The president of the Piraeus Bank group Giorgos Hatzinikolaou announced that the nomination process for a new bank CEO concluded on Thursday, with full observance of corporate governance rules and within the framework of the European supervisory bodies. As part of the bank’s restructuring and aiming to support the stability of the domestic banking system, […]
China’s shipping and logistics services supplier company Cosco has acquired 51% shares of the Piraeus Port Authority via the stock market. The Chinese government-owned company bought the 12,750 shares at 22 euros a piece, paying a total of 280,500,000 euros. According to the recent agreement signed with Greek authorities, Cosco will acquire a further 16% […]
The boards of banks National and Piraeus require some significant changes to align themselves with recent legislation regarding their members, while those at Eurobank and Alpha only need a few adjustments, Kathimerini understands. The assessment of the composition of the banks’ boards, conducted by Spencer Stuart for the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund (HFSF), was delivered […]
The strike at the port authorities of Piraeus (OLP) and Thessaloniki (OLTH) was suspended on Friday following a decision to that effect by the Federation of Hellenic Port Employees (OMYLE). It cited a government promise to act in Parliament ‘to preserve the validity of the General Regulations for Staff.’ In an effort to appease the […]
A ferry boat heading to the eastern Aegean islands of Chios and Lesvos was forced to return to Piraeus on Friday night for a technical inspection after crashing into a pier during its departure. According to the Merchant Marine Ministry, the 9 p.m. crash was witnessed and reported by passengers on board, forcing the Ariadne […]
A total of 2,680 migrants and refugees still remain at the port of Piraeus, with Greek authorities aiming to transfer about 300 to the Skaramangas center by the end of the day. The aim is to clear out the port in time for the Easter holidays. Earlier on Thursday morning, a total of 52 refugees […]
The Panaghia tis Tinou ferryboat, which has sailed hundreds of thousands of passengers from the Greek capital to the country’s islands, is taking on water and sinking at Piraeus Port, authorities said on Tuesday. The ship, which was put into service in 1960 and confiscated by the state a few years ago due to outstanding […]
Greece stands to benefit from China’s growing global influence, while the port of Piraeus can play a pivotal role in the development of its economy, said Xu Lirong, the President of China Cosco Shipping Corporation limited. “Greece will have many benefits from China’s growing influence and power in the global market,” Xu said. “Chinese companies […]
As two more boatloads of migrants were deported from Greece Friday, in line with a European Union deal with Turkey that has come under fire from humanitarian groups, government officials were discussing ways of evacuating the makeshift camps at Idomeni and the port of Piraeus. According to official figures, 52,666 refugees and migrants were Friday […]
Tension at Piraeus port as port authorities inform over 4,600 refugees and immigrants, who are staying at passenger terminals of the port, that they should leave the makeshift camp. “The temporary stay is over and you should go to proper hosting facilities that the government has created. They are equipped and are suitable for your […]
Although the flow of refugees entering Greece via Turkey has greatly been reduced in the past few days, the situation at the port of Piraeus is dramatic, as a total of 5,745 have set up camp. The Ariadne ferry boat arrived on Wednesday morning carrying just 15 refugees over from the island of Lesvos. A […]
Cosco Pacific is pushing for the inclusion of Piraeus in the plans of all major international cruise groups, and for its use as home port. The aim of the Chinese company that won the tender for the acquisition of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) is to swiftly develop the major potential of the Greek market and […]
Piraeus Bank’s board of directors announced on Wednesday the appointment of Stavros Lekkakos as the new CEO, following the resignation of Anthimos Thomopoulos
A timely completion of the first review of the Greek programme and a dynamic implementation of a privatization programme, combined with a new development law by the government will help the economy to respond positively later this year and to return to positive growth rates in the second half of 2016, Mihalis Sallas, chairman of […]
“Ariadni” ferry with 395 refugees on board will arrive at Piraeus port on Friday. Another ferry “Nissos Mykonos” carrying 61 refugees from Mytilene and 24 refugees from Chios arrived late on Thursday.
Another 2,600 migrants and refugees transported from Greek islands in the Aegean arrived in Piraeus port on Tuesday morning. They arrived on the passenger/car ferries “Blue Star 1” that let off 1,333 individuals from the islands of Lesvos (974) and Chios (359) and the “Nissos Rodos” that let off 1,309 people, of which 738 were […]
At least 4,000 refugees arrived at Piraeus port on Monday morning. More specifically, “Nisos Mykonos” carried 528 refugees from Mytilene and Chios, “Tera Jet” carried 1,709 refugees from the same islands, and “Ariadni” carried another 1,099 refugees.
Two ferries carrying approximately 3,500 refugees will dock on Friday at Piraeus port. The ferry Ariadne has already disembarked 1,750 refugees from Chios and Lesvos while the ferry Eleftherios Venizelos left for the port of Mytilene with 1,654 refugees on board and is expected to dock within the next hours at Piraeus.
1,703 refugees arrived early on Thursday at Piraeus port. “Blue Star 1” carried 863 refugees from Mytilene and “Nisos Rhodos” another 840 refugees from Mytilene and Chios.
“Ariadni” ferry carried around 2,000 refugees from Mytilene and Chios at Piraeus port on Wednesday morning.