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A podcast on the stories of the seas, shipping & seamanship. The Greek Shipping Podcast was created out of our love for travel and Greek Shipping.This monthly podcast aims to give a voice to the people of Greek shipping and to pass essential messages to the industry. Hosted by journalist Minas Tsamopoulos.

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A podcast on the stories of the seas, shipping & seamanship. The Greek Shipping Podcast was created out of our love for travel and Greek Shipping.This monthly podcast aims to give a voice to the people of Greek shipping and to pass essential messages to the industry. Hosted by journalist Minas Tsamopoulos.

    Kostas Kontes

    Kostas Kontes

    Mr. Kontes narrates to us in this episode, his family’s initial foray into shipping, crediting his father’s profound impact on his decision to pursue the same path.He recounts his experiences from his travels on the cruise ships where he worked in his early days and outlines the reasons he shifted from cruise ships to containers and bulk carriers, while not omitting to give his take on the fact that Greeks are considered the "first" in shipping.In conclusion, he imparts valuable advice to the...

    • 26 min
    Alex Hadjipateras

    Alex Hadjipateras

    Alex Hadjipateras shares with us the origins of his family's successful shipping career, dating back approximately 100 years, driven by the aspiration to enhance their quality of life. With deep pride and reverence for his heritage, he openly acknowledges the weighty legacy and personal responsibility he carries, drawing wisdom from the past while keeping an eye on the future. He recounts the establishment of Greece's first tanker company, Dorian Hellas, in 1973, spearheaded by his visionary ...

    • 38 min
    Irene Daifas

    Irene Daifas

    In this episode of the Greek Shipping podcast, Mrs. Daifa shares the remarkable journey of her father, Stavros Daifas, a self-made shipowner who achieved great success at a young age. He embarked on his entrepreneurial path by acquiring his first motor ship, which eventually led to the establishment of a fleet of trucks operating in the Mediterranean. Mrs. Daifa highlights the significance of her father's initial venture, Stavros Daifas Marine Enterprises, and the groundbreaking innovations h...

    • 35 min
    Danae Bezantakou

    Danae Bezantakou

    Mrs. Bezantakou narrates the story of her family's involvement in shipping, starting from her father, a captain in Thenamaris, with references to Mrs. Nounou Martinou and the power of collaboration, which is a fundamental principle of the family.She mentioned her, visiting as a child her parents' workplace, the rich stimuli, and her engagement in small jobs as a game, which made her love shipping deeply and become close, from a very young age, to the values and importance of the industry.She ...

    • 34 min
    Charalambos Simantonis

    Charalambos Simantonis

    Mr. Charalambos Simantonis starts this, quite interesting conversation, with references to his family shipping company in Piraeus (ships which were built at Hellenic Shipyards) and continues with his path in Merchant Shipping.He talks about the role models and the great personalities of Greek Shipping, as well as the influence his father had on him and on the way he perceives the industry, advising the younger generation to work in a plethora of different shipping companies, in order to gain ...

    • 28 min
    Dr. George D. Pateras

    Dr. George D. Pateras

    The interview for this podcast was taken in “Aplotaria”, the main comercial street of Chios island, in a very casual conversation amongst the bustling local market. This interview is a journey through time and homage to all the significant points that contributed to the success of Greek Shipping. An interview worth listening because it signifies the acknowledgment of Greek sailors by Mr. Pateras, the important role of women who supported Greek Shipping as wives and mothers, the need to i...

    • 31 min

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