New UK Maritime Minister appointed

Nusrat Ghani has been confirmed as the UK’s new Maritime Minister, replacing John Hayes who resigned as Shipping Minister during Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle last week.

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Cyprus poised for Deputy Ministry of Shipping

After two decades of campaigning, the shipping industry in Cyprus has welcomed a bill that is poised to establish an independent Deputy Ministry of Shipping. “This is very good news and the bill is very close to what we have been after,” said Thomas Kazakos, dg of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.

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Panama and Egypt establish maritime cooperation

The Egyptian minister of transport Saad El-Giushy, the Panama’s minister of maritime affairs Jorge Barakat and El-Giushy have established mechanisms for cooperation in maritime affairs between the two countries during a meeting in the city of Alexandria.

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Greek govt revives standalone Shipping Ministry

With shipping and shipping related issues likely to play an important role in government plans to raise revenues and meet the demands of creditors, Greece’s incoming leftist-led coalition government has a New Ministry, Shipping and Island Policy.

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