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Greece offers to boost resurgence of Russian shipbuilding

Logistic News - Published on Thu, 24 May 2018

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Russia Today reported that Athens is ready to create joint ventures for the construction and servicing of Russian ships in Greek shipyards, according to Greek prime ministerial adviser Mr Dimitrios Velanis. Mr Velanis, who’s an adviser on cooperation with Russia, talked to RIA Novosti ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018). He’s a member of the Greek delegation which will participate at the forum on May 24-26.

According to the official, Greece expects to ink a range of agreements on cooperation in the area of shipping, agriculture and various joint ventures.

Greece has an excellent shipyards base, where part of the Russian fleet passing through the Mediterranean Sea could be serviced,” he said, adding the country is ready to provide competitive conditions and prices and develop this business. “This can also be done on the basis of joint ventures.”

Mr Velanis said that there’s already a program for joint construction of ships, including, catamarans.

He said that “The construction can partly take place on the shipyards of Russia, and be completed at the Greek shipyards on the basis of joint ventures.”

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Posted By : Nanda Koijam on Thu, 24 May 2018
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