Matters regarding the international shipping industry and the bilateral collaboration between Greece and the United Kingdom in shipping ahead of Brexit are expected to dominate meetings to be held by Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis in London on Tuesday and Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Plakiotakis will meet with the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation, Kitack Lim, and on Wednesday he will meet with Deputy Transport Minister of the UK responsible for Shipping issues Nusrat Ghani.
According to sources, the issue of the implementation of the new low-sulphur fuel, whose sulphur content must drop from 3.5 pct to 0.5 pct from 1 January, 2020, will be discussed at Plakiotakis' meeting with the IMO chief.
Bilateral relations between the UK and Greece in shipping, naval education and the prospect of mutual recognition of naval ability certificates will be among the issues to be discussed at Plakiotakis' meeting with Ghani.
Additionally, cooperation between the two countries in the context of the elections for a new IMO board and the new investment opportunities opening up in Greece's ports sector will also be examined.