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Greek Ports Body Says 2016 Good Year for Cruise Travel

Cruise passengers to Greece recorded a 5 percent increase in 2016, making it a ''good year'' for the industry compared to 2015, according to the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).
Posted On 10 Jan 2017

Minoan Lines Stops Adriatic Service After 35 Years

Grimaldi Group company Minoan Lines announced that it will stop serving the Patra-Ancona route after 35 years, limiting its operations exclusively to the Greek domestic market.

Rough Waters Ahead for Greek Cruise Travel

Despite forecasts of robust growth for the international cruise travel industry, the sector in Greece is barely keeping its head above the water with local industry insiders speaking of a 25 percent decline in traffic for 2017 and the same trend in 2018.

Greece: Ferry Travel Disruption Due to Bad Weather

Due to bad weather in Greece, a ban has been imposed on ferry departures from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio to the islands.
Posted On 29 Dec 2016

Cruise Travel: CLIA Sees 2017 Bringing More Interest, Investment

Some 25.3 million people among them younger generations, including Millennials and Generation X, are expected to take a cruise in 2017.
Posted On 21 Dec 2016

Greek Shipowners Boosting Fleet, Reinforcing Global Presence

Crisis aside, Greek shipowners are becoming even stronger global players says international financial services company Petrofin Research.

Greek Marina Pros Slam Talks of New Docking Tax

Proposals of a tax applicable on mooring at private marinas in Greece has professionals up in arms, claiming an added levy will lead to financial damage.

Celestyal Cruises Maps Out 2017, Says ‘Flexibility’ Key to Success

Upgraded port infrastructure and flexibility are key to making Greece a Mediterranean cruise tourism hub, according to Celestyal Cruises.
Posted On 16 Dec 2016

Atalanta Marine in Exclusive Partnership with Black Pepper Yachts

Greek yachting experts Atalanta Marine has joined forces with France’s Black Pepper Yachts as its exclusive dealer in Greece and Cyprus, the company announced.

Greek Ferry Services Back to Normal After Weeklong Strike

After one week of industrial action, the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) suspended its strike giving the go ahead to ferries to immediately begin their routes across Greece.
Posted On 10 Dec 2016

Minoan Lines Amends Itineraries Due to Ferry Workers Strike

Minoan Lines has amended itineraries on the domestic and Adriatic lines due to the strike in Greece by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association (PNO).
Posted On 07 Dec 2016

Greek Seamen Not Backing Down, Continue Ferry Strike

Ferry services throughout Greece will remain suspended as striking seamen continue their strike.
Posted On 05 Dec 2016

Greek Seamen Continue Strike, No Ferries December 4-5

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a new 48-hour strike in all ship categories from 6 am on Sunday, December 4, until 6 am on Tuesday, December 6.
Posted On 03 Dec 2016

Low-cost Air Travel Taking a Bite Out of Greek Ferry Share

Greek ferry service providers have repeatedly warned that the emergence of low-cost airlines will have an irreversible impact on the sector. Now, a European Parliament study has come to back that up.
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

PNO: No Ferries in Greece on December 2-3 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories from 6 am on Friday, December 2, until 6 am on Sunday, December 4.
Posted On 29 Nov 2016

Greek Seamen Announce 24-hour Strike, No Ferries on December 8

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service on Thursday, December 8, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike in all ship categories.
Posted On 27 Nov 2016

Golden Star Ferries to Sail the Cyclades with Ultra Modern ‘Superunner’

Greek ferry company Golden Star Ferries has added the ultra modern Speedrunner IV to its fleet, after acquiring the vessel from Aegean Speed Lines.
Posted On 24 Nov 2016

New Shipping Minister Vows to Get Greek Waterways Out of the Rut

Newly appointed Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis has set speeding up the licensing procedures for Greece’s pending waterway network as a leading priority upon taking office earlier this month.

PNO: No Ferries in Greece on November 24 Due to Strike

Greece’s passenger ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Thursday, November 24, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike in protest of pensions cuts.
Posted On 21 Nov 2016

Thessaloniki Port Sale Priority for New Shipping Minister

Ensuring the sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki port authority moves ahead swiftly and trouble free tops the agenda of new incoming shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis.