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Minoan Lines Posts Robust Profit in H1 2018

Greek coastal shipping company Minoan Lines posted robust net after-tax profit for the first half of 2018 at 1.9 million euros, with turnover at 35.9 million euros.

Attica Group Acquires Full Control of Hellenic Seaways

Attica Holdings (Attica Group) now owns the majority stake in Greek ferry operator Hellenic Seaways, following an agreement with Minoan Lines.

Greek Coastal Shipping Needs to Offer Passengers a ‘New Product’, Study Says

Greece is in need of a 'new' coastal shipping product, one that is based on new business models and necessary investments, according to a study by the XRTC consultancy company.

Minoan Lines: High Int’l Fuel Prices Hit Q1 Revenue

Minoan Lines said international fuel prices in the first quarter doubled compared with the same period in 2016, negatively affecting its results.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Drops 12.38%

The Greek coastal shipping sector saw over 250,000 less passengers travelling through the country’s ports in July and the first 15 days of August compared to the same period in 2014.

Hellenic Seaways Cuts Ferry Fares for Hydra Residents

A major reduction in ferry fares has been announced for some 2,000 permanent residents of the Greek Island of Hydra.
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More Complaints On Greek Tourism Services This Year

Consumer complaints in regards to Greek tourism services amounted to 72 reports from 1 July-15 August 2013 compared to 56 complaints filed last year for the same period, the Consumers’ Protection Center (KEPKA) said recently.

Sea Tourism Forum To Launch Next Month

The potential for sea tourism and the development of the economies of Greece, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea region will be examined during the first Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum, scheduled to take place 21-22 June at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.

Strintzis Introduces New Routes

Within the new liberalized framework of Greek coastal shipping, Strintzis Lines (Blue Star Ferries), expands its routes. As of this month, the Greek ferry line is at the forefront with three brand new ships on the Cycladic Islands' routes, the Blue Star 1 in the Dodecanese on the...

Mergers Turn 20 Ferry Lines Into Three, But Some Routes Monopolized

"Sales commission for travel agents has been reduced; there are fewer discounts available; special group rates have been abolished; and prices have risen more than 20% on some routes."