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Report: Thessaloniki Port Could Boost Balkan Activity

Thessaloniki Port, the second largest container port in Greece, can boost activity in the Balkan region and Southeastern Europe, once upgrade works are completed.

First Thessaloniki Port Works to Be Ready Ahead of Plan

Infrastructure works budgeted at 180 million euros may be ready ahead of schedule at the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Sale a Done Deal

South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki Limited (SEGT) is now the majority shareholder in the Thessaloniki Port Authority, with a share of 67 percent.

Thessaloniki Port Sale Transaction in Final Stage

The sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki Port Authority to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited is in the final stage.

IOBE Think-tank: Coastal Shipping Boosts Greek Economy by €2.3bn in 2016

Coastal shipping bolstered the Greek economy by 2.3 billion euros in 2016, according to a study by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Management Has Big Plans

Transforming Thessaloniki port into a gateway to the Balkans is the priority of a consortium of three companies, which have stepped in as the port’s new managers.

IOBE: Thessaloniki Port Privatization to Bring in €1.6bn in Next Decade

The privatization of the Thessaloniki Port Authority is expected to contribute to GDP growth in Greece by up to 1.6 billion euros by 2026, IOBE think-tank says.

Research Body Says New Tax Measures to Take Toll on Greek Economy

Stringent measures to secure the next installation of Greece’s 86-billion-euro bailout plan are bound to hit the Greek economy even more, the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) said recently.

Greek Ferry Ticket Prices Rise 10% for Passengers Due to VAT Hike

Ferry tickets in Greece are now 10 percent more expensive for passengers, following the rise in the value added tax (VAT) rate from 13 percent to 23 percent on many basic goods and services in the country.

Think-tank: Greek Coastal Shipping a Major Force of the Economy

Coastal shipping is one of the driving forces of the Greek economy, the country’s most influential think-tank said this week.

Tourism Impact On Greek Economy, Study

The overall effect on the Greek economy from tourism spending in the country by both Greek and foreign visitors and tourism investment was estimated at 34.4 billion euros or 15.1 percent of GDP in 2010, a recent study released by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial...

SETE Survey Shows Falling Business Expectations

Business expectations in Greece’s tourism sector continued to decline in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the previous quarter, according to a recent survey conducted by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic and...

Greece Preferred For 2012 Holidays, Professionals Not Hopeful

Greece ranked fourth as a preferred EU holiday destination for 2012 following Spain, Italy and France, according to the Eurobarometer survey on the attitudes of Europeans towards tourism announced last month.

Planned New Convention Center Includes New Hotel

The Attica hotel owners association met with the head of Hellenic Tourism Properties recently to discuss the construction of a convention center at the old Athens International Airport at Hellenikon. When and if completed, the center will accommodate 8,000 participants. A hotel...