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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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