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Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Up 8.2% in First Quarter

The total passenger traffic at Greek ports during the first quarter of the year recorded an increase of 8.2 percent, compared with the same period in 2017, according to ELSTAT.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Greek Gov’t Eyeing PPP Deals for Development of 10 Ports

Greece aims to develop 10 ports belonging to the country’s assets fund, through public-private partnerships (PPPs), according to Secretary-General for Port Policy Christos Lambridis.

YES to Shipping Forum Reaches Out to Greece’s Next Generation

Aiming to reach out to the younger generation and offer training opportunities, the “YES To Shipping Forum 2018” was recently held within the Ρosidonia Exhibition in Athens.

Passenger Traffic at Greek Ports Up 7.4% in 2017

The total passenger traffic at Greek ports last year recorded a 7.4 percent increase to some 35.78 million passengers, compared with 2016, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Posidonia Shipping Event Sets Sail for 2020

With over 2,011 exhibiting companies and some 22,000 visitors from 92 countries, the biennial Posidonia shipping trade show aims to set new records in 2020.

Shipping Slow to Go Digital but New Challenges Set to Spur Action

The shipping industry still has a long way to go towards the adoption of new technologies across its activities, industry experts said during the Posidonia 2018 trade show.

Posidonia 2018: PM Tsipras Lauds Shipping for Contributing to Greece’s GDP

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on June 4 inaugurated the Posidonia 2018 shipping event, one of the longest standing international maritime trade shows.

Shipping Minister: Lavrio Can Grow into Yachting, Cruise, Trade Hub

Lavrio can evolve into a yachting and cruise hub once the suburban railway links the port with the Athens Airport, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis said.

EU ELEMED Project: Greece to Offer Shoreside Electrical Power to Seacraft

Shoreside power units will be installed at two ports in Greece, at Kyllini and Piraeus, as part of the EU’s ambitious ELEMED project.

Transport Ministry to Launch Tender for Santorini Port Upgrade

The Greek Transport Ministry has set aside 8.4 million euros to be used to fund the upgrade of the Athinios port on the Cyclades island of Santorini. 

Greece Looks Into Port Security System Upgrade Projects

Port authorities in Greece recently discussed ways to finance the provision and installation of security and surveillance systems at Greek ports.

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.

Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.

Greek Ports to Receive Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

Greece will upgrade the infrastructure of 49 ports with funds of 4.3 million euros, according to a decision of the country's caretaker ministers for shipping, Christos Zois and economy, Nikos Christodoulakis.

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.
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Summer Passenger Traffic At Greek Ports Slightly Reduced This Year

Passenger traffic during July and August at the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio dropped slightly compared to last year, while the port of Rafina reported an increase, according to figures provided by the Greek Coast Guard that run up until 26 August.
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Greece Among Top Options For Cruise Operators

Greece appears among the top options of international cruise operators who are now drafting their 2014 schedules.
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Greek Ports Need Better Infrastructure To Boost Cruise Tourism

“Of the 36 billion euros plus revenue spread across European cruising destinations, Greece is the recipient of just 600 million euros due to its lagging home porting capabilities and infrastructure challenges,” international cruise experts said on the first day of the 2nd...
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Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) represents all ferries and passenger ships employed in Greek Domestic Lines as well as in Greece-Italy lines. SEEN also represents some of the most important cruising companies with vessels...