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Greece Takes First Step to Create Museum of Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus

The Piraeus Port Authority has handed over a 1934 silo to the Greek Culture Ministry so that it may be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities.

High Court Decision Stops Key Investments at Piraeus Port

Greece’s highest court has temporarily halted important investments at the country’s largest port in Piraeus.

Piraeus Port Authority Achieves Highest Level of Profitability of All Time

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has released its financial results for 2021 and stated that its profitability last year reached its highest level ever.

Piraeus Port Authority Among Most Sustainable Companies in Greece for 2022

The Piraeus Port Authority is included on the list of the “Most Sustainable Companies in Greece for 2022” released by the QualityNet Foundation.

Piraeus: Plans for Underwater Antiquities Museum Get Approval

Greece’s Council of Museums has given the green light for the creation of an Underwater Antiquities Museum on the coastal front of Piraeus.

Piraeus to Welcome More than 700 Cruise Ships in 2022

More than 700 cruise ships are expected at the port of Piraeus in 2022 with more than 60 percent concerning homeport arrivals.

Cruise Segment Gives Boost to Piraeus Port’s Revenue

The cruise, car handling and coastal shipping segments gave a boost to the Piraeus Port Authority's revenue in the first half of 2021.

Port Authority Takes Actions to Make Piraeus Sustainable

The Piraeus Port Authority is aiming to implement a series of actions that will upgrade the country’s largest port bringing it in line with “green” policies.

Piraeus Port Authority to Create New Park, Bike Lane

The Piraeus Port Authority has announced plans to create a new playground and bicycle lane at the city’s port for residents and visitors.

Piraeus Port Gets Passenger Disembarkation Platform for Emergencies

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has created a new passenger disembarkation platform for emergencies at the Piraeus port.

Greece Pushes Forward with Port Upgrades

Greece is accelerating procedures in order to move ahead with infrastructure upgrades at ports across the country, according to Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Piraeus Port Container Handling Leader in the Med

Piraeus port leads the way in container handling capacity in the Mediterranean, holding 4th spot in Europe and 26th rank globally, according to Lloyd’s List.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

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.