Greek-flagged fleet mostly unchanged in July 2018

Container ships and bulk carriers waiting for cargo are seen in the shipping lanes off the coast of Singapore April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

The Greek-flagged commercial fleet reached 1,865 vessels as of July 2018, only marginally up from the corresponding month of 2017, 0.2 percent.

The figure was released by the country’s independent statistics authority (El.Stat).

Conversely, transport capacity – for vessels exceeding 100 dwt – eased to 43.335 million dwt, down 3.3 percent compared to July 2017.

July 2017 witnessed a year-on-year increase (compared to July 2016) of 1.3 percent in the fleet’s size and 1.4 percent in terms of transport capacity



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