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Nigel Lowry

Athens Correspondent


Nigel Lowry is Lloyd’s List’s resident expert on Greek shipping and has been covering the industry since the crisis of the 1980s. He has reported on the key Greek shipping community from London and New York as well as Athens and has carried out a range of other assignments for Lloyd’s List in other countries.

Nigel wrote the book ‘Onassis and his Legacy’, published by the Onassis Foundation in 2003, reprinted from a serialisation in Lloyd’s List.

He is a regular participant in maritime industry events as chairman, moderator or guest speaker and has often been interviewed for television and other media on shipping topics.

Since 2004, his remit for Lloyd’s List includes directing and hosting the annual Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards, a major event in the maritime calendar that draws more than 1,000 guests each year.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s List he held senior editorial positions with the Greek Business Review, Naftiliaki magazine, the Newsfront Greek Shipping Intelligence newsletter, and The Athenian, a monthly magazine. He has been a regular correspondent for The European Times, De Lloyd/Lloyd Anversois and Media International, among others.

Independently, Nigel is also founder and director of the Greek Shipping Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame is dedicated to recognising outstanding individuals in Greek shipping’s history and is a hub of information for new generations as well as a strong supporter of Greek children’s charity Hellenic Hope.

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Okeanis secures new Korean loan as profits soar

Owner says that last month it received a firm commitment for a secured loan facility for $103m from the Export-Import Bank of Korea, BNK Busan Bank and BNK Kyongnam Bank

International Greece

US seizes Iranian gasoline on Greek-owned tankers

Unverified reports that cargoes were shifted through ship-to-ship transfers from the four original tankers into two other vessels bound for Houston

Tankers and Gas Sanctions

Greek manager confirms vessel boarded by Iranian forces

The combined chemical and product tanker Wila was boarded by Iranian military personnel and held for several hours before being released, according to US reports

Middle East and Africa United States

Governments have created crew crisis but charterers can help solve it, says ICS

After months of frustration, certain shipowners have begun to criticise the chartering community for contributing little to crew change efforts. Owners have alleged that it is common enough for charterers to deny permission for crew change deviations even if paid for by the owners alone

International Containers

Elias Kulukundis, Greek writer and shipowner, dies at 82

While the Kulukundises, originally from the island of Kasos, were a leading shipping clan, Elias was not immediately sucked into the business. He preferred literature, languages, teaching, travel and political activism. His left-wing sympathies further burnished his image within the family as a rebel

Europe Greece

Safe Bulkers launches at-the-market equity offering

Last week, company executives said deleveraging and maintaining high liquidity were both priorities. At the end of June, Safe Bulkers had liquidity of $119.8m

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