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The Greek Shipping Podcast by Kyvernitis Travel Group – Episode 4: George M. Foustanos

Kyvernitis Travel Group has launched “The Greek Shipping Podcast” series, an initiative designed to “give voice” to the people of shipping and convey stories of shipping, seamanship and the sea to its listeners.
The monthly podcast was created out of Kyvernitis’ love for travel and Greek shipping.

Episode 4

The fourth episode of the “The Greek Shipping Podcast” is online and features George M. Foustanos, the creator of the Greek Shipping Miracle, the first online maritime museum.

A few words about George M. Foustanos

George M. Foustanos was born in Athens in 1948. He studied Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding at the Southampton College of Technology before joining his family’s business – Valmas Shipping Ltd. – in 1972. Between 1979 and 1989 he was the director and partner at the Seastar Navigation Co. Ltd. and head of its technical department.
Since 1990, he has been focused exclusively on researching maritime history and documenting the evolution of the Greek merchant marine industry since its transition from sail to steam. He has served as the publisher of the maritime magazine “Argo” for 25 years and is the author of 35 books on shipping.
George M. Foustanos also heads the Greek Shipping Miracle, the first online maritime museum, which he established in 2014 in order to communicate worldwide, the timeless achievements of modern Greek merchant shipping.

In the fourth episode of “The Greek Shipping Podcast”, recorded in December, George M. Foustanos talks about the motivation behind the creation of the online Greek Shipping Miracle and the impressive development of the Shipping Industry following World War II. He describes to the audience the contribution of shipping over the years with regard to the union of peoples and the need to recreate these successful, shipping cooperation examples, on land, because “life is much simpler” as he states.
In this podcast, we look back at the history of shipping and the creation of the Greek Miracle and discuss about how the explosive growth of Greek shipowners has benefited several countries, especially Japan, which has since become a leading shipbuilding country.
George M. Foustanos, besides sharing the motivation that led him to the creation of the Greek Shipping Miracle and his love for this truly amazing project, he also describes the two peculiarities that characterise Greek Shipping.
Lastly, he gives us a glimpse of his work of many years in gathering books and information about the evolvement of Greek Shipping and the way information should be evaluated in order for the right lessons to be taught for future references.

Stay tuned!

The episodes of “The Greek Shipping Podcast” are available on SpotifyApple & Google podcasts, as well as on the specially designed website:

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The Greek Shipping Podcast series is supported by multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways and the English-language Greek tourism news site, GTP Headlines.

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