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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

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