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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.

Cruise Ships Sailing to Santorini Set to Drop

Cruise programing data for 2017 is indicating that Greece’s world famous Santorini is set to see cruise traffic to its shores drop next year.

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

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service on Thursday, November 24, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.
Posted On 01 Nov 2016

South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

‘Green’ Measures May Lead to Greek Ferry Fare Hikes

Greek ferry fares are set to increase by 27 percent if the government implements environmental measures, according to the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships.
Posted On 19 Oct 2016

Insider Says Greece Cruise Traffic to Shrink Next Year

Cruise traffic in Greece is expected to decline by 30 percent in 2017 resulting in fewer tourists and dwindling tourism revenues, according to Andreas Stylianopoulos, responsible for cruise travel at the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

Minister Kountoura Sees Cruise Tourism as Vital Force for Greece

Promoting Greece’s sea tourism options, including more Greek destinations in cruise itineraries, offering a wide variety of theme-related journeys and strengthening public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the core of the tourism ministry’s agenda for the further reinforcement...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016

ICAP: Greece’s Passenger Shipping Market Shrinking

Greece’s passenger shipping market is lagging behind, according to the latest research findings released by the Economic Research & Sectorial Studies department of consultants ICAP Group.
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

Cosco Unveils New Piraeus Pier, Aims for More Cruise Passengers

Chinese shipping giant Cosco unveiled a new pier at Piraeus port on Monday in the presence of Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, Greek assets body president (TAIPED) Stergios Pitsiorlas and Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis.

Piraeus Port Gets New Cruise Terminal, Inauguration Set for October 3

A new cruise terminal at Agios Nikolaos in Piraeus Port will be inaugurated on Monday, October 3.
Posted On 29 Sep 2016

Greek Coastal Shipping Performance Similar to Last Year

Greece's ferry traffic this year appears to be at the same levels with last year with an obvious drop in tourist traffic to the Northeastern Aegean islands.
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

No Ferries in Greece September 22-23 Due to 48-hour Strike

Ferry boats in Greece will not be in service from 6am on Thursday, September 22, until 6am on Saturday, September 24, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 48-hour strike.
Posted On 15 Sep 2016

Hellenic Seaways Up for Grabs, Let the Bidding Begin

A 40.4 percent stake in ferry services provider Hellenic Seaways (HSW) is up for sale after Piraeus Bank launched an open international tender for the company this week.

Greece’s Asset Body Chief Says ‘Matter of Time’ Before Waterways Operate

Waterways on Corfu, Paxi and Patra are set to operate immediately, Public Assets Management Fund (TAIPED) President Stergios Pitsiorlas said this week.

Piraeus Port Authority Reports Increase in Cruise Passengers

The cruise industry in Greece saw an increase in the number of passengers during the first seven months of the year, according to figures released by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).
Posted On 30 Aug 2016

Greece’s Summer Ferry Traffic Gains Momentum

Ferry traffic to the Greek islands has picked up pace by 6.9 percent in peak season (June 1-August 18) compared to the same period last year, according to Shipping and Island Policy ministry data.