European Ship Suppliers to Athens during and after the 62nd ISSA Convention & Trade ShowISSA Members from some 50 countries – many of them in Europe – will be meeting and networking at this year’s 62nd ISSA Convention & Trade Show in Athens, Greece.
Priorities for the futureAfter a very successful 40th birthday celebration in 2016, the Board of OCEAN met in Brussels last month for its bi-annual gathering to define the general political direction and priorities for the European Ship suppliers Organisation for the months and years to come and to take some important decisions.
The chairman of the Working Group for Veterinary Affairs reflectsEuropean ship suppliers have always dealt with ship provisions. A major part of the food for crew or passengers is of animal origin. This tends to be uncomplicated when you sell the products within domestic markets, as goods for local shops or supermarkets are usually of EU origin or come from countries outside the EU (“third countries”), but will have been custom-cleared and checked by the EU border inspection posts, i.e. the veterinary authorities.