Greece has its third Shipping and Island Policy Minister since the left wing government came to power in January 2015. Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, August 28, promoted alternate Defense Minister Fotis Kouvelis, to the helm of the Shipping...
Despite the success of the privatisation of Greece’s two leading ports Piraeus and Thessaloniki, port operations is to center on concessions agreements rather than sell-offs as Greek ports endeavour to become more competitive.
Greece is a bridge between Europe and China, and China-Greece cooperation could develop much faster and to a greater extent, said Greek Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis, who has just spent a week in Beijing and Shanghai, cultivating relations...
Maritime communications provider Globecomm is strengthening its presence in Greece and Cyprus with the appointment of a new representative J&E Papadopoulos.
The Shipping Ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Malta have called on the European Union to cut red tape holding back growth in the sector, which they say provides 2.1m jobs and $168bn to Europe’s economy.
Ongoing tax issues and economic woes at home have failed to slow the growth of the Greek-controlled merchant fleet which hit an all time high last year in terms carry capacity.
One of Greece’s most colourful shipowners and businessmen Evangelos Marinakis has rejected any connection to drug trafficking, describing recent judicial action against him as "a deliberate attempt at character assassination".