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Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Shipping Minister Inspects Covid-19 Measures at Ports of Argosaronic Islands

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis visited the ports of the Argosaronic islands and inspected the measures being implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Masks Now Mandatory Outdoors on Greek Ferries

Passengers traveling on Greek ferries will be required by law to wear masks inside and outdoors through to August 18.

Cruise Activity in Greece Expected to Take Off After August 20

Cruise activity in Greece is expected to take off after August 20, according to Greek Maritime Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Minoan Lines Officially Inaugurates Kydon Palace Cruise Ferry

Minoan Lines officially inaugurated "Kydon Palace", the newest cruise ferry of its fleet, during a ceremony held at the port of Piraeus.

Greece May See Cruise Tourism Restart in August

Cruise lines are interested in including Greece in their itineraries this coming August, the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has informed the Greek government.

Greece Allows More Passengers to Travel on Ferries post-Covid-19

Greek coastal shipping vessels will now be able to transfer more passengers during their routes in Greece, the Maritime Ministry has announced.

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.
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