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Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

Greek Shipping Needs Stronger Regulation to Remain on Top – Report

In order to retain its leading global position, Greece's shipping sector is calling for stronger regulation.

Piraeus to Host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives in June

The city of Piraeus, during June 20-21, will host the 7th Global Symposium of Maritime Executives, organized by the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association and Argo Travel Group.

In Memory of Pericles Panagopoulos

Pericles Panagopoulos, one of the most successful Greek shipping magnates, passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, February 5.

Seajets Announced Line Passenger of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Greek ferry operator Seajets was announced Line Passenger of the Year at the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held in Athens.

Seajets to Support Attica Fire Victims with Funds

Ferry operator Seajets has decided to offer a portion of each "Tera Jet" fare to the victims of the recent fire along the Northeastern coast of Attica in Greece.

YES to Shipping Forum Reaches Out to Greece’s Next Generation

Aiming to reach out to the younger generation and offer training opportunities, the “YES To Shipping Forum 2018” was recently held within the Ρosidonia Exhibition in Athens.

Posidonia Shipping Event Sets Sail for 2020

With over 2,011 exhibiting companies and some 22,000 visitors from 92 countries, the biennial Posidonia shipping trade show aims to set new records in 2020.

Greece Eyeing Tax Incentive Plan for Investors in Shipping

The Greek government is looking into a taxation plan that aims to attract foreign shipping interests seeking to invest, according to the head of Greece’s shipowners union, Theodoros Veniamis.

Shipping Slow to Go Digital but New Challenges Set to Spur Action

The shipping industry still has a long way to go towards the adoption of new technologies across its activities, industry experts said during the Posidonia 2018 trade show.

Greek Shipping a National Asset Says Union Head

Shipping should be recognized as a “national asset” with significant economic benefits for the country, according to Union of Greek Shipowners President Theodore Veniamis.

Posidonia 2018: PM Tsipras Lauds Shipping for Contributing to Greece’s GDP

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 4 inaugurated the Posidonia 2018 shipping event, one of the longest standing international maritime trade shows.

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.

Shipping Minister Invites US Investment to Greece

Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis recently visited the US to explore the prospects of boosting bilateral cooperation in the shipping sector.

IOBE Think-tank: Coastal Shipping Boosts Greek Economy by €2.3bn in 2016

Coastal shipping bolstered the Greek economy by 2.3 billion euros in 2016, according to a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research.

Greece’s Role in Shipping Threatened by Int’l Competition, EY Survey Says

Greece's role as a global shipping center is threatened by increasing international competition, according to a survey released by Ernst & Young.

Greek Shipowners Union Chief Calls on EU to Support Sector with Policies

Ιt is vital that Greek shipping remains internationally competitive, Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) President Theodore Veniamis said.

YES Forum Draws Attention to Value of Shipping and Sea Tourism

Key issues on shipping and sea tourism were discussed by renowned speakers at the 1st YES to Sea Tourism Forum that took place in Athens.

Syros Hosts Photo Exhibition on its Naval History

The Municipality of Syros-Ermoupolis is hosting a photo exhibition on Greece's naval history and Syros' strong connection with shipping.

Posidonia 2016: PM Tsipras Highlights Importance of Shipping for Greek Economy

"The strength of Greek shipping has helped position the country at the epicenter of the changes and developments the global economy is undergoing", the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras said while inaugurating Posidonia 2016, the world’s most prestigious shipping event, on...