Strong turnout for 35th AGM of Cyprus Shipping Chamber


The Cyprus Shipping Chamber held its 35th Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 21 May 2024, at the “Four Seasons” Hotel in Limassol, organized in the context of its 35th anniversary since its establishment.

The Meeting was addressed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Christodoulides (pictured, right), the President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus Mrs. Annita Demetriou, and the President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Mr. Themis Papadopoulos (pictured, left).

In his address, the President of the Republic emphasised the multifaceted and indispensable contribution of the Shipping Chamber to the continuous development of Cyprus Shipping and reiterated the Government’s commitment to strengthening its close co-operation with the Chamber and its political support towards the Shipping sector.

The President of the House emphasised the fact that the Shipping sector, despite the challenges faced, is a strong and stable pillar of the Cyprus Economy. She further upheld, on behalf of all members of the House, their commitment in continuing the close co-operation with the Chamber aimed at further improving the Cyprus Shipping.

The President of the Chamber, Mr. Themis Papadopoulos, referred to the Chamber’s milestones since its establishment, as well as to the highlights and challenges of the past year including Shipping’s green transition, taxation issues and geopolitical pressures exerted both on Shipping as well as on the global supply chain.

Lastly, the Chamber paid a special tribute to its immediate past President, Mr. Philippos Philis (pictured, centre), for his very successful term as President of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations, a position held by a Cypriot owner for the first time.