Christos Stylianides

Channels of communication with Turkey are working, says shipping minister

The channels of communication with Ankara are working, which is why tension was avoided at the most recent incident to take place near the uninhabited Imia islets in the southeastern Aegean, Greece's minister of maritime affairs and island policy, Christos Stylianides, tells Kathimerini.

Turkey cooperating on migration, says minister

Communication with Turkish authorities is constant and cooperation is smooth, Maritime Affairs and Island Policy Minister Christos Stylianides tells Kathimerini in an interview. But the continuing upheaval in the Middle East will test the two countries' and, consequently, Europe's ability to deal with a possible spike in migrant flows, he adds. 

Piraeus Port inaugurates its extended car terminal

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) managers on Tuesday inaugurated the extension of its car terminal, by nearly 40,000 square meters to the north side of the port, increasing the port's capacity for car trade.

The new investment by Cosco's subsidiary totaled 20 million euros, adding space for another 5,100 cars. The project was part of OLP's obligations under the port concession.

Greece in negotiations with Brussels over green shipping

Shipping Minister Christos Stylianides in recent statements to the press revealed that Greece is already in deliberations with the European Commission on the issue of green transition in the shipping sector as an 80-million-euro fund (that may reach up to €500 million) from the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) has been already committed, focusing on how the industry will build gree