Egypt’s SCA keen to boost maritime cooperation with Greece

Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, the Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy, met with Osama Rabee, Head of the Board of Suez Canal Authority, on the sidelines of the first Greek Arab Shipping Conference organized by the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Development (5-6 July) in Greece.

At the meeting it was reviewed the recent developments of the Suez Canal, updates of the canal’s projects and development plans, and what its future perspective offers for promising cooperation opportunities in its investment projects.

Additionally in the meeting it was reaffirmed the authority to open more horizons of cooperation and invest in expanded partnership relations with Greece, creating more opportunities for success and integration through sharing experiences, technology transfer and studying contracts with companies and the authority’s arsenal of activities related to maritime services.

The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority explained that the new cooperation of the Suez Canal Authority with the Greek Group of Companies “V” (which owns the Greek company ”Antipollution”), for the provision of a solid and liquid waste collection and management service within the logistics services provided to ships transiting the Canal, is the embodiment of a promising model of Egyptian-Greek cooperation in the maritime sector and a strong addition to the cross-service organization Suez Canal Seafarers.

The agreement was signed on March by the Suez Canal Authority, the Greek V Group of companies and the Egyptian-Greek businessman Eric Adam.

The Greek Minister of Shipping and Islands Policy confirmed that the Suez Canal will remain one of the strategic hubs of the global trade movement, stating that the canal enjoys a comprehensive vision in developing its capabilities and expressing his eagerness to enhance the scope of future cooperation with the Suez Canal.