Greek merchant shipping fleet down in numbers, up in volume

Greek merchant shipping fleet fell 0.2 pct in numbers to 1,835 ships in January compared with the same month last year, after a 0.6 pct decline recorded in the 2016/2015 period, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Monday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that total capacity of the Greek shipping fleet was 44,708,570 dwt in January, up 0.6 pct from January 2016, after a 0.9 pct decline recorded in the 2016/2015 period.