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Several Privatized Greek Ports For Sale to Highest Bidder

A bidding war is expected to break out for the ownership of Greek ports that are now up for sale to the highest bidder after being privatized. The ports of Igoumenitsa, Heraklion and Patra, which are all being privatized, are...

Greece Considers Selling Ports to Reach Deal With Creditors

Greece's government is considering selling stakes in its two largest ports as a concession to reach an agreement with its lenders and unlock bailout funds, a government official said yesterday. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras's new leftist government had sought...

Weather Conditions Worsen in Attica, Greece

People in Attica, Greece woke up to find their cars and yards covered in snow. Weather conditions across Greece are quickly taking a turn for the worse causing major problems both on land and sea. The areas of Parnitha and...

Most Greek Ports Unfit For Cruise Ships

Although cruise ships are vital to Greece’s tourist season, most Greek ports are unfit to berth such vessels, a study has found. Research by the National Technical University of Athens highlights critical deficiencies in Greece’s harborage: 70 of 93 ports have inadequate facilities...

Piraeus, Fastest Growing Port in 2013

The total number of containers handled in 2013 at the port of Piraeus exceeded all expectations, making Greece’s largest port the fastest growing in the world. According to an article in Greek newspaper Kathimerini, the subsidiary of the Chinese company...

Greek Plans Made to Improve Sea Infrastructures

Greece's new Zoning Plan for Tourism recently announced provides for an increase in the network of marinas, small ports and harbors in the Ionian Sea, the eastern and southeastern Aegean, and the Saronic, Argolikos and Pagasitikos gulfs. It adds that...

Greek Port Workers Walk Off on June 26

A walk out has been announced by the nationwide federation of port employees (OMYLE) together with the unions of Piraeus port employees, for June 26th, as a protest against the scheduled privatization of all Greek ports. The walkout will...

India Eyes Thessaloniki, Volos Investments

At a Feb. 1 meeting with Merchant Marine and Aegean Minister Costas Mousouroulis, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur reportedly showed his country had a strong interest to invest in the Greek ports of  Thessaloniki and...

Ferries to Stay Moored at Greek Ports as Seamen Launch Strikes

Ferries remained moored at ports across the country as Greek seamen launched rolling 48-hour strikes on Monday to protest at austerity reforms, radio reports said. The maritime transport strike, which is expected to last at least until Thursday, is expected...

Draft Bill to Lift Cabotage Restrictions Approved

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a draft bill presented by the Development, Competitiveness and Shipping ministry that lowers the minimum limits for including proposed investments in the ΄Fast Track΄ process, as well as fully -- after decades -- lifting...