As is the case every other year, the world of maritime shipping will descend on Athens at the beginning of June, when its hoped that numbers will exceed the previous event. Despite the government debt crisis, Greek shipping remains at the top of the heap.
Posidonia 2016 set a record in terms of visitor numbers. Over 22,000 visitors crowded the stands and attended the many events in the four halls and conference rooms at the state-of-the-art Metropolitan Expo. The energy of the popular Posidonia Games kicked off five days of great business for the nearly two thousand exhibiting companies from over 90 countries.
For nearly 50 years the international shipping community has gathered at Posidonia, the home of Greek shipping, welcomed in 2016 by the owners of a fleet of some 4,400 ships, including an orderbook of $22bn. Greek owners continue to invest billions of dollars to ensure their fleet continues to lead the way in clean technologies and efficient operations.
Posidonia, the international shipping exhibition, has long been established as one of the major calendar events of the shipping industry. 2016 attracted the most influential personalities from the Greek and international shipping community and major companies and organisations active in all sectors of the shipping industry. The international exhibition Posidonia first took place in 1969 and has been taking place every two years ever since.