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Shipping Minister Puts Piraeus Port Investment on Track

The Greek government is pushing ahead with major investment projects, among these the approval of 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 Deemed Best for Cruises in East Med Region

The port of Piraeus was honored as the "Best Port from the East Med Region", at the MedCruise Awards 2019 event held in Genoa, Italy.

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.

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.

Greece Prepares to Open Tender for Biggest Piraeus Port Project

Greece is preparing to tender off the largest project to be carried out at Piraeus port to accommodate larger cruise ships.

Piraeus Port Moving Up as Robust Container Handler

The Piraeus port is in the top seven of Europe’s container ports and among the world’s fastest growing, according to shipping insight platform PortEconomics.

Piraeus Master Plan Gets 10-day Extension for Deliberation

The period for public deliberation of the master plan for the revamp of the Piraeus Port has received a 10-day extension.

Piraeus Port Master Plan Raises Concerns

Government officials, Piraeus local authorities and stakeholders met to discuss concerns over the master plan for the revamp of the country’s largest port.

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.

South Aegean Governor, Cosco Discuss Ways to ‘Save’ Cruise Tourism

In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.

Alexandroupolis Port Authority Flirting with Chinese Investors

Port authorities in Alexandroupolis, northeastern Greece, are exploring a potential collaboration with Chinese investors Sinoftone Group and Navision after signing a memorandum of cooperation.

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...

GNTO Campaign ‘Welcomes All to Greece’

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is extending a warm welcome to incoming travelers with its latest campaign running at airports and ports across the country: 'Welcome to Greece'

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.
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