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 70% of the EU-controlled fleet for the types of vessels of strategic importance. The Greek-owned fleet thereby contributes drastically to ensuring the food security and energy autonomy of the European Union, says the UGS.

In the preamble of the Report, Ms. Melina Travlos (pictured), President of the UGS, says: “In the current challenging environment, it is vital we work together with a common vision. Concerted and concrete actions are required to maintain our historical seamanship and advance our industry, whilst in parallel maintaining our leadership and positioning ourselves for an ever-changing global status quo. Our goal is to safeguard Greek shipping, to safeguard our national asset.”