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Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Piraeus’ Landmark Tower to Get New Lease on Life

An abandoned tower in the heart of Piraeus will get a new lease on life after the Piraeus Municipality signed a concession deal for its redevelopment.

Greece’s Boat Owners Raise Red Flag Over New Law

Greek owners of recreational sea craft are calling on the government to postpone a VAT increase, claiming it will have a detrimental effect on marine tourism.

Works Begin on Piraeus Port’s New Cruise Terminal

Greece’s largest port, Piraeus, will be able to handle larger cruise ships and establish itself as a home port once construction works on a new terminal are completed.

Greek Shipping Minister Tables Broad Draft Bill in Parliament

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has tabled a comprehensive draft bill in parliament covering shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea.

Greece – China Cement Ties with 16 Strategic Deals

Greece and China paved the way for strong partnerships in dozens of areas during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Athens.

Tourism Paves Way to New Era in Greece-China Ties

The Tourism Ministry is preparing a strategic plan to reach out to the Chinese market, aiming to bring some 500,000 Chinese travelers to Greece by 2021.

Piraeus Mayor Takes Initiative to Redefine Port City

As investments to upgrade Piraeus port increase, Mayor Yiannis Moralis is looking to redefine the city and improve the standard of living for residents.

Piraeus Port Development Tops Greek PM’s China Agenda

The development of Piraeus port into one of Europe’s leading container terminals topped Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' agenda of talks during his recent visit to China.

Greek Shipping Striving to Meet UN 2030 Sustainability Agenda

The Greek Shipping Ministry is aiming to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on quality education, tapping into innovation and protecting the marine environment.

Piraeus Port Development Project Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has approved a 611.8-million-euro investment plan for the modernization and upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Blueprint Gets Green Light

A revised master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port has been approved by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

WWF Greece: Culprits Behind Salamina Oil Spill Still Unpunished

The culprits behind a massive oil spill off the coast of Salamina, near Athens, caused by a sunken tanker two years ago, have still not faced any penalties, according to WWF Greece.

Tekal Provisional Winner of Piraeus Cruise Terminal Tender

Construction firm Tekal appears to have provisionally won the tender for the extension of the cruise passenger terminal at Piraeus Port.

Greek Shipping Ministry Welcomes Updated €800m Piraeus Port Plan

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his satisfaction with a new updated master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Provisionally Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee provisionally approved the master plan for the upgrade of the port of Piraeus, which includes the creation of four hotels.

YES to Sea Tourism Forum Offers Graduates Chance at a Shipping Career

This year’s YES to Sea Tourism Forum offered young graduates insight into ways of securing a career in shipping and tourism.

Celestyal Cruises Accounts for 70% of Greece’s Home Porting Activity

Celestyal Cruises accounts for 70 percent of all home porting activity in Greece, according to the company's CEO Chris Theophilides.