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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.

At Least Four Dead in Greek Speedboat Crash Near Aegina

An eight-meter speed craft crashed into a tourist boat on Tuesday killing at least four people and leaving five injured near the Saronic Gulf island of Aegina.

Licensing Bill Thwarts Greece Waterway Network Progress

A new draft law covering license procedures, construction and operation of waterways in Greece is putting a damper on any waterway plans and projects currently underway, said leading investor Hellenic Seaplanes.
Posted On 08 Aug 2016

XRTC Analysts Say Greek Ferry Shipping Facing Airline Competition

Considered by foreign banks as the “Greek Risk”, Greece’s ferry shipping industry is faced with little financial support, which in addition to a series of internal and external factors, is taking a toll on the sector’s performance, according to an annual report released by XRTC...
Posted On 03 Aug 2016

Thessaloniki to Welcome Fewer Cruise Ships but More Passengers in 2016

Fewer cruise ships are expected to dock at the port of Thessaloniki in 2016 compared to the previous year.
Posted On 02 Aug 2016

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

A Full-day Yachting Experience with Sounio Cruise

Whether sunbathing on the deck is your thing or snorkelling in crystal clear waters, Sounio Cruise is ready to make your dreams come true offering daily cruises on board small yachts to Sounion.

Hellenic Seaways Launches New Ferry ‘Nissos Samos’ with Friendly Rates

A new ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways is set to hit Greek waters on Friday, serving Piraeus - Mesta Chios - Mytilini - Limnos - Thessaloniki the company said this week. With a capacity of 2,200 passengers, the Nissos Samos’ first voyage will be inaugurated later today by...

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Rafina Port Event to Focus on Greek Ferry Traveler Rights

Traveling on a Greek ferry? Do you know your rights? A special event on July 22 at the port of Rafina will inform passengers of their rights and all they need to know in case of delays and cancellations.
Posted On 21 Jul 2016

Homeporting Picks Up Pace at Piraeus, Cruise Passengers Welcomed with Shows

The Greek port of Piraeus has seen its homeporting cruise traffic rise by 14 percent in the first half of the year thanks in large part to major cruise companies like Celestyal Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Princess Cruises, Cunard Line, Costa Cruises and...
Posted On 20 Jul 2016

Greece 3rd Favorite Europe Cruise Destination

Besides being one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe, cruise travel employs some 10,000 people who contribute over 188 million euros annually to the Greek economy, according to the latest report by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).
Posted On 22 Jun 2016