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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...

Tenders Kick Off for Remote Island Ferry Services in Greece

The Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry recently announced the launch of tenders to secure exclusive three-year contracts for 93 remote island ferry routes.

Posidonia 2016: Over 80 ICT Exhibitors to Showcase New Technology to Shipping Companies

More than 80 global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) companies will participate at Posidonia 2016 this summer vying for the attention of the Greek shipping industry which runs the world’s largest merchant fleet comprising over 4.500 vessels with an estimated value...

George Vernicos Re-elected to Shipping Chamber Board

George Vernicos has been re-elected to the board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) overseeing yacht and marine tourism.

Greece’s Shipping Chamber Chief Sees Demise of Sector

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) expressed his concern over the dwindling numbers of Greek-owned ships at a special New Year’s ceremony held recently during which the Hellenic Coast Guard was awarded for its search and rescue efforts.

NEL Lines Declared Forfeit

The future of Greek shipping company NEL Lines (Maritime Company of Lesvos) is up in the air, following a decision by Alternate Marine Minister Thodoris Dritsas to side with the verdict of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS) and declare the ferry operator forfeit, barring it...

Hellenic Seaways Has Sights Set on Own Terminal at Piraeus Port

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways expressed its interest in operating out of its own terminal at the Port of Piraeus once its privatization is completed.

Syriza Tells Greek Shipping Forum ‘No Surprise’ Changes to Existing Policies

Syriza candidate, economics professor George Stathakis, pledged several hours before his party emerged triumphant on Sunday winning the majority vote in national elections, that there would be “no surprises”, when asked if there would be changes to the existing framework covering...

Greece’s ANEK Lines Joins LNG Program for Cleaner Aegean

ANEK Lines and the Region of South Aegean have been approved for participation in the Archipelago-LNG program for the use and supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Greek waters.

Navigator Forum Charting New Waters for Greek Shipping

Europe’s maritime policy and the future potential of Greek shipping were the focus of this year’s NAVIGATOR forum titled “The Shipping Decision Makers”, which took place recently at the Athenaeum InterContinental Hotel.

Competitiveness, Fair Fiscal Policy Key to Boosting Shipping Sector, Attracting Foreign Investment to Greece

Competitiveness, fair fiscal policy and attracting foreign investment were the key points Shipping and Maritime Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis made during the opening of the recent 14th "Navigator 2014 - The Shipping Decision Makers Forum".

Think-tank: Greek Coastal Shipping a Major Force of the Economy

Coastal shipping is one of the driving forces of the Greek economy, the country’s most influential think-tank said this week.

Capital + Vision 2014 Meet Sees Piraeus As World Shipping Hub

The establishment of Greece as an international shipping hub was one of the main highlights of this year’s Capital + Vision 2014 conference held recently in Athens.

Posidonia 2014: Greek Shipowners Engage In Funding And Liquidity Debate

The impact of private equity funds and US capital markets’ financing of the Greek newbuildings program was debated in Athens, Greece, at the Tradewinds Shipowners Forum that took place during the Posidonia shipping event on 3 June.

Report: Shipping Can Further Contribute To Greece’s Economy

Greek shipping can further contribute to the country's economy provided a stable and competitive institutional framework is maintained, according to the recently released annual report of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
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Yiannis Vardinogiannis Resigns From Hellenic Seaways

Giannis Vardinogiannis announced his resignation as chairman of the Board of Hellenic Seaways "out of consideration for the interests of the company and its shareholders," a Hellenic Seaways announcement said on Friday, 14 June.

Lloyd’s Greek Shipping Awards a Big Success

Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards was a big success as it recognized the best in Greek shipping. DryShips boss, George Economou, and Greek ship owner and industry legend, John Carras, all took major prizes. Mr. Carras was named "Personality of the Year for 2007," an award...

Arrivals Up, Overnights Down

Arrivals in Athens may have increased in the first quarter of 2005, according to Athens International Airport data, but the Attica Hoteliers' Association released data last month that show hotel occupancy rates down by an average 4.4 percent against the same quarter of last year.

Minoan Places Newest Vessel On Patras-Ancona Route

Just three days before Christmas, Minoan Lines placed its newest high-speed vessel, Olympia Palace, on the Patras-Ancona route. The Olympia Palace is the fifth new vessel the Crete-based ferry line launched during 2001.