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Sleepless in #Piraeus

#COSCO are increasingly uneasy about their investment in #Greece. They are desperate to get the go-ahead for a new container terminal (Pier IV), with an estimated capacity of handling some TEU2.8m a year, mostly because of competition. 1/10
In 2020, #TangerMed in #Morocco (run by #Maersk) overtook #Piraeus as the largest container port in the #Mediterranean, and #Valencia got very close. The merger between #Antwerp and #Zeebrugge also adds to what is already a fierce competition between forwarders. 2/10
So far, the government of #Greece has not agreed to the construction of a new container terminal, due to growing resistance to #COSCO’s policies from a motley crew of local stakeholders in #Piraeus and neighbouring municipalities. 3/10
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A boat with 49 people (incl 18 children) has been attacked twice by a speedboat with black-masked men near #Mitilini at the borderline between Skala Mistegnon and Panagiouda. Their engine was destroyed in the first attack and they now row with their bare hands.
According to the people on the boat, a Turkish vessel was on the scene but did not come closer and did not help them. They now reached Greek waters. The Greek coastguard is informed but does not react at all. This is the last location we received:

N39.19°, E26.56° (08:56 CET). Image
We continuously try to reach JRCC #Piraeus and the local coastguard in #Lesvos without success. We urge @HCoastGuard to rescue the people in distress without further delay!

Meanwhile, many more boats have arrived on the #Aegean islands.

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