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WWF Greece Issues Impact Study of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill, Calls for Sanctions

WWF Greece has released a report on the impact of the oil spill that affected Salamina and the Saronic Gulf coastline, after the Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II sank in September.

Agia Zoni II Ship Raised, Investigation Continues

The Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II which sank off Salamina in September and polluted the Attica coastline, was raised to be hauled to the Salamina shipyard.

New Levy to Burden Watercraft Owners Docking in Greece

A levy to be imposed on all types of sea craft, the so-called recreational and day boat tax or TEPAI, will further burden marine tourism, sector professionals say.

Greek Shipping Ministry Focuses on Berth Allocation Systems for Cruise Liners

The need to update the General Port Regulation and improve the mooring of cruise ships at Greek ports was the focus of a Shipping Ministry workshop.

Greek Fleet World’s 1st in Terms of Cargo Carrying Capacity

Greece’s fleet is the global leader in terms of cargo carrying capacity (dwt), according to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2017.

Greek Shipping Ministry Open to Port Use Proposals

Companies interested in making use of Greek ports will be able to do so through a system of sub-contracting, according to shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.

‘Ionis’ Takes Over Piraeus-Kythira Ferry Route

The ‘Ionis’ vessel has replaced the ‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ and will depart twice a week from Piraeus to Kythira, Antikythira, Kissamos and Gythio.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

WWF Urges Sustainable Practices for a Mediterranean Sea of the Future

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is urging officials to focus on six strategic priorities in order to achieve a sustainable economic model in the Mediterranean.

Golden Star Ferries Aiming to Keep Rafina-Syros Route All Year Round

Golden Star Ferries has submitted a request to the Coastal Transportation Council to continue its Rafina-Syros ferry connection all year round.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Experts Warn Against Swimming, Fishing Along Athens Riviera Due to Oil Spill

The beaches of Salamina, Faliro, Alimos, Hellenikon and Glyfada are off limits due to the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Salamina Oil Spill Drifting Along Coast Amid Accusations

A massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina from a sunken tanker has expanded along the Saronic Gulf to Piraeus drifting as far as Glyfada.

Blue Star Patmos Refloated off Ios Island

Six tugs reset the Blue Star Patmos afloat, after it ran aground near Ios island in August leading to the emergency evacuation of some 205 passengers.

Moore Stephens: Cyber Security, Geopolitics, Costs Main Risks to Shipping

Cyber security, geopolitics and operating costs are among the greatest risks to the shipping sector, according to business advisors Moore Stephens.

Passenger Traffic to Greek Isles Picks Up in June-August

Outbound passenger traffic from the port of Piraeus to the Greek islands increased in the June-August period compared to the same period in 2016.

Grimaldi to Appeal to EU Competition Authority Over Hellenic Seaways Deal

Grimaldi Group plans to file a complaint to the EC's DG for Competition over the deal between Attica Group and Hellenic Seaways.

Greek Merchant Fleet Stronger in June

Greece’s shipping fleet, among the world's strongest, grew by 0.9 percent in June 2017, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Shipping Minister: Duty Free Sales Can Attract Cruise Travel to Greek Isles

Offering duty free sales at popular Greek islands can serve as an incentive to boost cruise travel, said Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis.