We are continually reading how the “shipping crisis” seems to have had little impact on Greece shipping, as the community 'bounds along consolidating its standing at the top of most stats on world's fleet. Greek publication Naftiliaki has now...
The findings of two studies have added fuel to the fire which has been smouldering between the Greek government and the country’s shipping community and the European Commission and German Finance minister Wolfgang Schauble.
The Greek shipping community has lost one of its best known personalities with the passing on 11 June of Gillian ‘Gill’ Whittaker after fighting a long battle with illness, in a manner that cheered friends and associates.
In a rare intervention in political matters Union of Greek Shipowners president, Theodore Veniamis has taken German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble to task over the tax regime covering the Greek shipping industry.
Though the rate of growth of the world fleet has slowed over the past seven years it is still considerable, and is often the case when something to do with shipping is in expansion mode, Greek shipowners are among the drivers.