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Strong Greek presence at IFAT 2022

Thirteen Greek companies and two Business missions from Greece took part at the International Exhibition of Water, Sewerage, Recycling, Waste Collection and City Cleaning, IFAT 2022, organized by the Munich Exhibition Organization. The Greek exhibiting companies were: Alphadynamic Pumps Co, Dialynas SA, DP Pumps Manufacturers SA, Ecotech Ltd, Emdot SA, Gkekas Savvas and Son CO “GEKASMETAL”, Helector SA, Ianic SA, Lubrico A Tsakalis Ltd, Rotogran AEBE, Sabo SA, Watera SA and Zeologic SA. For this year's event, the Hellenic-German Chamber [...]

June 13th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Union of Greek Shipowners warns Europe on decarbonization targets

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 the Union is to defend the positions of Greek shipping and for people to understand the importance of shipping for their daily lives. The Union [...]

June 10th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Posidonia 2022 Opening Ceremony

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 during its 54 year-long history, having grown by 7% in net exhibitor space compared to the 2018 event. A total of 1,948 exhibitors from 88 [...]

June 7th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

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

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 multi-layered event expected to track the progress of shipping and to celebrate the heyday of its – large:  some 21% of global tonnage, 54% of [...]

June 6th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Coping in an unpredictable world

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 (Greece hosts already 26,000 refugees), the resulting high energy prices as well as the overall social pressures of inflation. In Greece, outward-looking initiatives strive to [...]

June 4th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Corinth Canal to reopen for shipping in July

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 Canal SA acquired the new “VERGINA” tugboat and immediately incorporated it into its existing fleet. The new tugboat strengthens the company’s goal of providing reliable [...]

June 2nd, 2022|Online news / Blog|

Of fence-sitting over Greek-Turkish disputes

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 same time horizon – as is the five-year term of the Turkish National Assembly. As things go in this part of the world, such concurring [...]

May 30th, 2022|Online news / Blog|

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

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 environmental benefits. The FENIX project creates three main benefits for the transport and logistics sector in Greece: - Implements the guidelines of the European Union, [...]

May 29th, 2022|Online news / Blog|
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