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Covid-19: New Rules for Ferry Travel in Greece

Safety rules and standards for coastal shipping vessels in Greece, to be applied after the temporary Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, were recently made public.

Study: Greek Ferry Operators Will Need Monthly Subsidy to Survive Covid-19

Greece’s coastal shipping sector will need a monthly cash injection of up 30 million euros to survive the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a study by XRTC.

Covid-19: Greece to Allocate €15m for Coastal Shipping

Greece's current ferry services to the islands will be supported with 15 million euros due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country's coastal shipping sector.

Covid-19: Greece Announces Measures to Support Coastal Shipping

Greece has announced a series of measures to support Greek coastal shipping, a sector hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

Only Greek Island Residents, Suppliers Allowed to Travel by Ferry

Greek authorities have tightened restrictions for ferry travel, allowing travel only to permanent island residents and to those wishing to return to Athens.

Greek Shipping Minister Tables Broad Draft Bill in Parliament

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has tabled a comprehensive draft bill in parliament covering shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea.

Shipping Ministry – Greek Development Bank Explore Ways to Boost lsland Entrepreneurship

Ways to boost island entrepreneurship topped the agenda of talks between the shipping ministry and the Greek Development Bank.

Greece to Launch Tenders for 10 Ports in 2020

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis said the government would be launching tenders for the development of 10 state-owned ports within the year.

Greek Gov’t Moves Ahead with Regional Port Privatization Plans

The Greek government said that it would be taking measures so that the procedures for the privatization of 10 state-owned regional ports would begin in 2020.

Greek Shipping Striving to Meet UN 2030 Sustainability Agenda

The Greek Shipping Ministry is aiming to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on quality education, tapping into innovation and protecting the marine environment.

Piraeus Port Development Project Approved

Greece’s Port Planning and Development Committee has approved a 611.8-million-euro investment plan for the modernization and upgrade of Piraeus Port.

More Greek Destinations in Cruise Company Plans, Says CLIA

International cruise companies are looking to include more Greek destinations in their future itineraries, says the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

New Framework for Waterways in Greece Coming Soon

The Greek government is planning a new framework for the operation of waterways that will lead to the development of a seaplane network in Greece.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Explores Ways to Grow in Greece’s Waters

The development of cruise tourism in Greece was explored by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and representatives of Royal Caribbean Cruises.

Tekal Provisional Winner of Piraeus Cruise Terminal Tender

Construction firm Tekal appears to have provisionally won the tender for the extension of the cruise passenger terminal at Piraeus Port.

Greek Shipping Ministry Welcomes Updated €800m Piraeus Port Plan

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis expressed his satisfaction with a new updated master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port.

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Greek Government Announces Support Measures for Samothrace

The Greek government has announced measures to solve the problematic ferry service of Samothrace and also attract more tourists to the island.

Greek Shipping Ministry Priorities Announced

Shipping, ports, marine tourism, island policy and safety at sea are the top priorities of the Greek Shipping Ministry, according to Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.