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Cosco to Dish Out Extra €500m for Piraeus Investment

Chinese shipping giant Cosco will dish out some 500 million euros over and above the paying price for the port of Piraeus, its managing director, Xu Lirong, said this week during talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is in China on an official five-day visit to...

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 Ports Fail to Attract Cruise Tourism, Miss Out on €1.3bn Yearly

Greek ports have failed to draw in cruise travel despite the lifting of cabotage restrictions and are missing out by 1.3 billion euros in annual revenue, a report by Athens-based non-profit research organisation diaNEOsis revealed recently.

Athens Shipping Meet to Take Up the Challenge

Employment, environment, financing and Piraeus’ growth are the challenges to be explored at the 2nd Naftemporiki Shipping Conference which kicks off on Tuesday, January 26, at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso resort in Vouliagmeni.

Greek Assets Fund to Open Bids for Piraeus Port Authority

Bids for the majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) were set to be opened on Tuesday, the Greek privatization fund TAIPED announced.

Piraeus Port: Procedure for Submission of Final Bids for Majority Stake Completed

The procedure for the submission of binding offers for a majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority, the operator of Greece's biggest port, was completed on Monday.

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).