Cruise operators eyeing Piraeus port upgrade in Greece

Α Decrease font Enlarge font
Cruise operators eyeing Piraeus port upgrade in GreeceGreek port representatives and cruise operators presented ambitious and detailed plans to large and small cruise company representatives

Greek port representatives and cruise operators presented ambitious and detailed plans to large and small cruise company representatives in dozens of one-to-one meetings at a global fair in Florida in the United States last week. What’s more, this is in a year when cruise ship calls are set to drop 30 percent in Greece, along with a 10-15 percent drop in passengers.

Foreign company officials who spoke to Kathimerini expressed their optimism that the investments beginning in Piraeus can bring more ships and passengers to the islands of the Aegean and the Ionian, especially if Piraeus becomes the so-called“bridge” Cosco Group hopes to create to attracts more Chinese tourists to the Mediterranean.

The contacts were made during Seatrade Cruise Global 2017 at Fort Lauderdale, and the interest of major cruise operators such as Carnival Corporation, Royal Caribbean Cruises and MSC Cruises focused both on the infrastructures to be constructed and on the upgrading of services offered by Piraeus Port Authority.

They also received updates on the expansion of the cruise port with two more slots (whose building is likely to start next year) for very large liners and on the upgrading of existing slots, including the new one near Aghios Nikolaos in Piraeus.

Talks also centered on reception facilities with the upgrading of passenger terminals, and on Cosco’s plan to make it possible for ships to refuel with liquefied natural gas.

Read more here.

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinations Greek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report

Tornos
  1. 28/03 22:39

    Lindsay Lohan's photo with Islamic headscarf and white t-shirt on bed

  2. 28/03 22:35

    Greek research team's discovery spark new hope for Parkinson's cure

  3. 28/03 22:30

    Theory: Ancient Phoenicians were the first to discover the Americas

  4. 28/03 17:41

    Greek prosecutor brings charges Artemis Sorras and seven associates

  5. 28/03 15:27

    Greek PM discusses plan for Holocaust Museum with Boutaris and Saltiel

  6. 28/03 14:23

    Apple makes historic change to iPhones and iPads with few in the know

  7. 28/03 13:37

    Greek Minister of Culture: No delays to the Beyazit mosque’s repairs

  8. 28/03 12:20

    Government official: Staff-level agreement could be reached by April 7

  9. 28/03 11:17

    EU Federica Mogherini calls on Turkey to respect neighbours

  10. 28/03 10:12

    Thomas Cook records 40% increase in bookings for Greece

  11. 28/03 04:17

    European Union states urged to meet refugee relocation pledge

  12. 28/03 04:14

    Study: Undeclared income by self-employed in Greece between 57%-58.6%

  13. 28/03 04:12

    Thessaloniki pharmacist chief warns of medicine shortages

  14. 28/03 04:11

    Prosecutors send ‘Henry Dunant’ hospital file to Greek Parliament

  15. 28/03 04:09

    Anastasiades and Akinci to meet again on Sunday

  16. 28/03 04:07

    Greek President: Real reform essential for overcoming the crisis

  17. 28/03 04:04

    Greek PM meets Western Greece region local authority officials

  18. 28/03 04:02

    Greek railroad holding company examines user fee increases

  19. 28/03 04:01

    Contraction of credit continues unabated in Greece

  20. 28/03 03:58

    Athens Trade Association: Opening hours for shops in run-up to Easter

  21. 28/03 03:56

    Bank of Greece head: Delays in review questions targets for 2017

  22. 28/03 03:55

    Greek government: Declaration of Rome is a positive outcome

  23. 28/03 03:52

    Greek PPC announces strikes against sale of power production units

  24. 28/03 03:50

    10 former Attica bank officials charged with breach of duty over loans

  25. 28/03 03:48

    First Greek microsatellite UPSat launched into space

  26. 28/03 03:42

    Turkish CN-235 violates Greek airspace 16 times in one day

  27. 28/03 03:39

    Carl Sagan: How ancient Greeks figured out the Earth isn’t flat over 2,000 years ago (video)

  28. 27/03 23:35

    Chinese companies in Greece present plans to Economy minister

  29. 27/03 22:32

    Turkish journalist: Ankara's secret services increase operations in Greece

  30. 27/03 19:30

    Fraport Greece signs €1 billion loan agreement for 14 regional airports

  31. 27/03 17:26

    400% recorded rise in Russian tourists' early bookings for Greece and Cyprus for 2017

  32. 27/03 13:24

    CEO Geoff Ballotti: Wyndham Hotel Group to expand presence in Greece

  33. 27/03 11:21

    Greek government tables proposals for constitutional reforms in Parliament

  34. 27/03 03:19

    Fun and fact-filled month at Athens Observatory Visitors' Centre in April

  35. 27/03 03:16

    Turkish man arrested by Greek police in northern city of Komotini

  36. 26/03 18:52

    Europarliament S&D head Pitella declared Honorary Citizen of Athens

  37. 26/03 18:50

    Three bidders for majority stake of Thessaloniki port in Greece

  38. 26/03 18:46

    World Cup: Greece draws 1-1 to Belgium and remains second in group

  39. 26/03 18:43

    Greek FM: Struggle for a viable Cyprus solution requires unity

  40. 26/03 18:39

    Cycladic Art Museum: Educational programs for children aged 2-12

  41. 26/03 18:36

    Bank of Greece head: Weak institutions the reason Greece remains in bailout

  42. 26/03 18:30

    Fascinating ‘Pompeii and the Greeks’ exhibition opens its doors in Italy

  43. 26/03 18:22

    Ernst & Young report: The profile of the Greek tax-evader

  44. 26/03 18:20

    Greek cyber-crime unit arrests 17-year-old for child pornography

  45. 26/03 18:14

    15 shot and 1 killed at Cincinnati Nightclub by gunman (video)

  46. 26/03 18:07

    Greek Community of Melbourne pays tribute to late director Nikos Koundouros

  47. 26/03 18:02

    One injured in sailboat collision with freighter off Patras in Greece

  48. 26/03 18:00

    AP: US probes Manafort’s financial transactions in Cyprus

  49. 26/03 17:54

    AHC: Boycott ‘The Ottoman Lieutenant’ film for denying Greek genocide

  50. 26/03 17:51

    Greek Minister to Spiegel: We cannot host a single additional refugee

  51. 26/03 17:47

    Historic report: The heroines of the Greek War of Independence

  52. 26/03 17:41

    Cyprus rebuffs Turkey and won’t stop oil and gas exploration off coast

  53. 26/03 17:28

    Georgios Karaiskakis, a great hero of the Greek War of Independence

  54. 26/03 17:24

    Greece vs Hellas: The semantics behind the country with many names (video)

  55. 26/03 17:13

    An Australian Evzone in New York

  56. 26/03 16:05

    Greece establishes archaeological lines for Helleniko €7.9 bn development project

  57. 26/03 15:03

    Trump, Demetrios and Priebus mark Greek Independence Day (videos)

  58. 26/03 14:58

    Donald Trump’s proclamation for Greek Independence Day on March 25th

  59. 26/03 12:56

    Greek police arrest 2 truck drivers smuggling in 20 migrants

  60. 26/03 10:36

    Greek Defense Minister seeks stronger ties with the United States

  61. 26/03 10:29

    NYT review: “A World of Emotions” in Greek art unmasks the Stony Faces

  62. 25/03 20:55

    Greek PM to meet Georgian counterpart next Tuesday

  63. 25/03 20:54

    ND leader Mitsotakis: Our generation must bring about a new start for Greece

  64. 25/03 20:50

    Devastating floods in Peru kill 84 and scatter bones from cemetery (video)

  65. 25/03 20:46

    Reuters: Dijsselbloem’s possible Eurogroup fall's impact on Greece

  66. 25/03 20:44

    School parade held in downtown Athens for March 25 anniversary

  67. 25/03 20:37

    Messi faces heavy penalty after swearing at assistant referee (video)

  68. 25/03 20:35

    ESM: Some progress in talks to conclude Greek 2nd review

  69. 25/03 20:32

    Clocks advance one hour to Daylight Saving Time in Greece on Sunday

  70. 25/03 20:29

    Tusk: Social protection and labor best practices upheld 'across Europe'

  71. 25/03 20:26

    March 25 anniversary: Greece outside Europe ‘inconceivable’ says President

  72. 25/03 20:23

    Jean Claude Juncker to PM: EU acquis already in effect in Greece

  73. 25/03 20:21

    Naked Polish activists kill sheep in front of Auschwitz gate

  74. 25/03 20:17

    German FM: Failing to continue Greek program "irresponsible"

  75. 25/03 20:02

    European Union 27 sign Rome Summit declaration

  76. 25/03 19:57

    Pope Francis thanks Greek Prime Minister for aiding poor

  77. 25/03 19:50

    Greek Prime Minister: We must fight to change Europe from within

  78. 25/03 19:30

    Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow’s publishes guide to sex and more

  79. 25/03 18:14

    Greek Defence minister meets U.S. counterpart James Mattis

  80. 25/03 16:07

    Military parade in Athens marks 1821 War of Independence anniversary

  81. 25/03 13:59

    Greek FM at Nicosia’s March 25 parade: We must all protect Cyprus

  82. 25/03 11:56

    Google doodle celebrates Greece National Day 2017

  83. 25/03 11:44

    Conspiracy theory by Swedish Facebook personality: Australia doesn’t exist!

  84. 25/03 10:55

    Greek travel industry winners at 4th Tourism Awards 2017

  85. 25/03 04:10

    Donald Trump in White House: "Oh, do I love the Greeks"

  86. 24/03 19:58

    Airplane’s door opens moments before take off (video)

  87. 24/03 19:52

    Greek flag raised to Independence Day in Lynn, Massachusetts in USA

  88. 24/03 19:47

    Putin to Le Pen: Russia reserves right to meet any French politician (video)

  89. 24/03 19:44

    US President honors Greek Independence Day March 25 (video)

  90. 24/03 19:33

    Erdogan's Turkey: A Sunni Iran in the making

  91. 24/03 19:30

    President Anastasiades hopes UK FM will give Ankara message on Cyprus

  92. 24/03 19:28

    German Fin Min: Greece will remain in Eurozone only with competitive economy

  93. 24/03 19:26

    Greek Ministers to visit Cyprus in coming days

  94. 24/03 19:24

    Juncker warns Trump on new Balkan war if US President urges break up of EU

  95. 24/03 19:21

    Cypriot Minister Kadis: Education issues require pan-European approach

  96. 24/03 19:17

    UK Police release new recent photo of London terrorist

  97. 24/03 19:14

    EU President response to Greek PM's letter on EU social acquis

  98. 24/03 19:12

    12 migrants drown in Aegean Sea off Turkish coast with 7 rescued and 4 missing

  99. 24/03 19:09

    Fin Min: Last issues in review to be concluded in 'next few days'

  100. 24/03 19:04

    Turkey threatens again to take actions regarding Cyprus’ natural gas