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EU ELEMED Project: Greece to Offer Shoreside Electrical Power to Seacraft

Shoreside power units will be installed at two ports in Greece, at Kyllini and Piraeus, as part of the EU’s ambitious ELEMED project.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

Piraeus Port Breaks Container Traffic Record, Up by 6.4% in 2017

The port of Piraeus has broken its record for container traffic in 2017, marking a 6.4 percent increase at 3,691 million TEU in 2017.

Celestyal Cruises Increases 2019 Port Calls

Aiming for its passengers to experience the best of the Aegean islands, Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2019 itineraries, which include more port calls.

Navigator 2017 Forum Examines Shipping Sector Challenges

Challenges faced by the shipping sector were discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Consultants forum held recently in Piraeus.

Decision Makers to Discuss Future of Shipping at 17th Navigator Forum

Key issues regarding the future of shipping will be discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Decision Makers Forum, which will take place on November 3.

‘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.

Celebrity Cruises: Five Ships to Sail Europe in Summer 2019

Celebrity Cruises will welcome the 2019 summer season with five luxury ships and itineraries to 92 ports in Europe, including destinations in Greece.

DiaNEOsis Study: More Home Ports Key to Stronger Cruise Tourism to Greece

Making Greece a home port for luxury liners and securing strategic investments are crucial to a robust cruise travel sector, according to diaNEOsis.

July Container Traffic from Piraeus Down by 4.4%

Outbound container traffic from Piraeus dropped by 4.4 percent in July but reported positive performance in the first seven months of the year, up by 2.5 percent.

Increased Traffic in Attica’s Ports Ahead of Aug. 15 Holiday

Thousands of holidaymakers are expected to sail today and during the next days from Attica’s main ports to the islands of the Saronic Gulf, the Dodecanese, Crete and the Cyclades.

Airports, Ports and Logistics Top Athens Transport, Infrastructure Meet Agenda

Ways to tap into the expansion of combined transport and upgraded infrastructure were explored during the 1st conference on "Infrastructure and Transport in Greece: Prospects for Development” held in Athens.

Celestyal Welcomes First Group of Chinese Tourists to Cruise the Aegean

Celestyal Cruises recently welcomed the first group of 250 tourists from the People’s Republic of China on board the "Celestyal Olympia" ship to sail the Aegean.

Cosco-Skyserv Sea-Air Handling Platform to Facilitate Cargo Transport

Cosco Shipping Lines and ground handling services provider Skyserv will launch a platform that will facilitate transport of incoming cargo via Athens International Airport.

ANEK LINES Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Passenger shipping company ANEK LINES, which connects Crete with numerous destinations in Greece, is celebrating 50 years of presence in the industry.

Alphaliner: Piraeus Moves Up in Global Container Ports Ranking

Piraeus Port is among the world’s 40 leading container handling ports, according to Alphaliner, moving to 38th spot from 43rd based on cargo capacity (teu).

Piraeus Port Investments, Upgrades to Focus on Cruise Travel

Boosting investments and upgrading port infrastructure to facilitate incoming cruise tourism topped the agenda of talks between the Piraeus Port Authority and the municipality recently.

Piraeus – Athens Airport Suburban Train Connection Set for Summer

The port of Piraeus will be directly connected with Athens International Airport as of summer 2017, according to Greek railways operator Ergose.

South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

Piraeus Port Authority Reports Increase in Cruise Passengers

The cruise industry in Greece saw an increase in the number of passengers during the first seven months of the year, according to figures released by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).