Since 1916, the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) represents Greek-owned commercial vessels over 3,000 gt under the Greek and other flags. Despite current challenges, Greek shipping aims to maintain its share of 58% of the EU and almost 20% of the world deadweight capacity.

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"Seven Seas"
by Athina Rachel Tsangari


On the occasion of its 100 years anniversary, the UGS commissioned the renowned filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari to create a film that salutes the Greek seafaring family which laboured at home and in the far corners of the Earth to reach and retain the summit of world shipping.
Enjoy Seven Seas, a tribute to the Greek maritime tradition and its legacy.

Ships make the world go

At a time when almost every activity stopped on this planet due to the pandemic, the ships kept moving, bringing essential goods to every citizen in the world.

The Greek shipping community, controlling the largest commercial fleet globally, continues to offer its indispensable transport services to the whole world, recognizing the role of seafarers, the “heroes” of the sea, who are at the forefront of the effort to ensure the smooth operation of the supply chain.

The strategic importance of Greek shipping

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"GREEK SHIPPING: A MAJOR EU EXPORT INDUSTRY OF STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE"

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Survey of Alternative Fuels -
Technologies for Shipping

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"SURVEY OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS - TECHNOLOGIES FOR SHIPPING"

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Technical Report on the
decarbonisation of the shipping sector

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«TECHNICAL ASPECTS RELATED TO THE DECARBONISATION OF THE SHIPPING SECTOR»

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Shipping today

Greek shipping and the economy

Greece remains the world’s largest shipowning nation: With a fleet of 4,901 vessels, Greek shipowners control 19.42% of global deadweight tonnage (dwt). In 2020, the Greek-owned fleet grew by over 4% to approximately 364 million dwt.

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Shipping policy

The UGS, representing the interests of Greek-owned shipping, follows closely developments in the area of shipping policy, engaging constructively in the formulation of the collective...

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Maritime Safety and Protection of the Environment

Maritime safety and the protection of the environment depends on a chain of collective responsibility, namely, flag states, port states, shipowners, ship operators, shipbuilders....

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