Posidonia is a firm fixture for the global shipping industry. Every two years it is the essential place for serious business at the largest gathering in the shipping calendar.
Posidonia provides direct access to Greek shipping and the owners of the largest fleet under the control of any one national group, dominating the newbuilding orderbook and S&P market.
The Greek owned fleet continues its impressive growth. Over a twelve month period leading up to Posidonia 2014, over 25m dwt was added, the largest annual increase since 2008. Of some 700 shipping companies based in the Athens area, about 70 run fleets of 1m dwt or above.
The multi-billion opportunity
Greek owners rank first in terms of both new tonnage and newbuild fleet value, bringing vessel ages well below the international average. With this goes a determined move into new sectors. The Greek fleet is powering into sophisticated LNG and LPG carriers, offshore supply vessels, drilling rigs and container ships. Greek owners are pioneering new technologies to deliver and upgrade their fleet for efficient and environmentally friendly operations, all on a massive scale.
At end 2014, orders stood at $29bn, some 550 ships totalling 50m dwt. Deliveries from 94 entities averaged two ships per week, accounting for 11.5% of the world’s orderbook. That included some 39 LNG carriers. Greek presence in the S&P markets also continued apace, accounting for near 40% of the global investment in secondhand ships and again placing Greek owners in the top position*.
Together with newbuildings, that represents a 12 billion dollar investment in the Greek fleet. Behind that growth is a multi-billion dollar order book for shipbuilders, ships equipment suppliers, technology, services and management companies, shipbrokers, insurance and finance. Posidonia exhibitors go straight to the heart of this exciting market, face to face with buyers keen to talk, ready to do business.
Only at Posidonia do the Greek owners gather to do face to face business on this scale.
But Posidonia is more than an exhibition.
Posidonia week also includes an extended conference, seminars and technical workshops programme
The popular 2014 programme of main conference sessions, focused workshops and seminars will be further developed at Posidonia 2016. Chaired by industry leaders, there will be lively discussion and debate on issues, challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Posidonia 2016 will again host the Tradewinds Shipowners Forum at the Posidonia conference hall on Tuesday 7 June.
The fun side of Posidonia: The Posidonia Games
A highly popular part of the Posidonia business social mix, the games appeal to the competitive nature of shipping professionals but in a spirit of friendly rivalry. The Posidonia Games programme includes the exciting Posidonia Cup yacht race, the hugely popular five-a-side Posidonia Shipsoccer Tournament, the Posidonia Golf Tournament and the new addition to the Posidonia programme, the Posidonia Running Event.