29th of September: Another festive day for Limassol

Taking the opportunity to celebrate the IMO World Maritime Day on Thursday 29th September, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) is organizing a “Week of the Sea” to promote shipping in Cyprus and to raise public awareness by organizing various events throughout the week including a Maritime Exhibition. The exhibition will be open daily from Saturday 24th September up to and including Saturday 1st October and is open to the public free of charge.

The exhibition will take place at the new exhibition and conference venue of the Cyprus Ports Authority situated within the newly renovated area of the Limassol Old Port. Visitors will have the opportunity to see some amazing exhibits including paintings, sculptures, artefacts, ship models, maps, terrific photos, uniforms and other shipping memorabilia, all of which have been kindly donated to the exhibition from the private collections of member companies of the CSC. Shipping is not only about ships!!!

“Make a Wish”

“Make a Wish” Foundation expressed its gratitude to the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and its members for its support towards the foundation. During the “Week of the Sea” a beach volley tournament with participation of all companies / members of the chamber will be organized whilst all proceeds of the event will be donated to “Make a Wish” Foundation, which fulfills the wishes of the children suffering from cancer and leukemia.

Shipping = Limassol

Cyprus recognised, as early as 1963, the political, economic and social importance of shipping and managed to attract shipping entrepreneurs and to develop the island into a fully-fledged shipping centre combining both a sovereign flag and a resident shipping industry, which is renowned for its high quality services and standards of safety. The island΄s strategic location, which is at the crossroads of three continents (Europe, Asia, Africa) enabled Cyprus to play a prominent role in its success as an international shipping centre, especially Limassol.

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