ECONOMY

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis…

Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis yesterday attended a christening ceremony in Piraeus for COSCO Hellas, a Greek-owned container ship chartered by COSCO, a major Chinese operator. ‘Greece will be a gateway of entry for China to the broader region,’ Karamanlis said. COSCO’s president, Wei Jiafu, and Karamanlis on Wednesday discussed forging a possible deal for the Chinese firm to operate a pier at Greece’s largest port.