MANIATIS WEIGHS GAS OPTIONS WITH BIG FOUR SHIPPERS
Energy minister Maniatis met, October 22, with leading shipping companies in the LNG sector, as he looks to secure Greece a strategic role in regional LNG shipping and a supply for the islands.
EVENTS AT ELEFSIS AND HELLENIC MAKE YARDS 'A NATIONAL PRIORITY'
Some 600 workers blocked the entrance to Elefsis Shipyard October 20, in a row over unpaid wages unpaid for nine months. Yard boss says Greek Navy to blame, as two subs are launched at Hellenic.
OCEAN RIG COMES TO BAT WITH 'BACK-STOP' LOAN TO DRYSHIPS
Subsidiary Ocean Rig has stepped up to the plate to help Nasdaq-listed DryShips repay its $700m 5% convertible notes by December 1. Meanwhile, a new share offering is launched.
BWMS MANUFACTURERS WARN OWNERS OF INSTALLATION LOG JAM
With shipping bracing for entry into force of the BWM Convention, manufacturers are warning owners their reluctance to install equipment will cause a major log jam for both suppliers and shipyards.
COURT AND COASTAL COUNCIL THROW NEL BALL BACK TO MINISTER
The immediate future of ropax operator NEL Lines is back in Shipping minister Varvitsiotis' court after a Piraeus court is backed by the country's Council of Coastal Transportation.