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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.

Hellenic Seaways Launches New Ferry ‘Nissos Samos’ with Friendly Rates

A new ferry operated by Hellenic Seaways is set to hit Greek waters on Friday, serving Piraeus - Mesta Chios - Mytilini - Limnos - Thessaloniki the company said this week. With a capacity of 2,200 passengers, the Nissos Samos’ first voyage will be inaugurated later today by...

Hellenic Seaways Sets Pace for 2016 with New Ship, Routes

At the eastern Attica port of Rafina, Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways recently welcomed the Hellenic Highspeed, which is ready to serve the Rafina - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros - Ios - Santorini route this summer season.

Dropping Fuel Costs Boost Minoan Lines’ 2015 Profit

Greece-based shipping company Minoan Lines said recently, that its profit for 2015 had risen to 17.7 million euros primarily due to falling fuel prices.

Minoan’s Clout in Hellenic Seaways Grows

Aiming to boost its presence in the Aegean transportation sector by gaining a majority stake in Hellenic SeaWays (HSW), Greek shipping giant Minoan Lines acquired over 4.5 million euros, or 3.91 percent, of total share capital in HSW, which formerly belonged to Interamerican Group.

XRTC Report: VAT Hike on Greek Coastal Shipping to Have Opposite Effect

According to the 14th XRTC report, a tax increase translates into higher travel costs, inevitably leading to a drop in demand and thus directly affecting companies’ revenue and ability to operate, with a potential “grexit” still looming.

E-Ticket System to Make Greek Ferry Travel Easier

Travelling by ferry will be easier thanks to a new e-ticket system to be launched in Greece in the coming months.
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