Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia at a Stalemate

The Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, Greece, has reached an operational stalemate. The facilities that are right now accommodating about a thousand students and...

Greek Parliament Ratifies Piraeus Port Majority Stake Sale to Chinese COSCO

Greek parliament on Thursday ratified the sale of the majority stake of Piraeus Port to China's COSCO, a day prior to the departure of...

Meet the Greek Woman in Charge of an 82,000 Ton Vessel

Stella Frantzeskaki; a Greek woman from Crete, is a rare breed and one of the few female captains of a cargo ship, in the...

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...

Ferry Boat With 190 People Runs Aground off Santorini

A ferry boat with 190 passengers on board ran aground off Santorini island in the Aegean Sea early on May 3, the Greek Coast...

Greek Orders for New Vessels 34% Down in 2014

Greek shipowners ordered fewer new vessels in 2014 compared to 2013. Last year, 230 new vessels were ordered, significantly less than the 348 ordered...

Piraeus, Fastest Growing Port in 2013

The total number of containers handled in 2013 at the port of Piraeus exceeded all expectations, making Greece’s largest port the fastest growing in...

Prank Call Causes Delays in Ships departures from Santorini

A call from an unknown man warning of an explosive device inside a ship waiting to sail for Piraeus from the port of Santorini...

Greek Shipowners on Lloyd’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List

Thirteen Greek shipowners are featured in LLoyd's list of the "100 Most Influential People in Shipping" for 2014. Greek shipping is on top again as the...

Greek Shipowner Arrested and Hospitalized Following Dutch Warrant

Shipowner Yiannis Karageorgis, aged 66, has been arrested following an international warrant issued by Dutch authorities. He is facing charges of fraud, forgery and...

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...

Philippos Niarchos Travels Incognito to Stavros Niarchos Landmark Venue

Greek tycoon Philippos Niarchos is in Athens. An exclusive report in Greek newspaper Proto Thema states that he arrived at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation...

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