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Greek court temporarily releases Maersk Launcesto master

Following the collision of Maersk Launcesto containership with the Hellenic Navy minesweeper Kallisto off Piraeus, its captain has been temporarily released from custody in Greece, as local authorities continue their investigation.

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%.

Piraeus becomes top Mediterranean port

Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) launched its financial results for 2019 marking the port’s most successful year in terms of profitability. The Port which is owned by COSCO Shipping handled 5.65 million TEU across the three piers of the container terminal, achieving a new record.

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.

Port of Piraeus remains operational despite COVID-19 pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel bans that has brought, Greece informed that the shipping trade at the Port of Piraeus is still not impacted, as it remains operational. According to Xinhua, Greek port authorities haven’t put any restrictions to the import or export of cargo at the moment.

Sediment problems within VLSFOs detected at six ports

As the 2020 sulphur cap entered into force, the shipping industry saw the introduction of Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oils (VLSFOs), which has been increasing since October 2019. However, VPS notes that a rise has been observed in fuel instability leading to sediment formation from these fuels. 

Ferry connection between Piraeus – Limassol launched

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.

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