Alba hosted for the second time the annual meeting of the International Maritime Statistics Forum (IMSF) in Athens Greece.
The IMSF is an informal organization that has been active since the beginning of the 1970s. Its objective is to promote the development of the quality and scope of maritime information, data and intelligence. Over the years, the IMSF has been the point of reference for leading organizations and administrations such as the US MARAD (maritime administration), the US Army Corps of Engineers, Eurostat and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA).
The membership gathers annually over two to three days. During these annual meetings topical, relevant and quite often market related issues are presented and discussed. In the past, the annual meetings have been arranged, with the assistance of local hosts, in Copenhagen – MAN Diesel & Turbo, London – Clarksons, Oslo – DNV GL, Hong-Kong – HK Polytechnic University and Lisbon, EMSA.
The theme of the meeting for this year was: “ Disruption-Decarbonisation-Data: IMSF 2019 – Athens”
The 2019 two-days meeting , held at Alba Amphitheatre in Athens with the kind support of Nereus Shipping S.A., was attended by a wide range of shipping industry participants, from all over the world.