The UGS, representing the interests of Greek-owned shipping, follows closely developments in the area of shipping policy, engaging constructively in the formulation of the collective industry’s positions and recommendations through its active participation in the international shipping organisations. Shipping policy embraces an array of issues, such as free trade and free access to markets, the critical role of seafarers in the conduct of maritime trade, ship finance, as well as the competitiveness and sustainability of the shipping sector.