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Piraeus-MIG Deal: Changes Expected In Greek Coastal Shipping Sector

The recent strategic cooperation deal between Piraeus Bank and Marfin Investment Group (MIG) is expected to lead to significant developments in the Greek coastal shipping sector.

Attica Group To Celebrate Success Of “SeaSmiles” Loyalty Program With a Draw

Greek shipping company Attica Group, parent company of the Superfast Ferries and the Blue Star Ferries fleets, will hold a special draw in celebration of the 3-year operation of its frequent traveler loyalty program SeaSmiles.

Superfast Ferries Launches New Website

Greece-based ferry company Superfast Ferries has launched a brand new functional and easy to navigate website.
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Attica Group Holds 9th Employee Blood Donation Drive

Attica Group recently carried out its voluntary blood donation drive for employees “Blood Ties” for the ninth consecutive year in collaboration with the Athens General Hospital “G. Gennimatas.”
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Blue Star Ferries Wraps Up 2013 Sun Protection Program For Greek Islands

Blue Star Ferries, a member of Attica Group, recently conducted free medical examinations for skin nevi (moles) and gave awareness speeches on the dangers of prolonged sun exposure to the local communities on the islands of Paros and Naxos, within the framework of its “Sun...
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ANEK Lines, Superfast Ferries Continue To Sail Together

ANEK Lines and Attica Group (Superfast, Blue Star Ferries) have renewed a joint service agreement for the continuation of the route Patras–Igoumenitsa–Ancona and Piraeus–Irakleion under the name ANEK-Superfast.

Attica Group: Ανακοίνωση Για Την Πληρωμή Δεδουλευμένων Των Ναυτικών

Σε συνέχεια δημοσιευμάτων και αναφορών σε Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης για την μη πληρωμή δεδουλευμένων των ναυτικών που εργάζονται σε ακτοπλοϊκές εταιρίες, δηλώ...
CEO of Attica Group Spyros Paschalis (left) receives the
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Blue Star Ferries Shines At Lloyd’s List Award

Blue Star Ferries was honored for the second consecutive year with the "Passenger Line of the Year" award at Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards 2012 held recently in Athens.
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Blue Star Ferries Receives Corporate Affairs Award

Blue Star Ferries, member of Attica Group, and MSPS Corporate Affairs were recently honored with the Corporate Affairs Excellence Award during an event held by the Hellenic Management Association (EEDE).

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

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),...

Superfast I Delivered to Patras Port

Attica Group recently announced the delivery of new-built Ro-Pax vessel Superfast I to Patras Port from Grimaldi Holding S.p.A, of Genoa, Italy.

Superfast Ferries FAM Trip for Port Agents

Superfast Ferries recently invited several port agents on a three-day familiarization trip to Italy. The group, made up of company executives from several departments and Adriatic coast port agents from Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Bari and Ancona, boarded Superfast V for Bari.

Lloyd’s Greek Shipping Awards a Big Success

Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards was a big success as it recognized the best in Greek shipping. DryShips boss, George Economou, and Greek ship owner and industry legend, John Carras, all took major prizes. Mr. Carras was named "Personality of the Year for 2007," an award...

MIG Takes Control of Attica Group

Marfin Investment Group recently acquired through its 100 percent subsidiary, MIG shipping, a 49.9 percent stake in the Attica Group— Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries— at the price of 5.50 euros per share. In total, MIG now holds a 51.3 percent stake in Attica. Pericles...

Blue Star Ferries Acquires Three More Ships

Last month, Blue Star Ferries, part of Attica Group, acquired all of Dane Sea Line's assets at a bankruptcy auction held on Rodos island. Dane, placed in bankruptcy at the request of Anek Lines, had assets that included three ferries, Diagoras, Patmos and Rodos, and real estate...

Ferry Ticket Prices Liberalized

Legislation to liberalize ferry ticket prices for third class fares and vehicles was signed by the Ministry of Merchant Marine, and includes ferries departing from the ports of Pireaus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kimi, to and from Elefsina, and from Patra to Kerkyra.

Sale of Three Superfast Vessels Concluded

Superfast owners Attica Holdings last month announced it concluded the sale and delivery of Superfast VII, Superfast VIII and Superfast IX to the AS Tallink Grupp in exchange for some 310 million euros in cash.

Superfast Ferries Remains Greece-Italy Leader

For the eighth consecutive year, Superfast Ferries held the leading position for the transportation of passengers and freight units on the Greece-Italy route in the Adriatic Sea. Last year, the company's market share for passengers was 24.2%, for freight units 21.7% and for...

Superfast Group Continues to Increase Revenue

Attica Holdings, the holding company for Superfast Ferries, announced last month that its financial results for the nine months to 30th September, 2005, show turnover of 306.5 million euros and earnings before interest and depreciation 89.7 million euros, both up slightly...