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Piraeus Gets 2015 Maritime Day

On July 1, in Belgium’s capital, Brussels, the Council of European Union announced the cities that will host European Maritime Day (EMD) every year until 2019. For the year 2015, EMD will be hosted in Greece, in the city of...

The Toughest Fight: Canoeing Against Cancer

They finally managed to get from Piraeus to Chania, crossing 270 nautical miles with their canoes! Two men, who rowed for 16 days, from  June 2 on a canoe-kayak, wanted to send a message of optimism and inner strength...

EC Vice-President Tajani in Greece

Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, traveled to Greece on March 11, to take part in an event for small and medium companies SMEs, to promote international partnership. Along with him, representatives of European SME traveled to meet their Greek...

Hewlett-Packard Picks Piraeus as Transit Center

The Greek Development Ministry has confirmed a provisional agreement recently signed between Cosco and Hewlett-Packard (HP) for the use of Dock II in Piraeus, which appears to be a very promising deal that bodes well for other investments, too. The...

Ferry Companies Sound Alarm, Closing in 3 Months

High fuel and maintenance costs, together with a sharp decline in the number of passengers has brought the Greek ferry companies to their knees (those that manage the connections to and from the islands). The companies have announced that...

Golden Dawn Supporters Attack Passengers on Athens Metro

On Tuesday night, supporters of Golden Dawn attacked an immigrant who was in the metro en route to/from Piraeus - Kifisia. At 11pm, a man from Pakistan was attacked by a gang of almost 30 people while the train...

Athens and Piraeus Pharmacies Stop Distributing Medicine on Credit to EOPPY

Pharmacists in Attica and Piraeus decided Wednesday to stop the distribution of medicine to some 9.5 million insured under the new Healthcare Services Agency (EOPPY) due to the agency’s unpaid debts to both pharmacists’ associations. Pharmacists claim that the EOPPY...

Greek Oil Tanker Sinks Off Piraeus; Captain Dead

A tanker sank en route from Piraeus to Eleusina on Monday around 10.30 a.m. The captain was found dead by rescuers 3 hours later . Officials said the “Alpha 1”, which is belongs to the Greek company Viamar, was carrying 1,800 tonnes...

Shipping Magnate Yiannis Pateras Passes Away

The Piraeus shipping community is mourning the death of shipping magnate Yiannis Pateras, who passed away at the age of 46 after fighting with cancer for two years. The deceased is survived by his wife Nineta and their three...