Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition opens in Athens on June 6

The International Shipping Exhibition opened today at the Athens Metropolitan Exhibition Center, the organizers of Posidonia Exhibitions SA announced.

A total of 1,929 companies from 88 countries are presenting their products and services, with 24 national pavilions from Europe, North America and Asia, the organizers said in a statement.

It is expected that by June 10, the exhibition will be visited by more than 18,000 foreign guests, including vice-presidents and ministers of maritime powers, as well as the Commissioner EU by transport.

This year, the event will bring together more than 30 tech startups to showcase their digital solutions to industry challenges and challenges.

Theodore Vokos, Managing Director of Posidonia Exhibitions, said that interest in the exhibition has increased and this year the event became the first in Greece to receive ISO certification, thanks to initiatives to reduce the environmental impact. According to him, the exhibition has grown by 7% since 2018.

Hellenic Chamber of Shipping President George Pateras noted that “after the trials and tribulations of the COVID-19 restriction, we are finally free to promote our industry and find innovative solutions to many of the challenges we will face in the coming years. We will meet old friends and make new ones as we exchange stories of our adventures over the past 4 years.”

Greece is the world’s largest ship-owning country with a fleet of 5,514 vessels, representing 59% of the EU-controlled fleet. Since 2019, the Greek-owned fleet has grown by 7.4%, and by 45.8% since 2014.

Posidonia 2022 is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Shipping, the Union of Greek Shipowners and the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Hellenic Committee for Cooperation in Shipping.

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