October 7, 2019

Cyprus Maritime Conference

On 6 October 2019 Kyriacos Kourtellos attended the Opening Reception of the Maritime Cyprus 2019 Conference, an established biennial event organised by the Shipping Deputy Ministry in cooperation with the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners. This year the Conference proudly celebrates 30 years since it was first held in 1989.

During the Opening Reception, the winner of the “Cyprus Maritime Award 2019” – Safebulkers - was announced by H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus. The Conference connects thousands of participants, including ship owners, executives, regulators and officials from all over the world, including esteemed speakers. Also, esteemed guests, including the IMO Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Kitack Lim, the European Commissioner for Transport, the Presidents of ECSA, ICS and BIMCO, and renowned ship owners and high-calibre experts participate in the Conference.

The programme of the Conference consists of panel discussions on the shifts in established business models, regulatory challenges, environmental protection and the impact of technological transformation. In particular, it addresses regulatory measures, the new landscape of shipowners, the future of shipping, disruption in the shipping industry, shipping finance

The evident efforts of the Shipping Deputy Ministry, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Cyprus Union of Shipowners, enhance the role of Cyprus as an advanced, proactive, competitive maritime nation with a positive contribution worldwide, and build on the long history of Cypriot maritime tradition and the strong maritime cluster in multicultural Limassol.

A significant portion of the world’s third-party management fleet is managed by companies based in Limassol. Important developments constantly reshape the shipping industry, which ultimately adapts to the new requirements. Particularly given the uncertainty of the future, the relevant players need custom-made, long-term solutions for their commercial operations.

Our firm advises on the appropriate legal structure and financing vehicle for shipping activities, and all ancillary matters.

  • Ship Registration and Finance
  • Security Registration and Enforcement
  • Ship Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Shipbuilding Contracts
  • Ship Management Contracts
  • International Law of the Sea
  • Marine Pollution and Security


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