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Navigator 2017 Forum Examines Shipping Sector Challenges

Challenges faced by the shipping sector were discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Consultants forum held recently in Piraeus.

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 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.

Greek Ministers Call on EU to Extend Non-Schengen Visas to Cruise Travel

Extending in 2018 a visa regime that will apply to non-Schengen visitors traveling on cruise ships topped the agenda of an inter-ministerial meeting this week.

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Posted On 13 Oct 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

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

Greece is Making Progress in Cruise Tourism, Kountoura Says

Cruise tourism is a government agenda priority, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while addressing a parliamentary plenary session.

Tourism, Shipping Ministers Lay Out Cruise Sector Plans

International cruise groups are actively demonstrating their trust in Greece, including Greek destinations on their itineraries despite the ongoing political instability in the region.

’16th East Med Yacht Show’ Brings Sea Tourism in Spotlight at Piraeus

State of the art yachts, products and services related to sea tourism were presented during the 16th East Med Yacht Show held at the Zea Marina in Piraeus.

Greek Gov’t Offers Free Internet to 13 Remote Island Communities

A plan announced last year to offer remote island communities free or subsidized Internet access is set to be implemented on 13 Greek isles.

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.

Shipping Minister: Incentives to Attract Boats to Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is planning to reduce rates at marinas for boats not in use, while it will look into the issue of illegal boat licenses and the implementation of environmental regulations at marinas.

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

Interior Minister Inaugurates ‘Tourist Police Visitors Help Office’ in Athens

Greek Interior Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis inaugurated on Thursday the long-awaited police-manned tourist help office in Athens. The new office aims to support Greek tourism by providing assistance and necessary information to visitors and tourists.
Posted On 05 Nov 2015