The assembly of the Italian Propeller Clubs has confirmed Umberto Masucci, also president of the Naples club, at the helm for the three-year period 2021-2024. Masucci will be joined by deputies Simone Bassi, Giorgia Boi, Riccardo Fuochi and Fabrizio Zerbini, respectively at the head of the clubs in Ravenna, Genoa, Milan and Trieste. The team of the National Board of Directors is completed by Marina Tevini (councilor of the Propeller Club Genoa), in the role of Secretary, and Giuseppe Coccia (Secretary of Propeller Club Naples), as National Treasurer.
Masucci started the work by highlighting how the maritime-port world has managed to face the challenges of the emergency context in a concrete way by offering maximum efficiency and operations at the service of the country and how the world of shipping and ports, thanks to the Recovery Plan and its investments, will be able to face the challenge of digital innovation and environmental sustainability.
Idea of Propeller
The idea of Propeller was conceived in New York, in 1922, by a group of professionals engaged in the merchant marine industry who gathered frequently at luncheons to discuss mutual issues and the future of shipping.
These meetings gradually developed into the Propeller Club of the United States, which aims to the promotion and furtherance of the American merchant marine and international shipping in general, as a symbol of mankind’s efforts to ring for a better world through commerce and industry.
“Propeller” in the name refers to the propulsion of ships, and is symbolic of the driving force required to achieve the Club’s objectives. Today there is a Propeller Club in almost every sea and inland port in the United States, as well as in 33 cities throughout the world. The Propeller Club’s world headquarters is located in Fairfax, Virginia.
International Propeller Club of the United States was founded in N. York in 1922, has now 8.000 members in 52 cities and 4 Student Clubs globally. Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus), founded in 1935, is a non-profit charity Association, collectively controlled in Greece by sixteen (16) Greek volunteer Governors, elected every two years.
Our net income is fully distributed in charities with fairness and transparency. Our Club closely cooperates with the Union of Greek Shipowners, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Hellenic Short-sea Shipowners Association, the Hellenic American Chamber e.t.c. to promote Maritime Relations, Commerce, Goodwill and Cultural relations between citizens of Greece, the U.S. and all other countries represented by their members’.
To apply for membership
To apply for membership, please complete and sign the attached form and fax it to the No 210 429 0974 or fill the form in our website.
Your application will be submitted to the Board of Governors for approval. Upon admission, you will be addressed for payment of membership fees: Subscription: €50 – Annual Dues: €120. Please be advised that there is a provision to become “Member for Life” by paying €2,000 in one lump sum or two annual installments.