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G-B International at Posidonia: A prominent shipping registry

June 12 2024

The 28th edition of the biennial Posidonia Exhibition came to an end on Friday, June 7, 2024, proving once again that it is the most sought-after event to conduct business and set the policy agenda for an industry that controls over 80% of the world trade and is projected to be worth $ 4.2 trillion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 7% till 2031.

And once more, the international maritime fair, that was inaugurated at the main conference hall of the Athens Metropolitan Expo on Monday, June 3, 2024 gathered the leading companies and organizations of the global maritime community, bringing together exhibitors from 82 countries and 23 national pavilions that showcased their offering on Posidonia’s exhibition floor. Furthermore, a total of 68 maritime conferences, forums and seminars took place at the venue that welcomed more than 40,000 visitors. 

During the opening ceremony that was held at the main conference hall of the Athens Metropolitan Expo in the presence of Greek and international ministers, European officials and presidents of all major international shipping organizations, the Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis,  expressed his support to the Greek shipping industry stressing that he will stand by its side “ in every battle that it will fight in order to enhance this value chain, which is centered on our country: From the green transition to safe ports and from the rejuvenation of Greek shipyards to the infusion of our workforce with the skills that developments impel”. 

And during the eagerly anticipated press conference held by the “Union of Greek Shipowners” (UGS), Ms. Melina Travlos, president of the UGS answered the questions about the current challenges of the shipping sector while focusing on the issues of maritime education in Greece, decarbonization and the strategies for the sustainability of the industry, as well as the strong social footprint of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

Let us note on this occasion that records also broke on the exhibition floor where organizers saw an increase of some 4% in exhibiting companies compared to the previous edition and a significant rise of over 10% in the number of visitors. 

From its part, the “International Ships Registry of Guinea-Bissau”, most commonly known as G-B International or GBI - who participated for the first time in Posidonia - welcomed in its stand experts and maritime professionals who got the chance to get acquainted with the services of the modern and prominent ships registry. During the fair, GBI finalized significant deals with new business partners that will surely drive the flag registry forward. 

Headquartered in Greece and Lebanon with representative offices in several countries of the world (London, Korea, UAE, Egypt, Türkiye, Panama, Ivory Coast etc) GBI strategic emplacement has in fact undeniably played a major role in attracting all sorts of commercial and leisure vessels while providing them with easy ship registration services that abide by international standards of safety, security and environmental protection. 

Posidonia 2024 was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the Union of Greek Shipowners and with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.