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