Wednesday, 23 May 2018


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It was a great pleasure for us to have at our office at Thessaloniki the Eatern Europe Sales Manager of BATES CARGO PAK, mr Mario Bonora.

During his visit at Thessaloniki we had the opportunity of discussing several matterrs & new trends about the cargo safety and new features of the BATES CARGO Airbags.






The biggest vessel in recent memory to arrive at the port of Piraeus, Greece's largest and busiest port, is expected to dock at the port on Monday.

The brand new 420-meter container carrier "China Cosco Taurus" will arrive at Piraeus' pier III at some point during the day, inaugurating a regular route from China to Rotterdam.

The 20,000 TEU container vessel, along with its sister ship, the "China Cosco Aries",  is considered a "giga carrier". 

According to an announcement on Monday by Piraeus' Commercial and Industrial Chamber of Commerce, the port of Piraeus will soon be the only facility in the Mediterranean able to handle five such vessels at the same time.

According to the chamber, more than 4.15 million containers (exceeding 20 feet) passed through the port of Piraeus in 2017, up from 3.75 million in 2016. 

Chinese multinational Cosco assumed control of the Piraeus Port Authority in August 2016 after purchasing a majority stake, after winning an international tender.

Source: Naftemporiki

MODERN, broad-beamed merchant vessels are well able to withstand the rough and tumble of the waves, but sailors still prefer to avoid storms at sea if they can. Containers may come loose in heavy weather and there is always a chance of lightning knocking out communications.

China's COSCO Shipping to build logistics park in Egypt

SHARM EL SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- China's TEDA corporation, COSCO shipping company and Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) signed on Tuesday an agreement to build a new logistics park

Greek shipping has received 2/3 of ordered new vessels set for completion in 2017

Greek shipowners have apparently taken possession of a greater share of the new ships that are scheduled for delivery in 2017, compared to other national blocs of owners, according to data supplied by VesselsValue to “N” this week.

TOKYO -- Shippers increasingly are fielding immense vessels to cut the costs of transporting goods from Asia to Europe, but some fear the trend will keep freight rates at low depths.

Greece, China sign deals to promote economic cooperation

ATHENS, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Greek and Chinese state officials and representatives of major enterprises signed here Thursday a series of memoranda of understanding to promote bilateral economic

Aegean Bunkering Pte Ltd will halt physical supply operations in Singapore by January, the company said, becoming the fourth such firm to exit the world’s largest marine refuelling hub after it adopted tougher bunkering procedures this year.

Two groups have expressed an interest in the first stage of the tender by Gaiaose for the utilization of the 670,000-square meter plot the railway property company controls at the old Gonou military camp in western Thessaloniki.

Newbuilding ordering activity is firming up on increased demand by shipowners, who are convinced of the long-term rebound of freight rates and are willing to commit funds. In its latest weekly report,

Belt & Road Initiative showing tangible benefits in Europe: experts
BRUSSELS, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The ongoing development of the Belt and Road Initiative has brought not only new opportunities for Europe's economic growth, but also social benefits to European citizen, experts said.

The Maritime Standard Awards name GAC Ship Agency of the Year 2017
Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2017 – The GAC Group has won the Ship Agency of the Year title at The Maritime Standard Awards 2017.

China is pouring billions of pounds' worth of investment into Greece and other Balkan countries to create a "New Silk Road" from the Mediterranean into the heart of the European Union.
The initiative, called One Belt One Road (OBOR) involves the transformation and upgrading of harbours, airports, roads and rail across the Balkans.

The Danish owner of the world's largest container shipper Maersk Line, said its computer systems were among those hit by the global Petya cyber attack, causing it problems processing orders and delaying cargoes.

The contractual obligation for investing 180 million euros in Thessaloniki port should be rapidly implemented, the chief executive officer of CMA CGM subsidiary Terminal Link, Boris Wenzel, and the managing director of DIEP, Alexander von Mellenthin, promised in their first formal joint appearance in Greece on Tuesday.

Greek-owned shipping interests and the primary union representing Greek seamen continue to clash over the labor regime governing some 5,000 Greek-owned vessels



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