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Greek Daily News 03/06/2024

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SHIPPING

-The strengthening of maritime cooperation between Athens and Cairo was decided by the Greek-Egypt Joint Committee on Maritime Affairs which met in Alexandria, with the participation from the Greek side of the Secretary General of Ports and Port Policy Evangelos Kyriazopoulos, Secretary General of Tourism Promotion Myron Flouris, senior officials of the Ministry of Shipping and representatives from the ports of Piraeus, Thessaloniki, Volos and Elefsis.

-The President of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Melina Travlou reported to “Naftemporiki” that “Greek shipowners are constantly investing in new, more energy-efficient ships, which incorporate a multitude of solutions at the level of high-tech environmental equipment. It is worth noting that our fleet is already the largest with the ability to use existing alternative fuels in the world.”

-Posidonia, the greatest shipping exhibition on earth, kicks off on Monday at the Athens Metropolitan Expo which will be flooded with over 40,000 maritime professionals from around the world. Posidonia 2024 is organised under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the Union of Greek Shipowners and with the support of the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.

-Plans to expand the capacity and capabilities of the ports of Patra and Piraeus and their impact on the Greek economy and regional development were at the center of the 12th Regional Development Conference held in the Peloponnese city of Patra last week.

(Credit: Patras Port Authority SA)

TOURISM

-A digital application called “mAIGreece” which will act as a digital travel assistant for visitors to Greece a was presented by the Tourism Ministry on Monday.

-Greece’s tourism industry is among the country’s leading employers, with the hospitality and F&B sectors marking a 28.8% increase in employment in the 2014-2023 period, a study released by INSETE reveals.

-On May 30, 2024, Norway’s low-cost long-haul airline Norse Atlantic Airways (N0) celebrated its latest inaugural flight from New York (JFK) to Athens (ATH), Greece. The 9-hour, 35-minute flight from New York to Athens will initially depart five times a week.