Greece remains world’s largest shipowning country with 21% of global tonnage: UGS

According to the Union of Greek Shipowners’ Annual Report 2022-2023 released this month: Greece continues to be the world’s largest shipping country, as Greek shipowners control 21% of the global tonnage with a total of 5,520 ships. The importance of Greek shipping is even more significant for the EU, as Greek interests control more than […]

Improving seafarer welfare fuels maritime resilience: Marcura

With ships being international in nature, seafarers have faced difficulties in sending money home or receiving payment due to sanctions on financial institutions associated with specific states. Recognising the significance of seafarer welfare, the maritime industry is making strong efforts to address these challenges and enhance working conditions. Seafarer welfare has gained importance among international […]

Mark Fuhrmann paddles into record books with end of epic kayak odyssey

After 268 days in his kayak, 1643 hours of paddling and a journey of almost 11,000km, 65-year-old Mark Fuhrmann has today completed his epic “Reverse the Bad” charity expedition across Canada and the United States. In doing so, he becomes the first person to solo kayak the ‘Greater Loop’ circuit, beginning (and ending) in Halifax, […]