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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...

Greece Could Expect Billions From Cruises

“The main reason Greece has failed to collect from cruises is the low use of Greek ports as homeports,” according to a recent study of the National Bank of Greece on cruise on a European and national level.

Cabotage Lifted But Profits From Cruises Will Be Delayed

Although the number of cruise tourists from stopovers at Greek ports last year increased considerably (6,155,609 against 5,719,259 in 2010), major profits expected from the recent lifting of cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships would take a while to...

New Year Brings Abolition Of Cabotage

“A new era begins for Greek tourism and cruise in our country with the arrival of 2011,” Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month after welcoming the Panama-flag cruise ship Fantasia to Rodos. Fantasia was the first cruiseship to approach Rodos Port...

Greek Ports Report Summer Traffic Drop

Greek shipping recorded a small drop in passenger and freight traffic during the summer period when compared with the same period in 2008, the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, The Aegean and Island Policy recently said.