Japan Club publishes the fines that Greece imposes in case of marine pollution. The fines are separated into two categories, the first one being until December 30 2019, and the second one from 31 December 2019.
On Saturday 18 January, a new organization named as “Sino-Hellenic Investors’ Confederation” made its official launching ceremony. Specifically, the confederation goals to facilitate Chinese investors in Greece, while give a boost to both countries’ cooperation.
Port of Piraeus, Greece will be from now on ferry connected to Limassol, Cyprus. According to the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus, Natasa Pilides, efforts are underway in order the ferry trip to be launched and available by this summer. For the records, the return ferry ticket is estimated to cost around €130 per person, including the port fees.
According to Al Jazeera, the European market hangs in the balance as the US take aim at Russian-Turkish energy alliance. Greece is now proving to be a test case of the power of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to get market share, while the US is taking notice by the boosting US LNG sales to Europe.
Greece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that in case Greece and Turkey cannot solve their dispute about maritime zones in the Mediterranean, they should address the disagreement at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague.
The Bulgarian Government will invest in the Alexandroupolis FSRU terminal in Greece aiming on a wider diversity of its sources of supply, while the project is set to begin operations in September 2022, as Reuters informed.
Following the pirate’s attack on 31 December 2019 in the Greek-flagged “Happy Lady” tanker, from Limboh port in Cameroon, one of the kidnapped crewmembers officially announced to be returned back in his country, Greece. During the piracy invasion, the 35-year old engineer of the vessel ended up injured by bullet deflection.
Greece’s most recent winter storm dubbed Hephaestion disrupting shipping operations, resulted to a ferry running on the rocks of a small island in Skiathos harbor in the Aegean sea, as the harsh winds and challenging waves made the vessel hard-to-navigate.
A wave of significantly cold weather with high winds and rain in Greece has disrupted shipping and left the islands of the Aegean cut off for several days as ferry boats stayed moored. With temperatures ranging close to zero, most ships remained docked at ports across the country.
On Thursday, December 2, Cyprus, Greece and Israel inked an Intergovernmental Agreement for the construction of the EastMed natural gas pipeline, a 1,900 kilometer (1,180 mile) subsea pipeline to carry natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean’s rapidly developing gas industry to Europe, with Italy expressing its support for the project by sending a letter of support.
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