Interferry members who fall within the membership levels of Operator 1, 2 and 3 are given a seat on our Operators Policy Committee (OPC) and any Operator member below these levels may upgrade their membership level if they wish to take advantage of this opportunity.

The OPC meets three times a year – twice in person and once virtually – to provide regulatory direction and priorities for Interferry’s management to undertake primarily at the IMO and EU. These meetings provide a forum for operators to discuss concerns and proposed solutions to issues facing the industry within the framework of anti-trust guidelines.

In addition to guiding management’s regulatory efforts, the OPC provides strategic oversight to Interferry’s three key sub-committees: the Domestic Safety Committee, the Security Committee and the Regulatory Committee.

The OPC member companies are:

Attica Group


BC Ferries

Brittany Ferries


CLdN ro-ro

Color Line

Corsica Ferries




Grandi Navi Veloci

Grimaldi Group

Irish Continental Group


Marine Atlantic

Moby Lines

Naveria Armas

Stena Line

Stena RoRo

TT Line

Viking Line

Paul Kyprianou, OPC Committee Chairman

Paul Kyprianou has studied economics at the L.U.I.S.S. Guido Carlo University (Rome) and holds a Master’s degree in Shipping, Trade & Finance (City University, London). He entered the Grimaldi Group in 1995 by covering the position of Commercial Executive at the Group’s offices in London. In 1997 he was transferred to the Group’s Headquarters in Naples as Area Manager for Greece and Cyprus. Since 2000 he also holds the position of External Relations Manager.

From 2005 to 2010 Paul was Managing Director of Grimaldi & Louis Dreyfus Lines which run a freight & passenger service between Civitavecchia (Italy) and Toulon (France). He covers various positions in companies of the Grimaldi Group among which CEO of Etaireia Symmetochon Limenos Igoumenitsa SA (Greece), Board Member of Scandinavian Auto Logistics (Denmark, 1999-2000), Grimaldi Belgium nv (Belgium), Antwerp Euroterminal nv (Belgium) and Minoan Lines SA (Greece). Paul represents the Grimaldi Group at various associations such as ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations), Interferry and he is at the Advisory Board of the Italian-Cypriot Chamber of Commerce.