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Greek Shipping Remains Number One in the World

Greece remains the world's largest ship-owning nation, according to new report by the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) released on Wednesday.

Greek Shipping Dominates World Despite Covid-19 Pandemic

Despite the coronavirus crisis that has affected the entire world, Greece remains among the top five ship-owning nations -- along with China, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong -- with Greek ship owners controlling 20.67 percent of global shipping capacity...

US Lifts Sanctions on Greek Tankers After Pledge to Respect Venezuelan Embargo

The US Ambassador to Athens welcomed the announcement by the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) to cooperate with the United States' sanctions on Venezuela until there is a change in that country’s regime. "I greatly appreciate the latest statements and...

Greece's Shipping Dominates in Europe, in High Demand Worldwide

Greek shipping dominates in the European Union with 53 percent of vessels belonging to Greek tycoons, while at the same time Greek ships account for 21 percent of the global fleet, according to Naftemporiki newspaper. The figures come from the...

Greek Shipowners On Alert After Oman Tanker Attacks

Greek shipowners, who control close to 25 percent of the world tanker fleet, are on alert following the attacks on two tankers belonging to Japanese and Norwegian firms in the Gulf of Oman earlier in the week. One in five...

Fifteen Greeks Among Lloyd's Top 100 Influential People in Shipping

Fifteen Greeks are included in this year's top 100 most influential people in global shipping, according to the 2018 Lloyd's List. Greeks also have the largest number of individuals on the list per nation; next are the Chinese shipowners,...

Two of the Top 10 Greek Shipping Magnates are Women

Angeliki Frangou Two Greek women, Angeliki Frangou and Despina Panagiotou Theodosiou, are among the top ten women in the shipping industry for 2017, according to the annual Lloyd's List. Angeliki Frangou, ranked 3rd, is head of the Navios shipping group. After...

Seven Greek Shipowners at Top of Lloyd's International List

Greek shipping continues to be at the top of the world, despite the economic crisis that continues to plague Greece. According to Lloyd's List, Greek shipowners control about 20% of the world's dead tonnage weight (DWT) capacity with 4,600 vessels....

Union of Greek Shipowners Attacks Schaeuble's Statements on Greece

The Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) on Friday reacted angrily to suggestions made by German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble that the Greek government had failed to keep promises to abolish a series of tax breaks for Greek shipping. In an...

Greek Merchant Fleet Bigger by 90 Million Tons in 7 Years

The Greek-owned merchant fleet has grown by 90 million tons in seven years, putting the country at the top of the global shipping industry, according to Clarksons Platou shipbrokers data. Since 2010, the ships' Greek owners added 89.3 million gross...