The Isle of Man Ship Registry is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Konstantinos Machairas who will act as our local representative in Athens, Greece. Konstantinos will provide a service to new and existing clients with advice on Isle of Man Ship Registry requirements as well as being appointed to receive and deliver original documents for registration purposes.
Konstantinos has a proven track record in business development with over a decade of experience working across Southern Europe for companies such as Hudson Analytix, Total Shipmanagement Services and Brightwell Payments.
Greece has been identified as an important growth market for the Isle of Man Ship Registry. The country has the largest owned fleet in the World with 225.5 million gross tons under Greek control (16.7% of the World total) and a thriving ship management sector. The appointment of Konstantinos follows recent visits to Greek clients by IOMSR Director Dick Welsh and Deputy Director Cameron Mitchell.
Speaking about the appointment, Cameron Mitchell commented:
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Konstantinos which affirms our commitment to the Greek market. We already have a number of valued Greek clients using our register and we look forward to building upon that with this investment. We are sure that Konstantinos will help us achieve our ambitious growth targets.”
Konstantinos was equally upbeat, stating:
“I look forward to getting to work promoting the Isle of Man Flag in Greece. I visited the team in the Isle of Man in January and have seen first-hand their dedication and commitment to client service. It is something I can really sell to my contacts.”
The appointment is in line with our objective of appointing local representatives in key overseas markets. In addition to this appointment, we are represented in Singapore by Capt. Raja Ray and we expect to be able to announce the appointment of a Japanese representative in the near future.
Pictured: Dick Welsh and Cameron Mitchell visiting clients in Greece in November 2018 (left) and Konstantinos Machairas (right)