Fleet restructuring from Attica after the merger with Anek Lines

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Following the recent successful approval of the merger plan, which involves the absorption of ANEK by Attica, the Group is now embarking on a new “green era” marked by both new investments and organic growth. In the initial phase, the giant ferry operator is undertaking fleet restructuring within the Hellenic Coastal Shipping.

Specifically, the Group plans to operate four large vessels on the Piraeus–Crete service, all adorned with the distinctive Anek Lines’ livery. The vessels assigned to the Piraeus-Chania line will be ELYROS (1998) and EL. VENIZELOS (1992), while those on the Piraeus–Heraklion line will include LEFKA ORI -formerly BLUE HORIZON- (1987) and KISSAMOS -formerly BLUE GALAXY (1992), both of which have already been painted white. There are considerations for replacing EL. VENIZELOS with another vessel boasting a larger car capacity, aligning with the Group’s focus on enhancing the truck service on the Cretan lines.

Conversely, in the Adriatic service, it has been decided that two additional ships will be operated by Superfast and will also feature a red livery.

The first vessel, the Japanese-built ARIADNE (1996), is expected to possibly join the Adriatic service on December 15.

The second ship that may undergo a livery change is ASTERION II (1991), currently operating on the Patras-Venice service and already under Superfast operation.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Attica: Registration of the Highspeed Ro-Pax Vessel HIGHSPEED 3

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Attica Holdings S.A. officially confirmed the acquisition and registration in the Greek flag of the highspeed ferry HIGHSPEED 3 (ex-BORAQ, built at Austal in 2000). The vessel was acquired through a public auction held in Algeciras, Spain, by the 100% subsidiary of Attica Group, HELLENIC SEAWAYS, for a total consideration of EUR 2,410,000.

HIGHSPEED 3 is currently undergoing renovation. Upon completion she will enhance Attica Group’s presence on the routes it serves.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Attica buys one of the CLdN ‘Kawasaki’ roro’s

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Attica Holdings S.A. acquired roro CLEMENTINE from CldN Ferries NV.

Price: EUR 13.4 million

Built: 1997

Capacity: 2,307 lane meters or 160 trailers + 458 cars

Delivery: summer 2023


The 6 “Kawasaki’s” built Owned by
CLEMENTINE 1997 CLdN > Attica
VALENTINE 1999 CLdN > KiwiRail 2022

Attica: Completion of the €21 million investment for the Argosaronic routes

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The freshly delivered AERO 3 HIGHSPEED concludes the order of three Aero Catamarans placed in January 2021, which starting from early August will be deployed in the Saronic islands offering up to 17 daily routes from Piraeus to the islands of Aegina, Agistri, Poros, Hydra, Spetses, as well as to Ermioni and Porto Heli, in replacement of existing Group capacity in the market.

Delivery of AERO 1 HIGHSPEED

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Attica took delivery of the AERO 1 HIGHSPEED catamaran, built at Brødrene Aa shipyard, Norway.

It is the first of the three Aero Catamarans ordered in January 2021, which will be deployed in the Saronic islands, in replacement of existing Group capacity in the market.

Total investment EUR 21million, covered by own funds and bank financing.

Saronic routes = 3 million pax/year

The vessel at full load has a maximum speed of 32,2 knots, total length 36 meters, width 9.7 meters and carrying capacity of 150 passengers.

Greek hospitality industry

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Attica Group expands further in the Greek tourism industry and invests in complementary activities, capitalising on the strong potential of Attica Group.

Attica Blue Hospitality S.M.S.A, a 100% subsidiary of Attica Group, acquired the owning company of Naxos Resort Beach Hotel located on Naxos, in the Agios Georgios beach, for a total consideration of Euro 6.5 million, funded through bank financing.

The hotel complex is constructed on a total surface area of 8,166.92 sqm, has capacity of 88 rooms, with the potential of additional construction of 1,300 sqm, a swimming pool, restaurants, bar, conference facilities, gym, spa and parking space. Attica Blue Hospitality will upgrade and expand the hotel facilities.

The acquisition of Naxos Resort Beach Hotel marks the beginning of Attica Group’s investment in the hospitality industry, allowing the Group to serve a wider range of its customers’ needs and to strengthen its financial position by producing direct synergies.


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Positive EBITDA Attica Group Powered by Monitoring and Timely Decisions

  • Revenue EUR 117.00 million (EUR 164.01 million)
  • EBITDA EUR 1.94 (EUR 15.50 million)
  • The decrease in revenue and EBITDA resulted from reduced traffic volumes(*) due to the pandemic and the imposed restrictive measures.
  • Losses after taxes amounting to EUR 40.96 million (EUR 11.05 million)
  • Financial results (include fuel hedging) loss of EUR 12.51 million (profit of EUR 1.3 million)

(*) Traffic figures:

-56.0% passengers

-46.3% private vehicles

-15.6% freight units

-33.0% sailings (4,446 compared to 6,683 sailings last year).

In the context of these extraordinary and constantly changing circumstances, management monitored daily the traffic volumes data, the pandemic evolution, as well as the measures imposed by the Authorities and assessed the traffic evolution by market, vessel and route.

Based on these assessments, the management made timely decisions achieving, among others, reduced operational and general costs and adjusted vessel itineraries. These measures contained significantly the Group operating costs and achieved the best possible balance between services provided and market demand, considering the necessity to maintain the service and the connectivity of the islands and utilizing to the maximum extent the support measures for the affected companies announced by the Hellenic State.