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In Memory of Andreas Potamianos

Andreas Potamianos, one of Greece’s most prominent shipping magnates, passed away at the age of 88 on Friday, July 30.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Ferry Operators €200m in Losses

Greek ferry operators are calling for immediate compensation to cover 200 million euros in losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21.

Ferry Travel: Greek Seamen to Strike on Wednesday, June 16

Ferry transport in Greece is expected to face disruption on Wednesday, June 16, after Greek seamen’s unions announced a 24-hour strike in all ship categories.

Greek Shipowners Call for Support in View of ‘Tough Year’ Ahead

The Covid-19 pandemic has cost Greek passenger shipping more than 25 million euros a month, says the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships (SEEN).

Lloyd’s List: Michael Sakellis Named ‘Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year’

Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships President Michael Sakellis was honored with the title of “Greek Shipping Newsmaker of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Awards 2020.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Requests Covid-19 Aid

The Greek passenger shipping sector is expected to post over 300 million euros in losses this year due to the repercussions of Covid-19.

Covid-19: New Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece

Safety rules and standards for coastal shipping vessels in Greece, to be applied after the temporary Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, were recently made public.

Study: Greek Ferry Operators Will Need Monthly Subsidy to Survive Covid-19

Greece’s coastal shipping sector will need a monthly cash injection of up 30 million euros to survive the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a study by XRTC.

Covid-19: Greece Announces Measures to Support Coastal Shipping

Greece has announced a series of measures to support Greek coastal shipping, a sector hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19: Major Drop in Passenger Traffic for Greek Ferries

Passenger traffic on Greece's coastal shipping transport services significantly decreased by 76.25 percent between March 16-22.

Covid-19 to Affect Ferry Schedule Frequency in Greece

The Greek Shipping Ministry is examining the possibility of reducing Greece's ferry schedule frequency due to declining demand.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Greek Tourism Minister Says Cruise Development Action Plan in the Making

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said an action plan for the development of cruise tourism was being drawn up.

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.
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