From Montreal to Rotterdam for Cyprus Shipping


Representing Cyprus Shipping in practice, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) on 14 June 2024 participated for yet another year at the Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) that took place in Montreal, Canada.

On behalf of the Cypriot delegation was CSC’ President Mr. Themis Papadopoulos and its Director General Mr. Thomas Kazakos. Notably, Mr. Papadopoulos continues, for a second term, to hold the honorable office of ICS’ Vice-President. ICS, internationally represents national Professional Associations of Shipowners from more than 40 countries.

Similarly, the Chamber actively participated at the Annual General Meeting of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) that took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on 19 June 2024.

On behalf of the Cypriot delegation was the immediate past President of CSC and ECSA Mr. Philippos Philis, Mr. Thomas Kazakos and Mr. Nicholas Hadjioannou representing CUS.

In both meetings, participants focused on current maritime policy issues and industry challenges such as the attacks against shipping in the Red Sea, IMO’s negotiation on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, issues related to the implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) as well as the recent EU Parliament elections.