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Piraeus Power Port: Among World’s Best

The Port of Piraeus is among the world’s 40 leading container ports, according to Lloyds List annual report released on Monday.

Piraeus Port Cruise Facilities to be Completed by Year-end

Following a series of delays, a new construction which will facilitate the docking of cruise ships at the Port of Piraeus is set to be completed by the end of the year, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced last week.

Piraeus Port Sale Set for Sept., Authorities Eye Creation of Parallel Administrator

Procedures for the sale of a 51 percent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) are set to come to a close in September, with the relevant authorities examining setting up a parallel port body which will exercise control over the new buyer, Greek media report.

Piraeus Port Authority Contracts ICTS Hellas for Cruise Lines Security Services

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has appointed ICTS Hellas for the provision of security services at the port of Piraeus for the safety of cruise passengers and international ferry lines.

Yiannis Kouvaris is the New Chairman of the Piraeus Port Authority

Yiannis Kouvaris, a member of the Transport Committee of Greek ruling party Syriza, has taken over the presidency of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).

OLP Head Resigns at Odds Over Majority Stake Sale of Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) Chairman and Chief Executive Yiorgos Anomeritis resigned from his post on Wednesday, citing among other things his disagreement over the privatization of the port.

Piraeus Museum of Underwater Antiquities Unveiled

In efforts to transform the Port of Piraeus into a cultural hub, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) presented aboard the floating museum “Hellas Liberty” last week the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities to be hosted in the port’s old silo.

2015 European Sea Ports Conference Comes to Athens

Ports and energy is the theme of this year’s annual conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), which will be hosted by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).

Third Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum Unveils Speaker Line-up

Senior officials from major international cruise companies will meet in Athens in May for the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to engage with government officials, network and do business with representatives of the Eastern Mediterranean’s port authorities, cruise ship suppliers...

Piraeus Cultural Coast One Step Closer to Completion

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) announced on Monday the final results of the open architectural competition it launched on March 27, 2014 for its Cultural Coast project.

Greece Expects ‘Good Year’ for Cruise Industry

2015 is expected to be a good year for the cruise industry and especially for Piraeus Port, according to the president of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), Giorgos Anomeritis.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.

Major Meeting for the Development of the Cruise Industry in Greece Scheduled for Monday

The developmental prospects of the cruise sector in Greece will be tabled at a meeting on Monday 22 December between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis.
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EU Passenger Rights Information Campaign Launches Today in Piraeus

A campaign on passenger rights will launch today, 27 June, at the Piraeus Port Authority within the framework of the European Commission's new campaign to inform travelers about their passenger rights and how to claim them if needed.

Cabotage Said To Finally Be Lifted

The Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Ministry plans to table a law in Parliament soon and fully lift cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships, the Greek press said recently.

Greek Cruise Arrivals Increase In Q1

Greek cruise seemed to be on the up during January-March 2011 as cruise ship arrivals in Piraeus Port increased by 5.1 percent and passenger arrivals increased by 58.1 percent, compared to 2010 figures, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) Chairman and CEO Yiorgos Anomeritis.

Athens Tourism Strategic Plan Goes Public

“We intend to highlight the elements of the city that remain attractive and interest Greek and foreign visitors, which contribute to the upgrading of the tourism experience in Athens and bring immediate benefits to the local economy,” the president of the Athens Tourism and...

Piraeus Headed Towards Major Revamp

The Cultural Coast of Piraeus project aims to highlight the comparative advantages of Piraeus so the city can once again become a reference point rather than simply a point of transit as it is considered today, according to the Culture and Tourism Ministry.

Revamp Planned For Piraeus Port

The Piraeus Port Authority will proceed to a full upgrade of its services in 2011 in order for international cruise companies to respond in 2012 to the lifting of the cabotage restrictions for non-European Union-flag cruise ships, the port’s president and CEO, Yiorgos Anomeritis,...

ANEK Hosts Recycling Event

ANEK Lines recently held the "Recycling... at top speed" event at the Piraeus Port and attracted hundreds of people of all ages who recycled plastic, glass, metal and other packaging.