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Poll: Tourism Deemed Most Important For Crete’s Development

Almost 40 percent of the citizens of Crete believe that more emphasis should be given on tourism so development can be achieved on the island, a recent poll carried out by the Technical University of Crete said.

Greek PM Concludes Visit To China, Cooperation Agreements Signed

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras concluded his five-day official visit to China on Sunday, 19 May, during which the Chinese side expressed a strong interest for projects that involve infrastructure, privatization and real estate in Greece.

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.

First ‘Naftemporiki’ Shipping Forum to Tackle Challenges, Debate Change for Greece’s Key Industry

Recognizing the crucial role of Greek shipping internationally and locally, financial daily Naftemporiki launches its first shipping forum on January 22 at the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso.

Syriza Tells Greek Shipping Forum ‘No Surprise’ Changes to Existing Policies

Syriza candidate, economics professor George Stathakis, pledged several hours before his party emerged triumphant on Sunday winning the majority vote in national elections, that there would be “no surprises”, when asked if there would be changes to the existing framework covering...

Syriza Expected to Steer Clear of Shipping Industry

Dialogue, discussion and finding solutions is what the new Syriza government plans to do with the country’s major shipping players, aware of the paramount importance of Greece’s leading money-making industry.

Heraklion Port Authority Sets Summer Season Priorities, to Attend Miami Cruise Shipping Event

The HPA will be attending one of the industry’s largest industry shows, the Cruise Shipping Miami conference, as part of the promotion actions for Heraklion as a prime cruise destination.

Greek Shipowners Call for the Creation of a National Cruise Committee

A national committee that will oversee matters of cruise travel was the focus of a recent meeting between the board of the Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN) and government officials.

Attica Group Welcomes the ‘Blue Galaxy’ to its Crete Itinerary

As part of its fleet expansion program, Attica Group announced on Wednesday, that its subsidiary Blue Star Ferries received the Blue Galaxy under a long-term charter agreement (bareboat) from Hellas 2 Leasing.

Piraeus Port Marks European Maritime Day with Conference, Events and Shows

On the occasion of European Maritime Day, celebrated annually throughout Europe on May 20, Piraeus will hold a conference focusing on ports and coasts as engines for Blue Growth.

MYBA: Greece’s Yachting Sector Sailing Win(d)ward

Greece’s yachting sector has grown into a driving force of tourism in the last decade, the Worldwide Yachting Association (MYBA) said in a statement released on the occasion of the Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum to be held next week in Athens.

Superfast Ferries Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Destinations

Attica Group announced last week that it is planning to include two new ships to its fleet while its subsidiary Superfast Ferries celebrates two very active decades sailing Greek and Italian waters with the addition of new destinations in the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and...

Tenders Kick Off for Remote Island Ferry Services in Greece

The Greek Shipping and Island Policy Ministry recently announced the launch of tenders to secure exclusive three-year contracts for 93 remote island ferry routes.

Maritime Trends Athens Conference Tackles Shipping Matters

The annual Maritime Trends Conference to be held on May 14 at the Metropolitan Hotel is set to cast the spotlight on current issues affecting Greece's shipping sector.

Air France-KLM Teams Up with Argo Travel Group at Posidonia 2016

The Air France - KLM Group and the Argo Travel Group will present their products at this year’s Posidonia 2016 shipping exhibition to open on June 6 and run through to June 10 at the Metropolitan Expo Center in Athens.

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Low-cost Air Travel Taking a Bite Out of Greek Ferry Share

Greek ferry service providers have repeatedly warned that the emergence of low-cost airlines will have an irreversible impact on the sector. Now, a European Parliament study has come to back that up.

Το Aktina Travel Group ζητά Counter Agent για το τμήμα Shipping & Energy

Το Aktina Travel Group, ηγετικός όμιλος για τέσσερεις δεκαετίες στον χώρο του τουρισμού, αναζητά counter agent για το τμήμα shipping & energy.

Greece Shipping Chamber Sets Up 1st Maritime Cluster

The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping has launched "Maritime Hellas", the first Greek maritime cluster, to promote the interests of the Greek shipping sector.