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Friday, 28 September 2018 09:56

The Big Cyprus Marine Club Summer Interview with Shipping Deputy Minister to the President “ Natasa Pillides “

Limassol, 27 September 2018



Cyprus Marine Club organized its Big Summer Interview with Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Mrs. Natasa Pilides, on Tuesday the 25th of September at Epsilon, Marina in Limassol.

In his opening statement, Cyprus Marine Club’s President, Captain Eberhard Koch stated that the Deputy Minister for sure has recognized that she can’t change the direction of the wind, but in his opinion, Mrs. Natasa Pilides is the right person to adjust the sails.

The Shipping Deputy Minister was interviewed by Mrs. Muriel Matta and shared critical information related to the promotion and modernisation of the Cyprus Maritime Administration and consequently, the expected increase in functionality, effectiveness and flexibility of its services.

Mrs. Pilides discussed the implications of the structural change on the Ministry employees, the industry owners and managers, and stated that the most difficult change she anticipates is the full automation of the Ministry services.

Mrs. Pilides announced a new initiative launched by the Shipping Deputy Ministry and Cyprus Marine Club: a photo competition aimed at raising awareness and getting the public involved.

This big event started at 18:30 and generated further conversations among an enthusiastic audience of the Club members and guests, who explored interesting topics with Mrs. Pilides and continued sharing their thoughts during the cocktail reception that followed.

The Cyprus Marine Club is a non-profit organization that embraces and encourages a plethora of maritime industry stakeholders for friendly membership. Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Crew Managers, Service Providers & Suppliers, Agents, Terminal Operators, Legal and Financial and more, come together with a focused effort to promote and celebrate the Cyprus maritime industry and share experiences.

SPONSORS: Cyprus Marine Club’s Annual Platinum Sponsors are Bureau Veritas, UMAR I WSR, ӦL Shipping Group. Its Annual Gold Sponsor is Tototheo Maritime, and its Annual Silver Sponsor is Hempel Coatings.