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Friday, December 15, 2017

Piraeus honours five top Greek shipping men

The Piraeus Marine Club has honoured the achievements of five Greeks who have simultaneously achieved influential top positions in the shipping industry – Thimio Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, and the four Greek heads of the four Round Table shipping associations - Philip Embiricos, Chairman of BIMCO; Nick Fistes, Chairman of INTERTANKO; Nicky Pappadakis, Chairman of INTERCARGO; and Spyros Polemis, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping. Also present was Nick Efthimiou, Chairman of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

 

INTERTANKO Chairman, Nick Fistes, spoke of the importance of the tanker industry in today’s energy-hungry world and its commitment to the goals of the IMO. He stressed that the tanker industry is proud of its people as well as being proud of its tankers, and that “our people should be respected as an asset and not treated as a cost.”

 

Click here for the text of Fistes’ speech.

 

Contact: Peter Swift