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Greek Ports to Welcome More than 5 Million Cruise Passengers this Summer

Greek ports are expected to welcome more than five million cruise passengers this summer, breaking last year’s record, according to Greece’s Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members. The estimated number of incoming cruise ship travelers is set to exceed...

Legendary Onassis Yacht Docks at Greece's Piraeus Port (video)

The legendary 99-meter yacht Christina O that belonged to Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis has docked at Piraeus Port as a stop on a Mediterranean cruise. The yacht owes its fame to the great personalities and historic figures who sailed on the...

Anti-Immigrants Surge in Piraeus Port

Racist attacks targeting the homes of migrant workers have surged in Piraeus; the port city of the Greek capital, since Christmas, according to an anti-racist activist group. More than 30 homes where migrant labourers reside - most of whom are...

Chinese Naval Fleet Arrives in Greece for Friendly Visit

A Chinese naval fleet arrived at Piraeus Port on Sunday for a four-day friendly visit to Greece, conveying a message of friendship and cooperation, according to Xinhua news agency. Missile destroyer Changchun, missile frigate Jingzhou and supply vessel Chaohu docked...

Venture Promoting Piraeus Port as Hub for One Belt One Road

Cosco, Piraeus Port Authority and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) on Monday joined their forces by signing to significant memorandums of cooperation of global importance. Their aim is to establish Piraeus port as a hub of the transport corridors One...

Greek Culture Ministry Tables New Claim on Piraeus Port Privatization Project

Greece's Ministry of Culture is asking from the Ministry of Shipping to withdraw a building from the concession of Piraeus Port to China's Cosco, a Kathimerini report says. According to the newspaper, General Secretary of the Ministry of Culture Maria...

Wonder Cruise Ship "Majestic Princess" is in Piraeus

The cruise ship Majestic Princess of Princess Cruises arrived in Piraeus Port on Sunday to start one of a total of eight cruises this year based on Piraeus. The new ship has a 2017 construction date and cost 600 million...

Cosco Plans More Investments in Piraeus as It Gets Port Control

"We will continue the investments in Piraeus port" said Cosco's general director Wan Min on Wednesday at the opening of Athens Stock Exchange (ASE) session on the occasion of the transfer of 51 percent of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP)...

Last Migrants Leave Piraeus Port for Proper Facilities

The remaining migrants who had camped out at Piraeus Port left on Wednesday, after camping there for several months. According to the Hellenic Coast Guard, since early in the morning, more than 400 migrants departed from Piraeus Port to destinations...

Cosco Sends Containers to Slovenia Due to Greek Railway Strike

Cosco has decided to transfer its containers to the port of Koper in Slovenia from Piraeus in order to deal with the Greek railway strikes. Since the tariffs for small feeder ships are currently at very low levels, the...