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Melina Travlos Becomes First Female Leader of Greek Shipowners

Melina Travlos became on Thursday the first female president of the powerful Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) in its 106-year history. Travlos, who runs vehicle carrier owner and operator Neptune Lines as well as a dry bulk outfit, Neptune Dry...

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...

Dramatic Footage of Greek Ship on Fire Off Vancouver Island, Canada

Canada's Coast Guard announced on Wednesday that the Greek-owned ship Zim Kingston has lost over 100 containers off the coast of Vancouver Island after listing in bad weather. Gillian Oliver, the Coast Guard’s advanced-planning unit leader, announced that waters were...

The Haunting Wreck of Cruise Ship “Mediterranean Sky” Near Athens

From its glory days as a cruise ship, to its current rusty resting place in Elefsina, the "Mediterranean Sky" has had quite a journey. It is one of the best known shipwrecks in Greece, but the looks of it...

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...

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...

Thousands of Shipping Containers Carrying Millions in Cargo Lost in Sea Annually

Shipping containers which are lost to the sea continue to pose a safety threat according to the World Shipping Council. 

New Landslide at Corinth Canal Leaves “Greece’s Suez” in Ruins

A landslide at the Corinth Canal on Thursday has thrown a wrench into restoration works at the important ship route. 

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.

How Onassis Got Rich When the Suez Canal Was Blocked in the ’50s

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.