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” IS GREEK SHIPPING UNDER THREAT? “

Mr. Anastasios A. Maraslis

   ” IS GREEK SHIPPING UNDER THREAT?” by Mr. Anastasios Maraslis        S.T.I.C’s CEO/President.   Greeks dominate the seas since ancient times and Shipping has been the oldest form of occupation of the Greeks until today. The Greek ownership merchant fleet is the largest in tonnage capacity exceeding the 17% of the world’s total. Despite the past decades several economic recessions and shipping crises Greeks were always managing to come out of stronger and better off, with more ships than before. Their inherent talent to buy and sell timely, to manage their fleet economically during the recessed periods and the low freight, throat cutting competition, downturn shipping cycles – has been their distinctive advantage compared to other shipping nations. It’s been an International shipping standard to follow the Greeks in recessed periods and “do as they do”, until the decade of 2000. In the decade of 2000 shipping business and world trade ... Read More »

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