Shipping ministry to seek views of all parties in forming national shipping policy-minister

The Shipping ministry is willing to request the contribution of all parties in the development of a national policy for shipping, Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis said on Monday, responding to a question by New Democracy Yiannis Plakiotakis.

“Because we understand it is an issue of national importance, we have the political courage, as soon as we are ready to submit this initiative before all the parties, to cooperate on this issue, and if possible, to develop a national policy on this crucial issue, because with such a policy we can truly tackle dangers and boost this sector further,” he said.

Kouroumblis said the government has set 12 specific targets for training, for –among others- island policy, for the Shipbuilding Zone, seafarer shipping and cabotage.