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Shipping Minister Puts Piraeus Port Investment on Track

The Greek government is pushing ahead with major investment projects, including the master plan for the development of Piraeus port.

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 Master Plan Provisionally Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee provisionally approved the master plan for the upgrade of the port of Piraeus, which includes the creation of four hotels.

Greek Modern Monuments Council Approves 3 Hotels for Piraeus Port

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given the green light to Piraeus Port's managers to convert the “Pagoda” building into a 5-star hotel.

Beijing Diplomats in Athens to Discuss Multi-million-euro Piraeus Port Upgrade Delays

Chinese authorities traveled to Athens to discuss the obstacles - red tape and trade body reactions - involving Cosco's master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Piraeus Port Development Plan Runs into New Hurdle

The Piraeus port master plan is delayed after reports that the Central Archaeological Council is to decide on designating part of the area a site of archaeological importance.

Committee Partially Approves Master Plan for Piraeus Port Development

A number of projects included in Cosco's master plan to develop the port of Piraeus, were not approved by Greece's Port Planning and Development Committee.

Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season.

Ferry Strike in Greece to Continue on Tuesday, Sept. 4

Ferries in Greece will continue to remain docked on Tuesday, September 4, as the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a new 24-hour strike.

Greek Seamen Go Ahead with 24-hour Strike – No Ferries on September 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has decided to go ahead with a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday, September 3, adding that they are considering additional action.

SEEN: Greece Ferry Strike will Cause Major Problems to Travelers

The Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) warns that ferry transport in Greece will see severe disruption due to a strike announced for September 3.

Greek Seamen: 24-hour Strike on September 3, No Ferries

Greece’s ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Monday, September 3, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.

SEEN: Coastal Shipping a Lifeline for Greece’s Islands

Coastal shipping is a lifeline for many of Greece’s island communities, says Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) President Michalis Sakellis.

Piraeus Master Plan Gets 10-day Extension for Deliberation

The period for public deliberation of the master plan for the revamp of the Piraeus Port has received a 10-day extension.

Greek Coastal Shipping Body Sees ‘Tough’ Year Ahead

Despite the positive outlook for coastal shipping, the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) sees a challenging year ahead.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Raises Concerns

Government officials, Piraeus local authorities and stakeholders met to discuss concerns over the master plan for the revamp of the country’s largest port.

PPA Presents Proposals for Piraeus Port Master Plan

The Cosco-managed Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has revealed its plans to boost Piraeus' reputation as a tourism destination.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

Greek Ferry Shipping Traffic Steady for Easter

Ferry shipping traffic for the Orthodox Easter period is expected to record last year’s levels, according to the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).
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