Monday, June 23, 2014
Maritime News

Tanker At Center of Record Heroin Bust

The Hellenic Coast Guard says it has seized a record of more than 2 tons of heroin smuggled into the country aboard a Togolese-flagged tanker, leading to the arrest of the ship and all 11 crew members.

June 23, 2014
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Friday, June 20, 2014

Greece Seeks Role As China’s Gateway to Europe

China wants to invest in Greek airports and railways as well as the busiest port, officials said on Friday, as the country where the euro debt crisis began seeks a role as China's gateway into Europe.

June 20, 2014
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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
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Maritime News

BIMCO: Greek Owners Invest Most in Newbuildings

Greek ship owners are not only the most active nation when it comes to sales and purchases, they are also investing the most in newbuilding contracts, according to new data released today by the international shipping association BIMCO.

June 3, 2014
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WATCH: (Another) Heavy Seas Med Moor in Greece

You may remember a video we showed you last year of a high-risk docking maneuver, called Mediterranean mooring, performed by a Ro/Ro passenger ferry at the Greek island of Kimolos in...

January 29, 2014
Total Views: 44

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
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Greek Shipowner Victor Restis Released Pending Trial On Embezzlement Charges

Greek shipowner Victor Restis has been conditionally released after spending four months in jail pending trial on money laundering and embezzlement charges, court officials said on Tuesday.

December 3, 2013
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Monday, November 4, 2013
The Aegean Sea.

Captain Missing After Cargo Ship Sinks in Aegean Sea

A search is underway for the missing captain of a general cargo ship which sank over the weekend west of the Greek island of Karpathos.

November 4, 2013
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Monday, September 2, 2013
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Piraeus-COSCO Investment Deal Eases Privatisation Prospects

By Harry Papachristou ATHENS, Sept 2 (Reuters) – China’s largest bulk shipper COSCO Holdings Co Ltd has agreed a multi-million euros expansion of its container operations at Greece’s biggest port...

September 2, 2013
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Raw Video: Cargo Ships Locked Together After Colliding in Aegean Sea

Efforts are underway in Greece to separate two cargo ships that collided in the Aegean Sea on July 4th.

July 5, 2013
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Monday, June 3, 2013

WATCH: Greek Island Ferry Flawlessly Executes Heavy Seas Med Moor (AGAIN!)

Back in March, we posted a video showing a rather high risk ferry docking at a Greek island port in less-than-ideal conditions. Here is another video seemingly showing the same vessel performing the...

June 3, 2013
Total Views: 148

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Greeks Bet Ship Rout Ending with Surge in Orders

Greek shipping companies are ordering the most new iron-ore carriers since 2008, betting the five-year rout in charter rates may be nearing an end.

April 30, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
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Greek Shipowners Play Russian Roulette With Dry Bulk Market

(Bloomberg) — Greek ship owners, who control more vessels than those of any other country, are buying the most iron-ore carriers since before the global recession, seizing on plunging prices...

April 19, 2013
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bomb Explodes Outside Home of Prominent Greek Ship Owner, Nikos Tsakos

ATHENS, March 27 (Reuters) – A makeshift bomb exploded outside the home of a prominent Greek ship owner in central Athens on Wednesday, shattering windows and causing other damage but...

March 27, 2013
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Greek Seamen End Strike After Government Order

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek ships sailed again from the busy ports of Piraeus and Rafina on Wednesday after the government ordered seamen to end a six-day strike that cut off...

February 6, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Greece to Tax Foreign-Flagged Merchant Ships

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Greece will tax merchant ships managed by companies based in the country and sailing under foreign flags for the first time ever as the nation’s debt...

January 16, 2013
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Saturday, December 15, 2012
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20 Iraqi Migrants Drown Off Greece

ATHENS – A small boat carrying migrants hoping to get to Greece sank near the eastern island of Lesvos early on Saturday, drowning 20 people, Greek police said. The boat had set off from...

December 15, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Greek Shipyard Workers Take The Offensive, Break Into Defense Ministry

ATHENS–Greek shipyard workers clashed with riot police Thursday after protesters stormed the country’s defence ministry in a dispute over unpaid wages. The protestors forced their way past gated guard posts and entered...

October 4, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Greece’s Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Resigns

ATHENS–Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has accepted the resignation of Deputy Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Vernikos, the prime minister’s office said Tuesday. The recently appointed deputy minister stepped down over...

June 26, 2012
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Energy Efficiency Focus Fuels New Shipping Strategies on First Day of Posidonia 2012

As persistent high oil prices and the burden of increased regulatory compliance have rendered energy management strategy development crucial for fleet owners worldwide, the shipping industry is on the verge...

June 5, 2012
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Representing 14% of Worldwide Shipping Fleet, Greece Plots a Gilt-Edged Future

With its huge axis of interests and expertise, the mainland and island archipelago will play a pivotal role in helping to mould a fuel-efficient and environmentally active future. The President...

May 30, 2012
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Saturday, April 7, 2012
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Iran Halts Greek Oil Shipments After Bills Left Unpaid – UPDATE [REPORT]

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Iran stopped shipping oil to Greece and may halt supplies to Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN, RDSA, RDSB) over unpaid bills, Iran media said Friday, as the impact of...

April 7, 2012
Total Views: 60