Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras and Minister of Shipping and Aegean Miltiadis Varvitsiotis joined U.S. Ambassador David Pearce and Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen to cut the U.S. Pavilion’s ribbon at the Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition opening Monday night.
The large American presence at Posidonia marks the U.S. government’s ongoing interest in supporting the growth of the Greek shipping industry by facilitating business partnerships with U.S. companies that offer state-of-the-art technology and services.
Ambassador Pearce and Prime Minister Samaras visited the U.S. exhibitors in the Pavilion, flanked by the Minister of Shipping and the Aegean Miltiadis Varvitsiotis and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator Jaenichen.
Seven U.S. firms are taking part in the U.S. Pavilion at Posidonia 2014, and over two dozen U.S. firms are in other areas of the exposition. The opening attracted a record number of dignitaries and media from around the globe including the Acting U.S. Maritime Administrator, Paul Jaenichen.
The exhibitors in the U.S. Pavilion at Posidonia 2014 include General Electric, Dupont/Belco Technologies Corp., World-Link Communications, Griffin Global Group, Society of Naval Architect and Marine Engineers-SNAME, and Enecon.
U.S. companies at Posidonia 2014 include MetLife Alico, Chevron Marine Products, the American Bureau of Shipping, Inventory Locator Services, Emerging Market Communications, Jeppesen Hellas Ltd., Drew Marine Chemicals, Tech Oil Products, and several others.
For More Information
The U.S. Commercial Service in Athens, Greece can be contacted
via e-mail at: George.Bonanos@trade.gov
Tel: +30 210 720 2331; Fax: +30 210 721 8660;
Or visit our website: www.export.gov/greece