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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.

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.

Greek Ferry Services Back to Normal After Weeklong Strike

After one week of industrial action, the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) suspended its strike giving the go ahead to ferries to immediately begin their routes across Greece.

‘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.

Thessaloniki-Izmir Ferry Boat Link Tops Talks Agenda

Connecting the city of Izmir in Turkey with Thessaloniki in Greece, topped the agenda of talks last week between a visiting Turkish delegation and the Thessaloniki Port Authority (TPA).

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.