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Greece: 24-hour Strike on Wednesday to Disrupt Public Transport in Athens

Public transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Wednesday, April 6, due to a 24-hour strike called by the country’s main private and public sector umbrella unions.

No Ferries Departing from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio Due to Bad Weather

The Greek authorities on Tuesday issued a ban on sailing from the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio due to strong north winds reaching between 8 to 9 on the Beaufort scale.

Greece Coastal Shipping Faced with Challenges Despite Tourism Growth

Increasing tourism flows to Greece this year helped boost coastal shipping activities, but much more needs to be done, says SEEN President Michael Sakellis.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Ferry Operators €200m in Losses

Greek ferry operators are calling for immediate compensation to cover 200 million euros in losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21.

Ferry, Airline Employees in Greece Must Self-test for Covid-19

Employees in Greece’s transport sector are among those that must undergo mandatory self-testing for Covid-19 once a week.

New Ferry Connection Links Thessaloniki with North Aegean and Cyclades Islands

Attica Group has launched a new ferry connection between the port of Thessaloniki and islands of North Aegean and the Cyclades.

Greek Shipowners Call for Support in View of ‘Tough Year’ Ahead

The Covid-19 pandemic has cost Greek passenger shipping more than 25 million euros a month, says the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships (SEEN).

48-hour Ferry Strike in Greece Announced for February 23-24

Ferry transport in Greece is expected to face disruption during February 23-24 after thirteen Greek seamen’s unions announced a 48-hour strike in all ship categories.

Study: Greek Ferry Operators Will Need Monthly Subsidy to Survive Covid-19

Greece’s coastal shipping sector will need a monthly cash injection of up 30 million euros to survive the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a study by XRTC.

Covid-19: Greece to Allocate €15m for Coastal Shipping

Greece's current ferry services to the islands will be supported with 15 million euros due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country's coastal shipping sector.

Minoan Lines Wraps Up Santorini Palace Ferry Routes

Minoan Lines has announced that its high speed vessel Santorini Palace will complete its scheduled ferry routes for the 2019 season on October 14.

Strike and Work Stoppages on Athens Public Transport on September 24

Transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Tuesday, September 24, as public transport employees will participate in a strike and work stoppages.

Hellenic Seaways Steps in for Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Ferry Route

Greek ferry company Hellenic Seaways will take over the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route as of Monday, August 26, with its Artemis vessel, according to the Greek Shipping Ministry.

Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season.

Ferry Strike in Greece Comes to an End

Seamen have ended a ferry strike in Greece that began on September 4 after coming to a pay raise agreement with coastal shipping operators.

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.

Greek Seamen: 24-hour Strike on September 3, No Ferries

Greece’s ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Monday, September 3, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.

Hellenic Seaways: Discover Greece Through a Ferry Experience

Maritime company Hellenic Seaways aims to offer its passengers unique experiences during their travels to the Greek islands.

No Ferries in Greece on Friday Due to Strike

Ferries in Greece will remain docked on Friday, January 12, 2018, due to a 24-hour strike called by the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO).

Amended Bill Sees Stronger Greek Ferry Passenger Rights

Reinforcing passenger rights, changes to the scheduling of hydrofoils and high-speed sea craft are among the amendments of a ministry bill tabled in parliament.
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