Battle of Navarino: A Milestone in the Greek War of Independence
The Battle of Navarino, one of the most important battles in Greece’s War of Independence, took place 194 years ago today, on October 20, 1827. It was on this date that a coalition of united European powers defeated the Ottoman...
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...
Hydra’s Wooden Ships on Their Journey Through History
The wooden ship tradition did not die out at Hydra. The Hydriots and other Greek islanders continued to hew large and small caiques as before
Greece Offers Ships to Export Grain from Ukrainian Ports
On Thursday, Greece announced it is ready to provide ships to help export grain from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports that have been blocked by Russia. Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis added that his country “has a special role to play...
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...
Greek Unions Protesting Rising Prices Hold General Strike
Greek unions held a rally in central Athens and other major cities on Wednesday during the general strike in protest against rising prices that have reduced the disposable incomes of workers. The 24-hour strike has been called by Greece's umbrella...
Greek Ferries to Remain Docked on Wednesday Due to Industrial Action
The Hellenic Seamens' Federation (PNO) has declared a 24-hour strike on July 3 amid a labor dispute with passenger shipping operators. Greek islands will be left with no connection to the mainland at the height of the tourist season. Also,...
Turkish Coast Guard Ship 'Stopped Greek Fishermen'
Allegations of harassment at sea of Greek fishermen by Turkish boats and the country's coast guard continued on Friday. It follows reports earlier this week of shots being fired at Greek fishermen off the coast of Leros. Two Greek seamen, owners...
Labor Day Strikes to Paralyse Greek Shipping
A 24-hour strike by Greek seamen to mark May 1 will paralyse shipping across the country on Tuesday. The Panhellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO) said it had called the action as part of International Labor Day celebrations as well as an...
Ships to Stay Docked on Dec 14 Due to 24h Strike
Ships throughout Greece will remain docked next Thursday after the Seamen Federation decided to participate in a 24-hour strike called by the General Confederation of Employees of Greece (GSEE). The strike will start at 01:00, in the early hours of...
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