MMC Group has announced its initiatives to reduce emissions and promote eco-friendly practices, including an ambitious plan to produce energy from hydrogen extracted from seawater, with the potential to revolutionize clean energy production, particularly in the Greek Islands.

CEO and Founder George M. Zervos provides a compelling overview of MMC Group's commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction. He shares the company's vision for the future, aiming to elevate MMC Group to a prominent position globally, leveraging a diverse portfolio of services and strategic partnerships to drive sustainable growth and value creation for stakeholders.

Could you provide a brief overview of MMC Group Hellas to our readers?

MMC Group Holding Hellas is a dynamic company that has been operating since 2009 with its head offices in Beirut Lebanon.

With a focus on MENA region as well as Eastern Europe and west Africa, MMC Group has established itself as a key player in the maritime industry in Greece as well by opening a branch office in 2020 and beyond. Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction drives everything we do.

What is your vision for MMC Group, and how do you see it evolving in the future?

Our vision for MMC Group is to continue our trajectory of growth and innovation, becoming a leading force in the maritime industry globally.

We aim to expand our portfolio of services, strengthen partnerships, and leverage emerging opportunities to drive sustainable growth and value creation for our stakeholders.

A new company was established on the 3rd of January 2024 under the name of “Calm Blue Seas” having as main activities sell and purchase of yachts, chartering and management of yachts, as well as shipping agency for any kind of vessel calling Greek ports as well as internationally by subcontracting maritime agents worldwide.

How do you plan to differentiate the company from its competitors in the market?

MMC Group distinguishes itself from competitors through a combination of factors, including our relentless focus on customer satisfaction, our innovative solutions, and our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. Additionally, our extensive network and deep industry expertise enable us to provide tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of our clients.

What strategies are in place to expand MMC Group’s presence in key maritime hubs and capitalize on emerging market opportunities?

To expand MMC Group's presence in key maritime hubs and capitalize on emerging market opportunities, we have implemented a multifaceted approach. This includes strategic partnerships, targeted investments in infrastructure and technology, and proactive market research to identify and pursue growth opportunities.

Given the increasing focus on sustainability in the maritime industry, what initiatives is your company undertaking to reduce emissions, minimize environmental impact, and promote eco-friendly practices?

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At MMC Group, we recognize the importance of sustainability in the maritime industry. To reduce emissions, minimize environmental impact, and promote eco-friendly practices, we have implemented initiatives such as focusing on our vessels to reduce the emissions, investing in renewable energy projects especially in Greece.

We are studying to implement an innovative project by producing energy from hydrogen extracted from sea water, it’s a big project for which we intend to finance through individual investors as well as from funds from the European Union and the Greek Government. It will have a big impact on the clean energy production especially on the Greek Islands. We continuously seek innovative solutions to further enhance our environmental stewardship.

How do you evaluate the current security situation in the Red Sea and its effect on the trade routes and shipping markets?

The current security situation in the Red Sea is of concern to the maritime industry, as it impacts trade routes and shipping markets.

At MMC Group, we closely monitor geopolitical developments and maintain robust security protocols to safeguard our assets and ensure the safety of our operations in the region.

With the increasing focus on digitalization and automation in the maritime industry, what steps are you taking to leverage these technologies in your operations?

Digitalization and automation are key trends reshaping the maritime industry.

To leverage these technologies in our operations, MMC Group is investing in cutting-edge digital solutions, such as electronic management of all our certifications and communications, to enhance efficiency, optimize processes, and deliver superior value to our clients.

Robban Assafina, Issue 91, May/ June 2024, Maritime Host, pg. 79


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Issue 91 of Robban Assafina

(May/ June 2024)


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