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Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

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.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Michalis Sakellis, President SEEN

SEEN President Michalis Sakellis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

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 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.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Raises Concerns

Government officials, Piraeus local authorities and stakeholders met to discuss concerns over the master plan for the revamp of the country’s largest port.

PPA Presents Proposals for Piraeus Port Master Plan

The Cosco-managed Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has revealed its plans to boost Piraeus' reputation as a tourism destination.

FORTHcrs Provides Technology Insight to Greek, Foreign Travel Agencies

More than 200 representatives of travel agencies from Greece and abroad participated in FORTHcrs' recent info event, which presented the company’s latest products and services.

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.

Greek Ferry Shipping Traffic Steady for Easter

Ferry shipping traffic for the Orthodox Easter period is expected to record last year’s levels, according to the Greek Shipowners Association for Passenger Ships (SEEN).

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".

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

If we wish to build for the future, passenger shipping should be integrated in the long-term national development strategy.

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,...

Proposed VAT Hike Sets Off Alarm Bells in Greek Shipping Industry

The shipping industry warned during the 3rd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum held in Athens this week that should a proposed tax hike be imposed on Greek tourism then the consequences will be dire for the industry.

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

Despite the problems, we have to point out that the Greek passenger shipping companies have offered excellent services during 2014

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

Overall, in the aftermath of summer we observe a slight increase of the Adriatic Sea passenger traffic, whilst on domestic lines, passenger volumes remained at 2012 levels.
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Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) represents all ferries and passenger ships employed in Greek Domestic Lines as well as in Greece-Italy lines. SEEN also represents some of the most important cruising companies with vessels...

SEEN Elects New Board of Directors

Michalis Sakellis has been elected president of the Greek Shipowners Association For Passenger Ships (SEEN), following the resignation of Apostolos Ventouris last week.

Government Responsible for Inadequate Ferry Routes

Tourism and shipping industry speakers said Greek passenger ferries and dozens of popular Aegean island ports must urgently improve if this Mediterranean country is to continue to see strong increases in tourism arrivals. At a recent press call to announce the conclusions of last...