Press Releases

On the 24th & 25th of January 2013, MedCruise (Mediterranean Cruise Ports) will hold a two-day work meeting concerning cruise issues at Heraklion, Crete.
An increase of 9.8% was recorded in car handling at the Car Terminal of PPA SA in 2012 compared to 2011 and by 66% compared to 2009. Based on the information from the management of the PPA SA Car Terminal in 2012 458.755 cars were handled versus 417.659 in 2011.
The representatives of Mytilene met with the President of the Hellenic Ports Association, Mr. George Anomeritis, with the main topic of interest being the development of cruise policies in the island of Lesbos.
The management of PPA SA, led by the President and CEO, Mr. George Anomeritis, the General Manager, Mr. Stavros Hatzakos and the Strategic Planning Officer, Mr. Athanasios Karlis, met with a large delegation of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), which is the main shareholder among others of 168 Chinese companies, including COSCO.
The participation in the process of public consultation on the issues of developmental strategy of the national port system was decided by the Board of PPA SA during the meeting of 17-12-2012.
The project of PPA SA “Extension of the southern part of the Central Port for the service of cruise ships” was approved by the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) of the Ministry of Culture, paving formally the way for publishing the required environmental conditions.
On November 27th 2012 in Marseille, France, the European cruise exhibition Seatrade Med will be held. This exhibition is the most important cruise event inEurope, while the exhibition shall also include an international conference on the cruise industry.
An increase in gross profit by 49.8% and net profit after tax by 22.5% was depicted in the financial information for the first nine months of 2012 versus the same period of 2011.
Piraeus Port Authority SA, announced for the first time, the total of cruise vessels per day of berthing (berth allocation) of 2013, thus satisfying another request of the cruise market.