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Greece is a republic in Southern Europe at the end of the Balkan Peninsula; it borders the Mediterranean, Ionian and Aegean Seas; member of the European Union (EU); the port scene is dominated by the Port of Piraeus, the port of capital city Athens; under a 2016 privatisation deal, COSCO Shipping Ports bought a 51% stake in Piraeus Port Authority for €280 million and committed to mandatory investments worth about €294 million over five years to later buy an additional 16% stake. It now holds a 67% stake.

Port of Alexandroupolis signs contract for new road construction

Alexandroupolis, Greece (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – The Port of Alexandroupolis has signed a €4 million contract with Tekal SA to connect the new...

Yachting cocaine route Bulgaria-Greece busted

Sofia, Bulgaria (Ports Europe) May 14, 2024 – Over 10 tonnes of cocaine were transported per year by yachts between Bulgaria’s Black Sea marinas in...

Greek Navy deters Russian oil ship-to-ship transfers

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) May 11, 2024 – In the last two weeks, the Greek Navy has issued two NAVTEX notices for military exercises in the Laconian...

Port of Lavrio privatisation schedule to be extended

Lavrio, Greece (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – Last month, state agency HRADF announced the part-privatisation of the Lavrion Port Authority S.A. In an...

Attempted smuggling of 209 kg of cannabis via Igoumenitsa port

Igoumenitsa, Greece (Ports Europe) May 7, 2024 – An unidentified truck driver, who tried to smuggle 209 kg of cannabis via the northwestern Greek port of...

Piraeus Port Authority announces management appointments

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 30, 2024 – Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (PPA) has announced changes to the board of directors (BoD). The resignations...

Piraeus Container Terminal – TEU traffic – March & Q1 24

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 29, 2024 – Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) has announced its container (TEU) throughput for the first quarter of...

Lavrio, the next regional Greek port for privatisation

Lavrio, Greece, (Ports Europe) April 26, 2024 – Lavrio is set to be the next regional port to be privatised based on the sale of 50% plus one share....

Cocaine found in port of Piraeus

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 26, 2024 – Inspectors from the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy (AADE) have seized a huge...

Thessaloniki Port Authority announces financial results for 2023

Thessaloniki, Greece (Ports Europe) April 17, 2024 – Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) has announced its financial results for 2023. Consolidated...

Romania would like to take a shareholding in Greece’s Gastrade

Alexandroupolis, Greece (Ports Europe) April 17, 2024 – Media reports suggest that the Romanian government would like to take a shareholding in...

60 kg of drugs seized in Greek port of Igoumenitsa

Igoumenitsa, Greece (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – Greek coast guard authorities seized more than 2 million euro worth of narcotics and arrested a lorry...

Oldendorff Carriers contracts with Harbor Lab on Greece

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – Oldendorff Carriers, a dry bulk shipping company, and Harbor Lab, a global leader in maritime technology...

Piraeus port subject to a workers strike

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – The General Workers’ Confederation of Greece has announced a countrywide workers strike starting on...

Vernicos Scafi orders two more tug boats from Med Marine

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 16, 2024 – Vernicos Scafi, the Greek-Italian tug and salvage company, has ordered two more tugboats from Med...

Greece, Cyprus ferry link starts in May

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 11, 2024 – For the third year in a row, the ferry service between Cyprus and Greece will start on May 29 and operate...

Piraeus Perama Ship Repair Zone receives two cranes

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 10, 2024 – The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) received two state-of-the-art double-level luffing jib shipbuilding...

MSC Cruises plans over 400 calls to Greek ports in 2024

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 8, 2024 – MSC Cruises has said it will have six ships calling to Greek ports, making over 400 calls to nine...

Piraeus-based Nemeca Z receives new multipurpose harbour tug

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe) April 3, 2024 – Piraeus-based Nemeca Z has received a new 25m multipurpose harbour tug, Dias Z, built by Med Marine at...

Greek ship repair activities grew in 2023

Piraeus, Greece (Ports Europe)- April 2, 2024 – The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) has announced that Greek ship repair activities grew in 2023....

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