Cyprus Shipping Chamber celebrates 35 years of service


The Cyprus Shipping Chamber marked a historic milestone, celebrating 35 Years since its establishment, on 26 January 1989. On the occasion of the successful completion of 35 Years, the Shipping Chamber hosted a special Official Dinner on the exact date of its anniversary, Friday, 26 January 2024, at the Hilton Nicosia Hotel.

The Dinner was attended by distinguished guests, including H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nikos Christodoulides; the President of the House of Representatives,Mrs. Annita Demetriou; Ministers, Members of Parliament, Diplomats, other State Officials, representatives of Business Associations, as well as top management personnel of the Cyprus Shipping Industry.

In his address, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, extended his congratulations to the Shipping Chamber for achieving remarkable growth over the past 35 Years, emphasising the Chamber’s significant role in representing the Cyprus Shipping Industry on both local and international fronts conveying the Government’s deep appreciation for the productive cooperation and valuable contribution to shaping Cyprus as a leading maritime centre.

The President of the Chamber, Mr. Themis Papadopoulos (pictured), in his address reflecting on the successful course of the Chamber, conveyed his gratitude to the Government, Political Parties, Business Associates and Members of the Chamber for their continuous support. While highlighting the challenges Shipping is facing today, he underlined the importance of continued and close collaboration between State and the Chamber in fostering policies that will enable further sustainable growth for the Shipping sector and consequently for the Cyprus economy and society.

To mark this special occasion, the Chamber took the opportunity to also present its refreshed logo, a symbol that encapsulates the Association’s history, growth, and vision for the future.
Finally, in the context of the Chamber’s corporate social responsibility and the Cyprus Shipping Industry’s general charitable activity, the amount of €17,000, gathered from its Company-Members attending the Official Dinner, was donated to the ‘One Dream – One Wish’ philanthropic Association.