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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...

Meet the Greek Captain of the Year From Crete

Captain Apostolos Apostolakis was awarded Seafarer of the Year at the prestigious Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards last week for his professionalism and expertise in dealing with a coronavirus-related passenger emergency this past Spring. The award ceremony was held virtually on...

Capital Link’s Hong Kong Maritime Forum Focuses on Global Trade, Pandemic Issues

The second annual Hong Kong Maritime Forum, titled “Hong Kong - Global Industry & Thought Leadership: Building on Tradition & Innovation” took place on December 1, bringing business leaders together to address the pressing trade issues of our times. Held for...

Greek Sailors Held Hostage by Pirates Off the Coast of Nigeria Freed

After twelve days of negotiations, the three Greek sailors held captive by pirates off the coast of Nigeria were freed late Friday night. The ordeal began back on November 16, when pirates attacked the ship named "Stelios K" in the...

Greek Tanker Owners Still Dominate Shipping World Despite "Catastrophic" 2020

The economic publication New Money rates Greek shipowners as still the most dominant group in the world of shipping, according to a new article, despite the widespread economic devastation wreaked by the coronavirus lockdowns this year. Despite acknowledging that shipping as...

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...