Greek merchant shipping fleet up in numbers, down in volume in May

The Greek merchant shipping fleet grew in numbers but fell in volume in May, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Tuesday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the merchant shipping fleet grew 0.6 pct in numbers totaling 1,863 ships in May compared with the same month last year. The fleet was up 0.2 pct in the 2017/2016 period.

In volume, the merchant shipping fleet fell 2.2 pct in May to 43,918,691 dwt, compared with the same month in 2017.