Greek shipowners: We cannot afford higher taxes

Greek shipowners cannot afford to contribute more to the state treasury than they do today, says the industry. The carriers are already under severe pressure due to the country's debt crisis.

The Greek shipowners can not afford to pay higher taxes, says Greek shipowners and maritime delegates at the conference Marine Money Conference, which is currently being held in Athens. They are reportedly already struggling to pay installments on vessels, while it is also becoming increasingly difficult to find crews for the ships, reports Hellenic Shipping News.

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