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Greek Shipping News

23 May, 2016

VENIAMIS AGAIN ON THE OFFENSIVE OVER SHIPPING TAX
Greek shipping industry was never part of the massive debt crisis of the Greek state. On the contrary, shipping has been a major and consistent contributor to the economy says UGS’ Veniamis.

EARLY SULPHUR CAP COULD SEE AN 85% RISE IN COSTS FOR SOME
A 2020 implementation of the global sulphur cap on shipping could mean an 85% increase on shipping costs for certain routes says the International Transpport Forum, OECD’s  specialised agency.

MANPOWER STRESSES NEED FOR TRAINING AND RECRUITMENT
In less than 10 years the shortage of maritime officers is set to reach near 150,000 estimates a new manpower study by Bimco and the International Chamber of Shipping.

DRYSHIPS STOPS DEBT PAYMENTS AS TALKS WITH LENDERS CONTINUE
DryShips reports a healthy profit and confirms it has stopped paying interest on loans for which it had already halted principal as negotiations with lenders continue.

MINOAN HAS BEST FIRST QUARTER SINCE LISTING ON THE ATHEX
Minoan Lines has achieved its best economic performance in first quarter of a year since its entry into the Athens Stock Exchange in 1998 with net income round Euro 4m.


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