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Greek Island Ferry Tickets Increase Again Third Time This Year

For a third time this year, ferry tickets to the Greek islands increased by as much as 8 percent, starting July 1.

Greek Island Ferry Boat Rates Increase Again

Greek ferry operators increased fares to the Greek islands by up to 10 percent this month, citing soaring fuel costs.

Ferry Boat Fares to the Greek Islands Up by 15%

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has confirmed that the cost of traveling by ferry to Greece’s islands has increased by some 15%.

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.

Russia War Pushes Ferry Ticket Fares to Greek Islands Higher

Greece’s ferry operators expect ticket fares to the Greek islands to increase by 10-12% due to the soaring fuel prices – a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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.

Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships Appoints Spiros Paschalis as New President

The Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) has appointed Spiros Paschalis as its new president.

Greece Coastal Shipping Faced with Challenges Despite Tourism Growth

Increasing tourism flows to Greece this year helped boost coastal shipping activities, but much more needs to be done, says SEEN President Michael Sakellis.

In Memory of Andreas Potamianos

Andreas Potamianos, one of Greece’s most prominent shipping magnates, passed away at the age of 88 on Friday, July 30.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Ferry Operators €200m in Losses

Greek ferry operators are calling for immediate compensation to cover 200 million euros in losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21.

Greek Shipowners Call for Support in View of ‘Tough Year’ Ahead

The Covid-19 pandemic has cost Greek passenger shipping more than 25 million euros a month, says the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships (SEEN).

Greek Coastal Shipping Sector Sees Challenging Year Ahead

Greece's coastal shipping sector is up against a number of challenges ahead of the 2021 tourism season, according to a survey by IOBE.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Sees Heavy Revenue Loss in 2020

Greece’s passenger shipping sector has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with lost revenue expected to exceed 300 million euros in 2020.

Lloyd’s List: Michael Sakellis Named ‘Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year’

Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships President Michael Sakellis was honored with the title of “Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Awards 2020.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Requests Covid-19 Aid

The Greek passenger shipping sector is expected to post over 300 million euros in losses this year due to the repercussions of Covid-19.

Covid-19: New Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece

Safety rules and standards for coastal shipping vessels in Greece, to be applied after the temporary Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, were recently made public.

Covid-19: Major Drop in Passenger Traffic for Greek Ferries

Passenger traffic on Greece's coastal shipping transport services significantly decreased by 76.25 percent between March 16-22.

Covid-19 to Affect Ferry Schedule Frequency in Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is examining the possibility of reducing Greece's ferry schedule frequency due to declining demand.

Works Begin on Piraeus Port’s New Cruise Terminal

Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, will be able to handle larger cruise ships and establish itself as a home port once construction works on a new terminal are completed.

Greece – China Cement Ties with 16 Strategic Deals

Greece and China paved the way for strong partnerships in dozens of areas during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Athens.