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Greece Revises its Remote Island Transport Policy

The budget for remote island transport services in Greece has increased by 45 percent, Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis announced.

Zante Ferries Takes Over Samothrace- Alexandroupolis Route Until October 31

Zante Ferries will operate the ferry route connecting the Greek island of Samothrace with Alexandroupolis in northern Greece, until October 31.

Greek Gov’t Examines Funding Increase for Remote Island Ferry Services

The Greek Shipping Ministry is looking into ways to boost funding for remote island ferry services and ship lease, following problems on the Samothrace – Alexandroupolis route.

Travelport Renews Agreement with Greece’s Marine Tours

Travelport has renewed its long-term agreement with Marine Tours, one of the leading travel management companies in Greece.

Smaller Players Take Lead in Greek Coastal Shipping Market, Says XRTC

Smaller Greek shipping companies currently control 62 percent of all coastal transport needs, according to an XRTC Business Consultants report.

XRTC: Greek Coastal Shipping Fleet Getting Old

Greece’s coastal shipping fleet is getting older with the average age of its vessels at 26 years, requiring investments for renewal, according to an XRTC report.

Greek Shipping Needs Stronger Regulation to Remain on Top – Report

In order to retain its leading global position, Greece's shipping sector is calling for stronger regulation.

Shipping Chamber Chief: Strong Benefits for Thessaloniki from Homeporting

Thessaloniki tourism professionals as well as the local economy stand to gain if the northern city port can attract homeporting activity.

5th Greek Maritime Golf Event at Costa Navarino Deemed a Success

The 5th Greek Maritime Golf Event held at Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese, was deemed a success, presenting two golf games and many events for the global shipping industry.

Minoan Lines Among Top Corporate Superbrands in Greece for 2018-2019

Minoan Lines is among the top Corporate Superbrands in Greece for 2018-2019, in the Transportation category, as voted at this year's "Superbrands 2019" awards.

Adriatic Sea Region Expecting Over 5.5m Cruise Passengers in 2019

The number of cruise passenger movements in the Adriatic Sea is expected to rise by 7.3 percent to a record 5.52 million in 2019, says recent data.

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.

Minoan Lines: ‘Knossos Palace’ Ferry Gets Environmental Upgrade

The “Knossos Palace” cruise ferry of Minoan Lines has returned to its Piraeus-Crete scheduled itineraries, following its environmental upgrade.

Greek Shipowners to Voluntarily Boost State Coffers by €75m a Year

The Union of Greek Shipowners has agreed to boost state coffers annually by more than 75 million euros for an indefinite period of time.

Three Greek Groups Leading US LNG Shippers

Three Greek-owned groups are the top shippers of LNG (liquefied natural gas) in the US, followed by shipping giants from South Korea, China, and Europe.

Greece’s Shipping Tycoons Step Up Buys and Orders

The year comes to a close with even more new investments by Greek shipowners, who in 2018 acquired a total of 293 vessels in 1,400 transactions, according to Allied Shipbroking.

Lloyd’s List Names 15 Greeks Among World’s Top 100 Shipping Giants

Fifteen Greeks are among the world’s leading shipping owners with Greece and China in the lead as countries with the most influential people in the industry, according to Lloyd’s List.

Ministers Present Greece’s New Shipping E-registry

The ministries of economy and shipping presented the new e-registry for Greek-flagged private and professional leisure boats and professional boats under foreign flags.

Greece Coastal Shipping Showing Signs of Improvement, Says SEEN Chief

Demand for coastal shipping transport services in Greece is picking up pace thanks to indications of an extended tourism season.

Greece Launches E-registry for Private and Professional Boats

Greek-flagged leisure boats, professional boats under foreign flags and daily cruise ships must be enlisted by their owners on the new AADE electronic registry.