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Piraeus Silo to Become Underwater Antiquities Museum

A 1934 silo on the port of Piraeus is set to be converted into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities, following the scheme's approval by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

Agia Zoni II Ship Raised, Investigation Continues

The Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II which sank off Salamina in September and polluted the Attica coastline, was raised to be hauled to the Salamina shipyard.

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.

Shanghai – Piraeus Ports Join Forces to Boost Container Traffic

The Piraeus Port Authority and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) signed a memorandum of cooperation in efforts to increase business opportunities.

Piraeus Port Big Bet for Cosco, Set to Invest €140m in 2017

Hong Kong-based shipping giant Cosco has slated 140 million euros for works to be completed in 2017 in efforts to make the port of Piraeus a major cruise and transhipment hub for travel and trade between Asia and Eastern Europe.

Piraeus Among World’s Top 30 Container Ports by 2018, Cosco Says

Chinese shipping giant Cosco has big plans for Piraeus aiming after its expansion to boost container volume by 35 percent by 2018.

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).

Cosco-OLP Deal Ratified Amid Blame-Game Over Changing Terms

The 300-member Greek parliament ratified by a 223-vote the sale of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) to Chinese shipping giant Cosco a day after the Hong-Kong based conglomerate said in letter that the terms for the deal submitted to parliament had been altered.

Greek Port Strikes a Set Back for Cruise Revenue

The cruise industry is feeling the brunt of ongoing strikes at ports in Thessaloniki and Piraeus, with potential losses reaching 12 million euros this month, stated Mr Theodore Kontes, the president of Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN).

Piraeus Port on Track to Become World’s Largest

The port of Piraeus is now on track to become one of the leading maritime hubs in the world, the head of the Hellenic Chinese Chamber (HCC) said following the award of a 67 percent stake in the listed entity last week to Chinese shipping giant Cosco.

Cosco Group Set to Acquire 67% of Piraeus Port

China's Cosco Group will acquire 67 percent of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), Greece's largest port, after the company submitted an improved offer of 368.5 million euros, the Greek privatization fund TAIPED announced on Wednesday.

Piraeus Port Sale Set for Sept., Authorities Eye Creation of Parallel Administrator

Procedures for the sale of a 51 percent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) are set to come to a close in September, with the relevant authorities examining setting up a parallel port body which will exercise control over the new buyer, Greek media report.

Piraeus Port Authority Contracts ICTS Hellas for Cruise Lines Security Services

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has appointed ICTS Hellas for the provision of security services at the port of Piraeus for the safety of cruise passengers and international ferry lines.

Yiannis Kouvaris is the New Chairman of the Piraeus Port Authority

Yiannis Kouvaris, a member of the Transport Committee of Greek ruling party Syriza, has taken over the presidency of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).

Piraeus Museum of Underwater Antiquities Unveiled

In efforts to transform the Port of Piraeus into a cultural hub, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) presented aboard the floating museum “Hellas Liberty” last week the new Museum of Underwater Antiquities to be hosted in the port’s old silo.

2015 European Sea Ports Conference Comes to Athens

Ports and energy is the theme of this year’s annual conference of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO), which will be hosted by the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP).

Greece Expects ‘Good Year’ for Cruise Industry

2015 is expected to be a good year for the cruise industry and especially for Piraeus Port, according to the president of the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), Giorgos Anomeritis.

Major Meeting for the Development of the Cruise Industry in Greece Scheduled for Monday

The developmental prospects of the cruise sector in Greece will be tabled at a meeting on Monday 22 December between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis.