IRI Posidonia 2018
The Marshall Islands Registry’s celebration at Posidonia in Athens was a success this year. Held at Ble Azure, approximately 4,000-4,500 guests gathered to celebrate the achievements of the world’s second largest ship registry. Guests included the Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy, Panagiotis Kourouplis, alongside Greek and international shipowners, lawyers, bankers, surveyors, insurers, brokers, and other industry stakeholders.
The party was the culmination of a busy week for International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI), which provide administrative and technical support to the Marshall Islands Registry. Experts from across IRI’s global network, 25 in all, traveled to Posidonia, visiting clients, providing technical and practical advice, showcasing the Registry’s services, and catching-up with colleagues at the many events in and around Athens.
“This was our biggest and best Posidonia week so far,” said Theo Xenakoudis, Director, Worldwide Business Operations, IRI. “The feedback from the industry over the week was very positive; our customer friendly approach, high safety standards, and low vessel detention rate mean that we’re now the number one international choice for Greek shipowners. Around 20% of Greek ships are now Marshall Islands flagged and this figure continues to grow.”
Source: International Registries Inc.