Cyprus is developing a vision for a resilient, more competitive and sustainable national shipping cluster
Never before has such a small country evolved into a maritime cluster powerhouse as Cyprus has. Pioneering is at its heart and, in the face of constant global change, Cyprus shipping is prepared to lead the way.
With a national strategy for the shipping sector, evaluating the challenges and adjusting its course, Cyprus is developing a vision for a resilient, more competitive and sustainable national shipping cluster.
BLUE ECONOMY AND GROWTH
With a holistic approach to maritime policies and a sustainable maritime spatial planning, Cyprus focuses on strengthening the blue economy to achieve further growth. Our part is significant in constructing proposals for the formulation of global and European shipping policies. We are committed to promoting Cyprus shipping, by playing a leading role in global maritime affairs and creating strong international relations and alliances. With incentives to reward cleaner vessels that demonstrate reduced emissions, we want to motivate and support shipowners on their pathway to decarbonisation. With the adoption of a green model to all our operations, we are investing in maritime research and innovation for a more environmentally sustainable and more robust shipping sector.
With our unwavering commitment to protect seafarers, we continue to respond supportively, proactively and efficiently in times of adversity. During the COVID-19 crisis, we recognized immediately the seafarers’ pivotal role in international trade and facilitated crew changes and repatriation, and assumed the initiative in tabling a proposal for a global seafarer vaccination programme.
Digital transformation through integrated information technologies is embraced by our infrastructure and operations, preparing the ground for fully automated and autonomous vessels, better maintenance and improved safety regulations.
With the promotion of paperless initiatives, we are working towards creating a one-stop-shop concept increasing efficiency of our services for both citizens and the shipping industry.
With constant innovation, we made things more efficient. More advanced, but less complicated. More automated, but without the loss of human touch Cyprus Shipping is here. More competitive, More extroverted more adaptable, more sustainable, than ever. Making a positive difference, for Cyprus and the global maritime scene.