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Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

Seajets Supports European Rally Champions Chris Ingram and Alexey Lukyanuk

Greek ferry operator Seajets supported drivers who climbed to the first and second place in the final ratings of this year's European Rally Championship (ERC).

Fire Devastates Evia Leaving Behind Ecological Disaster

Villages were evacuated and EU aid requested after a fire raged through the Greek island of Evia leaving behind an ecological catastrophe.

Greece Launches 112 Emergency Number Ahead of Fire Season

Greece’s Civil Protection body has launched the 24-hour single European emergency 112 number set to warn of potential dangers, including wildfires.

New Development Model for 10 Greek Ports

Greece's government will be implementing a new model for the development of 10 state-owned ports, according to the Greek Shipping Minister.

WWF: Mediterranean Countries Must Take Action Against Fires

Mediterranean region countries sadly account for more than 80 percent of Europe’s total burnt land, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Seajets Head Honored for Supporting Attica’s Wildfire Victims

A year after the deadly fire in northeastern Attica, the head of Greek ferry operator Seajets, Marios Iliopoulos, was honored for supporting the wildfire's victims.

Attica’s Ramada Resort to Host Art Exhibition for Wildfire Victims

A year after the deadly fire in northeastern Attica, the Ramada Athens Attica Riviera resort will host an art exhibition with the aim to support the victims.

WWF: Europe at Risk of ‘Superfires’ Due to Climate Change

European countries will be faced with stronger faster-spreading fires due to heatwaves and droughts which are a direct result of climate change, says the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Greek Civil Protection: Be Ahead of the Fire – Alert, Prevent, Act

As the weather gets hotter and the winds stronger, Greece's civil protection authorities are urging residents and travelers to take preventative measures, be alert and ready to act in order to avoid fires.

Spatial Plan for Fire-ravaged Mati and Rafina Gets Green Light

A new spatial plan that includes defining segments of the fire-ravaged areas of Mati and Rafina, on the eastern coast of Attica, has been approved by the Greek Environment Ministry.

Seajets’ Tera Jet Vessel Connects Piraeus with Paros-Ios-Santorini

Seajets has launched a new itinerary from Piraeus to the Greek islands of Paros, Ios and Santorini, which will be operated by its highspeed Tera Jet vessel.

Ministry Pre-approves Spatial Plan for Fire-damaged Areas in Rafina, Nea Makri

The Greek Εnvironment Μinistry has temporarily given the green light for a spatial plan to be implemented in the fire-stricken areas of Rafina and Nea Makri.

Greek Coast Guard Lifts Ban on Sea Travel, Strong Winds Slow Down

The Greek Coast Guard has lifted a ban on the travel of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions.

Golden Star Ferries, Fast Ferries to Operate Rafina-Cyclades Islands Route

Golden Star Ferries and Fast Ferries announced that their Golden Express high-speed ferry will be connecting the port of Rafina with the Cyclades Islands for summer 2019.

WiFi4EU: 14 Attica Municipalities Get Funding for Free Wifi Hotspots

A total of 14 municipalities in Attica have gained access to EU funds for the development of free wireless Internet hotspots in public spaces.

Seajets Announced Line Passenger of the Year by Lloyd’s List

Greek ferry operator Seajets was announced Line Passenger of the Year at the 15th Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards held in Athens.

Tinos Challenge – Register for 2018 Edition Until November 22

Online registration is still open for the 3rd Tinos Challenge running event that will take place during December 1-2 on Tinos.

Seajets Applauds 2018 European Rally Champion Alexey Lukyanuk

Russian rally driver Alexey Lukyanuk won the European Rally Championship (ERC) 2018 with Greek ferry operator Seajets on his side as Grand Sponsor.

Seajets Adds High-speed ‘World Champion Jet’ to its Fleet

Greek ferry operator Seajets has added the “World Champion Jet” to its fleet, a passenger ship that has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records for its high speed.