Maritime Industry in 2020: Facts and figures you need to know

In the tanker industry, Greek owned shipping companies own 30% of the world’s total, while its dry cargo ship- ping amounts to 24% of the world’s total. Greece is the leading global maritime power, possessing a fleet of 5,500 vessels, with a total estimated value of more than 120 billion USD.

Greek maritime prowess has been reported since the early Minoan Civilization, dating to 3,500 BCE, while during the golden era of Athens (5th century BCE), Athens possessed the ancient world’s most formidable navy and merchant vessels, a legacy which has accompanied Greece ever since.