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Piraeus-MIG Deal: Changes Expected In Greek Coastal Shipping Sector

The recent strategic cooperation deal between Piraeus Bank and Marfin Investment Group (MIG) is expected to lead to significant developments in the Greek coastal shipping sector.
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ANEK Lines, Superfast Ferries Continue To Sail Together

ANEK Lines and Attica Group (Superfast, Blue Star Ferries) have renewed a joint service agreement for the continuation of the route Patras–Igoumenitsa–Ancona and Piraeus–Irakleion under the name ANEK-Superfast.
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Attica Holdings Announces Sale of Superfast VI

Attica Holdings (Superfast and Blue Star Ferries) announced recently that it has contracted to sell the RoPax vessel Superfast VI to Genting Group for a total cash consideration of 54 million euros.

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Government Responsible for Inadequate Ferry Routes

Tourism and shipping industry speakers said Greek passenger ferries and dozens of popular Aegean island ports must urgently improve if this Mediterranean country is to continue to see strong increases in tourism arrivals. At a recent press call to announce the conclusions of last...

Ferry Ticket Prices Liberalized

Legislation to liberalize ferry ticket prices for third class fares and vehicles was signed by the Ministry of Merchant Marine, and includes ferries departing from the ports of Pireaus, Rafina, Lavrio, Kimi, to and from Elefsina, and from Patra to Kerkyra.

Sale of Three Superfast Vessels Concluded

Superfast owners Attica Holdings last month announced it concluded the sale and delivery of Superfast VII, Superfast VIII and Superfast IX to the AS Tallink Grupp in exchange for some 310 million euros in cash.

Attica Holdings Sells Its Shares Of Hellenic Seaways

Attica Holdings (Superfast and Blue Star Ferries) last month announced the sale of 9.6m shares, or 12.3% of the share capital, of Hellenic Seaways, to Amadeus Navigation in return for 21m euros, which amounts to 2.20 euros per share. These shares represent the total investment of...

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...

Coastal Shippers Order 50 New Vessels

Within the next two years, the Greek coastal shipping sector will accept delivery of some 50 new ferry vessels. With these new fast ships, the time it will take to sail from Piraeus and Rafina to the Greek islands, and Italy, will be substantially reduced.