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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 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.

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.

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.

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.

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. 

‘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.

Deloitte Shipping Study Urges Changes in EU Tax Policy

Monitor Deloitte underlines the need for changes to the European Union's tax framework in shipping, if the sector is to remain competitive.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ Opens in Athens on Wednesday

The YES to Sea Tourism Forum will feature renowned speakers who will address key issues on cruise travel and yachting on Wednesday, May 24, in Athens.

Greece has High Hopes for More Chinese Visitors

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Georgios Tziallas attended the Greek-Chinese Entrepreneurship Conference, which focused on tourism.

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.

‘YES to Sea Tourism Forum’ to Focus on Cruise Travel and Yachting

Key issues on cruise travel and yachting will be discussed during the “YES to Sea Tourism Forum” on May 24, during the 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum.

Greece Shipowners at the Top with $2.36bn in Investments

Greek shipowners are in the lead yet again with investments to the tune of 2.36 billion dollars in the first four months of the year.

EU Prepares to Change Ship Passenger Registration Process

A European Parliament Committee for Transport and Tourism on February 27 will explore ways to modernize the legislation on the registration of persons traveling within the EU.

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.

Το Aktina Travel Group ζητά Counter Agent για το τμήμα Shipping & Energy

Το Aktina Travel Group, ηγετικός όμιλος για τέσσερεις δεκαετίες στον χώρο του τουρισμού, αναζητά counter agent για το τμήμα shipping & energy.

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.

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.

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.
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