April 8, 2021

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame has announced that it aims to hold this year’s annual Induction Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 7 July 2021, as an in-person dinner event under the stars.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2021 will celebrate Greek shipping and pay tribute to historic personalities who have helped to shape the industry.

Assuming that public health requirements at the time allow, it will be the first time that the eagerly–awaited industry event will be held at an open-air venue during the summer.

An exciting programme of content will include the unveiling of the latest Inductees to the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. The 2020 Inductees will join 32 shipping ‘greats’ already inducted into the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame will continue its support of Hellenic Hope and a portion of the proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to this children’s charity, focused on helping at-risk children in Greece.

We are proud to acknowledge the support of our prestigious event sponsors to date:

ABS, IRI – The Marshall Islands Registry and Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co. as Co-Lead Sponsors of the Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2021.

Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman, President and CEO comments:

“ABS is proud to honor these visionaries of Greek shipping and celebrate their continued insight and entrepreneurial genius.  These leaders continue to shape an industry while creating a truly global legacy.  The Hall of Fame presents a valuable opportunity to reflect on the huge contribution made by Greek shipping to global trade and ABS salutes all the inductees. ”

Theo Xenakoudis, Director – Worldwide Business Operations & Managing Director Greece, International Registries Inc. comments:

“International Registries, Inc. (IRI) and the Marshall Islands Registry celebrate the Greek shipping community’s leaders, who for centuries have driven the shipping industry to innovate and transform.  As we look ahead to a decade of advanced technologies and green solutions, we salute the latest Greek Shipping Hall of Fame honorees.”

Wang Qi, Chairman of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding, comments:

“SWS is happy to once again support the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame and to pay tribute to the shipping legends that it recognises. We enjoy a very close relationship with the Greek shipping industry and the prestigious Greek Shipping Hall of Fame event each year provides a perfect opportunity for us to express our interest in Greek shipping history and culture and to say hello to some of our most important friends and clients.”

The Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2021 will begin with a Welcome Drinks Reception kindly sponsored by TMS.

The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame thanks Navios Group for its kind support as Dinner Sponsor.

So far confirmed as Premium Sponsors of the event are the Baltic Exchange, Bureau Veritas, Citi Private Bank and Moore Greece.

Sponsors so far include China Classification Society, ClassNK, The Ecali Club, Isle of Man Ship Registry, Kyvernitis Travel Group, Lloyd’s Register and Marichem Marigases Worldwide Services.      

Sponsorship enquiries: [email protected]

Table booking & press enquiries: [email protected]

In case the summer event is not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions or precautions, we will hold the Induction Ceremony virtually, creating a unique programme that will bring Greece and its modern shipping achievements to a wider audience.

Last year’s first Virtual Induction Ceremony was widely praised for its original content and telling of modern Greek shipping history. It was viewed by well over 2,000 people.