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High-speed Train Ready to Run Athens-Thessaloniki Route Under 4 Hours

Trainose's new high-speed passenger train will soon run the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Qatar Eyeing Investments in Greece

Attracting foreign investment topped the agenda of Greece's foreign minister, Georgios Katrougalos, who was recently in Qatar, to discuss ways of strengthening ties between the two countries.

Aktor Concessions SA Preferred Bidder for 40-year Alimos Marina Deal

Greek company Aktor Concessions SA has been selected as the preferred bidder for the right to manage the Alimos Marina in southern Athens.

Three Groups Vying for Alimos Marina Concession

Three bidders interested in taking on the 40-year concession to operate the marina of Alimos in southern Athens, have made it to the next round of the tender process.

Kalamata Steps Up Tourism Promotion Strategy 

Aiming to boost incoming tourism all year round, the Kalamata Municipality announced that it would further enhance its promotional activities in 2019.

Kalamata Airport Attracting Tourist Flows to the Peloponnese

Kalamata Airport has managed over the last eight years to quadruple tourist traffic to the Peloponnese, according to the region’s governor Petros Tatoulis.

Kalamata Airport Next in Line for Upgrade, Tender to be Announced

Kalamata Airport in Greece is next in line for an upgrade with the government to issue a call for a tender in the immediate future.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

Greece’s New Shipping Minister Sets Agenda

Updating the legal framework that covers shipping activities and encouraging the construction of “green ships” are some of the priorities set by newly appointed Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Thessaloniki 2018 Fair Figures Rising as Countdown Begins

Preparations are getting underway for the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run in the Greek northern port city during September 8-16.

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

US Ambassador: Energy, Shipping Key to Stronger US-Greece Ties

Shipping and energy are sectors of common interest that can further strengthen relations between Greece and the US, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

Trainose Only Bidder for Greece’s Rolling Stock Maintenance Company

Greece’s train operator Trainose submitted a binding offer for the acquisition of 100 percent of shares in the Hellenic Company for Rolling Stock Maintenance SA.

US Ambassador: Investments in Greece Picking Up in 2018

All the more US investors are seeking ways to collaborate with Greek enterprises, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

Piraeus Port Breaks Container Traffic Record, Up by 6.4% in 2017

The port of Piraeus has broken its record for container traffic in 2017, marking a 6.4 percent increase at 3,691 million TEU in 2017.

Greek Yacht Owners Oppose Alimos Marina Privatization

The privatization of the 1,250-position Alimos marina, one of the largest in Greece, has run into opposition by professional yacht owners.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.