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Greek Shipping Minister Orders Recovery of Shipwrecked ‘Sea Diamond’

Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis has ordered the recovery of the cruise ship “Sea Diamond” that sank off Santorini some ten years ago.

Shipping Ministry Launches Public Consultation to Improve Greek Ports

The Shipping Ministry, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, has launched a public debate to establish new growth dynamics in Greek ports.

Greece Looks to Boost Cruise Tourism

The government aims for the development of home porting in Greece, Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis told sector professionals recently.

Committee for Coordination of Air and Sea Transport in Greece Announced

A committee for the coordination of air and sea transport in Greece will be set up to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland.

Shipping, Tourism Ministers Meet to Discuss Refugee-hit Island Promotion

Boosting coastal ferry and airline services were among the priorities set by the tourism and shipping ministries during a recent joint meeting.

Greek Seamen Not Backing Down, Continue Ferry Strike

Ferry services throughout Greece will remain suspended as striking seamen continue their strike.

Greek Seamen Continue Strike, No Ferries December 4-5

The Pan-Hellenic Seamen’s Federation (PNO) has announced a new 48-hour strike in all ship categories from 6 am on Sunday, December 4, until 6 am on Tuesday, December 6.

New Shipping Minister Vows to Get Greek Waterways Out of the Rut

Newly appointed Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis has set speeding up the licensing procedures for Greece’s pending waterway network as a leading priority upon taking office earlier this month.

Thessaloniki Port Sale Priority for New Shipping Minister

Ensuring the sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki port authority moves ahead swiftly and trouble free tops the agenda of new incoming shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

IVF Can Become Driving Force Behind Medical Tourism to Greece

IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatments with the support of highly trained medical experts can be the driving force behind medical tourism to Greece, a recent conference on the subject, held in Athens, found.