SHIPPING


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ECONOMY

The activation of an island decarbonization fund, the framework for the integration of shipping into the European Emissions Trading Scheme and confronting competition from countries that are not burdened with the purchase of carbon dioxide emissions were the points raised at the meeting between Environment and Energy Minister Kostas Skrekas and the European Commission’s executive vice president responsible for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans, on Thursday.

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ECONOMY

The Athens Stock Exchange on Wednesday welcomed Costamare Participations Plc with the listing of the company’s corporate bond issue, the first bond by a coastal shipping company in the Greek stock market.


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ECONOMY

Iraklio Port Authority (OLH) has set the bar high as far as cruise passenger arrivals are concerned and can’t wait to reveal its plans during this May’s Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum 2021 – despite not being able to in person – as one of the online event’s main sponsors.

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ECONOMY

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) is gearing up for the official opening of the tourism season on Friday, hoping to revive a sector which in the pre-pandemic 2019 season had seen it serve 622 calls and welcome over a million passengers before it suffered a 84% drop in cruise-related revenues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.


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ECONOMY

An online seminar titled “Giants Of The Sea: Ships & Men Who Changed The World,” featuring the author of the book of the same title, John D. McCown, the co-founder, former chairman and CEO of Trailer Bridge Inc, is taking place Monday as part of the Capital Link Shipping Webinar Series. 



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ECONOMY

The International Maritime Organization’s carbon dioxide reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 were criticized by speakers at this year’s Digital Greener Shipping Summit who said they were hastily made and that they raise obstacles to shipping.