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Greece – China Cement Ties with 16 Strategic Deals

Greece and China paved the way for strong partnerships in dozens of areas during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in Athens.

Tourism Paves Way to New Era in Greece-China Ties

The Tourism Ministry is preparing a strategic plan to reach out to the Chinese market, aiming to bring some 500,000 Chinese travelers to Greece by 2021.

Piraeus Mayor Takes Initiative to Redefine Port City

As investments to upgrade Piraeus port increase, Mayor Yiannis Moralis is looking to redefine the city and improve the standard of living for residents.

Piraeus Port Development Tops Greek PM’s China Agenda

The development of Piraeus port into one of Europe’s leading container terminals topped Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis' agenda of talks during his recent visit to China.

Piraeus Port Sees Homeporting Grow by 18% in Jan-Sept

Homeporting activity at the port of Piraeus was up by 18.2 percent during the first nine months of 2019, according to the Piraeus Port Authority.

Piraeus Port Development Project Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has approved a 611.8-million-euro investment plan for the modernization and upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Blueprint Gets Green Light

A revised master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port has been approved by Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee.

Tekal Provisional Winner of Piraeus Cruise Terminal Tender

Construction firm Tekal appears to have provisionally won the tender for the extension of the cruise passenger terminal at Piraeus Port.

Greek Shipping Ministry Welcomes Updated €800m Piraeus Port Plan

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his satisfaction with a new updated master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Closer to Implementation with Revised Plan

Cosco has revised the master plan for the Piraeus Port, which now also includes the construction of a cruise terminal service center with Duty Free Shops.

Shipping Minister Puts Piraeus Port Investment on Track

The Greek government is pushing ahead with major investment projects, including the master plan for the development of Piraeus port.

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 Master Plan Provisionally Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee provisionally approved the master plan for the upgrade of the port of Piraeus, which includes the creation of four hotels.

Piraeus Port Welcomes Newly-built Cruise Ships

The Piraeus port recently welcomed two of the largest cruise ships in the world: Royal Caribbean's "Spectrum of the Seas" and Ponant's "Bougainville".

Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Greek Modern Monuments Council Approves 3 Hotels for Piraeus Port

Greece’s Central Council for Modern Monuments has given the green light to Piraeus Port's managers to convert the “Pagoda” building into a 5-star hotel.

Beijing Diplomats in Athens to Discuss Multi-million-euro Piraeus Port Upgrade Delays

Chinese authorities traveled to Athens to discuss the obstacles - red tape and trade body reactions - involving Cosco's master plan for the upgrade of Piraeus Port.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Runs into More Obstacles

A 600-million-euro investment for the expansion of Piraeus Port is up in the air after a decision by the Central Archaeological Council.

Piraeus Port Development Plan Runs into New Hurdle

The Piraeus port master plan is delayed after reports that the Central Archaeological Council is to decide on designating part of the area a site of archaeological importance.

Committee Partially Approves Master Plan for Piraeus Port Development

A number of projects included in Cosco's master plan to develop the port of Piraeus, were not approved by Greece's Port Planning and Development Committee.