February 12, 2015
The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that two more prestigious maritime organisations have agreed to sponsor the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2015.
The event, that will take place in Athens during the evening of Monday 27 April 2015 at the Athens Hilton, will celebrate Greek shipping and pay tribute to historic personalities who have helped to shape the industry, including the latest Inductees to the Hall of Fame who will be unveiled during the evening. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to a Greek children’s charity.
The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry has now confirmed it will be a Co-Lead Sponsor of the occasion.
Scott Bergeron, Chief Executive Officer of the Liberian Registry comments: “The shipping ties between Greece and Liberia have existed from the very origin of the Liberian Registry when the Stavros Niarchos-owned oil tanker World Peace became the first ship to be registered under the Liberian flag in 1949. Onassis followed the next day.
“The strong relations of Greek shipping and the Liberian flag become even stronger and are generally considered as synonymous. With over 800 Greek-owned ships on the Register, Liberia is the most popular flag amongst Greek shipowners. Therefore, it is only fitting that the Liberian Registry pays tribute to the leaders of the Greek shipping community through its partnership with The Greek Shipping Hall of Fame.”
The Liberian Registry joins ABS and Clarksons as Lead Sponsors of the Induction Ceremony & Dinner on 27 April.
In addition a second freshly-confirmed sponsor, Lloyd’s Register, has added its support for the upcoming event.
Previously-announced sponsors include Aegean Marine Petroleum, The Baltic Exchange, Bureau Veritas, Moore Stephens and Thomas Miller as Premium Sponsors.
Sponsors to date also include ClassNK, Hellenic War Risks, UK Defence Club, UK P&I Club and Vilmar International.
“We are delighted to have ABS, Clarksons and the Liberian Registry as Co-Lead Sponsors of this event,”commented Caroline Lowry, director of Phoebe Media & Events, appointed by the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame as official event manager for the Induction Ceremony & Dinner 2015. “We are grateful to have the support of such prestigious organisations,” she added. “Moreover it is especially pleasing that so many of the event-sponsors to date have such a long history of partnership with the Greek shipping industry.”