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Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Despina Theodosiou, Tototheo Maritime

We have asked Mrs. Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou who is joint Chief Executive Officer of TOTOTHEO MARITIME and also President of WISTA International, to make an assessment of 2020 from her perspective and share her message for the new year across the global community. Among others, she highlights that we are going to see many changes due to digitalisation and automation. 

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Fratzeskos Kontos, Prime Marine

We have asked Mr. Frantzeskos D. Kontos, DPA at Prime Marine Management, to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community. Among others, he highlights that industry’s main focus should be on the reduction of shipping environmental footprint and start considering safety and environmental targets as challenges for improvement rather than burdens.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Athena Kanellatou, MacGregor

In this context, we have asked Mrs. Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director Mediterranean, Middle East & India, MacGregor, to make an assessment of 2020 from her perspective and share her message for the new year across the global community. Among others, she highlights that shipping needs to cherish the good practices of past and embrace the new as well as to enrich the human experience and wisdom with digital intelligence in a practical and collaborative manner.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Theo Xenakoudis, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry

We have asked Mr. Theo Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations at IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry, to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community. Among others, for the new year, he foresees strong growth across the markets and a focus on sustainable shipping practices.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping Alliance

We have asked Mrs. Diane Gilpin, Smart Green Shipping’s CEO and founder, to make an assessment of 2020 from her perspective and share her message for the new year across the global community. Among others, she highlights that going green is a necessity; our industry needs to to give up believing that it is ‘hard to decarbonise’ and take action. 

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Captain Hari Subramaniam, Shipowners’Club

We have asked Captain Hari Subramaniam, Regional Head – Business Relations, Shipowners’ Club, to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community. Among others, he sees a positive outlook for the new year, highlighting how important is that industry’s stakeholders have shown resilience during such difficult times.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Capt Yves Vandenborn, The Standard Club

We have asked Capt Yves Vandenborn, Director of Loss Prevention at The Standard Club, to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community. Among others, he wishes that lessons learnt during this year are not quickly forgotten and that ship managers will really focus more on the wellbeing of their seafarers.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Capt Panagiotis Nikiteas, Maran Dry Management

We have asked Capt Panagiotis Nikiteas, HSQE Manager / DPA / CSO at Maran Dry Management Inc., to make an assessment of 2020 from his perspective and share his message for the new year across the global community. Among others, he highlights that we should keep in mind that when we return to normality, not to forget the useful tools and processes that lock-downs and restrictions brought into light.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Pia Meling, Massterly AS

We have asked Mrs. Pia Meling, Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Massterly AS – A Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture, to make an assessment of 2020 from her perspective and share her message for the new year across the global community. Among others, she wishes for the new year that industry will ensure lasting efficiency gains from automation and remote services and use every mean to drastically speed up decarbonization path.

Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021: Lena Dyring, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union

We have asked Mrs Lena Dyring, Director, Cruise Operations at Norwegian Seafarers’ Union, to make an assessment of 2020 from her perspective and share her message for the new year across the global community. Among others, she highlights there is urgent need for the industry to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to seafarers as soon as possible.

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