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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.

Cruise Tourism in Greece Begins a New Era

Greece can play a leading role and become a hub for itineraries in the Eastern Mediterranean cruise industry, was the unanimous outlook expressed by all leading representatives of the international cruise industry who attended the recent cruise forum CRUISEinGREECE.

Decreased Passenger Traffic on Greek Ferries

The general secretary of the National Statistics Service of Greece recently announced a decrease in port traffic for the third quarter of 2006 in comparison with the same period in 2005. These results refer to the movement of passengers, commerce and mobile units in Greek ports...

New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.

Ports And Marina Exhibition In View Of 2004

The International Exhibition "Ports 2001" for the construction, development and management of ports in view of 2004 took place on September 27-28, 2001 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium.

Terrorism Crisis Hits Greece’s Cruise Industry Hardest, For The Moment

Greece's cruise industry, because a significant portion of its business comes from North American customers, is in for a tough time. Along with this, the industry also has to deal with the possible surge in oil prices, the likelihood of a global recession, the difficulties in air...
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