A two-day strike at Greek ports will end tomorrow morning at 0.600 hrs. The strike has brought all ships to a halt as the Greek Seamen’s Federation protest a reduction of their supplementary pensions.
Greek ports have suffered a series of strikes in the past 18 months, principally in protest of the government’s port privatisation plans. Piraeus, the nation’s top port, was just bought out by China Cosco Shipping, which aims to make to boost throughput there to 5m teu by 2018. Another port, Thessaloniki, is expected to receive numerous bids in the coming months.