4th NAFTEMPORIKI SHIPPING CONFERENCE
The Conference at a glance
The global economy is at crucial crossroads at present, given that forces espousing a protectionist agenda are attempting to raise obstacles to free trade. The Greek and international shipping industry, a truly globalized sector, is closely following recent developments - and hopes that in the end the benefits of free trade will "win".
At the same time, the continuous legislative arrangements, which are supposedly aimed at the most correct and environmentally friendly operation of shipping, have created imbalances in the industry. The latter have negatively affected transport costs and healthy competition, to the detriment of the international community and consumers. The challenges for international and Greek shipping are many, including the adoption of new technology proposals that dramatically change the way a shipping company operates.
Amid these uncertain times, Greek shipowners, leading players in the industry, keep the wheel steadily towards growth and with enviable liquidity invest in increasing their market share to the detriment of their colleagues from countries mainly in the Far East.
The present and, above all, the future of global marine shipping, with an emphasis on the Greek, European and international shipping sector, was the focus of addresses and panel discussions by top Greek and international executives, as well as industry experts, at the 4th Annual "N" conference on shipping entitled “Greek and European Shipping: Setting sail for the future”.