Cyprus – Greece Ropax Ferry Service in May 2021?

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On 3 July 2020, the European Commission gave the green light for the establishment of a ferry service between Cyprus and Greece.

Earlier this week (39), Cyprus’ Deputy Minister of Shipping Vassilis Demetriades said that the goal of establishing a Piraeus – Limassol (or Larnaca) ferry link next May is achievable.

A tender will be launched in October. Candidates will have 2 months to study the proposals.

The ropax ferry should have a capacity for at least 200 passengers and cabins. Crossing should take 16 hours maximum. An intermediate stop in a Greek island is a possibility.

As soon as Ferry Shipping News has information about the tender, you’ll find it here and in our weekly newsletter.

Europe Commission Added Six Scrapyards To List Of Approved Recycling Facilities

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The European Commission has added six new yards to the European List Of Ship Recycling Facilities.

These include

  • 3 yards from the EU: Italy, Finland and Denmark.
  • 2 yards in Turkey
  • 1 yard in the United States.

From 31 December 2018, the EU Ship Recycling Regulation requires all large sea-going vessels sailing under an EU Member State flag to use an approved ship recycling facility included in the European List.

PS The ‘Dangerfjord’ photo is for illustration purposes only.