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Easter 2018 Holiday Travel in Greece Begins

The Easter 2018 exodus is currently underway and increased passenger traffic is expected at Greek main ports and on highways in the country.

Posidonia 2018 Shipping Trade Event Gearing Up

More than 1,850 companies are set to showcase their products and services during the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition to be held on June 4-8.

Piraeus Port ‘Pagoda’ Landmark to Become 5-Star Hotel

The landmark "Pagoda" building at the port of Piraeus is set to become a five-star hotel, according to Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) plans currently up for discussion.

Blue Star Ferries Once Again Supports ‘Roads to Rhodes’ Marathon

Blue Star Ferries is the official sea transport sponsor of the 5th “Roads to Rhodes” Marathon and has announced special discounts to participants.

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.

PPA has Plans to Upgrade Piraeus Port

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is aiming to attract cruise passengers to explore the city during their stay in Piraeus.

WWF Greece Issues Impact Study of Agia Zoni II Oil Spill, Calls for Sanctions

WWF Greece has released a report on the impact of the oil spill that affected Salamina and the Saronic Gulf coastline, after the Greek-flagged Agia Zoni II sank in September.

Celestyal Cruises Increases 2019 Port Calls

Aiming for its passengers to experience the best of the Aegean islands, Celestyal Cruises has announced its 2019 itineraries, which include more port calls.

Navigator 2017 Forum Examines Shipping Sector Challenges

Challenges faced by the shipping sector were discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Consultants forum held recently in Piraeus.

Decision Makers to Discuss Future of Shipping at 17th Navigator Forum

Key issues regarding the future of shipping will be discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Decision Makers Forum, which will take place on November 3.

Three Greek Ports Join MedCruise Board of Directors

Greece will be represented on the new Board of Directors of MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports, by the ports of Piraeus, Volos and Corfu.

More Ferry Services Needed for Syros, Mayor Says

Syros Mayor George Marangos recently held a meeting with Hellenic Seaways Commercial Manager Vassilios Katsaris to improve access to the island.

Piraeus Honored as ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ in Tallinn, Estonia

Piraeus was honored as an “URBACT Good Practice City” for its Blue Growth Initiative by URBACT III, the European program for integrated urban development.

Piraeus Mayor to File Lawsuit Over Oil Spill Damage

Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis said the municipality will take legal action against all parties responsible for the oil spill off the coast of Salamina.

Rotterdam to Help Greece in Oil Spill Cleanup

A team of Dutch experts is expected to arrive in Athens to support Greek authorities in efforts to contain the oil spill in the Saronic Gulf.

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.

Piraeus Named ‘URBACT Good Practice City’ for Blue Growth Initiative

Piraeus in Greece recently received the title of “URBACT Good Practice City” by URBACT, the EU learning and exchange program for cities.

Cosco Bets on Piraeus Home Porting Potential

A total investment of 330 million euros will go into transforming Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Cosco Hong Kong Group said.

’16th East Med Yacht Show’ Brings Sea Tourism in Spotlight at Piraeus

State of the art yachts, products and services related to sea tourism were presented during the 16th East Med Yacht Show held at the Zea Marina in Piraeus.

Tabled Bill Foresees Athens, Thessaloniki Shops Open Every Sunday

Shops in certain areas of Athens, Thessaloniki and Piraeus can remain open on all Sundays between May and October, according to a draft law.