The long-stalled privatization of the port of Piraeus is finally underway with three foreign companies bidding for control of the leading Mediterranean transhipment hubs.
06 May 2015
Greek dock workers are due to stage a 24-hour strike on Thursday to protest the privatization of the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
04 May 2015
Greece is expected to launch the long delayed privatization of the port of Piraeus, a top 10 European container hub, this week as its leftist government reluctantly undertakes reforms demanded by its international creditors.
02 Apr 2015
The on-again, off-again privatization of the port of Piraeus has been thrown into further doubt following conflicting statements by Greek government ministers.
30 Mar 2015
China’s Cosco Pacific will bid for a majority stake in Greece's port of Piraeus after the country's new socialist government apparently reversed course on its opposition to port privatization.
24 Mar 2015
China is expected to step up pressure on Greece to revive the stalled privatization of the port of Piraeus during a visit to Beijing this week by ranking members of the new Athens government.
24 Feb 2015
Greece’s pledge on Tuesday not to halt ongoing and planned privatizations has paved the way for the sale of the state’s stakes in the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki, Athens airport and rail freight companies.
17 Feb 2015
While Greece struggles to escape financial ruin and an exit from the eurozone, it has cemented its position as the world’s leading shipping nation.
29 Jan 2015
Greece’s new radical left wing government is set to freeze the planned sale of the state’s stakes in Athens airport, the port of Thessaloniki and rail companies as it seeks to tear up some of the conditions of its 240 billion euro ($271 billion) bailout agreement.
28 Jan 2015
Greece’s new government, headed by the populist left wing Syriza Party, said it will scrap the planned privatization of the port of Piraeus, one of Europe’s fastest-growing container ports, fueling uncertainty over its stance toward the nation’s shipping community, which controls the world’s largest fleet.
20 Jan 2015
Container traffic soared 18.5 percent to nearly 3 million TEUs at Cosco Pacific’s Piraeus container terminal last year, again outpacing growth at Mediterranean rivals.