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Greeks Return to Worshipping Gods of Ancient Greece

Some Greeks have returned to worshipping the ancient gods, as groups dedicated to the adoration of the Greek Pantheon spring up across modern-day Greece. Several...

Libra’s Lomar Shipping Acquires German Firm Carl Büttner

Lomar Shipping, a maritime subsidiary of Libra Group, has acquired the Bremen, Germany-based shipping firm, Carl Büttner (CB). The acquisition of the 166-year-old shipowner and...

Liberty Ships: The “Ugly Ducklings” that Transformed Greek Shipping

Liberty Ships, first built during World War II,  transformed the Greek shipping industry. By Lia Mageira “Your safety altogether depends upon the sea.” Xenophon, 4th century BC,...

Shipping is Part of Greece’s Identity

When pondering why Greeks are so involved in shipping, the answer seems obvious. A country of peninsulas and an archipelago, it is hardly a...

Greek Hinduism: From Fighting Indian Gods to Worshipping Them

The religion of the Greeks of India was not that of the Ancient Greek Pantheon. It was also not Christian Orthodoxy, as Christian proselytization...

The Imposing Lighthouse of Andros, Greece, a Symbol of its Glorious Shipping Past

On the Aegean island of Andros, Greece, a lighthouse emerging from the water like a strange sea creature is one of the most famous...

“Posidonia”: Biggest Celebration of Shipping Opens in Greece

“Posidonia,” one of the world's largest shipping exhibitions, opened in Athens, Greece on Monday where 1,929 companies from 88 countries will exhibit their products...

Greece Remains Top Shipping Nation in the World

Greece remains the top shipping nation in the world, as Greek shipowners with 5,514 ships currently control approximately 21 percent of the global fleet,...

Shipping Conference Delves into the Challenges of Post-Covid Times

A conference hosted by the Hellenic American (HACC) and Norwegian American Chambers of Commerce (NACC) to be held digitally on February 8 will delve...

Greek Shipping Legend, Philip Embiricos, Dies at 78

Greek shipping magnate Philip Alexander Embiricos Coumoundouros died peacefully in Paris on November 20. He was 78 years old. Embiricos was the director of Embiricos...