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Superfast XII to Set Sail to Heraklio

Attica group recently applied to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, the Aegean and Island Policy in order for the Superfast XII to serve the Piraeus-Heraklio route. Minoan Lines and ANEK currently operate the Piraeus-Heraklio route and serve some 1.4 million passengers (2007), 140,000 trucks and 220,000 cars annually.

Minoan Lines, based on its own figures, claims to hold 72 percent share of passengers, 62.2 percent of private vehicles and 49.6 percent of trucks. ANEK maintains the remaining shares.

According to shipping professionals, the presence of the Superfast XII will further enhance the level of services offered on the Piraeus-Heraklio line.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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