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Chinese owned Port of Piraeus in Greece becomes Med’s top container port

Container cranes. Chinese flags. Containers

PortandTerminal.com, May 20, 2020 Greece’s Port of Piraeus, which is owned by China’s COSCO, has become the top container-handling port in the Meditterannean and a critical key piece of China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative ATHENS, GREECE – Piraeus port handled a total of 5.65 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2019, becoming the top port in the Mediterranean, Piraeus Port …

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Greek port’s COSCO owners resubmit investment plan

Photo of a container ship arriving at the Port of Piraeus in Athens, Greece

PortandTerminal.com, August 24, 2019 The Port of Piraeus is the largest port in Greece and one of the largest in Europe serving as the main sea gate of the European continent at its southeastern edge. ATHENS, GREECE – COSCO, the Chinese-owned owner and operator of Greece’s Piraeus port, resubmitted its 800-million-euro ($US 900 million) investment master plan to the state …

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SEIZURE: Record bust of war drug “chemical courage” at Greece’s main port

PortandTerminal.com, July 8, 2019 Greece’s financial crimes unit (SDOE) has seized $660 million worth of “war drug” amphetamine Captagon pills at the Piraeus Port. ATHENS – A record amount of Captagon, “the pill of the jihadists“, has been confiscated by the Greek authorities in the port of Piraeus. Coastguard and drug enforcement officers seized three containers full of the amphetamines, …

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