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Greek Coastal Shipping Sector Counts Losses

Greek coastal shipping companies are up in arms as passenger and freight traffic continued to drop last year since 2009 on all domestic and international routes servicing the Aegean Sea and Adriatic Sea, according to the Hellenic Chambers Transport Association.

Head Of Coastal Shippers Association Resigns, Sector In Trouble

A disruption in ferry connections to the Greek islands is highly possible since most Greek coastal shipping companies are on the verge of collapsing due to the difficult financial situation, warned Apostolos Ventouris, former president of the Greek Shipowners Association for...

Summer Passenger Traffic Produces Slight Increase

Passenger traffic during July and August at the three major ports of Athens (Piraeus, Lavrion and Rafina) did not reach desired expectations despite tempting ticket discounts made by shipping companies to attract passengers, the Greek press said recently.

FerryScreen System for ferries

FerryScreen, a reservations and online ticketing system for coastal shipping companies that's owned by Analysis SA says it issued more than one million coastal lines' tickets for Anek and Blue Star Ferries this year and by the end of 2001 the number will exceed 1,250,000.

Closer Ties Expected Between Ferry And Cruise Lines

New strategic partner agreements, even with European cruise and ferry companies, are expected to see the light of day in the near future, according to high ranking executives of Greece's major ferry lines. And Greek ferry companies may play a major role in implementing such deals.

Coastal Fare Hikes Up To 20%

Coastal shipping companies are expected to ask Merchant Marine Minister Christos Papoutsis to consent to fare hikes of up to 20 percent. They also called on him to extend the increased summer-season fare schedule into the winter. Ferry operators say higher insurance premiums are...

Coastal Shipping Companies Unhappy With New Legislation

Greece's coastal shipping companies say new legislation that aims to liberalize the sector and open Greek routes to competition counters free enterprise and allows for greater state intervention. They even went as far as to say the bill creates the risk of placing some companies...