Monday, December 26, 2016

Grounded Cargo Ship in Trouble in Greece; Nine Rescued, Pollution Reported

Nine crew members have been rescued from a grounded general cargo ship that has run aground and is leaking oil in Andros, Greece.  The Hellenic Coast Guard says the Antigua...

December 26, 2016
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Maritime News

COSCO Says Piraeus Among Top 30 Ports in World by 2018

By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, Sept 22 (Reuters) – China’s biggest shipping company, COSCO Shipping, plans to ramp up container volume at Greece’s biggest port in Piraeus by 35 percent by...

September 22, 2016
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Friday, August 5, 2016
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Maritime News

China COSCO Set to Scoop Up Majority Stake in Piraeus Port

ATHENS, Aug 5 (Reuters) – China COSCO Shipping, which owns the world’s fourth largest container fleet in terms of capacity, is expected to wrap up the purchase of a majority...

August 5, 2016
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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Maritime News

Greek Cruise Operators Fret Over Strikes Sparked by Port Sale

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos   ATHENS, June 7 (Reuters) – Greek cruise ship operators are worried of a lasting impact on the sector from an ongoing strike by port workers protesting...

June 7, 2016
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Seized Greek Ferry Listing at Piraeus Port

A greek car and passenger ferry began taking on water and listing heavily early Tuesday morning at Piraeus Port in Greece. Photos and video of the ferry, named Panagia Tinou, show the...

April 26, 2016
Total Views: 27

Friday, April 8, 2016
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Maritime News

Greece Seals Sale of Piraeus Port to China COSCO

By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, April 8 (Reuters) – Greece sealed the sale of Piraeus Port Authority to China COSCO Shipping Corporation on Friday, while striking dockworkers protested against what will...

April 8, 2016
Total Views: 37

Saturday, February 6, 2016

After Piraeus Port Purchase, China’s COSCO Looks To Build European Train Hub

By Angeliki Koutantou and Brenda Goh (Reuters) ATHENS/SHANGHAI, Feb 5 China’s COSCO is expected to make an offer for Greece’s rail network after becoming the sole bidder for the country’s largest...

February 6, 2016
Total Views: 12

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Maritime News

Greek Shipowners Reject European Commission Call for Tax Reform

ATHENS, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Greece’s top shipping lobby on Thursday rejected a European Commission call for the government to reform its shipping tax system, saying this could hurt a...

January 21, 2016
Total Views: 1

Monday, January 18, 2016
Piraeus Port
Maritime News

Greece Asks COSCO to Improve Bid for Piraeus Port

By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Greece will evaluate on Wednesday an improved bid that China’s Cosco is due to submit for a majority stake in Piraeus Port,...

January 18, 2016
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Piraeus Port
Maritime News

China COSCO Emerges as Sole Bidder in Piraeus Port Sale

ATHENS, Jan 12 (Reuters) – Greece only received a bid from China’s Cosco Group for a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority, the operator of the country’s biggest port, the...

January 12, 2016
Total Views: 2

Monday, December 21, 2015
Piraeus port
Maritime News

Greece Receives Final Bids in Piraeus Port Sell-Off

By Angeliki Koutantou ATHENS, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Greece said that final bids for a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority, operator of its biggest port, were submitted on Monday...

December 21, 2015
Total Views: 78

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WATCH: Drone Films Ferry’s Flawless Med-Moor in Tight Harbor

The  192-meter Hellenic Seaways ferry Nissi Rosos filmed making a quick turnaround at the port of Chios with the ANEK Lines’ ferry Eleftherios Venizelos tied up. At the 30 second mark...

December 17, 2015
Total Views: 33

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Maritime News

Greek Shipowners Talk Up Their Role to Protect Tax Breaks

By Tom Bergin PIRAEUS, Greece, Nov 25 (Reuters) – On the day he took office as Greece’s shipping minister in June 2012, Kostis Moussouroulis received a visit from a 90-year-old...

November 25, 2015
Total Views: 1

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Piraeus port
Maritime News

Greece delays Piraeus Port Sale

ATHENS, Nov 19 (Reuters) – Greece has pushed back the date for the submission of binding bids for the sale of its biggest port Piraeus (OLP) by two weeks to...

November 19, 2015
Total Views: 62

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Piraeus Port

Greek Dock Workers Walk Out Over Planned Port Privatization

  ATHENS, Oct 22 (Reuters) – Greek dock workers walked out on Thursday in protest at the planned privatisations of the country’s two biggest ports, a condition of a multi-billion...

October 22, 2015
Total Views: 30

Friday, September 25, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Greek Ferry Docking Like a Boss!

Blue Star Ferry coming in hot! Hopefully this one makes up for all the other ferry docking and ship handling videos we have posted lately. And for all the fair...

September 25, 2015
Total Views: 131

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Maritime News

Greek Coast Guard Nabs Arms Smuggling Ship Bound for Libya

ATHENS, Sept 2 (Reuters) – Greek authorities have seized a freighter carrying an undeclared shipment of weapons en route from Turkey to Libya, coast guard officials said on Wednesday. A...

September 2, 2015
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Sunday, August 16, 2015

Greece Using Car Ferry to House Syrian Migrants

  KOS, Greece, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Syrian migrants on the Greek island of Kos on Sunday began boarding a passenger ship that is to house and process...

August 16, 2015
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Piraeus port
Maritime News

Greek MOU Foresees Rapid Sale of Ports

BERLIN, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Greece will move rapidly to privatise its ports, regional airports and its power grid operator under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreed with its international...

August 12, 2015
Total Views: 1

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Turbulent Waters in the Country of the God of Shipping

  In Greek mythology, Poseidon was the god of the waters and oceans, and bearing a trident, he was riding imperially in a sea-chariot or playfully accosted by dolphins about...

July 19, 2015
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