Coaltrans Asia 2021TelestackSailors SocietyCimbriaBühler GmbHTBA Group
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Van Aalst
  • Cimbria
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Coaltrans Asia 2021
  • TBA Group

West of England’s 50 years in Greece

(Posted on 18/09/19)

The West of England, a leading mutual marine insurer, has celebrated the 50th Anniversary of its Greek office.

To mark the event, a reception was held at Balux, Glyfada and was attended by current and previous Club Members along with representatives from the West of England Board of Directors.

From relatively small beginnings, the Greek office grew steadily and began offering claims handling services in the late 1970s. Today, under the leadership of Ian Clarke, Head of Claims & Regional Director (Hellas), the office employs 15 members of staff and handles claims for approximately one quarter of the Club’s Membership. It is now regional claims service centre for Greece, Cyprus and UAE.

In fact, the Club’s association with the Greek shipping community goes back many more than 50 years - the Los family, for example, has been with the Club for over 100 years! Dealing with all types of ships, the Club is proud to have worked with some of Greece’s leading shipping companies. Over the years the office has been involved with large claims such as the Express Samina and Norman Atlantic and has broken new legal ground with the Aquafaith and Griffon cases.

Following on from a tradition of having Board Directors from Greece, today the country is represented on the West of England Board by Stelios Ioannou, Vassilis Bacolitsas, Thanassis Mazarakis and Dimitra Dandolos.

Explained Ian Clarke: “It is a great pleasure to work with the team here in Greece, a number of whom have been with the Club for many years. Together we, and previous employees of the Club, have built a thriving regional office which is determined that our members will always receive a first class service.”

Latest News

Pacific Basin to offer customers carbon neutral voyages

(Posted on 02/12/21)

Hong Kong-based Pacific Basin Shipping Limited has announced the launch of its PB Carbon Neutral Voyage... Read more


DNV support for remote control shipping operations

(Posted on 30/11/21)

Classification society DNV has introduced the shipping industry’s first competence standard for... Read more


INTERCARGO: Submission to IMO’s MEPC 77

(Posted on 25/11/21)

At the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting this... Read more


Swedish Club members support online loss prevention training

(Posted on 25/11/21)

The Swedish Club has launched a new online training programme, aimed at delivering proactive loss prevention... Read more


Leading ship manager opens office in Hamburg

(Posted on 25/11/21)

Synergy Group, one of the world’s leading ship managers, has further expanded its global footprint... Read more


ABB to equip 12 Himalaya Shipping bulk carriers

(Posted on 18/11/21)

ABB's equipment package for Himilaya Shipping's ultra large bulk carriers will feature innovative shaft... Read more


Shipping needs ringside seat at debates says InterManager

(Posted on 18/11/21)

Shipping needs a “King Arthur-style” round table of many relevant bodies to fully represent... Read more


Anglo American aims for carbon neutral shipping

(Posted on 11/11/21)

Anglo American has set an ambition to achieve carbon neutrality across its controlled ocean freight... Read more


CSM’s new mental health initiative

(Posted on 11/11/21)

Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM) has announced it is furthering its efforts to promote crew positive mental... Read more


INTERCARGO: global challenges require global solutions

(Posted on 08/11/21)

As the world considers the harsh realities highlighted by COP26, INTERCARGO warns that shipowners can... Read more


Port of StocktonCleveland Cascades LtdThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TMS Awards 2021TOC EventsPort of South Louisiana
  • Bühler GmbH
  • TMS Awards 2021
  • Vigan

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping