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In August the Thessaloniki-Izmir connection

By Anastasia Vamvaka The retrofit work is progressing and the first test voyages have begun. The Levante Ferries ship that will connect Izmir with Thessaloniki, with a stop at Mytilini, a new route in Greek and...

The ports of Liverpool and Felixstowe are on strike

By Anastasia Vamvaka Hundreds of dock workers at the Port of Liverpool, one of the UK's largest container ports, are to strike over pay and working conditions. It is the second UK port to go on...

Geopolitical developments favor fare prices

By Anastasia Vamvaka The dry bulk market has seen its freight rates lose strength in recent days with the main index ending the week below 2,000 points, a level previously reached in February. The market index...

Panama’s registry has grown by 9.6% since 2019

Panama's Register has grown in capacity by 9.6%, adding 20.4M GT between July 2019 - when the current administration took over - and July 2022, for a total capacity of 239.4M GT. According to IHS...

What applies to bank lending in coastal shipping

By Anastasia Vamvaka The market is waiting for the approval of the ANEK rescue plan submitted by the Attica group. A year ago, the Attica group submitted a rescue plan for ANEK to the latter's creditors,...

What are the 28 companies active in Greek coastal shipping?

By Anastasia Vamvaka In 2022, 100 coastal ships serve 115 islands of the country daily, either connecting them to the mainland or making connections between them. Most - especially these days - depart with occupancy that...