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Christina Onassis: The Short Life of an Unhappy Heiress

Christina Onassis, the golden heiress of the Onassis shipping fortune, died in 1988 in a friend's house in Argentina at the age of 38.

Greek Tankers Seized by Iran Released After Almost 6 Months

Two Greek-flagged tankers that were seized by Iran in May 2022 were released on Wednesday and are on their way to the port of Piraeus in Greece. After almost six months of negotiations between Athens and Tehran, "Prudent Warrior" and...

Greece Cancels Alexandroupolis Port Sale

On Monday, Greece announced it is canceling the tender for the privatization of the port of Alexandroupolis due to its elevated geostrategic importance. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the port in northern Greece near the border of Turkey will remain...

Greek Mariners Fought the Axis Powers Long Before OXI Day

Greek mariners had been saying “Oxi” (no) to the Axis powers pretty much since the start of World War Two in 1939. On October 28, Greeks around the world celebrate Oxi Day, commemorating the Greek government’s decision to resist the...

How Onassis Became the Richest Man in the World

The Suez Canal remains blocked by the container ship Ever Given, but it's not the first time a crisis has occurred at the waterway.

Greece Announces Preferred Investor For Igoumenitsa Port

On Thursday, Greece's privatizations agency named an Italian-led consortium as the preferred bidder in the sale of a majority stake in the port of Igoumenitsa, situated in the northwestern part of the country. Italy's Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. along with Greece's...

First Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Starts Service on Monday

On Monday, October 10th, the passenger ferry Smyrna di Levante of Levante Ferries starts its maiden voyage to Smyrna (İzmir) from Thessaloniki. This is the first time in recent memory that a ferry link from Thessaloniki to Smyrna has...

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 manager—known for its technical management expertise and strong maritime legacy—is Lomar's most recent step to...

Greece’s Corinth Canal Closes Again Until Next Summer

Greek authorities announced that the first phase of the re-operation of the Corinth Canal ended on Tuesday, and the Canal has closed again until next summer, as originally planned. The second phase of restoration will resume following the catastrophic landslides...

The 10 Most Expensive Superyachts in the World

Rooms with the utmost comfort, multiple swimming pools, dance floors, cinema halls, bars and lounges and an endless array of amenities fit and welcome the billionaires who own the world's most expensive superyachts. Each of these yachts is powered by...

Fireships: How Greece’s Daring Sailors Destroyed the Turkish Fleet

The fireships were a weapon of necessity used by the skilled sailors of the Greek navy to a devastating, asymmetric effect during the Greek War of Independence.

Samina Ferry Disaster Haunts Greece More Than 20 Years Later

The disaster involving the sinking of the ferry boat Express Samina on September 26, 2000 off the coast of Paros which claimed the lives of eighty-one people still haunts Greece. The ferry remains at the bottom of the Aegean sea...

Alexandroupolis Port in Greece to Fall Under American Control

Greece announced on Thursday it had received two offers for the majority stake of the Alexandroupolis port, a key point of entry to Europe for arms and energy imports. One is by Quintana, an American company with interests in the...

Revived Cyprus-Greece Ferry Sets Record Number of Passengers

The revived Cyprus-Greece ferry, which set sail in mid-June, saw its final return voyage for this season. The ferry left Piraeus on Friday and arrived in Limassol on Saturday. After conducting a total of 22 round trips, Cyprus' Deputy Minister...

The History of the Corinth Canal, Greece’s Suez

The Corinth Canal, one of the most important infrastructure works of the modern Greek State, was inaugurated on July 25, 1893. Many believe that the canal changed maritime activity forever. Also known as the Isthmus of Corinth, the canal connects...