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Shipping Conference Delves into the Challenges of Post-Covid Times

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The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce will co-host a conference on the future of shipping. Credit: fdecomite,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 /Wikipedia

A conference hosted by the Hellenic American (HACC) and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) to be held digitally on February 8 will delve into the challenging issues facing the shipping industry in turbulent and fast-changing times.

Titled “Out of the Abyss- Shipping Roars Back,” the 28th annual HACC-NACC conference will bring together key players in the shipping industry.

Each year the conference focuses on a specific theme of importance to the global maritime industry, with panels and speakers discussing and debating cutting-edge issues in the rapidly changing sector. Attendees praise the conference’s value as a candid, timely, and relevant appraisal of the latest trends and developments in commercial shipping.

Themes of the shipping conference

The major themes of this year’s conference include the global economic and markets outlook, the environmental challenges and opportunities for shipping, the supply chain, finance for shipping in the post-Covid era, technology and innovation, how strategic and political turmoil affects shipping and the shipowners’ perspective.

For the list of speakers and panelists, please click here.

The Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce was formed over 70 years ago for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the United States of America and Greece.

The Chamber has broadened beyond the express purpose of fostering and developing commercial and trade relations between Greece and the United States.

Beyond its traditional commercial role, the Chamber administered the “George E. Athans Scholarship Fund” (prior to entrusting it to the Office of Financial Aid at New York University) and continues to assist in the selection of its recipients. Today, HACC is a multifaceted organization that helps its members to meet, interact, and exchange ideas.

Greek shipping continues growth

Greek shipping continues its astonishing growth, confirming Greece’s position as the number one seafaring country in the world, according to a recent report.

The value of the Greek-owned merchant shipping fleet grew over 32% in the past three years and now stands at $132.58 billion, says a report from the consultancy firm VesselsValue.

The report says that Greece’s active fleet consists of 4,546 ships with a total value of $117.59 billion.

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