|Posidonia 2014 (TFC Event) -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Commercial Vessel/Eq. (Non-Fisheries), Environmental Technologies, Pollution Control Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)|
U.S. shipping companies interested in participating in one of the world's largest shipping exhibitions and a recognized showcase for the international maritime and shipping industries should consider exhibiting in the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition (Posidonia 2014). Held biennially, Posidonia 2014 will take place June 2-6, 2014 at the state-of-the-art Metropolitan Expo Centre in Athens, Greece.
A tradition that has spanned over 40 years, Posidonia 2012 broke all previous records. Over 1,870 exhibitors from 87 countries and 18,547 trade visitors from 92 countries took part in the 23rd staging of this event. The exhibitors represented all sectors of the shipping industry, including ship owners, shipbuilding firms, manufacturers of marine equipment and ship products of all kinds, software providers to shipbrokers, insurance and banking firms, port authorities, shipyards, and shipping related service firms. Water treatment specialists and pollution control experts also participated in Posidonia 2012 and are expected at Posidonia 2014 in response to the significant cost savings generated through the effective implementation of environmentally-friendly innovations in the shipping sector.
The massive renewal of the Greek shipping fleet – 2012's order book topped 110 units worth nearly $7 billion -- continues with a multi-million dollar upgrades which will see the average age of the oceangoing Greek fleet dropping to 10 years. At the beginning of 2013, over 80 Greek companies had 370 ships of more than 32 million DWT on order, including 40 gas carriers. Posidonia 2014 provides an excellent opportunity for U.S. companies to meet with all the players in world shipping!
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service in Athens will support U.S. companies participating in the U.S. Pavilion at Posidonia 2014 and maintain a full-time presence in order to assist exhibiting companies.
|Bryan Larson, Athens|
Senior Commercial Officer
|Irene Ralli, Athens|
Phone: 30-210-720-2224; 2225
|Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs|
Senior International Trade Specialist
|Richard Regan, UBM Live|
|Maria Georgousi, Athens|