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Famous Qatari Sailing Yacht "Al Mubaraki" Docks at Piraeus' Zea Marina

After visiting the ports of Mykonos and Thessaloniki, the renowned two-masted wooden Qatari sailing ship named ''Al Mubaraki'' docked at Greece's Zea Marina in Piraeus on Wednesday. The lovely, traditionally-designed wooden sailing ship is traveling to several European ports to showcase...

Over 33 Million "Jihadist Pills" Confiscated at Piraeus Port

The Greek authorities announced on Thursday they had concluded the counting at Piraeus port of the largest global haul of Captagon - the so-called "jihadis' pill" - hidden inside fiberboards stacked in three containers: over five tons. The shipment's seizure...

Giannis Moralis Wins First Round in Piraeus' Municipal Election

The candidate from the center-left KINAL and To Potami parties, and current Mayor of Piraeus Giannis Moralis, won the first round of voting for the mayoral office of Attica's port city in the Sunday elections. With more than half of...

World's Largest Cruise Ship Reaches Greek Port of Piraeus

The ''Spectrum of the Seas,'' the largest cruise ship in the entire world, anchored in Greece's port of Piraeus on the morning of Holy Tuesday. The Royal Caribbean's newest cruise ship, which is carrying more than 3,000 passengers, is on its very...

Cosco's Piraeus Investment Plan to Be Resubmitted for Approval

China’s Cosco shipping consortium is expected in the coming days to re-submit its multi-million-euro investment plan for Piraeus to the country's Committee of Planning and Development of Ports. The submission will include the company's comments on the previous report issued by...

US Navy Destroyer Docks in Piraeus (video)

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher arrived in Piraeus on Saturday for a scheduled port visit. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Command states the visit serves “to enhance U.S.-Greece relations as the two allies work together for a stable, secure,...

Greece Approves Chinese Conglomerate Cosco's Plan for Luxury Hotels in Piraeus

The Greek government gave the green light on Thursday to the Chinese conglomerate Cosco to convert three buildings at the Piraeus port into luxury hotels. The Greek Culture Ministry's Central Council for Modern Monuments unanimously approved the Piraeus Port Authority's...

Greek Court Rejects ''Mr. Bitcoin's'' Appeal for Release

The misdemeanors court of Piraeus has rejected an appeal for release from detention on behalf of the Russian national Alexander Vinnik, also known by his nickname ''Mr. Bitcoin.'' Vinnik is currently the target of several international arrest warrants for the crime...

Greece's Port of Piraeus Records Stunning 147% Increase in Profits for 2018

The Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) announced on Friday that the company's net profit for 2018 was 147 percent higher than what it had earned in 2017. The Authority noted in a statement that its profits before tax amounted €42.3 million...

Cosco's Investment Plan for Piraeus Under Threat

The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) will make a last-ditch attempt on March 10 to convince the Greek government to unblock the 580-million-euro ($650 million-dollar) investment program by China's Cosco Shipping consortium. A government commission had nixed the Port Authority management's investment...