The World Maritime University (WMU), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), has widened its focus to include the marine insurance sector for the first time, thanks to a new cooperation with American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (AHHIC).
AHHIC and WMU sealed their cooperation with a highly successful joint event held at the university’s headquarters in Malmo, Sweden, on Wednesday, April 3.
At the event, AHHIC’s Chief Executive Officer Ilias Tsakiris shared his knowledge and experience in marine insurance with WMU students, who are seen as future key maritime decision-makers in numerous countries across the world.
Mr Tsakiris’ presentation followed a fruitful debate, during which the students raised questions on the future of the marine insurance market and the emerging issues related to IMO’s new regulations.
Mr Tsakiris’ visit to the university included a meeting with Prof. G. Theocharidis and WMU President Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry that enabled them to discuss concerns related tο new trends in shipping and marine insurance, as well as details of the future cooperation between AHHIC and the WMU.
As the sole cooperation of its kind between a marine insurance company and the WMO, American Hellenic Hull’s initiative is considered important for greater understanding of the marine insurance sector as well as underlining the status of the Piraeus and Limassol maritime service clusters.