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New Development Model for 10 Greek Ports

Greece's government will be implementing a new model for the development of 10 state-owned ports, according to the Greek Shipping Minister.

Come for the Theater, Stay for the Epirus Experience

Offering the best of all (travel) worlds, Epirus is a dream come true for those restless souls who simply want it all.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

Antiparos, Messini, Kythira Best Places to Invest in Short-term Rentals

Antiparos, Messini and Kythira are considered the best places to invest in short-term rentals in Greece, according to data released by AirDNA.

Greek Assets Body Aims to Launch Third Port Privatization Phase in Fall

Following the sale of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece's assets body is aiming to launch the third privatization phase of 10 ports across the country in fall.

Greek Assets Fund Seeking Ways to Put 10 Ports to Good Use

Ten state-owned regional ports across Greece will soon be open to concessionaires wishing to tap into their potential.

Minoan Lines: Cancellations, Amendments Due to New 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the Adriatic line will be amended on May 18-19, due to a second 48-hour strike called by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

Minoan Lines Amends May 16-17 Itineraries Due to 48-hour Strike

Minoan Lines' itineraries on the domestic and Adriatic lines will be amended on May 16 and 17, due to a strike by the Panhellenic Seamen’s Association.

Grimaldi Group Further Strengthens Italy-Greece Connections

Naples-based Grimaldi Group will boost its Italy-Greece service by resuming the connection between Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras, with extension to Trieste.

Igoumenitsa Port in Greece Ranked ‘Strategic’ by Grimaldi Group

The connections offered by the Egnatia Highway in northern Greece are considered a strong incentive for activity at the port of Igoumenitsa, according to Italy's Grimaldi Group. Igoumenitsa is a coastal city in northwestern Greece.

Grimaldi Enhances Brindisi-Igoumenitsa Service and Targets Corfu in Summer 2015

The maritime services of the Grimaldi Group between Italy and Greece will be enhanced next summer with the launch of a new line, according to a recent announcement.

Minoan Lines Reports Turnover Increase For First Quarter Of 2014

Greek passenger ferry company Minoan Lines reported a 3.3 percent turnover increase during the three first months of 2014.

Grimaldi Launches New Maritime Service Between Italy and Greece

As of 19 December 2013 the new maritime service of Grimaldi Group will be launched between the ports of Ravenna, Igoumenitsa and Patras.

Superfast I Delivered to Patras Port

Attica Group recently announced the delivery of new-built Ro-Pax vessel Superfast I to Patras Port from Grimaldi Holding S.p.A, of Genoa, Italy.

Superfast Ferries FAM Trip for Port Agents

Superfast Ferries recently invited several port agents on a three-day familiarization trip to Italy. The group, made up of company executives from several departments and Adriatic coast port agents from Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Bari and Ancona, boarded Superfast V for Bari.

Blue Star Ferries Reports Solid Growth

Blue Star Ferries last month reported after tax profits of 17.5 million euros for 2005, an increase of 66.4% from the 10.5 million euro profit reported in 2004. Total revenues increased despite a 25.5% decrease in the number of sailings.

Blue Star Ferries Increases Profit 121%

Blue Star Maritime S.A. last month announced consolidated net profit after taxes of €19.2 million for the nine months ending 30th September, 2005, against €8.7 million for the same period in 2004, a significant increase of 121%.

Superfast Ferries Scoops “Best Ferry Company” Award

The Attica Group's Superfast Ferries company, which runs Scotland's only direct route to the European mainland from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, was selected 'Best Ferry Company' in the 19th Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards 2005.

Blue Star Ferries Back in the Black

Blue Star Maritime S.A. last month announced that first half results for 2005 show a marked improvement over the same period last year. The Greek ferry line said that earnings before interest, tax, and depreciation increased by 19% and stand at €11.1 million, while net profit...

New Railway Section Cuts Travel Time

Prime Minister Costas Simitis, along with Transport Minister Christos Verelis, last month inaugurated a new, improved section of the Athens-Thessaloniki railway that cuts travel time between Greece's two major cities by 27 minutes, to four hours and 30 minutes. "What was once...
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