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Port in Focus: Piraeus

Ferry Shipping News visited Port of Piraeus a few weeks ago and met with Mr. Nektarios Demenopoulos, Deputy Manager/Public & Investor Relations of the port. We talked about the ferry and roro traffic, cruise calls, the protection of the environment as well as the present and the future of the biggest Greek Port.

Former RUNGHOLT Arrived in Piraeus

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On December 18, 2019 the new acquisition of the Cretan Daily Cruises, NISSOS CHRYSSI (ex- RUNGHOLT) arrived in Piraeus under tow from Germany.

The ship was purchased last October from the German Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum GmbH (W.D.R.). She served the Dagebüll – Wyk (Foehr Island) – Wittdün (Amrum Island) line until May 2018.

She will be converted and possibly introduced on the Ierapetra – Chryssi line.

PPA Broke the 5 Million TEU Limit

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Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) S.A. officially announced that on November 18th, 2019 it handled the container with number CSUN7025891. It was unloaded from the COSCO Shipping vessel CAPRICORN, reaching the total throughput in the port of Piraeus at 5,000,000 TEU for this year. The fact that the five million limit is already broken in November, brings the Port of Piraeus closer to the first position in the Mediterranean and possibly among the top four ports in Europe.

IONIAN STAR Ex. BOHUS Is Sailing To Piraeus Soon

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Color Line’s BOHUS is ready to sail -within the next few days- for Piraeus as she was purchased -a few months ago- by Red Star Ferries.

The ship was renamed IONIAN STAR and she left the port of Sandefjord for Piraeus where she is expected to arrive within the next few days.

The classic ferry is expected to be introduced between Brindisi (Italy) – Valona (Albania) and she will probably replace her older fleet mate RED STAR 1 (5.762gt/1965).

IONIAN STAR until recently served the Sandefjord-Stromstad run and she was replaced by COLOR HYBRID.

She is also a sister ship to Seajets AQUA SOLUTION which was purchased in 2018, while her other fleet mate EUROPEAN STAR is still at the port of Brindisi without having any service for the summer of 2019.

Port Of Piraeus Delivers Strong H1 Performance

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+ Turnover € 63.5 million (€ 52.0 million). This change is mainly due to the significant increase in revenue from the concession agreement of Pier II+III (+29.5%), container terminal sector (+20.1%), car terminal sector (+29.7%), as well as ship repairing sector (+48.3%).

+ Profit before tax € 18.7 million (€ 8.6 million)

+ Earnings after taxes € 13.3 million (€ 4.4 million)