Cypriot seafarers could channel € 50 million per year to state funds
Cypriot seafarers could channel more than 50 mln euros a year to state funds, the President of the Association of Merchant Marine Officers Paris Demetriou said.
Addressing the fourth Annual General Meeting held on Friday in Limassol, he said that “if the Ministry of Transport has the will to support the Cypriot seafarer, they could easily channel to the island over 50 mln euros per year.”
The President of the Association thanked the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) for its valuable cooperation, saying it employs 4,500 people ashore and 55,000 seafarers, leading the unemployment of the seafarers to be at zero levels.
During the AGM, the new administrative council was elected: Chairman- Theodoros Marneros; Vice Chairman- Anastasios Filippou; TreasurerElias Hadjisavvas; Secretary- Christos Hadjiyiannis; Member- Giorgos Athanasi
During the annual meeting, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s General Director, Thomas Kazakos, became an honorary member of the Association and awards were presented to CSC Vice President, Dieter Rohdenburg.