Europe’s decarbonisation agenda, coupled with the outbreak of war in Ukraine, on top of an already heavy workload have ensured Melina Travlos has had her hands full in her first months as president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. Speaking to Lloyd’s List, she explains how she sees her mission
Risk-taking and resilience are ingrained in the character of the Greek shipping industry after two centuries of successfully confronting turmoil
Greek owners appear to be cautious in ordering new tonnage at current high pricing levels; recent new orders have been concluded with the assurance of long-term charter employment from blue-chip companies
Piraeus remains the busiest port, but vessel activity has been on a decline for several years
As a long-planned FSRU project gets under way in the port of Alexandroupolis, further floating terminal plans are ramping up
An explosion in fuel costs has delivered a cruel kick to a sector that was just about staggering back on to its feet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic
Greece’s major maritime event, returning after a pandemic-induced gap, is used to reflecting global industry trends but also the strength of the national shipping community
For Greek women in shipping, as steeped in the industry as their male compatriots, diversification is likely to be as high on the agenda as diversity
For a decade, the Bouboulina Shipping founder was a trailblazer for Greek women in shipowning
Euroseas and EuroDry founder Aristides Pittas can look back on generations of family involvement in the industry and yet he continues to be amazed by the swings in fortune that are unique to shipping
With few financial failures, Greek shipping offers attractive opportunities for ship financiers and competition for clients is often intense
Greek shipping responds to global economic needs and lately that has meant a slowdown in Asia. However, port calls in Europe are up, including increased calls in Russia, even prior to the war in Ukraine
After a successful ‘virtual’ event in 2020, the Greek Shipping Awards made a welcome return to an in-person format at the end of last year
This year marks the completion of four decades since shipowner George P. Livanos led the Greek shipping community in an innovative environmental effort
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