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Ancient Ietonian Gate Lights Up Piraeus Port

Greece inaugurated the project of lighting the Ancient Ietonian Gate on the walls of the ancient port of Piraeus this week, the largest archaeological site on the coast south of Athens. The Gate is located to the west of the...

Greece’s Piraeus Port Among World’s Top 10 Shipping Centers

The port of Piraeus in Greece has risen to eighth place among the world's largest shipping centres, according to the latest data from the Xinhua-Baltic Index. Piraeus in the Athens metropolitan area is home to the globe's largest fleet management....

Ferry Strike in Greece Following Death of Passenger

Ferry crews in Greece have announced a 24-hour strike on September 13th, following a tragic incident this week at the country's main port of Piraeus. A delayed passenger lost his life after an altercation with a Blue Horizon crew...

Passenger Dead After Being Pushed to the Sea by Ferry Crew at Piraeus Port

A passenger who attempted to board a departing ferry at Piraeus died after crew members apparently pushed him off the vehicle rump on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred as the Blue Horizon ferry was about to depart on the route...

Metro to Link Piraeus Port and Athens Airport

The new Piraeus metro station which is expected to open next week will link Greece's biggest port to the Athens International Airport. The Piraeus metro station along with two more that will also open on Line 3—Maniatika and Municipal Theatre—are...

China’s Plan for a Canal Trade Route from Greece to Europe

China is considering to build a canal trade route from Greece to Europe through the Balkans in order to expedite the shipping of goods

Greece Can Act as China’s “Gateway to Europe”

Greece can act as China's gateway to Europe, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Wednesday after meeting his counterpart from the People's Republic of China, Wang Yi, in Athens. During their meeting, Dendias said, emphasis was placed on the great...

China’s Cosco Tightens Grip on Piraeus Port by Raising Stake to 67%

A Greek court gave this week the go-ahead for China's Cosco to increase its stake at the Piraeus Port by 16% and extend its contract by five years for the company to complete the investments it has undertaken to...

Greece Busts International Cigarette Smuggling Ring

Authorities have seized 338 million illegally smuggled cigarettes at the port of Pireas, Greece according to an announcement on Friday. 

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...