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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...

China’s Extravagant Plan for Canal Trade Route from Greece to Central 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 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...

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...