Greece To Liberalize Shipping By 2002

Thursday, October 05, 2000
Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis said on Wednesday that island shipping would be liberalized by 2002, two years ahead of schedule as a result of last week's sinking of ferry Express Samina.

Shipping officials have partly blamed the ferry's sinking last Tuesday on the near-monopolies that have developed in the Aegean, saying some healthy competition would improve the quality of ships and services.

Simitis said shipping companies were merging for strength ahead of the opening of the market, but opposition parties accused the government of not moving quickly enough to assure quality and safety.

Maritime Reporter July 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

General Dynamics Delivers North Dakota (SSN-784) to U.S. Navy

General Dynamics Electric Boat yestereday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine North Dakota (SSN-784) on time and more than $30 million below target cost.

East and South China Sea Disputes Need Creative Diplomacy

China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas. Now that

Darwin, Australia Scene of KAKADU Exercise Planning

Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0913 sec (11 req/sec)