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Tag: Piraeus port

Corinth canal closed

Boats travelling between the gulfs of Corinth and the Saronic will not be able to cut across the Corinth Canal for a couple more days. The canal has been closed since last…

35kg of cocaine seized at Piraeus Port

Greek authorities seized 35kg of cocaine hidden in a container at the Port of Piraeus. According to the Hellenic Police, the drugs were concealed in the walls of the container which was declared…

Piraeus Port plans on track

Work on the further development and upgrade of the Port of Piraeus, Greece’s largest harbour, is proceeding smoothly as planned despite COVID-19, Greek Shipping and Island Policy Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis stated on Monday. “The Chinese investment in…

Piraeus Port achieves record results and turnover for 2018

Greece’s largest port had a huge turnover in 2018, with an increase of 19.2 percent in 2018 to 132.9 million euros, against 111.5 million euros in 2017, the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) said last week, upon…

‘ISIS’ drug found in shipping container in Piraeus

Greek Coast Guard authorities seized a large quantity of the drug ‘Captagon’ notoriously used by ISIS jihadists, in a container at Piraeus port. The discovery was made during a joint operation by…

Greece’s Iconic Corinth Canal (VIDEO)

The Corinth Canal is one of the most important achievements of engineering in Greece, given it was constructed during the period of 1880 to 1893. It is the work of the Greek…

Ports packed as locals leave Athens for Dekapendavgousto

Ports across Athens were packed on Sunday as locals left the city to head for their summer holiday on the islands, ahead of Greece’s much anticipated Orthodox holiday “The Dormition of the…

Piraeus Port awaits 466 million Euro investment project approval

With an aim of investing 466 million euros into transforming Athens’ Piraeus into a Mediterranean home porting hub, Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) CEO Captain Fu Chengqiu said he was expecting the approval of a relevant master plan so…

Piraeus port restored after Refugees depart

Greek authorities are finally in a position to restore the port of Piraeus to normal conditions and functionality after more than 1,000 illegal migrants and refugees who used it for temporary shelter…