OSM Cyprus, along with three other local shipping companies, hosted a recent visit from the Minister of Transport Communication and Works, Marios Demetriades.
OSM General Manager, Lia Papaiacovcou, said of the event, “It was indeed an honour to be chosen from so many well established shipping companies on the island to be visited by the Minister. He has taken an avid interest in the Maritime Industry and is a keen supporter.”
OSM Cyprus shared a variety of presentations with the Minister highlighting OSM Crew Management’s operations, experience & expertise. The Cyprus office also held a lunch in honour of the Minister’s visit which was attended by representatives of the three other shipping companies, namely Interorient Shipmanagement Ltd., Uniqa Marine Management Ltd. and AOS.
Lia continued, “Our office has come a long way from when we first opened end of 2007, now employing 26 staff members and operating as OSM’s headquarters. Since being awarded the CIPA award on 01st July 2015 we have been recognised as an important player in the local shipping industry. The CIPA International Investment Awards recognise foreign companies that have invested in Cyprus and contributed to the economy, helping the country establish itself as an international business centre for the Eastern Mediterranean region. This past July, the 4th CIPA International Investment Awards ceremony took place in the Gardens of the Presidential Palace, in Nicosia. OSM’s Bjørn Tore Larsen was present to accept the award on behalf of OSM.”
In the photo from left : Peter Burkal, Thomas Kazakos (Director General of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, who accompanied the Minister) Julia Anastasiou, Marios Demetriades (the Minister) and Lia Papaiacovou