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Confucius and Socrates Statues Mark Greece-China Year of Culture

Statues of Confucius and Socrates were unveiled in Athens on Thursday to mark an event launching the "Greece-China Year of Culture & Tourism in 2021." The installation of sculptures titled "Confucius & Socrates: a Meeting" was donated by the Art...

Several Privatized Greek Ports For Sale to Highest Bidder

A bidding war is expected to break out for the ownership of Greek ports that are now up for sale to the highest bidder after being privatized. The ports of Igoumenitsa, Heraklion and Patra, which are all being privatized, are...

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

Port of Piraeus Officials See Promising Summer for Cruise Tourism

Piraeus, Greece's largest port, is looking forward to a much improved cruise tourism season over last year, according to Port officials.

Greece's Port of Piraeus Ranked 7th Largest in Europe

Piraeus has been ranked 7th biggest among Europe's 20 largest ports in 2017, according to new study by a leading industry journal. According to Port Economics, the total traffic of containers at Piraeus reached above 4,057 20-feet equivalent units (TEUs), rising...

Greece Could See Tremendous Profit from Japanese Shipping Companies Merging

On Monday three Japanese shipping companies announced their intentions to merge, which would result in creating the third largest company of shipping companies with regular container ship lines. The move would be positive for the Greek port Piraeus as well...

Cosco Announces Short and Long-Term Plans to Expand Port of Piraeus and Boost Tourism

On Monday the chairman of China's Cosco, Xu Lirong, made announcements that came as a welcome gesture to the tourism sector, according to Reuters. It was announced that there are plans that will be implemented both short-term and long-term, to extend...

Refugees to Leave Piraeus and Elliniko Camps by July 20

The port of Piraeus and the former Elliniko airport will be decongested from refugees and migrants by July 20, Shipping Minister Thodoris Dritsas said in an event on the refugee issue on Monday. Dritsas underlined that it is a procedure...

Migrants and Refugees Leave Lesvos Island As Thousands More Arrive

The East Aegean Greek island of Lesvos is currently caught between mass departures and arrivals of migrants and refugees. In the past day, the port of Piraeus has been the scene of yet another major wave of migrant and refugee arrivals. Five thousand people who were...

COSCO: Container Traffic in Port of Piraeus Increases in August 2015 Compared to 2014

Chinese company COSCO Pacific Limited released a report on the August container throughput traffic of its various subsidiaries. Among these subsidiaries is the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A., which operates Piers II and III at the Port of Piraeus, Greece's largest port. According to...