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Port of Piraeus Officials See Promising Summer for Cruise Tourism

Piraeus, Greece's largest port, is looking forward to a much improved cruise tourism season over last year, according to Port officials.

World's Largest Cruise Ship Reaches Greek Port of Piraeus

The ''Spectrum of the Seas,'' the largest cruise ship in the entire world, anchored in Greece's port of Piraeus on the morning of Holy Tuesday. The Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, which is carrying more than 3,000 passengers, is on its very...

Greece's Port of Piraeus Records Stunning 147% Increase in Profits for 2018

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced on Friday that the company's net profit for 2018 was 147 percent higher than what it had earned in 2017. The Authority noted in a statement that its profits before tax amounted €42.3 million...

Port of Piraeus Signs Agreement With Italian Ports

The Greek port of Piraeus signed a memorandum of understanding with Italy's port authorities from the cities of Venice and Chioggia on Monday. The agreement seeks to develop port services and promote increased trade between Europe, the Mediterranean and the...

Port of Piraeus Hosts Its Largest Ship Ever (video)

The largest container ship which has ever docked in Piraeus arrived in Greece's largest port on Monday. The behemoth belongs to the Chinese conglomerate COSCO. The COSCO Shipping Line's "Nebula" was delivered to its owners in October of 2018. It can carry more...

Greece's Port of Piraeus Ranked 7th Largest in Europe

Piraeus has been ranked 7th biggest among Europe's 20 largest ports in 2017, according to new study by a leading industry journal. According to Port Economics, the total traffic of containers at Piraeus reached above 4,057 20-feet equivalent units (TEUs), rising...

Cosco Announces Short and Long-Term Plans to Expand Port of Piraeus and Boost Tourism

On Monday the chairman of China's Cosco, Xu Lirong, made announcements that came as a welcome gesture to the tourism sector, according to Reuters. It was announced that there are plans that will be implemented both short-term and long-term, to extend...

More Than 4,000 Migrants and Refugees Arrive at the Port of Piraeus Nov. 7

More than 4,000 refugees arrived in the port of Piraeus, near Athens on board three ferries. In particular, the Greek ferry Eleftherios Venizelos transferred 2,493 refugees from Mytilene, Blue Star 1 transferred 731 refugees from Chios and Mytilene and Nisos...

COSCO: Container Traffic in Port of Piraeus Increases in August 2015 Compared to 2014

Chinese company COSCO Pacific Limited released a report on the August container throughput traffic of its various subsidiaries. Among these subsidiaries is the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A., which operates Piers II and III at the Port of Piraeus, Greece's largest port. According to...

More Migrants Arriving at Greece's Port of Piraeus

Around 100 illegal migrants, who used to stay at the Rhodes detention center, arrived at the port of Piraeus, Greece, on Tuesday. The newly-arrived migrants have no plan and do not know whether the Greek state would provide them with accommodation. They headed to Omonoia...

Piraeus Becomes Top Container Port in Entire Mediterranean

Greece's port of Piraeus has now become the Mediterranean’s top container-handling port, it was reported on May 19. The port, located just outside Athens, handled the equivalent of 5.65 million 20-foot long containers in 2019, rising to become the top...

China’s COSCO Plans to Make Piraeus the Largest Port in Europe

China's Cosco Group shipping giant plans to invest around $1 billion in Greece’s Port of Piraeus to help turn the ancient harbor into a main entry point for Chinese exports to Europe. The new investment comes on the heels of...

Greek PM Vows to Make Piraeus Largest Port in Europe in Visit to Cosco HQ (video)

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the headquarters of the Chinese shipping giant Cosco in Shanghai on Monday, where he declared that their common goal "is to make Piraeus Port the largest port in Europe." Mitsotakis, who was accompanied by...

Over 33 Million "Jihadist Pills" Confiscated at Piraeus Port

The Greek authorities announced on Thursday they had concluded the counting at Piraeus port of the largest global haul of Captagon - the so-called "jihadis' pill" - hidden inside fiberboards stacked in three containers: over five tons. The shipment's seizure...

Piraeus Bank, Berliner Sparkasse Join Forces to Support Greek Entrepreneurs

Piraeus Bank has entered into a credit agreement with Berliner Sparkasse to help Greek companies which have a business relationship with German enterprises in the greater Berlin area. Berliner Sparkasse is one of the largest savings banks in Germany, and Piraeus...