Ship­ping Cham­ber marks “Week of the Sea 2016 – Ship­ping is not only about ships”

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The Cyprus Ship­ping Cham­ber, as the of­fi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the ship­ping in­dus­try, pays trib­ute to “World Maritime Day”, which has been es­tab­lished and cel­e­brated by the In­ter­na­tional Maritime Or­gan­i­sa­tion (IMO) an­nu­ally at the end of Septem­ber with the aim of pro­mot­ing the im­por­tance of ship­ping to the global econ­omy, maritime safety and the pro­tec­tion of the ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment.

This year’s theme is en­ti­tled “Ship­ping: In­dis­pens­able to the World”. It is a fact that ship­ping, car­ry­ing 90% of the world’s trade, is in­dis­pens­able to the world and residues a cru­cial el­e­ment in the in­ter­na­tional sup­ply chain, al­low­ing the global econ­omy to work to­wards sus­tain­able devel­op­ment.

Within this

frame­work,

the CSC,

in co­op­er­a­tion with other stake­hold­ers within the Cyprus maritime clus­ter, will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s cel­e­bra­tions with a num­ber of ac­tiv­i­ties and events un­til Oc­to­ber 1. The pri­mary goal of the week is the pro­mo­tion of ship­ping and rais­ing public aware­ness, above and beyond the sig­nif­i­cant eco­nomic con­tri­bu­tion of the ship­ping in­dus­try to the Cyprus econ­omy.

More specif­i­cally, the Cham­ber has pre­pared a pro­gramme of var­i­ous events, in­clud­ing a maritime ex­hi­bi­tion, held un­der the aus­pices of Trans­port Min­is­ter Mar­ios Deme­tri­ades and a char­ity beach vol­ley­ball tour­na­ment, in which stake­hold­ers from the en­tire ship­ping in­dus­try, gov­ern­men­tal de­part­ments, pro­fes­sional as­so­ci­a­tions and the me­dia, have been in­vited to sup­port and par­tic­i­pate.

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