Maritime heavyweight Greece has urged fellow European Union (EU) policymakers to avoid putting undue strain on shipping in connection with a planned price cap on Russian oil.

“The design of the scheme and also its… implementation must take into account the particularities of how shipping operates,” Greek shipping minister Yiannis Plakiotakis told a Capital Link conference in Athens.

“Both the US and the EU should, in any case, consult the maritime nations that have great expertise on all these subjects,” Plakiotakis added, referring to his own country and EU peers Cyprus and Malta.