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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.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

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.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

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.
Posted On 31 Aug 2017

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.
Posted On 30 Aug 2017

Greeks Invest $2.93bn in Second-hand Ships in 7-month Period

Over the first 7 months of 2017, Greek shipowners invested $2.93 billion on 175 second-hand ships, compared to 153 worth $1.95 billion in 2016.

Potential for Alexandroupolis Port, Tender in the Fall

A tender for the management of Alexandroupolis port in northeastern Greece, is set to be launched in the fall, the port authority announced this week.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Kythira Ferry Link on the Back Burner

A ferry link connecting the island of Kythira with Piraeus appears to be on hold after the tender launched by the shipping ministry remained fruitless. 
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

No Sail for Rafina Ferries Due to Greek Seamen’s Strike 

Greece's Sailor Association (PENEN) announced on Tuesday a series of 24-hour “warning" strikes which will keep ferries docked at the port of Rafina. 
Posted On 25 Jul 2017

‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ Ferry Serving Kythira Out of Order

The "Vitsentzos Kornaros" ship serving the Piraeus-Kythira, Antikythira and Kissamos route will remain in port until June 30 due to mechanical failure.
Posted On 23 Jun 2017

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

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.