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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.

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.

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 and Guangzhou Ports Sign MoU to Achieve Greater Collaboration

Greece's Piraeus Port Authority recently signed an MoU with China's Guangzhou Port, one of the 10 largest commercial ports in the world.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 Breaks Container Traffic Record, Up by 6.4% in 2017

The port of Piraeus has broken its record for container traffic in 2017, marking a 6.4 percent increase at 3,691 million TEU in 2017.

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.