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Greek Cruise Ship Owners Pave Way for Port Upgrades

Greece’s Association of Cruise Ship Owners met with island mayors, port and local authorities to discuss ways of improving the accommodation of cruise ships.

Shipping Bodies Say Greek Island Ports Need Immediate Upgrades

Prompted by the recent Samothrace port issue, shipping professionals and marine tourism bodies are calling for the immediate upgrade of 92 ports across Greece.

Europe Cruise Sector Sets Sights on Asia

Europe’s cruise sector is actively reaching out to Asian markets in efforts to maintain its strong hold as the world’s second top cruise destination.

Greece’s Shipping Chamber Chief Sees Demise of Sector

The president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (NEE) expressed his concern over the dwindling numbers of Greek-owned ships at a special New Year’s ceremony held recently during which the Hellenic Coast Guard was awarded for its search and rescue efforts.

Greek Shipowners Union Urges Infrastructure Upgrade on Islands

The Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) called on the relevant authorities to work towards upgrading existing port infrastructure or moving ahead with related projects on the islands, during their recent visit to the Greek ports of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes,...

HATTA Objects To New Port Fee In Kerkyra

“Once again Greek tourism was caught unaware by the imposition of the new fee, this time to Kerkyra Port that welcomes cruise ships, effective as of 1 September,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month in a press release.

New Greek Cruise Ship Fees Unfair, GEPOET

If the increase of port charges are passed on to the consumer, cruise passengers would most likely cancel their bookings and prefer other locations because the Greek product will have become too expensive, according to the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises...

Development Of Greek Ports Crucial For 2004

The 2004 Olympiad provides the greatest opportunity for the reformation and development of Piraeus, said Antonis Nikolopoulos, of Kantor Management Consultants, at the recent international conference EuroMare 2001. Piraeus Port in particular will play a crucial role as VIP΄s and...