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Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

Seajets Returns to Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route

Seajets’ Andros Jet catamaran on Monday, September 9, resumed services on the Samothrace - Alexandroupolis ferry route.

Fast Ferries Welcomes New High-speed Passenger Ship to Fleet

Greek ferry operator Fast Ferries has added the “Thunder”, a new high-speed passenger ship to its fleet, which now includes four vessels.

Seajets’ Tera Jet Vessel Connects Piraeus with Paros-Ios-Santorini

Seajets has launched a new itinerary from Piraeus to the Greek islands of Paros, Ios and Santorini, which will be operated by its highspeed Tera Jet vessel.

ANEK Lines Upgrades Wifi Service on its Ferries

ANEK Lines has launched its new “Wifi on Board” service, aiming to offer an upgraded Internet browsing experience to its passengers.

Minoan Lines: Extra Itinerary from Piraeus to Cyclades and Crete on April 23

Minoan Lines will add an extra itinerary from Piraeus to the Cyclades islands and Heraklion (Crete) on Holy Tuesday, April 23, due to increased passenger traffic expected for the Greek Orthodox Easter holiday.

Minoan Lines: ‘Knossos Palace’ Ferry Gets Environmental Upgrade

The “Knossos Palace” cruise ferry of Minoan Lines has returned to its Piraeus-Crete scheduled itineraries, following its environmental upgrade.

Discounts on Ferry, Air Travel for Rhodes Marathon Announced

Blue Star Ferries and AEGEAN are supporting the 6th International Rhodes Marathon and will offer ticket discounts for those who will travel to Rhodes for the event.

Seajets Honors Fishermen and Crew for Saving Lives in Attica Wildfire

Seajets has honored 26 fishermen and four of its “Tera Jet” crew members, for their heroic actions in the July 2018 wildfire in Mati, Attica.

Seajets Announced Line Passenger of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Greek ferry operator Seajets was announced Line Passenger of the Year at the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held in Athens.

Attica Group Among Greece’s 20 Most Admired Companies

Attica Group is among Greece’s 20 Most Admired Companies for 2018, according a survey conducted by Fortune magazine in collaboration with KPMG.

Minoan Lines Announced ‘Top Growth Operator’ for 2018 by London-based OTA

Minoan Lines has been named “Top Growth Operator” for 2018 by a leading UK-based ferry demand platform and online travel agency (OTA).

Seajets Applauds 2018 European Rally Champion Alexey Lukyanuk

Russian rally driver Alexey Lukyanuk won the European Rally Championship (ERC) 2018 with Greek ferry operator Seajets on his side as Grand Sponsor.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.

ANEK Lines Replaces Damaged Vessel on Piraeus-Chania Route

The itineraries of the ferry, “Eleftherios Venizelos” of ANEK Lines, will be operated by other vessels, following the amendment of the company’s routes between Piraeus and Chania.

Ferry Strike in Greece to Continue on Thursday, April 19

Ferries in Greece will continue to remain docked on Thursday, April 19, as the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a new 24-hour strike.

Greek Seamen Suspend Planned Strike at Rafina Port

Greece’s ferry services from the port of Rafina will be conducted normally between August 1 and 3, as Greek Seamen decided to suspend their strike action.

ANEK LINES Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Passenger shipping company ANEK LINES, which connects Crete with numerous destinations in Greece, is celebrating 50 years of presence in the industry.

Tenders Kick Off for Remote Island Ferry Services in Greece

The Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry recently announced the launch of tenders to secure exclusive three-year contracts for 93 remote island ferry routes.

Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.
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