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Hellenic Seaways Steps in for Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Ferry Route

Greek ferry company Hellenic Seaways will take over the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route as of Monday, August 26, with its Artemis vessel, according to the Greek Shipping Ministry.

Seajets Continues Samothrace – Alexandroupolis Route with the Andros Jet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has announced that its Andros Jet catamaran will continue to serve the Samothrace-Alexandroupolis route until further notice.

Greece Looks to Improve Ferry Travel for Passengers with Disabilities

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking to improve the ferry experience of persons with disabilities when traveling in Greece.

Minoan to Handle Piraeus-Chania Ferry Route, Transport Council Rules

Minoan Lines will be handling the Piraeus-Chania ferry route over the summer, according to a decision by the Coastal Shipping Transport Council.

Minoan Lines on its Way to Launch Piraeus-Chania Route

Minoan Lines expects to receive permission to launch the ferry route connecting Piraeus with Chania, Crete, this summer.

Piraeus Chamber Calls for Clear Taxation of Sea Transport

A rise in VAT on sea transport services will have serious repercussions on both the sector and the consumers, Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Vassilis Korkidis said.

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...

Posidonia 2018 Shipping Trade Event Gearing Up

More than 1,850 companies are set to showcase their products and services during the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition to be held on June 4-8.

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.

‘Ionis’ Takes Over Piraeus-Kythira Ferry Route

The ‘Ionis’ vessel has replaced the ‘Vitsentzos Kornaros’ and will depart twice a week from Piraeus to Kythira, Antikythira, Kissamos and Gythio.

New Tender Launched for Kythira Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry has launched a tender for routes connecting Kythira and Antikythira with Piraeus, Crete, Gythio and Kalamata.

Ferry Operators Invited to Serve Piraeus-Kythira-Crete Line

The Greek Shipping Ministry has invited ferry operators to express their interest in serving the routes on the Piraeus-Kythira-Antikythira-Kastelli line.

Tender to Launch for Piraeus-Kythira-Crete Ferry Route

The Greek Shipping Ministry will launch a tender to find a ferry operator to run the Piraeus - Kythira - Antikythira - Kastelli connection.

Greek Shipping Ministry Establishes Council for Island Policy

Shipping Minister Theodoros Dritsas recently announced the establishment of the Council for Island Policy in Greece.

Hellenic Seaways to Run Cyclades Islands Route

The Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will run the route connecting the Western Cyclades with Syros and other islands of the Cyclades complex.

NEL Lines Requests Second Chance to Service Cyclades Islands

A decision on whether or not the Maritime Company of Lesvos (NEL Lines) would be barred from running ferry services to the Cyclades islands has been postponed.

Ferry Services to Limnos and Agios Efstratios Resume from Lavrio

Ferry service from Lavrio to the Northern Aegean islands of Limnos and Agios Efstratios will resume on Thursday, June 4, following a 40-day hiatus.

Hellenic Seaways To Operate Northern Aegean Route

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways will operate between Piraeus and Kavala and serve the islands of Chios, Mytilini and Limnos via the "Nissos Mykonos" vessel as of Friday 26 September.

Tender Launched For Much Wanted Samos-Kos Ferry Connection

The Greek Shipping Ministry expects bids from ferry operators interested in running a ferry connection next year to and from Samos - Patmos - Lipsi - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos.
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Tourism Professionals Applaud Shipping Ministry’s Revised Omnibus Bill

A revised multi-bill recently released by the Greek Shipping Ministry was applauded by Greek tourism professionals today, Thursday, 24 January, as it contains provisions in favor of the Greek coastal shipping sector and therefore is expected to boost the Greek economy and the...