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Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...

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 Police Bust Group Smuggling Migrants Through Europe

Greek police busted a major group that was illegally smuggling migrants to other EU member states, by offering them fake travel documents. More specifically, the Security Office of the Central Port Authority of Piraeus along with a Greek Police's special...

Iconic ''Ghost Tower'' of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic commission of the municipality of Piraeus enabled the empty Commerce and Shipping Centre of Piraeus...

The Ghost Tower of Piraeus Ready to Come Back to Life

A multi-million-euro plan which aims to revive the Tower of Piraeus, the tallest building in Greece's greatest port city of Piraeus, was revealed recently. The history of this iconic building goes hand in hand with the political history of Greece...

Famous Qatari Sailing Yacht "Al Mubaraki" Docks at Piraeus' Zea Marina

After visiting the ports of Mykonos and Thessaloniki, the renowned two-masted wooden Qatari sailing ship named ''Al Mubaraki'' docked at Greece's Zea Marina in Piraeus on Wednesday. The lovely, traditionally-designed wooden sailing ship is traveling to several European ports to showcase...

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...

Giannis Moralis Wins First Round in Piraeus' Municipal Election

The candidate from the center-left KINAL and To Potami parties, and current Mayor of Piraeus Giannis Moralis, won the first round of voting for the mayoral office of Attica's port city in the Sunday elections. With more than half of...

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...

Cosco's Piraeus Investment Plan to Be Resubmitted for Approval

China’s Cosco shipping consortium is expected in the coming days to re-submit its multi-million-euro investment plan for Piraeus to the country's Committee of Planning and Development of Ports. The submission will include the company's comments on the previous report issued by...