Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards – Piraeus International Centre Award – Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus

On Friday, 7th of December, in a crowded room at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel, the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards were presented to the brightest performers for 2018, personalities and Clubs that with their outstanding performance and their innovative practices promote the interests of the Hellenic Shipping Industry worldwide.

Within cheers and applauses from all the attendees, the International Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, won the award in the Piraeus International Centre Award category. The President of the Propeller club of Piraeus, Mr. George Xiradakis, along with H.E. the Ambassador of the United States in Greece and Honorary President of the Propeller Club of Piraeus, Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt, received the Lloyd’s List Award. In their brief speeches both Mr. Pyatt and Mr. Xiradakis pointed out the importance of the Hellenic Shipping Industry in our country and the successful efforts, on behalf of the Club, to promote the interest of the industry worldwide. Both the Ambassador and the President, together with the members of the Board of Governors, captured the moment with the necessary photographs along with the presenters of the event and enjoyed the rest of the evening.


The speech of H.E. the Ambassador of the United States in Greece and Honorary President of the Propeller Club of Piraeus, Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt

“Καλησπέρα σας. – The history of U.S/Greek relationship  is deeply intertwined with shipping ; just as the history of Greek Shipping is inextricable with its relationship with the US. We are truly proud of the work of the Propeller Club of Piraeus does, to grow the relationship between the United Stated and Greece, but also to reinforce the importance of Greek Shipping as a driver in global commerce and importance of Piraeus as a global hub for shipping which benefit us all. Congratulation George!”


The speech of the President of the Propeller Club, Mr. George Xiradakis

“On behalf of the Board of Governors and the members of the International Propeller Club of United States of America-Port of Piraeus thank you for the honor of presenting us this Award.

I want to share with you our secret of success. We simply followed the operational pattern of Greek shipping, respecting principles, working hard and enjoying team spirit.

During the last few years, Propeller Club-Port of Piraeus was expanded due to excellent Board of Governors’ teams consisted of successful market executives able to take and make fast decisions. Certainly we also spent a lot of time but we had great fun as well.

We followed simple mottos inspiring people, mainly those working in the International Shipping Center of Piraeus;

“Share the Care” –

“Reflecting Rays of Success”-

“Team up, Explore our potentials”-

“It’s in our DNA, Dedication / Navigation/Acceleration”

are among those mottos that drove us to support our Society and honor meritocracy.

We call from this fantastic event tonight, Greek people, any leader and citizen of our nation, to pursue this successful pattern of Greek Shipping, creating solid relationships based on honesty and extraversion. These characteristics remain in our DNA for thousand years and assisted our industry and ultimately all of us.

Thank you all

Happy Birthday Lloyd’s Greek Shipping Awards for your 15th Anniversary”