Fourteen new shipping companies in Piraeus port, shipping ministry reports

A total of 14 shipping companies (managers and brokers) began operations in Piraeus, raising the number of companies requesting licences and hiring staff in Greece to around 290 in the last three years, the shipping ministry said in a report released on Monday.

The ministry report noted that, according to official figures released by the Bank of Greece for the January-October 2017 period, transport foreign currency inflows totaled 7.533 billion euros, from 6.376 billion in the same period in 2016, for an increase of 18.15 pct.