We are continually impressed by the persistent quest for improved practices and shortcuts in the shipping industry.

Everyone in shipping has a story to tell that deepens our understanding of the shipping world.

The World Maritime Academy appreciates the unique contributions of each generation in shipping, emphasizing the importance of both learning from and teaching the succeeding generations.

Every shipping business narrative holds valuable lessons for the future, and we are committed to ensuring that these stories are not limited to a select few or lost over time. That’s why we created the ‘Shaping the Future of Shipping: Lessons to be learned Series, designed to enable the younger generation and newcomers to the shipping industry to learn and prevent the market from forgetting these valuable insights.

Do you want to register for Baltic 99?


Register with WMA, add the course to your chart and watch the session.

No card information is needed or purchase is required.

Are you a shipping practitioner and you have a story to tell?

We are always pleased to receive shipping stories and hear about practices, voyages, innovations and achievements in the shipping industry. These are considered to be the true lessons for the young generation to learn and for the rest of us, not to forget. Get in touch with us at support@e-wma.com

Shapping the Future of Shipping : Lessons to be Learned

Session 1: Baltic 99, Dimitris P. Iliou

We are delighted to present Mr Dimitris P. Iliou and his idea for the development of the Baltic 99.

The B99 or the Baltic Exchange Dry Cargo Questionnaire is a document issued by the Baltic Exchange. A shipping document, supplementary and subsidiary to the owner’s description of the vessel.

Sincere thanks to Mr Iliou for sharing his story with us and, with that, his truth in the SHAPING THE FUTURE OF SHIPPING: LESSONS TO BE LEARNED. We feel touched, humbled and gratified in equal measure.

Do you want to register for this session?

The steps to follow are: register with WMA, add the course to your chart and watch the session.

The Baltic 99 session is availiable  here.

No card information  is needed or purchase is required.

By the end of this session you will be able to:

▪Understand what it takes for a new idea to be realized in the shipping industry;

▪Understand the stage we are today with the vessel questionnaires and that is the outcome of evolution or revolution;

▪Listen to the story by the person who was the father of the Baltic 99, Mr Dimitris P Iliou;

▪Relate theory of change to the enactment of BALTIC99; and

▪Realize that everything is possible. Your turn is on its way.

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