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Cruise Heads, Santorini Officials Agree to Launch Works on Athinios Port

Santorini authorities have agreed to proceed with urgent repair works on the Athinios Port, which receives thousands of cruise travelers every year.

Irregular Transport Takes Toll on Alonissos, Skiathos Tourism Flows

The Thessaly Regional Tourism Service is seeking ways to address the issue of inconsistent coastal ferry transportation to the Sporades islands.

Golden Star Ferries to Operate Cyclades Ferry Routes

Golden Star Ferries will soon begin servicing the Cyclades islands from Piraeus after getting the approval of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS).

Piraeus Chamber Calls for Clear Taxation of Sea Transport

A rise in VAT on sea transport services will have serious repercussions on both the sector and the consumers, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Vassilis Korkidis said.

EU ELEMED Project: Greece to Offer Shoreside Electrical Power to Seacraft

Shoreside power units will be installed at two ports in Greece, at Kyllini and Piraeus, as part of the EU’s ambitious ELEMED project.

Hellenic Seaways Says Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Not Viable

Hellenic Seaways issued a statement justifying its decision to suspend itineraries between Thessaloniki and the Sporades islands for this summer.

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.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

Golden Star Ferries Aiming to Keep Rafina-Syros Route All Year Round

Golden Star Ferries has submitted a request to the Coastal Transportation Council to continue its Rafina-Syros ferry connection all year round.

Grimaldi to Appeal to EU Competition Authority Over Hellenic Seaways Deal

Grimaldi Group plans to file a complaint to the EC's DG for Competition over the deal between Attica Group and Hellenic Seaways.

Hellenic Seaways Thessaloniki-Sporades Ferry Link Kicks Off June 1

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced the launch of five weekly routes connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands.

Minoan Lines Still Eyeing Hellenic Seaways Despite Poor 2016 Results

Minoan Lines has reaffirmed its decision to acquire control of Hellenic Seaways despite the company's disappointing 2016 financial results.

Historic Greek Island Ferry ‘Express Skopelitis’ Seeks to Renew Contract

The legendary "Express Skopelitis" ferry will voyage out to Greece’s Small Cyclades islands for the last time in October as the contract it has with the Greek state will expire.

Hellenic Seaways Announces Start of Paros, Naxos, Santorini Ferry Route

Hellenic Seaways has launched ferry services from the port of Piraeus to Paros, Naxos and Santorini with the 'Nissos Samos'.

Minoan Lines MD Says Focus Now on Greece

The focus of Minoan Lines is now on Greece, its managing director Antonis Maniadakis said following the announcement that the company had exited the Adriatic service.

Minoan Lines Stops Adriatic Service After 35 Years

Grimaldi Group company Minoan Lines announced that it will stop serving the Patra-Ancona route after 35 years, limiting its operations exclusively to the Greek domestic market.

Aegean, Sky Express & Astra Flying Stranded Students Back to Athens

Aegean Airlines, Sky Express and Astra stepped in with temporary flights to bring back students from the island of Crete who were stranded there due to an ongoing strike by Greek seamen.

ANEK Lines Supports Actions for Greek Coastal Shipping Upgrade

ANEK Lines expressed its support to actions and initiatives that will improve and strengthen the future of coastal shipping in Greece during an event on “Designing the Coastal Shipping Network” held recently at the company’s conference center in Chania, Crete.

‘Green’ Measures May Lead to Greek Ferry Fare Hikes

Greek ferry fares are set to increase by 27 percent if the government implements environmental measures, according to the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships.

Hellenic Seaways Up for Grabs, Let the Bidding Begin

A 40.4 percent stake in ferry services provider Hellenic Seaways (HSW) is up for sale after Piraeus Bank launched an open international tender for the company this week.
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