradition of RINA in training and the human element through IMaPhil, RINA Academy and SOGEA.
Under the chairmanship of Mr Akis Tsirigakis and Mr Theo Baltatzis, RINA’s Hellenic Technical Committee is made up of the most prominent Technical Managers of well-known Greek shipping companies, as well as distinguished guests like NTUA professor Dr. Nikos Ventikos.
At the recent meeting the RINA General Manager for Greece, Africa and Middle East, Stefano Bertilone, presented the re-organization of RINA at an international level, as well as the recent acquisitions of the RINA Group, including the engineering consultancy D’Appolonia.
Spyridon Zolotas, RINA Country Manager for Greece, explained that ISO certification and training have recently been added to the services offered in Greece, Cyprus, Israel and Lebanon, although the marine business remains at the heart of RINA’s work in the area.
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