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Piraeus Becomes Top Container Port in Entire Mediterranean

Greece's port of Piraeus has now become the Mediterranean’s top container-handling port, it was reported on May 19. The port, located just outside Athens, handled the equivalent of 5.65 million 20-foot long containers in 2019, rising to become the top...

US Deputy Assistant Secretary Palmer: America Stands in Solidarity with Greece

The U.S. State Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Matthew Palmer, declared on Saturday from the border city of Alexandroupolis that "We are here to underscore our firm commitment to this project, to...

Athens to Reintroduce Ferry Connection Between Greece and Cyprus

The Greek authorities have recently given the green light for the reintroduction of a ferry connection between mainland Greece and Cyprus, a line that has stopped operating since 2000. The decision to speed up all necessary measures was taken following...

Iconic ''Ghost Tower'' of Piraeus Finds New Owner

The Consortium of Cante Holdings Ltd. was approved on Monday as the provisional winner in the bidding for ownership of the Piraeus Tower building. The economic commission of the municipality of Piraeus enabled the empty Commerce and Shipping Centre of Piraeus...

538 Passengers Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out on Igoumenitsa-Venice Ferry

A fire broke out onboard a ferry that had initiated its trip from Greece's Igoumenitsa to Venice in Italy. The fire broke out at the fourth level of the ''Olympic Champion's'' garage, affecting two trucks that were traveling on it. According...

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...