The European Fee doesn’t intend to change the present tips concerning the taxation of delivery actions, Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc stated throughout a joint press convention with the Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis on the sidelines of the worldwide Posidonia 2016 delivery expo, which befell final week in Athens.
Addressing the occasion, Ms Bulc underlined the necessity to strengthen the sector by way of dialogue and confused the necessity to “perceive the enterprise properly because it is absolutely one of many core enablers for the creation of sound insurance policies”.
The Commissioner underlined the necessity to create circumstances for an equal enjoying subject, security and sustainability, remaining a powerful international actor by way of connectivity and digitalization, and defending the atmosphere. She added that the Fee will cooperate with key stakeholders to determine crucial rising markets and additional develop partnership agreements.
“There may be nice alternative of increasing partnerships in different international locations… particularly in 2017, which has been declared it because the ‘Maritime Yr’,” she stated.
Mr Veniamis stated that Greek delivery has remained resilient “in opposition to all odds” and added that EU maritime coverage must give attention to the competitiveness of the fleet, “which is put in danger as a result of a strict interpretation and software of competitors legislation”.
Established in 1916, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) celebrates its century-long anniversary this yr.