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ECSA's new secretary general balances on a razor's edge

ECSA’s newly appointed secretary general, Sotirs Raptis, has taken up the helm of an organization criticized by its own members for being invisible. In an interview with ShippingWatch, Raptis explains how he intends to alter that image.

Sotiris Raptis has taken over as secretary general of ECSA after Martin Dorsman. | Photo: ECSA

The mandate from the members is quite clear for the new secretary general of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), Sotiris Raptis.

His predecessor, Dutchman Martin Dorsman, was asked to step down following general discontent among national shipping organizations in Europe saying he failed to raise the awareness expected from a lobby organization located next to the EU-Commission’s premises in Brussels.

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