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Piraeus Port Cruise Facilities to be Completed by Year-end

Following a series of delays, a new construction which will facilitate the docking of cruise ships at the Port of Piraeus is set to be completed by the end of the year, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced last week.

OLP Head Resigns at Odds Over Majority Stake Sale of Piraeus Port

Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) Chairman and Chief Executive Yiorgos Anomeritis resigned from his post on Wednesday, citing among other things his disagreement over the privatization of the port.

Piraeus Port Sale Takes Off… Again in May

Procedures for the sale of a 51 percent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) are scheduled to move ahead in May, the country’s privatization fund, TAIPED (Hellenic Republic Asset and Development Fund) said.

New ‘Viking Star’ Cruise Ship Arrives at Piraeus Port

The Viking Star, the newest cruise ship of Viking Ocean Cruises, sailed into Piraeus Port on Tuesday on its maiden voyage in the Mediterranean.

Piraeus Port Sell-off to Move Ahead as Scheduled

Privatization of Piraeus port will proceed as scheduled with the finalization of the sale to be completed within weeks.

Piraeus Announced as Homeport for Carnival Vista in 2016

Piraeus will be the homeport for Carnival Cruise Lines' largest ship to date, the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista, when it launches its Mediterranean cruises in Spring 2016.

Greece Privatization Projects Move Ahead as Scheduled

The privatization of regional airports as well as of the Piraeus port will move ahead as scheduled, the Greek finance ministry said in a document it sent to the Eurogroup on Monday.

Piraeus Port Privatization to Progress

Plans to move ahead with the privatization of Piraeus port are expected to top the agenda in Brussels today, when Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis meets his eurozone counterparts.

Cruise Passenger Traffic to Piraeus Rises in 2014

The port of Piraeus recorded a decreased number of embarkations and disembarkations of cruise ships but a one-million-plus increase in cruise passenger traffic in 2014, the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) said this week, adding that it remained profitable for a fifth consecutive year.

China Looks into Piraeus Port Deal Freeze

The Chinese foreign ministry has said it is looking into the intentions of the newly-elected Greek government following its decision to halt the privatization of the country’s biggest port, which it said must return to state control as part of plans to reconstruct the country's...

Piraeus Cultural Coast One Step Closer to Completion

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) announced on Monday the final results of the open architectural competition it launched on March 27, 2014 for its Cultural Coast project.

Integrated Strategy Key to Sustainable Growth of Greece’s Maritime Sector, says SETE

The need to draw up and implement an innovative strategy for the sustainable development of Greece’s maritime sector was the focus of the ESPON conference held this month in Piraeus.

Piraeus Port Welcomes The Luxurious Regal Princess Cruise Ship

On Monday 23 June, the port of Piraeus welcomed the Regal Princess, one of the largest cruise ships in the world.

European Port Officials To Meet In Piraeus, Greece, In June 2014

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) will host the annual informal general meeting of the European ports, organized by the European Union's Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE).

Piraeus Port Expects Increased Cruise Arrivals This Year

Cruise traffic in Piraeus this year is expected to rise by 12 percent and passenger traffic to reach nearly 2.31 million, according to the Piraeus Port Authority.
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Piraeus To Extend Port To Accommodate “New Generation” Cruise Ships

The Greek Environment Ministry recently approved the environmental terms for the creation of a "cruise liner center" at the south side of Piraeus Port to accommodate large cruise ships.
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EU Passenger Rights Information Campaign Launches Today in Piraeus

A campaign on passenger rights will launch today, 27 June, at the Piraeus Port Authority within the framework of the European Commission's new campaign to inform travelers about their passenger rights and how to claim them if needed.
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Piraeus Port Welcomes New Cruise Passenger Terminal

The second international cruise passenger terminal was inaugurated at Piraeus Port on 27 May. The terminal is at Gate E12 and can serve up to 25,000 passengers per day.
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Piraeus Welcomes First Cruiseship Of The Year

The Costa Magica of Italian cruise company Costa on Wednesday, 2 January, was the first cruiseship to enter Piraeus Port for 2013.

Cabotage Said To Finally Be Lifted

The Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Ministry plans to table a law in Parliament soon and fully lift cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships, the Greek press said recently.