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Hellenic Seaways Up for Grabs, Let the Bidding Begin

A 40.4 percent stake in ferry services provider Hellenic Seaways (HSW) is up for sale after Piraeus Bank launched an open international tender for the company this week.

Greek Shipping Restructures To Deal With Crisis, Debt

Greece’s financial crisis has taken its toll on one of the country’s strongest sectors, shipping, with five of the country’s largest companies selling off a total of 16 vessels and seeing their fleet reduced from 81 ships in 2008 to 65 at the end of 2013, a recent study by XRTC...

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),...

Ferry Company Mergers Foreseen

Piraeus-based XRTC Business Consultants says it expects more mergers and cooperation agreements within the Greek coastal shipping arena.

HATTA Sides With Traveling Public

An Athens court recently ruled in favor of an injunction brought by the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agents against the Media & Travel Group, which distributes Travel Card, advertised as offering discount accommodation in over 300 hotels throughout Greece.

Blue Star Ferries Inaugurates Chania-Piraeus Route

Piraeus-based Blue Star Ferries now runs a ferry route from Piraeus to Chania, Crete, with its newbuild Blue Star 2. The journey takes a mere five hours and 45 minutes. The vessel, built in 2000, plies the route at a speed of 28 miles an hour and carries up to 1,900 passengers...

FerryScreen System for ferries

FerryScreen, a reservations and online ticketing system for coastal shipping companies that's owned by Analysis SA says it issued more than one million coastal lines' tickets for Anek and Blue Star Ferries this year and by the end of 2001 the number will exceed 1,250,000.

Ferry Lines Demand Price Increases Or Increased Sailings

The continued rise of oil prices leaves Greek passenger shipping firms, especially the domestic operators, facing very serious losses. The situation is compounded by the rise of the dollar, which increases their liabilities to banks and insurance firms as a great part of these...

Coastal Shippers Order 50 New Vessels

Within the next two years, the Greek coastal shipping sector will accept delivery of some 50 new ferry vessels. With these new fast ships, the time it will take to sail from Piraeus and Rafina to the Greek islands, and Italy, will be substantially reduced.