Fafalios elected fourth two-year term as GSCC chairman

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Following the Elections of the 21st June 2018, the New Council of the GSCC (Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee) for the period June 2018-June 2020, is as follows:

Haralambos J. Fafalios, Chairman, Cosntantinos Is. Caroussis, first vice chairman, John M. Lyras, second vice chairman and Spyros M. Polemis, third vice chairman.

Members of the Council in alphabetical order:

ANGELICOUSSIS JOHN  A. , DRAGAZIS DIMITRIS C., EMBIRICOS GEORGE E., HADJIPATERAS ALEXANDER, HADJIPATERAS JOHN M., KANELLAKIS ANTONIOS C., KEDROS ALEXANDROS K., KULUKUNDIS  STATHES J., LEMOS DIAMANTIS J., LEMOS FILIPPOS P.N., MAVROLEON BASIL E., MITROPOULOS EFTHIMIOS E., PALIOS ANTHONY P., PATERAS MICHALIS G., SARAKAKIS DIMITRI FRANK  and  TSAVLIRIS  ANDREAS  A.

Writing in the London-based committee’s 2018 annual report Fafalios urged the international industry to work with the Greeks “to bring about workable, safe and maritime solutions to bring about a low carbon, zero future for us all”.

“Whilst shipping has amongst the smallest carbon footprints of any transportation mode and is by far the most efficient by any measure, outside influences wish to unduly weigh it down with legislation to reduce its footprint still further. The Greek shipping industry with its substantial order book is rapidly becoming among the greenest in the world and its technical know-how is second to none.”

Moreover, Fafalios said Greek shipping companies are “probably becoming the dominant LNG carrier operators and are increasing their share of the containership market”.

“There is a legislative tsunami of new regulations that has to be dealt with and put into place in a realistic and workmanlike manner so that world shipping can function properly without undue dislocation.”

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