The heads of the Greek and German shipowners’ associations met in Piraeus on 24 January and pledged closer cooperation, amid a heavy regulatory agenda.

Melina Travlos, president of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), and Gaby Bornheim, her counterpart at the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), discussed “current shipping issues and … developments at the EU and international level”, the Greek association said in a post on its LinkedIn page.

“Both Ms Travlos and Dr Bornheim reiterated that the two associations see eye-to-eye on many shipping topics and confirmed their intention for enhancing their collaboration.”