China Daily: Cosco Means More Than Containers in Greek Port


Locals call it “the pagoda” – a concrete edifice in the Greek port of Piraeus that resembles a temple in the East. In the parking lot of the derelict building, tourists from cruise ships board buses that whisk them to the archaeological sites of Athens.

If Chinese State-owned giant COSCO Shipping has its way, it will make the pagoda into a five-star hotel and conference center, breathing more life into a port that the company has made the spearhead of its European operations.

Read more here.

Published by adriftinathens

Melbourne girl, living in Athens. I've spent the past two decades writing about bankers, politicians, riots, earthquakes and various other things that move and shake. On permanent trawl for Vegemite. Anything resembling travel advice is entirely incidental.

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