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On March 28, Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos, Chairman and CEO of the Costamare Shipping Inc. paid a visit to SMU. Prof. Yu Shicheng, Chairman of SMU University Council, Prof. Jin Yongxing, Vice President of SMU and leaders of relevant departments gave the guests a warm reception.
Prof. Yu Shicheng delivered a welcome speech. He extended gratitude to the Costamare Shipping Inc. for its strong support for SMU. Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos expressed that he was more than happy to visit SMU. He hoped that the two sides could strengthen their cooperation and make concerted efforts to facilitate the development of the shipping industry.
After the meeting, Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos visited the Marine Engine Simulator, Costamare Engine Room Integrated Lab of SMU accompanied by Prof. Yu Shicheng and Prof. Jin Yongxing. Later on, Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos also had a discussion with several SMU students sponsored by the Costamare Shipping Inc.
Costamare Shipping Inc. is the largest private shipping company in the world. With more than 60 containerships ranging from about 1,000 TEU to about 9,500 TEU capacity, Costamare Shipping Inc. serves ocean carriers that demand a high standard of safety and reliability and are, in most cases, among the world's largest liner companies. Costamare Shipping Inc. also provided SMU with financial support for the construction of Costamare Engine Room Integrated Laboratory.
Meeting with Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos
Prof. Yu Shicheng presenting a gift to Mr. Costis Konstantakopoulos
Visiting the Marine Engine Simulator
Photo with SMU students sponsored by the Costamare Shipping Inc.