Greek Cargo Ship Caught Carrying Cocaine in Tenerife Drug Bust
A Greek-managed cargo ship has been held off the coast of Tenerife after Spanish authorities discovered the ship was transporting cocaine. Over three tons (4,500 kg) of cocaine was discovered on the cargo ship. The drug haul is reportedly worth...
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...
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, Greek historian and philosopher. During World War II, between 1941 and 1945, a total of 2,711...
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 surprise that men of the Aegean have plied the waters of the Mediterranean and Black...
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, in terms of capacity, the Union of Greek Shipowners (USG) announced in its annual report...
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 into the challenging issues facing the shipping industry in turbulent and fast-changing times. Titled "Out of...
Greek Shipping, Valued at $132 Billion, Dominates the World
Greek shipping continues its astonishing growth, confirming Greece's position as the number one seafaring country in the world, according to a new report. The value of the Greek-owned merchant shipping fleet grew over 32% in the past three years and...
Greek Talent Creates Innovative Shipping Platform Granted US Patent
A shipping platform that can predict where ships might go was created by a Greek ship management company and was recently granted a US patent
How the Moon Helped Free Cargo Ship Ever Given in Suez Canal
The Suez Canal, reopened this week after the "Ever Given" was finally freed from the side of the canal after the full moon gave it a boost.
Greek Shipowners Place Orders for 85 New Vessels
Greek shipowners have placed orders for 85 new vessels in the past year, according to an encouraging report released today by the Union of Greek Shipowners. These mavens of the shipping industry have invested more than $9 billion recently in...