The 96th Annual Propeller Club convention, held in Athens, Greece between September 20th and 22nd, demonstrated the continued power of Greek shipping. The convention was hosted by the Propeller Club of Piraeus under the leadership of President Costis Frangoulis and General Secretary Danae Bezantakou.
The International Propeller Club of the United States convention was called to order by President Jim Patti and supported by Executive Vice President Joel Whitehead. As a reflection of its increasingly international composition, the organization will now be known as the International Propeller Club.
This was reflected in the Propeller Club awards:
- The Port of Piraeus club was recognized by the International President’s Award for Excellence
- Geraldo Tiedemann, Port of Bilbao (Spain) was recognized as the Propeller Club Person of the Year,
- Melina Travlos, President of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) was recognized as Maritime Person of the Year
- The Port of Seattle club was recognized as the Propeller Club Port of the Year