Greek shipowners applaud IMO adoption of 2020 action plan

Greek shipowners have applauded the adoption by the IMO MSC 101 of a specific action plan to deal with critical safety issues and liability implications associated with the 0.5% sulphur marine fuels. However, the Union of the Greek Shipowners (UGS) calls on all industry stakeholders to take action to ensure safe fuel is available. Read More

Greek shipowners say ‘significant progress’ made on IMO 2020 sulphur cap issues

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) has said though a disproportionate share of responsibility is still placed on shipowners, the IMO made "significant progress in terms of addressing a number of important and unforeseen problems with regard to the global 0.5% sulphur cap regime only months before the commencement of its implementation and enforcement".

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With the turbulence of Brexit in Europe, Greece waves maritime flag

At a time when Europe is “experiencing turbulence such as Brexit”, Greece, with oceangoing shipping and its management as the cornerstone of a development plan can become "a pole of attraction for many shipping businesses and maritime activities”, says Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) president, Theodore Veniamis.

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Greek shipping community come to aid of wildfire victims

The Greek shipping community was quick to react as outer regions of Athens was ravished by wildfires this week. Indeed, as the death toll climbed to over 80 it could have been much higher if the country's ferry sector had not rushed to rescue hundreds of people driven into rough seas by the massive forest fires raging behind them.

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