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Shipping: an Industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience

Shipping: an Industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience

Maravilhosa, specialised in business consultancy and advice, organised a Panel Discussion on Tuesday 10th of May 2016. The event “Shipping: an industry of Passion, Knowledge and Experience” took place at Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol and was attended by Government dignitaries, Diplomats, Cyprus Shipping Chamber Director General, representatives of Cyprus Shipping Organizations, as well as representatives of Shipping related Associations and Organizations.

The opening Keynote Address was given by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Marios Demetriades.

In his address, Demetriades praised Cyprus as a world class shipping centre, attributed to a large extent to its passionate shipping people in the private and public sectors, their knowledge, know-how and expertise. He added that Merchant shipping is a business sector which represents an invaluable asset for Cyprus and consequently is placed on the top of the Ministry’s priority list. The Minister expressed the view that Cyprus has the potential to be developed into an important Energy Center in the Mediterranean and the sustainable growth of Cyprus Shipping is one of the priorities of the Cyprus Government.  Furthermore, Demetriades stated that the Ministry of Transport will do its utmost to enhance the competitiveness of Cyprus flag and Cyprus maritime cluster, in order to consolidate and further develop Cyprus role in world shipping as well as to provide adequate conditions for a sustainable growth of the shipping sector in Cyprus.

The founder of Maravilhosa, Muriel Matta stated that the objective of the panel discussion was to emphasise the major role played by Cyprus Shipping industry. She expressed the view that Shipping is not just an ordinary career but an extraordinary vocation and by addressing the challenges of the Shipping industry from different perspectives, the aim is to inspire every shipping professional and add value to their career.

Five young panellists from the Shipping industry in Cyprus shared real life stories and insights, in order to provide a learning session for new industry professionals, as well as to engage in dialogue between Shipping executives and young aspiring professionals.

The event was sponsored by Maravilhosa (organizer and Gold Sponsor) and five Silver Sponsors: Tototheo Group, EDT Shipmanagement Ltd, Intergaz Ltd, Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd and Lowland International Shipping Cyprus Ltd.


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