Shipping Chamber supports Ministry initiative on reform
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber has welcomed the important initiative announced by Transport Minister Marios Demetriades, presenting the main findings of a study carried out for the future of shipping.
Having already participated actively in the initial drafting and execution of the study, the Chamber, said it continues its direct involvement in its implementation, assuming, after a relevant proposal by the Minister, the responsibility for the co-ordination of relevant committees which have been established among representatives of the wider public and private shipping sectors.
As a positive response to the relevant recommendations it submitted and as a recognition of the crucial economic contribution of the shipping industry to the Cyprus economy, the Shipping Chamber welcomes the slogan adopted by the Minister of Transport, “... Shipping – Time for Action ... “, in relation to his plans for the need of an immediate upgrading of the Cyprus Maritime Administration and Cyprus shipping in general.
Meanwhile, ever since the European Commission, European Parliament and European Council decided since 2008 that May 20 be established as the “European Maritime Day”, to be celebrated every year throughout the European Union,
The Cyprus Shipping Chamber is organising a blood donation at the “Ygia” Polyclinic in Limassol, under the auspices of Transport Minister Marios Demetriades.
The main objective of the “European Maritime Day” is to raise awareness and inform the general public about the great opportunities offered by the sea, the challenges faced by the shipping industry, the environmental challenges, as well as the promotion of the significant contribution of the shipping i ndustry i n the economy of the member states.
This is a celebration that concerns the whole of the European maritime cluster, since Europe is a continent with a coastline of approximately 70,000 kilometres, and as the majority of the member states, including Cyprus, whether they are coastal or island areas, are directly associated with the element of the sea, for which the resources and maritime professions is of vital importance for prosperity and the quality of life.