Greece

Port of Piraeus reports strong 2018 performance

The turnover of Piraeus Port Authority S.A (PPA S.A.) in 2018 amounted to 132.9 million euros (149 million U.S. dollars) compared to 111.5 million euros in 2017, an increase of 19.2%.

US removes Greek Shipowners from sanctions

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt, announced the reversal of the actions in a Tweet citing recent statements and actions by the Greek shipowners to sever ties with Venezuela.

Top 10 shipowning nations

VesselsValue shared key data regarding the top shipowning nations of the world, noting that Japan held the lead for another consecutive year, followed by Greece and China. 

119 positively tested onboard ferry in port of Piraeus

The passenger ferry “Eleftherios Venizelos” has been at the centre of attention after 119 outbreaks of COVID-19 had been reported onboard the vessel amongst its 380 passengers. The crew members who were negative for the COVID-19 test will be repatriated after being gradually transferred to hotels in Athens for the next 36 hours. However, passengers who are positive for COVID – 19 will remain in isolation on board for 14 days.

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