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Louis plc Posts 9M Profits

Louis plc reported an 11.5 percent increase in turnover for the first nine months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, amounting to 192.6 million euros.

Corfu-Italy Line Gets Back In Action

The Corfu Port Authority (CPA) has announced that it plans to relaunch the Corfu-Italy coastal shipping route in the summer of 2015 with the Corfu-Brindisi route.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.

First ‘Naftemporiki’ Shipping Forum to Tackle Challenges, Debate Change for Greece’s Key Industry

Recognizing the crucial role of Greek shipping internationally and locally, financial daily Naftemporiki launches its first shipping forum on January 22 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso.

Syriza Expected to Steer Clear of Shipping Industry

Dialogue, discussion and finding solutions is what the new Syriza government plans to do with the country’s major shipping players, aware of the paramount importance of Greece’s leading money-making industry.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Maritime Trends Athens Meet to Explore Global Shipping Issues

The 3rd Maritime Trends Conference to be held on May 9 at the Hotel Metropolitan is organised by Marine Tours and Etihad Airways, with the support of the University of Piraeus’ Department of Maritime Studies.

Cheaper Fares for Ferries Sailing Greek Waters

The shipping ministry this week made readjustments to the maximum allowable pricing of ferry tickets applicable to some ferry services in Greece.

‘Quantum of the Seas’ Super Smartship Hits Greek Shores

Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas, Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and the US Ambassador to Greece David Pearce were at the port of Piraeus on Monday morning to welcome the Quantum of the Seas, one of the largest cruisers to dock at the Greek port.

Aktina Travel Backs Sea Tourism, Calls for Actions not Words at Posidonia Forum 2015

Stressing the need to tap into the potential of sea tourism and find ways to improve standards and services and within its ongoing strategy to support such efforts, Greek travel experts Αktina Travel Group sponsored this year’s 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held in Athens this...

Attica Group’s Ships to Sail US-Cuba Waters

Listed Greek company Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that US authorities have granted it a license for the provision of carrier services to Cuba.

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.

Greek Shipping Fleet World’s Most Valuable

Greece’s shipping fleet continues to be the most valuable in the world, estimated at 108.8 billion dollars, according to London-based online evaluation site

Piraeus Power Port: Among World’s Best

The Port of Piraeus is among the world’s 40 leading container ports, according to Lloyds List annual report released on Monday.

‘Greek Shipping Miracle’ – An Online Museum

In efforts to safeguard a longstanding tradition and promote the contribution of Greek shipping to both the local economy and culture, members of the Greek shipping community joined forces to create the “Greek Shipping Miracle”.

Resilient Greece Still World’s Leading Ship-owning Country

Greece may be facing political and economic turbulence, but it continues to be the world’s leading ship-owning country, with Greek companies accounting for more than 16 percent of the world industry, according to the UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport 2015.

ICAP Names Attica Group ‘True Leader’

Listed Greek company Attica Group was named ‘True Leader’ during the ICAP Group Awards held recently, placing the company among the country’s 200 most profitable business entities.

Athens Shipping Meet to Take Up the Challenge

Employment, environment, financing and Piraeus’ growth are the challenges to be explored at the 2nd Naftemporiki Shipping Conference which kicks off on Tuesday, January 26, at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso resort in Vouliagmeni.

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.

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.