PISR and HSSA join forces
An ambitious ship registry and the oldest shortsea shipping association in Europe set up an alliance. Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) and the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA), both operating from Piraeus (Greece), recently signed an agreement to support HSSA’s member vessels operating short-sea shipping services.
This new pact offers HSSA members ship registration, documentation and seafarer registrations through PISR at special agreed rates and adding value services as part of the cooperation.
Panos Kirnidis, CEO of PISR, sees this latest agreement as an important step in securing the future role of short-sea shipping operators in the region.
He said: “The HSSA, Europe's oldest short-sea shipping association with more than 75 years of looking after its members, has a strong reputation through its dealings with the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the Sustainable Shipping Forum. Charalampos Simantonis, HSSA chairman, welcomed the agreement and believes it will be of huge significance to its members. (kd)