Irene Notias

Irene Notias is the Managing Director & Sr. Purchasing Agent for Prime’s Bunkersplus Services.

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"Adopt a Ship" Educational Program a Success

By Irene Notias 2019-06-10 20:53:08

IMO endorsed, “Adopt-a-Ship” (AaS) is docking in Greece till next school season. It arrived successfully and in its finale on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, six public grade schools of Piraeus and one private school, the Athens College, who worked the project based educational program for the last six months, held a beautiful celebration with many surprises, at the 54th School in Piraeus, Piraiki section overlooking the Saronic Gulf.  School teachers presented the beautiful creative work related to seagoing vessels, seafarers...

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Bunker Brokers: Dying Breed or Rising Stars?

By Irene Notias 2018-11-16 13:21:47

Historically, it was the bunker broker who enjoyed direct relationships with major oil suppliers and independents, sourcing and arranging for bunker nominations around the world.  The broker would represent both the sellers’ and buyers’ interests of the fuel sale equation, making sure everything was in good order and the price was right. Today, bunker brokers are few, but they will be rising stars after the new sulfur rules take effect in 2020, and they will play a valuable role in sourcing compliant...

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