Life After Work - The Carnival Edition

"Attention all members! ⚓ Set sail from the office and join us for a carnival inspired after work event!
Navigate your way to Novak in the old town of Limassol for an evening filled with waves of laughter and anchor down with good company.
Don't miss the tide – we'll see you there!" 🌊🍹
Date: 8th March 2024
Time: 18:00-21:00
Location: Novak
Book your FREE ticket HERE


YSCy New Board

YoungShip Cyprus held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on the 29th of February 2024 at the Columbia Plaza Venue Centre, Limassol, including the biennial elections for the board of the organisation.

YoungShip Cyprus Secretary General, Ms. Antria Dionysiou, guided the numerous attendants through the evening, starting off with a welcome address of the YoungShip Cyprus President, Mr. Andreas Christoforou, who thanked the esteemed guests, representatives of fellow organisations and YoungShip members for their support, guidance, and mentorship while stating that such support is ‘invaluable as we navigate the uncharted waters of our careers and strive to make our mark on the world’.

H.E, Ms. Marina Hadjimanolis, the Deputy Minister of Shipping of the Republic of Cyprus, expressed her gratitude for the support of YoungShip Cyprus in reaching the island’s youth to promote shipping as a viable career path and the Director General of Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Mr. Thomas A. Kazakos, praised the continuous excellent cooperation between the organisations.

Ms. Antria Dionysiou continued to present the organisations 2023 activities and the action plan for 2024, which was accepted unanimously by the present members, who also fully agreed to the financial statements and upcoming annual budget reported by YoungShip Cyprus Financial Secretary, Ms. Fotini Papachatzaki.

The evening culminated with an introduction of the new candidates for election to the board, which stimulated an excellent exchange between them and the audience. Following the election and the AGM the new board of YoungShip Cyprus for 2024 – 2026 is assembled as follows:

President: Andreas Christoforou

Vice President : Eliana Charalambous Savvidi

Secretary General: Antria Dionysiou

Assistant Secretary: Tobias Kreppel

Financial Secretary: Fotini Papachatzaki

Press and Media Secretary: Marvin Bielek

Program Development Secretary: Lefteris Charalampous

Public Relations Secretary: Georgia Evripidou

Life After Work | 01.12.2023

What better way to welcome the 🎅 Christmas festivities than a LAW event organised by YoungShip Cyprus.

Join us on 📆 Friday 1st December 2023 at 📍  Lithos Concept Bar for the last Life After Work of the Year! 🎉 🎄

Book your FREE ticket HERE

#Welcome2024 #LAW #Shipping

YoungShip Cyprus Awards 2023

📣 Do you know someone in Cyprus that made a significant impact in the shipping industry? Please nominate them for the YoungShip Cyprus Awards 2023!! 🥇⛴💪
YoungShip Cyprus in the frame of its annual Awards is asking you to nominate an individual or a company in one of the following categories:
• Innovations and Entrepreneurship Award by CMMI - Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute
• Company Award by Ancoria Insurance Public Ltd
• Leader Award by WISTA Cyprus Official
📜Click the link below to submit your nomination.
📅 Deadline: October 9, 2023.
The Winners will be announced during our Gala Dinner, which will be held in 10 November 2023.


Gala Dinner 2023

As 2023 is approaching the end, YoungShip Cyprus is organising its Annual Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony 2023 to end the year in a most glamorous fashion. The event will take place on Friday, 10th of November 2023, at Columbia Plaza in Limassol, starting at 20:00.


Price for the Gala Dinner is 50 Euros. The tickets include food (buffet) and unlimited drinks. 🍽🥂

You may purchase your online ticket here

(54.45 Euros, including 50 euros ticket and 4.45 Euros Eventbrite fees)


👉For group bookings / table bookings / corporate invoicing, please send us an email in advance.


We look forward to seeing you there.

#galadinner2023 #YSCY


SEA Your Horizon

YoungShip Cyprus in collaboration with Youngship Belgium organized a Study Visit with the title “SEA Your Horizon”, an Erasmus+ project hosted in Limassol, Cyprus from 28 September to 2 October 2023. 30 participants from Youngship Cyprus and Belgium including the president of Youngship International, Mrs Keshia Janssens participated in the project.


The topics that were explored during the study visit was Entrepreneurship, Networking, Development of Soft Skills, Environmental Protection, New Technologies, Culture & Creativity, and Sports Activities. The study visit provides an opportunity for young professionals employed in the maritime sector from Cyprus and Belgium to connect with other young workers and industry leaders with the aim of getting to know the Cypriot maritime industry. Empowering young individuals and developing skills that align with the 21st century was the forefront of this study visit. The aim of this study visit was to provide participants with a platform for networking, gaining further knowledge and insight from industry leaders and meet fellow YoungShippers from all over the Europe. SEA Your Horizon aimed to provide a closer look at the maritime cluster beyond regional borders, providing international perspectives and trends that influence the global maritime industry.


The daily program included a meeting with the Shipping Deputy Ministry of Cyprus, visits at the Limassol port organized by shipping companies, presentation of innovative projects, visit of a Maritime Training center, attendance at Networking events and sport activities that were organized during the European Week of Sports. At the same time participants had the opportunity to explore the city of Limassol, the culture and the traditional Cypriot cuisine.


YoungShip Cyprus is organizing an introductory event with the SUP water sport. Come to exercise with a new and different way.

The activity is free of Charge.

Online registration is mandatory


Gina Panayiotou

Dear YoungShippers, (if you are not yet a YoungShipper, by the end of this you’ll definitely want to be)

When Nicholas reached out to me to share my journey with YoungShip Cyprus, the answer was without doubt a big Yes! YoungShip – as has WISTA - have been such an important part of who I am today, professionally and personally and at every given opportunity I want to share the message.

By means of introduction, I am Gina Panayiotou a maritime lawyer and ESG strategist with an MBA focused on change management and ethical leadership, have held senior roles mainly within shipowning organisations and founded my consultancy firm Oceans Arena in the UK, aimed at supporting industry stakeholders with practical ESG strategies, covering the whole scope of formulation to brand positioning.

Currently, based in London I am the ESG Manager at West of England P&I Club, responsible for leading its’ Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy, representing the Club at the International Group (IG) Sustainability Committee and heading the its’ global ESG working group. I have also acted as a Communications Consultant of the IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum and I am the UK Chair of the G100 Network Sustainable Brand Creation & Marketing; the Secretary of WISTA UK and Co-Chair the WISTA International Environmental Committee; UK Ambassador of the Seatrade Maritime Club, support the World Ocean Council as an associate on Law & Ocean Sustainable Development and an Associate Tutor at the University of Plymouth’s MLA College.

So what does this have to do with YoungShip? When I joined the industry in 2014 it was a taunting experience; for one I was a female in a male-dominated industry and secondly I was “too young” to be a Manager and in all honesty, as much as shipping was “love at first sight,” I was not sure if there was a place for me in it. Up until I was introduced to an association called WISTA (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association) and a few weeks later coming out a Cyprus Shipping Chamber meeting Sotiris and Philippos (at the time President and Vice-President of YoungShip Cyprus) who convinced me that joining YoungShip was a must.

Turns out they were right. YoungShip Cyprus has gifted me with so many beautiful moments. A supporter to my radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping” (now Oceans Arena Stage) showcasing young shining stars as well as key industry role models, a part-sponsored MBA at the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, a fantastic experience to act as Project Manager of “ShipCon 2018” and being the recipient of the first Young Leader Award by WISTA and YoungShip Cyprus. All of which have played such an important part in setting the foundations to where I stand today. Beyond that, YoungShip Cyprus and YoungShip UAE, the later of which I had the pleasure of being a Board member and Advisor to, have gifted me with invaluable friendships, inspiration from like-minder individuals and some very few special mentors who left me with no other option than to pursue whole-heartedly what sets my soul on fire and never settle for less. Additionally, YoungShip has allowed me to also be a mentor and empower the youth of maritime, a matter close to my heart.

Having been featured among other things as a “Top Maritime Influencers you should follow” by Marine Traffic, shortlisted for the Inspirational Influencer Awards in the Global Impact category for my work on youth and female empowerment and been featured in the Top 100 Women in Shipping list for 4 consecutive years, I am so grateful to YoungShip for “fuelling” me with the only guaranteed fuel of the future, youth empowerment.

Thank you YoungShip, you will always hold a special place in my heart.

National Youth Parliament

📣 Call for participants for the National Youth Parliament!
➡️ Application deadline 20 August 2023
✍️ You can find the application form HERE.