Shipping minister heralds port hirings


Greece's new shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroublis on Monday called on the Supreme Council for Personnel Selection (ASEP) of hiring staff to the country's port organizations.

The aim is for recruitments to all ports including 10 that are on the list of state organizations for privatization, namely Igoumenitsa, Patra, Alexandroupolis, Kavala, Corfu, Elefsina, Rafina, Irakleio, Volos and Lavrio.

Last year, the ports saw their collective profitability increase by 20 percent, according to government figures.