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Athens Among World’s Top 15 Maritime Capitals

Athens is among the leading 15 maritime capitals and in the top two shipping centers of the world, according to the "Leading Maritime Capitals of the World" report for 2019.

Greek Shipowners to Voluntarily Boost State Coffers by €75m a Year

The Union of Greek Shipowners has agreed to boost state coffers annually by more than 75 million euros for an indefinite period of time.

Three Greek Groups Leading US LNG Shippers

Three Greek-owned groups are the top shippers of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in the US, followed by shipping giants from South Korea, China, and Europe.

Greece’s Shipping Tycoons Step Up Buys and Orders

The year comes to a close with even more new investments by Greek shipowners, who in 2018 acquired a total of 293 vessels in 1,400 transactions, according to Allied Shipbroking.

Lloyd’s List Names 15 Greeks Among World’s Top 100 Shipping Giants

Fifteen Greeks are among the world’s leading shipping owners with Greece and China in the lead as countries with the most influential people in the industry, according to Lloyd’s List.

VesselsValue Presents the Champions of Greek Shipping

In view of the upcoming Posidonia 2018 exhibition, VesselsValue recently released a snapshot of Greek shipping and its protagonists, who have consistently maintained the lead in the international shipping industry.

Posidonia Expo Boosts Greece’s Reputation as a MICE Tourism Destination

The prestigious Posidonia shipping exhibition contributes greatly to Greece's image as a MICE tourism destination, according to Theodore Vokos, Executive Director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Greek Shipping Giants Purchase Most Second-hand Vessels in 2017

Greek shipping magnates spent over 4.47 billion dollars in second-hand vessels, accounting for 23 percent of all investments in used ships in 2017.

Greece Shipowners at the Top with $2.36bn in Investments

Greek shipowners are in the lead yet again with investments to the tune of 2.36 billion dollars in the first four months of the year.

Greek Coastal Shipping Performance Similar to Last Year

Greece's ferry traffic this year appears to be at the same levels with last year with an obvious drop in tourist traffic to the Northeastern Aegean islands.

Greek Shipping Body Says Sector Saw Decline in 2015, Hopeful about 2016

Capital controls, the unstable political situation and September elections took a toll on Greek coastal shipping results for 2015, which Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) president, Michalis Sakellis, described as "unanticipated".

Greek Shipowners Elect New Board, Draw Up Agenda

Improving services by modernizing the legal framework, reducing state intervention, eliminating bureaucracy and doing away with obsolete requirements are the priorities set for the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) by its new president, Michalis Sakellis,...

Resilient Greece Still World’s Leading Ship-owning Country

Greece may be facing political and economic turbulence, but it continues to be the world’s leading ship-owning country, with Greek companies accounting for more than 16 percent of the world industry, according to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2015.

Greek PM Opens Top Shipping Event “Posidonia 2014”

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras inaugurated the international shipping exhibition Posidonia 2014. "We are relaunching our country starting from the sea," the Greek Premier said in his address.

Posidonia 2014 Welcomes Shipping World To Greece

The Posidonia 2014 shipping exhibition, which will take place 2-6 June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo, is expected to be the biggest in the event’s long history, organizers said at a press conference held on 29 May.

Greek Shipowners Lead Global Shipping Industry Recovery As Posidonia Sails To Record Heights In 2014

The organizers of Posidonia have confirmed that this June exhibition will play host to the most extensive participation of shipyards, marine equipment manufacturers and exhibitors covering all aspects of the maritime industry.
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Posidonia 2014 Officially Launched

The 24th Posidonia International Shipping Exhibition will open its gates 2-6 June 2014 at the Metropolitan Expo, Athens, Greece, where once again Greek shipowners will welcome the international shipping community for five days of business, debate and social gatherings.

Shipping Becomes Priority for Piraeus Mayor

Mayor of Piraeus Panagiotis Fasoulas recently proposed the organization of an annual event, on the level of the International Exhibition of Thessaloniki, to support shipping.

Ferry Lines Demand Price Increases Or Increased Sailings

The continued rise of oil prices leaves Greek passenger shipping firms, especially the domestic operators, facing very serious losses. The situation is compounded by the rise of the dollar, which increases their liabilities to banks and insurance firms as a great part of these...