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Bimco to open an office in Greece

Bimco will open an office in Athens early this summer with the objective is to have a stronger and closer dialogue with Bimco's Greek membership and to recruit more Greek members and provide a back-up service to the owner’s every day challenges.

This was revealed by Bimco president Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, principal of Common Progress, during a press briefing in Greece, 3 April. “Opening an office in Athens is an important step to make Bimco even more member-focused,” said Papagiannopoulos. 

“There is a lot of regulation coming and being a Bimco member will help Greek shipowners get the advice and information they need to make decisions about their business,” he said. 

Greek shipowners are already the biggest group of Bimco members measured by fleet size, with 152 Greek shipowners as members. With offices in Shanghai and Singapore, the  Greek office will be staffed with one person who will report to Bimco's head of membership and business development, Erik Jensby.

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