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Impact of the war in Ukraine on Greece’s and global trade

Impact of the war in Ukraine on Greece’s and global trade   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Trade by Antonis Karamalegos The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has warned that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine not only has created “immense human suffering,” but it is also damaging global trade, which will likely impact low-income countries the most. In its Trade Forecast 2022-2023, the WTO said that prospects for the global economy have “darkened” since the war started in February, [...]

16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

HEMEXPO: The rise of the Greek Marine Equipment Manufacturers

HEMEXPO: The rise of the Greek Marine Equipment Manufacturers   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Interview by Eleni Polychronopoulou, HEMEXPO President to Symela Touchtidou   At the urging of Captain Panagiotis Tsakos and with the important support of the Greek Shipowners, a group of Greek companies specialised in manufacturing marine equipment determined to invest in extroversion. Without shipyards and with the crisis plaguing the country, they had to turn to foreign markets. HEMEXPO’s first steps took part [...]

14 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

The Greek digital ecosystem grows stronger

“The Greek brand has never been stronger.” Panagiotis Karampinis, managing director of Endeavor Greece, does not hide his enthusiasm. “We have regained trust,” he says. “Anyone who wants to participate in the Greek digital ecosystem and invest in the Greek economy knows what they do will have results”   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Digital Economy Interview by Panagiotis Karampinis, managing director of Endeavor Greece to Symela Touchtidou   We talked to Panagiotis Karampinis on the occasion [...]

12 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Tilos: zero waste based on IND4.0

Tilos: zero waste based on IND4.0   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Sustainability by Antonis Mavropoulos, CEO of D-waste, advisor at the International Environmental Technology Centre, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP IETC)   On May 10th, the Zero Waste project on the small island of Tilos was officially inaugurated. A bunch of articles and blogs followed the official inauguration highlighting the innovative approach and the achievements of the project. Polygreen, the project’s sponsor and operator, has many [...]

8 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Kalamata: Μitigating the effects of climate change

In Mediterranean Kalamata, extreme weather phenomena appear more and more often, warning us that the climate crisis is here   July-August 2022 Greek Business File, Issue No 138 Cover story / AIMING TO MAKE GREEK CITIES SMART by Theodora Iliadi   Based on the principles of Sustainable Urban Development and to achieve the goal of climate neutrality, it is necessary to organise holistic interventions, for spatial planning, mobility and transport, urban regeneration, energy, circular economy, public health, the production of [...]

7 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Electric ferries: an idea that could work

by Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Director of the Laboratory for Maritime Transport School , National Technical University of Athens Greece boasts one of the longest coastlines in the world and about 6,000 islands. Short distance shipping (SSS) is essential for movement of cargo and passengers to and from the mainland. SSS represents more than 70% of goods transported by sea in Greece. Yet, the industry of short sea shipping struggles financially and green transition is seen as one more burden to carry. Under the strong pressure [...]

2 Ιουλίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Future of shipping: Clean, but unclear

by Antonis Karamalegos The ninth largest container shipping line in the world, according to Alphaliner’s data, Yang Ming has announced it has ordered fine new 15,000 TEU container ships, which will be equipped with dual-fuel liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine engines. With this shipbuilding plan, the Taiwanese liner operator will become the first shipping company in its country that owns LNG-powered container vessels. Choosing to enter the LNG market, Yang Ming is taking another step to address climate change and [...]

24 Ιουνίου, 2022|Greek Business File|

Russian–Ukrainian war: How will the Greek ports be affected?

by Dr. Konstantinos D. Melas, Programme Leader of Business & Economics – Metropolitan College – Post-doctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Finance – University of Western Macedonia As this article is written, the Russian invasion is still ongoing, with Odessa being the most important city under attack at Ukraine’s southern frontier. These geopolitical developments have created increased frictions in international trade, since the ports at the Black Sea have become a dangerous place for vessels, even though the region accounts for a [...]

13 Ιουνίου, 2022|Greek Business File|
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