The government of Greece has again extended the bidding process for the sale of the port in Piraeus — the country’s largest — this time at the request of the potential purchasers.
12 Nov 2015
Greek ports are at a standstill as dockworkers take part in the first general strike since the country’s leftist government took power in January.
21 Oct 2015
Two days of strike action by towage workers will bring ship movements in Greek ports to a standstill today and tomorrow (Oct. 22-23), Inchcape Shipping Services has warned.
07 Oct 2015
The privatization of the port of Piraeus has been delayed as Greece’s snap general election Sept. 20 interrupted preparations by government transport and finance officials.
20 Aug 2015
Greece has set deadlines for the privatization of its two major ports, Piraeus and Thessaloniki, after waffling on the issue in the first half of year and putting the country’s privatization efforts in doubt.
29 Jul 2015
While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains.
13 Jul 2015
The bailout deal Greece struck with its creditors in the early hours of this morning in Brussels will have a major impact on the beleaguered nation’s shipping industry and its ports.
29 Jun 2015
The European Union stepped up pressure on the Greek government to levy a higher tonnage tax and end tax breaks for the powerful shipping industry amid growing fears the country is heading for default and an exit from the eurozone.
11 Jun 2015
The chief executive of the port of Piraeus is resigning as the Greek government proceeds with the controversial privatization of the leading Mediterranean container hub.
01 Jun 2015
It’s been a little more than three months since the inaugural statements of the new Greek government, dominated by its radical-left Syriza component, said it would block sales of national strategic assets.
15 May 2015
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.