Bailout Reforms Put Heavy Pressure on Greece’s Shipping Industry

Greece's world-leading shipping industry is coming under increasing pressure to carry a big part of the new taxes the new bailout agreement requires. The Greek...

‘Norman Atlantic’ Greek Victims Bodies Finally Arrive in Athens [Video]

Scenes bringing in mind ancient Greek tragedy were unfolded in Athens International Airport (AIA) "Eleftherios Venizelos" earlier today upon the arrival of the "Norman...

First Cruise Liner of 2014 Berths at Piraeus

  The first cruise liner of 2014 to arrive at the Greek harbor of Piraeus was the Costa Deliziosa with 2,890 passengers. The administration of Piraeus...

Seamen to Drop Anchor Over Unpaid Wages

The executive board of the Panhellenic Seamen's Union (PNO) decided on Friday to immobilize ships whose owners owe back-pay to their employees. The measure...

Marine Circulation Taxes

The Minister of Mercantile Marine–Miltiadis Varvitsiotis--presented the new regulation for circulation tax on pleasure crafts comparing it to road tax. While justifying this amendment...

42 Greek ‘Norman Atlantic’ Rescuers Receive Medal

The men who responded to the distress signal sent by passenger ferry “Norman Atlantic” on December 28 when it caught fire, received a medal for their service...

Greek PM Visits Iran for ‘Strategic Cooperation’

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said his official visit to Tehran aims at establishing economic, trade and energy ties between Iran and Greece, and...

Golden Destiny Shipbrokers Reports Greek Shipowners Purchased 26 Vessels in October

According to data from Golden Destiny shipbrokers, Greek shipowners are slowly making their way back to the buying market, purchasing vessels for their fleets. The...

Circulation Tax in Greek Waters

Greece recently announced a new law that enforces taxes for circulation in sea. Anyone who thought of sailing through Greek waters this year will...

Touching Images as Ship Survivors Reunite with Their Families

Tears of relief, cries of joy, tight hugs and hysterical laughter are shown in the pictures of the Norman Atlantic ferry fire survivors, while...

Bulgaria Complains About Blockades in Borders with Greece

Bulgaria has complained to Greece and notified Brussels about the continuing blockade of the Greek-Bulgarian border checkpoints as a result of the protests of...

China Magnet for Greek Shipping Magnates

According to the Wall Street Journal, Greek shipowners, are more and more moving their financing and ship orders to China, given the cheap credit...

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