Union of Greek Shipowners warns Europe on decarbonization targets

By |2022-06-10T14:15:11+03:00June 10th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The president of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Melina Travlou, spoke about the important role of shipping in the world economy, the challenges of decarbonization and the opportunities that shipping offers, especially to young people, in a press conference in the context of Poseidonia 2022. Ms. Travlou stressed that one of the main priorities of [...]

Posidonia 2022 Opening Ceremony

By |2022-06-07T08:28:50+03:00June 7th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The official opening of Posidonia 2022 took place on June 6, as the world’s most prestigious biennial shipping event welcomes back to Athens the global maritime community following the pandemic-induced cancellation of the 2020 event. The ceremony marked the resumption of the global maritime calendar’s most anticipated event, which is also the largest in size [...]

Poseidonia 2022: shipping confronted with challenges in a Brave New World situation

By |2022-06-06T11:29:42+03:00June 6th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Poseidonia 2022: shipping confronted with challenges in a Brave New World situation by Antonis D. Papagiannidis This week, starting Monday June 6 and through to Friday June 10, will see once more the bi-annual Poseidonia get-together happen – after a 4-year lapse (due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing rules prevailing in 2020). A [...]

Coping in an unpredictable world

By |2022-06-04T19:55:38+03:00June 4th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

by Alexandra C. Vovolini Dear readers, As we are already approaching the middle of this year under quite tough conditions on all fronts, one really has to hope that some calm will allow us a break for the summer. That is, if one can overlook the dramatic situation of the war going on in Ukraine [...]

Corinth Canal to reopen for shipping in July

By |2022-06-02T19:10:10+03:00June 2nd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The July reopening of the Corinth Canal will be accompanied by the parallel launch, in July, of Corinth Canal SA' s new portal and e-commerce services, with the creation of a new customer care culture via the internet and the provision of high-quality personalized services, online notification (arrival/transit) and online ticketing. In early 2022, Corinth [...]

Of fence-sitting over Greek-Turkish disputes

By |2022-05-30T12:10:23+03:00May 30th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of fence-sitting over Greek-Turkish disputes by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In Greece and Turkey, the Governments in place are running the last laps of their stint in power: P.M. Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his Administration have to go to elections within one year – at most; President Erdogan sees his own term in office expire in the [...]

Customs clearance at Piraeus port to be axed after Greece joins FENIX Network

By |2022-05-29T12:22:30+03:00May 29th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The port of Piraeus has become member of FENIX, the European FEderated Network of Information eXchange in Logistics. The Greek pilot site was presented last week and is expected to facilitate and accelerate a number of procedures. Customs clearance, that used to take up to six hours, will be reduced to 20-30 minutes, bringing financial and [...]

K. Mitsotakis in Davos: what the Greek PM said about Erdogan, Turkey, energy and economy

By |2022-05-26T10:26:18+03:00May 26th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis sent a strong message in the wake of recent statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, during his discussion in Davos on Wednesday with World Economic Forum President Borge Brende. Responding to a question regarding Erdogan's reaction and relations with Turkey, Mitsotakis said: "...we are neighbours [with Turkey], we always need [...]

From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements

By |2022-05-23T11:59:56+03:00May 23rd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

From Euro-Atlantic to Indo-Pacific, from pivots to pendulum movements by Antonis D. Papagiannidis In the West, say in the North-American/Atlantic/European area, rallying together under US leadership gains strength with the extension of NATO to Finland and Sweden: Putin’s Russia and the ongoing aggression against the Ukraine offers the ideal motivation for such rallying, the tool [...]

Athena, Demeter and Persephone: Greek goddesses at the Feminine Power exhibition at the British Museum

By |2022-05-19T13:15:43+03:00May 19th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

The first exhibition of its kind, Feminine power takes a cross-cultural look at the profound influence of female spiritual beings within global religion and faith. The Citi exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic takes you on a journey through 5,000 years of belief in female spiritual beings. How do different traditions view femininity? [...]

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