Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic National Advisory Committee considers key industry issues for shipping’s future and welcomes Lloyd’s Register’s strategy to establish a new marine headquarters in Southampton, UK to develop a centre of maritime excellence for world shipping

Lloyd’s Register’s Hellenic National Advisory Committee (HNAC) met in Piraeus yesterday. The Committee received updates on important current issues including new construction standards, the ILO Convention and Lloyd’s Register’s plans to establish a world class centre for shipping research and development, linking technical ship operations with industry and with ship science and maritime studies at the University of Southampton.

Lloyd’s Register’s Chairman, David Moorhouse, said: “The leadership shown by Greek shipowners, with the support of their Government, will be a key sounding board for Lloyd’s Register’s continued evolution as a classification society and the knowledge base of our industry. Our independence and expertise helps ensure that the shipping industry has access to the impartial information and experience it needs. This will be very important as we wrestle with the complexities of ensuring the industry is helped to reduce its global environmental impact and recruit motivated personnel.”