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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.

Environmental Protection, Sustainability Top ICOMIA Athens Agenda

Greece's marina infrastructure and environmental protection policies topped the agenda of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2018 held in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Talks Investment at ICOMIA Marinas Conference

Ways to attract investments in marina infrastructure were discussed during the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Says VAT on Professional Watercraft to be ‘Resolved’

Greek Shipping Minister Fotis Kouvelis has pledged to resolve the issue of value added tax (VAT) on professional watercraft imposed by the EU.

Education Tops Navigator’s Shipping Decision Makers Weekend Agenda

The exchange of know-how, experience, insight and ideas was the focus of the "2018 Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend" held on Chios.

Navigator’s ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ Set for Action on Chios

This year’s Navigator – The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend will take place on Chios, during September 21-23, as a tribute to the north Aegean island’s shipping legacy.

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.

Chios to Host 1st ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ in September

The island of Chios in September will host the 1st Shipping Decision Makers Weekend, which will be held on the occasion of the 18th Navigator Forum.