On May 9, 2018 Europe and Asia Maritime Summit took place in the Bristol Hotel’s conference hall held by Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine and the membership organization – the Black Sea Primary Maritime Trade Union Organization. The participants of the event were the representatives of the trade unions of Singapore, Japan, Germany, the main office of the ITF, representatives of National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” represented by S.A. Karianskiy, Dean of Automation Faculty,  M.V., Chesnokova, Head of International Cooperation Department, V.I. Chimshir, Director of Danube Institute of NU “OMA” and Ukrainian sailors. The participants of the Summit discussed the prospects of developing the international maritime labour market.

The event was opened with greetings by the chairman of Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine – Kireev M. and the director of the Department for the reformation and operation of the sea and river transport of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine – Basyuk A. Upon completion of Summit, the participants were presented with memorable gifts.