articles | 03 June 2019 | ServPRO Accountants & Consultants

ICS chairman praises Cyprus Shipping Chamber

Chairman of International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) Esben Poulsson, has praised the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) as a “model member. Mr. Poulsson will attend the Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s annual meeting and 30th anniversary on May 30th 2019.

In a recent interview with Cyprus News Agency, Poulsson said: “Co-operation with CSC is excellent and as far as ICS is concerned CSC is pretty much a model example of what an effective national ship-owners’ association should be like.

He further added that during the years, Cyprus Shipping Chamber officials have acted as Vice-Chairmen of ICS as well as Chairmen of ICS Committees, actively participating in policy making and consulting thoroughly on many complex topics with their member shipping companies in Cyprus.

Repeating that Cyprus Shipping Chamber is very much a model ICS member, he explains that this is one of the reasons he accepted to attend and address the CSC’s Annual General Meeting at a special occasion in celebrating its 30th Year Anniversary. “I believe that my presence at the Chamber’s 30th Annual General Meeting shows our appreciation to the CSC for its valuable contribution to the ICS through the years, recognizing as such, its important role towards shaping future policies for international shipping,” he said.

“We believe strongly in a ‘level playing field’ for international shipping, and open access for international trade as being the means to ensure that world trade can be moved most cost effectively, to the benefit of the people of all countries, and we lobby strongly against any practices which represent a constraint on free trade in goods and services,” Poulsson said.

Moreover, regarding sulphur emissions reduction, Poulsson made clear that the Chamber welcomes and fully supports the new regulation concerning sulphur emissions reduction, which will bring great benefits to human health and our oceans, adding that the industry has worked closely with regulators on various preparatory and transitional issues and already started preparing for implementation.

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