Greek emergency response contractor Tsavliris Salvage has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s Zhoushan Port Free Trade Zone Administrative Committee on setting up a salvage network in Chinese waters.
The agreement was signed as part of the Zhoushan Maritime Event held in Athens.
In the event of a casualty in Chinese waters, Tsavliris Salvage said it would be able to provide assistance in an operational, advisory or technical capacity.
The company’s participation is expected to offer strong support to the establishment of Zhoushan International Marine Services Base.
“The relationship and cooperation between China and Greece is an extremely important one which continues to grow from strength to strength,” George Tsavliris from Tsavliris Salvage said.
The Zhejiang Zhoushan Archipelago New Area is focused on shipping and attracts a growing number of maritime industries to settle in Zhoushan.
Tsavliris is also seeking to establish, through the exclusive joint venture with its Chinese partners Kamji Marine, an international marine services online platform to provide one-stop services for ships and shipowners around the world, according to the company.