OCEAN can look back on a successful year, celebrating its 40th anniversary in an appropriate setting in the heart of Brussels, contributing to the finalization of the UCC and reflecting and reacting on the state of affairs in Europe, in general, and shipping and ship supply, in particular.
2017 will, in many ways, be an interesting year for the world, for Europe and, consequently, for OCEAN. The directions of Europe, resulting, inter alia, from the mentioned elections, will, no doubt, have an impact on the topics dealt with in OCEAN. Interesting times ahead, where our creativity will be called for.
We are looking forward to a next year of close cooperation in harmony and friendship for the benefit of the European ship supply.
But, first and foremost: I wish the EU shipsupply industry, the staff of the European Instituions and the EU as a whole a healthy and prosperous 2017, in every sense of the word !