The Greek fleet Builds on its Strengths
Posidonia brings the whole shipping world to its exhibitors. The international shipping community attends in strength with national pavilions and thousands of visitors. But Posidonia is also home to the owners of the world’s largest merchant ﬂeet. Greece, a top ship- owning nation, operating 20% of global and 50% of European capacity, represents a multi-billion dollar opportunity for shipbuilders and for suppliers of marine equipment, information technology and the whole spectrum of marine services. While the top ten largest fleets in the world recently lost value, the upgrading of the Greek fleet has kept its worth above $100bn. At the same time Greek owners have been ordering new vessels in the shipyards of Japan, China and South Korea. Oil tankers and LNG and LPG carriers are all under construction, along with dry bulk carriers and container ships.
The Greek Shipping Cluster
Greece is the home of the world’s largest shipping community and the cluster of over 5,000 companies established or represented in Greece includes many of the world’s best owners, managers and service companies supporting their operations. More shipping capacity is managed from Greece than anywhere else. 75 operators run fleets each of more than 1m dwt capacity and there are 64 fleets of 20 ships or more.
The Posidonia Opportunity
The needs of the Greek shipping cluster have led to the growth of a strong maritime community. Banks, classification societies, law firms, shipbrokers, ship registries and insurers see Greek operators as being among their most important customers. Many international companies have made Piraeus their second base after home headquarters. Hundreds of service providers, technical firms, equipment makers and ship yards also have a presence in the cluster, playing their part in the operation of some 4,000 Greek-owned ships over 1,000grt each.
Posidonia takes its exhibitors to the heart of this community with exclusive access to owners and management keen to engage with suppliers and services for their shipping operations and fleet renewal. Technical and operations executives from all over the world will be keen to engage with exhibitors – not only to discuss solutions but to make decisions. Posidonia is known for the business done in its exhibition halls. No other shipping event is attended by as many Greek and international shipowners and shipping executives.
And Posidonia is more than an exhibition
Posidonia week also includes an extended conference, seminars and technical workshops programme. The popular programme of main conference sessions, focused workshops and seminars will be further developed at Posidonia 2022. Chaired by industry leaders, there will be lively discussion and debate on issues, challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Posidonia 2022 will again host the Tradewinds Shipowners Forum at the Posidonia Conference Hall on Tuesday 7 June.
The fun side of Posidonia: The Posidonia Games
A highly popular part of the Posidonia business and social mix, the games appeal to the competitive nature of shipping professionals. The Posidonia Games programme includes the exciting Posidonia Cup yacht race, the hugely popular five-a-side Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament, the prestigious Posidonia Golf Tournament, the massive Posidonia Running Event and the newly launched Posidonia Squash and Basketball Tournaments.