The shipping industry can overcome geopolitical challenges and thrive, said the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Greek Branch (ICS) at its 17th Annual Forum.
ore specifically, Natalia Margioli – Komninou FICS, Managing Director of the ICS Greek Branch and Hellenic Management Centre, explained how this year’s theme “Moving Forward with the World in Turmoil” aims to capture the many challenges facing stakeholders.
Shipping companies have continued to advance the skills of their human resources and this has contributed to the resilient character and progression demonstrated by Greek professionals. Continuous professional development and education is integral to navigating an increasingly complex world.
In addition, Nicolas A. Tsavliris, FICS, Chairman of the ICS Greek Branch and Tsavliris Salvage Group, noted that “the shipping industry remains resilient, robust and adaptable. Historically, it always emerges stronger after challenging times and the ICS has an important role play in these unpredictable times.”
A special address was also made by the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Ioannis Plakiotakis. The Minister highlighted the importance of the transport sector in ensuring resilient supply chains and creating reliable mechanisms for vessels to move smoothly and safely worldwide.
In fact, he remarked that the sector is undergoing a radical transformation towards non-fossil fuel-based shipping.
Finally, a panel discussion followed, which covered ESG policy, as well as how to support and develop the next generation of shipbrokers.