In the coming weeks, Malta will be establishing its first regional shipping office in Greece, with the aim of further enhancing the level of service provided.
The announcement was made by Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg, while addressing the Greek Shipping Awards in Athens.
Dr Borg said the establishment of the office would help Malta continue meeting clients’ expectations, while looking ahead to a prosperous future.
He reiterated the Government’s commitment to ensure that Malta remains the flag of choice for the Greek shipping industry after the national flag and expressed Malta’s determination to continue consolidating the good working relationship it had maintained with the Greek shipping community, with relations dating back to the early 1970s.
“We look to the future with confidence. We are determined to maintain an active role in all international and EU maritime fora and remain committed to continue fostering dialogue with the industry for the mutual benefit of all. We are confident that together we will overcome the challenges and obstacles in our way and Malta will always be ready to provide the necessary support to ensure the continued competitivity and sustainability of the European shipping industry,” said Dr Borg.
During his visit, Dr Borg participated in meetings with the Greek Minister for Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy Akti Vassiliadi and Fotis Kouvelis as well as with the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.
The discussion between Mr Veniamis and Dr Borg also focused on positive solutions and targets regarding sustainability and safety in the shipping sector.