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Nigel Lowry

Athens Correspondent

Athens

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.

Latest From Nigel Lowry

Costamare diversifies into dry bulk with deals for 16 vessels

Costamare is putting some of its mounting cash balance from a sizzling market into a similarly strong dry bulk sector where opportunities may be easier to find

International Greece

Global Ship Lease to buy 12 boxships from Borealis

GSL to take over 12 Borealis Finance boxships that come with remaining charter durations of between three and 25 months

International Europe

Diana prices new $125m bond in refinancing exercise

Greek dry bulk carrier owner buys back $78m of older 9.5% bonds and will use the new bond proceeds to finance the remaining portion

Europe Greece

Marinakis orders MR2 newbuildings from Hyundai

Orders for four tankers are priced at about $36m for each vessel, and options for another two tankers would extend the series to six if exercised

Greece South Korea

Diana agrees two charters at double previous rates

New charters commence on June 6 and June 10

International Europe

Declining revenues raise concern over viability of salvage industry

International Salvage Union members reported a total of $98m in revenue from just 52 wreck removal jobs last year, in contrast to a haul of $284m from 101 such services in 2019

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