Theodore E. Veniamis

Message of the President

Greek shipping has indelibly marked every important period of Greece’s past and present. It is therefore a commonly held belief and desire, among both the young and elder members of the shipping community, to continue to positively contribute towards our country and its history.

In recent years the shipping community, through the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS), implemented various initiatives to support a large number of vulnerable social groups that have been deeply affected by the adverse economic conditions in our country. These initiatives focused on the provision of food and medical care, supporting organizations and social welfare institutions, and strengthening maritime education, thereby placing the shipping community in solidarity with fellow citizens who struggle for a decent living.

The culmination of this collective action was the decision to establish a separate legal non-profit entity, SYN-ENOSIS, the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company.

The social welfare programme “WE CONTINUE – WE SUPPORT” forms the inaugural activities of SYN-ENOSIS for the three-year period 2016 – 2018. We wholeheartedly urge you to respond positively to this new social responsibility initiative of the Greek shipping community and associated efforts to support our country.

SYN-ENOSIS objective is to undertake systematic and organized initiatives nationwide that give prominence to the significant social impact of the shipping community in Greece.