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Ferry Strike in Greece Announced for September 24

Ferries in Greece will remain docked on Tuesday, September 24, as the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.

Ferry Strike in Greece on July 3

Greece’s seamen’s federation has announced a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Wednesday, July 3, set to cause disruption to ferry transport.

In Memory of Pericles Panagopoulos

Pericles Panagopoulos, one of the most successful Greek shipping magnates, passed away at the age of 83 on Tuesday, February 5.

Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season.

Ferry Strike in Greece Comes to an End

Seamen have ended a ferry strike in Greece that began on September 4 after coming to a pay raise agreement with coastal shipping operators.

Ferry Strike in Greece to Continue on Tuesday, Sept. 4

Ferries in Greece will continue to remain docked on Tuesday, September 4, as the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a new 24-hour strike.

Greek Seamen Go Ahead with 24-hour Strike – No Ferries on September 3

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation has decided to go ahead with a 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday, September 3, adding that they are considering additional action.

SEEN: Greece Ferry Strike will Cause Major Problems to Travelers

The Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) warns that ferry transport in Greece will see severe disruption due to a strike announced for September 3.

Greek Seamen: 24-hour Strike on September 3, No Ferries

Greece’s ferry service is expected to be disrupted on Monday, September 3, as the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a 24-hour strike.

SEEN: Coastal Shipping a Lifeline for Greece’s Islands

Coastal shipping is a lifeline for many of Greece’s island communities, says Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) President Michalis Sakellis.

Greek Coastal Ferry Feud on Shipping Ministry Agenda

The ongoing battle between coastal ferry companies over the distribution of routes for the summer season ahead was set to top the Greek shipping ministry agenda on Thursday, following press conferences held earlier this week by rivals Golden Star Ferries, Seajets and Aegean Speed...

Greek Coastal Shipping Body Sees ‘Tough’ Year Ahead

Despite the positive outlook for coastal shipping, the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) sees a challenging year ahead.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

Companies with their own initiatives and funds invested in new shipbuilding and ship purchases and today we have one of the most modern fleets in Europe.

Syros Mayor Calls for More Ferry Connections

Aiming to make Syros more accessible, the island's mayor George Maragos recently met with professionals in order to explore ways of increasing ferry services.

Greek Coastal Shipping Performance Similar to Last Year

Greece's ferry traffic this year appears to be at the same levels with last year with an obvious drop in tourist traffic to the Northeastern Aegean islands.

Greek Shipping Body Says Sector Saw Decline in 2015, Hopeful about 2016

Capital controls, the unstable political situation and September elections took a toll on Greek coastal shipping results for 2015, which Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) president, Michalis Sakellis, described as "unanticipated".

Greek Shipowners Elect New Board, Draw Up Agenda

Improving services by modernizing the legal framework, reducing state intervention, eliminating bureaucracy and doing away with obsolete requirements are the priorities set for the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN) by its new president, Michalis Sakellis,...

SEEN Calls for Greek Seamen to Suspend Strike on June 30

The Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships (SEEN) on Friday called for the Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) to suspend the 24-hour strike announced for Tuesday, June 30.

NEL Lines Declared Forfeit

The future of Greek shipping company NEL Lines (Maritime Company of Lesvos) is up in the air, following a decision by Alternate Marine Minister Thodoris Dritsas to side with the verdict of the Coastal Transportation Council (SAS) and declare the ferry operator forfeit, barring it...