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Ferry connection between Piraeus – Limassol launched

Port of Piraeus, Greece will be from now on ferry connected to Limassol, Cyprus. According to the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus, Natasa Pilides, efforts are underway in order the ferry trip to be launched and available by this summer. For the records, the return ferry ticket is estimated to cost around €130 per person, including the port fees.

Greek and Chinese experts applaud Belt and Road initiative

According to Xinhua, experts in Greece praised the development the Port of Piraeus is experiencing, under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) during a two-day seminar. The event was a joint initiative by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation in Greece and the Tsinghua University in China.

Hapag-Lloyd deploys vessel to handle shipment of broken down ship

According to Hapag-Lloyd’s statement, the company sent ‘Nordviolet’ in Venice, to take over shipments on the line’s Adria Express, since ‘Sadt Dresden’ suffered main engine failure when docking. The latter, unloaded its boxes to Venice, for Nordviolet to transfer them.

Greece, China confident about Belt and Road cooperation

Greek businessmen and Chinese scholars expressed their optimism regarding the cooperation between the two countries as far as the Belt and Road Initiative is concerned, during a forum on December 10 at Piraeus port. This initiative is considered as an attempt by China to reshape the map of global trade and political influence.

Europe, China increase trade through Belt and Road Initiative

When Cosco took over the operation of the port of Piraeus, running the shipyard has been the first project since 2016. Cosco chose Piraeus to be China’s gateway to Europe, under the Belt and Road Initiative, as well as other ports, increasing trade between the continents.

Port of Piraeus presents Master Plan for its development

The new plan for the Greek port focuses on the future development of the Port in pursuit of the techno-economic data related mainly with the enhancements included in the development plan. The timeframe of the plan covers the period 2016-2021 and aims to create the appropriate facilities.

COSCO initiates projects in port of Piraeus

At the beginning of 2018, Chinese COSCO Shipping initiated new projects, in order to improve the Greek port of Piraeus, Greece’s largest port. These projects aim to enhance the relations between Greece and China and set the port as Asia’s gateway  to Europe.

New floating dock to operate in Piraeus port from November

Piraeus Port Authority announced that a new floating dock is expected to begin operations for ships, starting from November 2017. The dock supplements the existing infrastructure, aiming to attract more ships to the Perama Ship Repair Zone from the wider Mediterranean region and to create new working positions.

Port of Piraeus inks cooperation agreement with Shanghai Port

On June 12th 2017, the Cosco-managed Piraeus Port signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Shanghai International Port Group, the biggest commercial port of the world, exploring cooperation in project studies, staff training, information exchange, technical assistance, etc.

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