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Superfast Ferries FAM Trip for Port Agents

Superfast Ferries recently invited several port agents on a three-day familiarization trip to Italy. The group, made up of company executives from several departments and Adriatic coast port agents from Patra, Igoumenitsa, Corfu, Bari and Ancona, boarded Superfast V for Bari.

SkyTeam Awards Online Winners

The SkyTeam airline alliance recently held an event to award the winners of the online e-game "Match the Tails of the 10 SkyTeam Airlines and Win Prizes."

MIG Takes Control of Attica Group

Marfin Investment Group recently acquired through its 100 percent subsidiary, MIG shipping, a 49.9 percent stake in the Attica Group— Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries— at the price of 5.50 euros per share. In total, MIG now holds a 51.3 percent stake in Attica. Pericles...

Market Expects Major Changes in Local Ferry Ownership

Crete-based Minoan Lines appears to be in the center of a shake up in Greece's coastal shipping sector. Last month, the activity of the Minoan shares on the Athens Stock Exchange, and subsequent press stories, has led most to believe that Attica Enterprises (Superfast Ferries and...

Superfast Ferries Remains Greece-Italy Leader

For the eighth consecutive year, Superfast Ferries held the leading position for the transportation of passengers and freight units on the Greece-Italy route in the Adriatic Sea. Last year, the company's market share for passengers was 24.2%, for freight units 21.7% and for...

SkyTeam Cruise for its Top Sellers

Last month, some of the top Greek sellers of SkyTeam alliance airlines' 15,000 daily flights joined with local representatives of the airlines to enjoy a working 3-day cruise with Superfast Ferries. Some two dozen agents took the opportunity to spend time with friends and...

Superfast Group Continues to Increase Revenue

Attica Holdings, the holding company for Superfast Ferries, announced last month that its financial results for the nine months to 30th September, 2005, show turnover of 306.5 million euros and earnings before interest and depreciation 89.7 million euros, both up slightly...

Superfast Ferries Scoops “Best Ferry Company” Award

The Attica Group's Superfast Ferries company, which runs Scotland's only direct route to the European mainland from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, was selected 'Best Ferry Company' in the 19th Guardian, Observer and Guardian Unlimited Travel Awards 2005.

Freedom for Coastal Shipping, or Bust

Alexandros Panagopoulos, president and managing director of Superfast Ferries, told guests at last month's Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises meeting that unless coastal shipping is liberalized, now, the entire sector would fall into decay.

Attica Group Chairman Calls for Liberalized Coastal Shipping

If Greece wants to see further investment within its coastal shipping sector, it must stop this continual postponement of liberalizing coastal shipping, says Pericles Panagopoulos, chairman of the Attica Group (Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries).

Superfast Purchases 10% of Minoan Lines

Attica Holdings (Superfast and Blue Star Ferries) announced late last month that it had reached an agreement with an Italian company, represented by Romano Artioili, for the acquisition of more than 6.7 million shares of Minoan Lines. The purchase represents 9.51% of the share...

Attica Voted Best Passenger Line Of The Year In Lloyd’s List Shipping Awards

Attica Group, parent company of Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries, was voted “Best Passenger Line of the Year”in Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards.

Major Changes in Greece’s Coastal Shipping Sector

Greek coastal shipowners have taken the bull by the horns and come hell or high water will attempt this year to settle the waters after almost three years of rough seas. For example, last month the Greek Coastal Shipowners Association issued an open threat to the Merchant Marine...

Superfast Super Classic Sports Supporter

The Evgenidou Foundation Athens Observatory was the venue for one of the most impressive press conferences this year and was organized by Sueprfast Ferries to present the company's Superfast team of track and field stars. This year's team includes five of the most promising...

Superfast Ferries Considers New Investment Program

After the sale of four of its first-generation super-fast ferry vessels, Attica Enterprises reportedly has its eyes on foreign shipyards for the construction of new vessels within the framework of a new investment program. This time, however, the new vessels concern its coastal...

Superfast Ferry Sold to Italian Group

Attica Enterprises announced last month that Atlantic Navigazione of Grimaldi Group, Napoli, has entered into an agreement with its wholly owned subsidiary Superfast Ferries to acquire the fast ferry Superfast I.

Blue Star Ferries Continues to Increase Overall Traffic on Ferry Routes

Blue Star Ferries managed to increase passenger traffic on the Piraeus-Chania route by some 43% during the month of July when compared with traffic on the route in July of last year. Its vessel Blue Star 2, which was placed on the route this year for the first time, covered...

Additional Reservation System for Superfast and Blue Star Ferries

Along with their own booking systems for domestic and international ferry routes, Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries now have their routes on the FORTHcrs reservation system. An agreement between Attica Enterprises, which controls both above mentioned ferry lines, and the...

Superfast Ferries Posts Super Revenue

Superfast Ferries posted sales of almost 160 million euros for the first nine months of last year. Some 61% of sales came from the Adriatic market, about 30% from the Balkan market and the remaining 9% from the North Sea routes.

Twelve Superfast Ferry Launched

Superfast XII slid gracefully down the slipway of the yard into the waters of the Baltic Sea last month. Attica Enterprises, the holding company for Superfast Ferries, said its newest super-fast vessel is due for delivery from the Flender Werft shipyards in Lubeck, Germany, in...