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Bestowal of the 2018 Sponsors

With a humble ceremony, the President and the members of the Board of Governors expressed their appreciation and said a big “thank you” to all those who helped and supported the International Propeller Club of United States – Port of Piraeus, during the last year.

The President Mr. George Xiradakis, The Secretary General Mr. Costas Constantinou, The Chairman of the Fundraising Committee Mr. Costis Frangoulis and the Board of Governors of the Propeller Club, unanimously expressed their appreciation of the work done and the effort put by the companies to support last year’s AMVER event.

The President of the Propeller Club, Mr. Xiradakis signified the contribution of the Propeller Club throughout the years and the success that the AMVER Awards have received over the years. He mentioned the reactivation of The Propeller Club, Port of Thessaloniki, which will share the same principles and practices with The Propeller Clubs globally. Mr. Xiradakis also referred to the key contributor for the success of the AMVER Ceremony, Cpt. Panagiotis Tsakos, Tsakos Group of Companies. More specifically he said ‘….without his continuous encouragement and support many things could not have been realized’.

The Secretary General, Mr. Constantinou in his speech welcomed the guests and referred to the success of the management of The Propeller Club all these years and of its supportive role in the Hellenic Maritime Industry. Mr. Constantinou welcomed all new members and described the worldwide actions of the club and what the members earned by taking part in them.

Following, Mr. Frangoulis, Chairman of the Fundraising Committee in his speech thanked the sponsors by saying that ‘at The Propeller Club, we try to enlarge our provision of relief to those in need and our contribution wouldn’t be feasible without the generosity of our distinguished sponsors. As Chairman of the Fundraising Committee I would like to take this opportunity, to express my warm gratitude and appreciation’.

The representative of Bureau Veritas to receive the Sponsors’ Award was Mr. Eleni Letoni, Communications, Sales & Marketing Coordinator for Greece, Cyprus & Malta
who in her speech congratulated the Propeller Club for its hospitality and highlighted that with ‘….a sense of responsibility and conscious intention to contribute, Bureau Veritas has been supporting the activities and initiatives of the Propeller Club for many years now’.

Mrs. Letoni made a quick historical background of the maritime history to the Hellenic civilization and concluded her speech with the moto of last year’s AMVER ‘It’s in our DNA’.

Over 200 participants attended the event were all applauded by the Members and the Friends of the Propeller Club during the receipt of the award.

During the event and after the unanimous decision by the Board of Governors, Mr. Epaminondas Lorandos, Director of ‘SOS Villages’ at Vari, Athens received the donation of 5.000 Euros to cover the forthcoming operating expenses of the organization.

The following are sponsor companies that participated at the Ceremony and were awarded: Tsakos Group of Companies, Bureu Veritas, Angelakos (Hellas) S.A., Bahamas Maritime Authority, Costamare Shipping, Danaos Shipping Co Ltd, Franman, Kangrim, Kobelco, Kyvernitis Travel, Marshall Islands Registry, Moore Stephens,  ABS, Drew Marine, Dynamarine, Marichem Marigases Hellas S.A. , Naniwa, Nereus Shipping SA, OLP, Pavimar SA, Philacoatings, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd., PPG Hellas, Seamar Management S.A., Timagenis Law Office, Target Group Marine S.A., WILHELMSEN Ship Service, Yanmar, Ambrey, Aspida Travel, CCS, Blue Planet Shipping, EOS Risk, Eurobulk Ltd, Evertec, Gac, Independent Average Adjusters Ltd., Katradis, Korea Marine Engineering Co., Ltd., Kyklades Maritime Corp., KTE Co Ltd, KYMA AS, Latsco Marine Management, LISCR Hellas S.A., SEASCAPE Marine and Trading Ltd., NanoPhos SA, MAS SA, Phoenix Ltd., Veolia, Technomar Shipping Inc., V. Ships, SKF Hellas S.A., StarBulk S.A., VANOS S.A., Taiyo Electric Co. Ltd, Dan Marine Group, Posidonia Events, SeaScape, XRTC., Life Clinic Group, Piraeus Marine Services, ΕΨΑ, All About Events

After the completion of the ceremony, new members received the Certificate of Membership by the Chairman of the Membership Committee and the rest of the Governors.

A celebration followed to honor the awarded sponsors.