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New Development Model for 10 Greek Ports

Greece's government will be implementing a new model for the development of 10 state-owned ports, according to the Greek Shipping Minister.

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Piraeus Port Welcomes Newly-built Cruise Ships

The Piraeus port recently welcomed two of the largest cruise ships in the world: Royal Caribbean's "Spectrum of the Seas" and Ponant's "Bougainville".

Piraeus Port Activities Drive Growth in 2018

Turnover for Piraeus Port in Greece increased by 19.2 percent in 2018 to 132.9 million euros against 111.5 million euros in 2017.

Ports of Piraeus, Venice, Chioggia Join Forces Ahead of New Silk Road Initiative

The ports of Piraeus, Venice and Chioggia will be cooperating for the increase of cargo flows and the strengthening of trade links between Asia and the Mediterranean.

Piraeus Breaks New Record, Second Largest Container Port in the Med

Cosco broke a new record in 2018, handling a total of 4.90 million teu and making Piraeus the second largest port in the Mediterranean after Valencia.

Piraeus Port Authority Sees Turnover and Profit Increase in H1 2018

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) saw its turnover increase by 22.1 percent and its profit before tax more than double during the first six months of 2018.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Greece Prepares to Open Tender for Biggest Piraeus Port Project

Greece is preparing to tender off the largest project to be carried out at Piraeus port to accommodate larger cruise ships.

Chios Forum Explores Future of European Port Policy

European port policy was the focus of the two-day Jean Monnet symposium, which was recently held on the Aegean island of Chios.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Awaits Approval

The Piraeus Port Authority is waiting for the approval of its master plan, which aims to transform Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub.

Piraeus Port Moving Up as Robust Container Handler

The Piraeus port is in the top seven of Europe’s container ports and among the world’s fastest growing, according to shipping insight platform PortEconomics.

Piraeus Port Authority Working to Slash Carbon Emissions

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is taking measures to reduce its carbon footprint by effectively reducing its emissions.

Piraeus Port Authority Deputy CEO Li Jianchun Steps Down

Li Jianchun has resigned as Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Deputy CEO and will take up another position in Cosco Shipping.

Piraeus Port Authority Sees 2017 Turnover, Profits Rise

Turnover by the Piraeus Port Authority rose 7.7 percent to 111.5 million euros in 2017, up from 103.5 million euros the previous year.

Piraeus Port ‘Pagoda’ Landmark to Become 5-Star Hotel

The landmark "Pagoda" building at the port of Piraeus is set to become a five-star hotel, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) plans currently up for discussion.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

Greek Assets Fund Seeking Ways to Put 10 Ports to Good Use

Ten state-owned regional ports across Greece will soon be open to concessionaires wishing to tap into their potential.

Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

Cosco Bets on Piraeus Home Porting Potential

A total investment of 330 million euros will go into transforming Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Cosco Hong Kong Group said.