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Shipping is Greek Government’s Top Priority

The Greek government's economic policy council has decided to set up an inter-ministerial working group, with the aim to strengthen shipping and support maritime education.

Patra Waterway Gets Go-ahead, Seeking Operator

The waterway in Patra is now the third to receive approval, paving the way for the launch of an invitation of interest in order to find the contractor who will take over its operation.

No Ferries in Greece on May 16-17 Due to Strike

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour nationwide strike in all ship categories on May 16-17.
Posted On 04 May 2017

Santorini System to Regulate Cruise Ship Arrivals

The launch of a cruise berthing management system that will regulate incoming traffic to Santorini has been announced by the Municipal Port Fund of Thira.
Posted On 03 May 2017

Special Event Marks Majestic Princess’ First Voyage Out of Piraeus

Piraeus is among 22 ports to be visited by the Majestic Princess on her 49-day "Silk Road Sea Route” from Rome to Shanghai.
Posted On 03 May 2017

No Ferries in Greece on May 1 Due to Strike

All passenger ferries will remain docked across Greece on Monday, May 1, as ferry workers will go on a 24-hour strike to mark May Day.
Posted On 24 Apr 2017

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

ANEK LINES Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Passenger shipping company ANEK LINES, which connects Crete with numerous destinations in Greece, is celebrating 50 years of presence in the industry.

Shipping Minister: Incentives to Attract Boats to Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is planning to reduce rates at marinas for boats not in use, while it will look into the issue of illegal boat licenses and the implementation of environmental regulations at marinas.

Greek Ferry Shipping Traffic Steady for Easter

Ferry shipping traffic for the Orthodox Easter period is expected to record last year’s levels, according to the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).
Posted On 28 Mar 2017

Full Speed Ahead for Greek Cruise Tourism

New cruise products and theme-based experiences were on the agenda of Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s meetings at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference.
Posted On 21 Mar 2017

Kountoura Presents Greek Cruise Potential at Seatrade Meet in US

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on the growth potential of cruise tourism to Greece at the Seatrade Cruise Global conference in Florida.
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

Proposed Levy Raises Greek Shipping, Tourism Industry Concerns

The shipping and tourism industries are concerned over a proposed charge for recreational vessels as discussed in a draft bill tabled in parliament.

EU Prepares to Change Ship Passenger Registration Process

A European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism on February 27 will explore ways to modernize the legislation on the registration of persons traveling within the EU.

Still No Progress in Greek Waterway Saga

If a sufficient number of waterways is not licensed for this summer season then "hydroplanes will never make it to Greece", according to Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Feb 2017

Greece Looks to Boost Cruise Tourism

The government aims for the development of home porting in Greece, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told sector professionals recently.
Posted On 07 Feb 2017

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.
Posted On 06 Feb 2017

Shipping Ministry Meet to Discuss Intermodal Transport for Remote Greek Islands

The Greek Shipping Ministry will explore ways to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland with the introduction of combined transport.
Posted On 01 Feb 2017

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.
Posted On 31 Jan 2017

Greece Shipping Chamber Sets Up 1st Maritime Cluster

The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping has launched "Maritime Hellas", the first Greek maritime cluster, to promote the interests of the Greek shipping sector.
Posted On 26 Jan 2017