Three Greek Secondhand Vessels for Jadrolinija

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Croatian Jadrolinija went shopping in Greece, which means three vessels will be added to the fleet:


  • Ex double-ender GLYKOFILOUSA IV (2017).
  • ΙΜΟ n° 9833993 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 107m | 780 Pax | 130 vehicles.
  • Purchased for EUR 7.7m (ex VAT) from Greek Livadas Shipping Co.
  • Future route: Split – Island of Brač.
  • Photo: Theodoropoulos Shipping.


  • Ex (2004) passenger-only ferry.
  • IMO n° 9289879 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 47m.
  • Purchased for EUR 2.0m (ex VAT) from Greek Star Gem Maritime Company.
  • Future route: Rijeka – Islands of Lošinj, Unije, Susak and Ilovik.
  • Photo: Star Gem.


  • To be renamed (1997).
  • IMO n° 9168518 [Marinetraffic].
  • LOA 108m | 680 pax | 100 vehicles.
  • Purchased for EUR 12.0m (ex VAT) from Greek Horizon Shipping Company.
  • Future route: Split – Vela Luka – Ubli na Lastovo, and if necessary, Split – Vis.
  • Photo: Kerkyra

Jadrolinija’s President David Sopta also confirmed that the first phase of the tender for the construction of three electric ships, with an estimated procurement value of 45 million euros, has been completed. According to Sopta, negotiations on technical solutions are starting now, while the signing of the construction contract is scheduled for the end of the year. (source:

Former Olympus under conversion into a Ro-Ro vessel

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Creta Cargo Lines’ new acquisition Ro-Ro AGIOS GEORGIOS (ex OLYMPUS) is currently having her dry docking at Spanopoulos Group facilities. The Japanese-built vessel was purchased in mid-February 2023.

Creta Cargo lines decided to operate her as a Ro-Ro vessel.

RoRo Agios Georgios is the fifth vessel on the Cretan company’s fleet and she is expected to enhance her company’s presence in the Greek Ro-Ro market.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Saos Ferries’ HSC NISSOS arrived in Greece

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On May 31, 2023, Saos Ferries’ HSC NISSOS (ex ALCANTARA DOS) arrived under tow (tug BAS VIKING) in Greece, after a 12-day voyage.

The ship was purchased from the Spanish Acciona Logistica S.A. on April 17 and left the port of Almeria on May 19.

She will undergo necessary repairs and refit and she will be probably introduced -next year- on the Sporades Islands or Dodecanese run.

BLUE STAR 1 returns to Greece

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  • After 26 months in the Irish Sea, Blue Star Ferries’ BLUE STAR 1 returns to Greece.
  • Since March 2021 the ship was chartered by Irish Ferries for Pembroke-Rosslare, replacing ISLE OF INISHMORE.
  • The ro-pax will enter service on July 1, 2023 on the Piraeus – Paros – Naxos – Santorini line, replacing her fleet mate BLUE STAR PATMOS on her afternoon sailings (17.30).
  • BLUE STAR 1 will call at Syros (three times a week) and the port of Anafi (twice a week).
  • The ship will serve that line until September 11.

Photo: Blue Star Ferries

Attica Group: a new giant with 45 ferries

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The merger of ANEK with Attica Group will lead to the formation of a new shipping giant in Greece. It will operate 45 ferries on all the main Greece and Italy lines.

With the specific agreement a significant write-off of the ANEK’s’ debts by EUR 156,4 million was decided. Attica Group will only pay EUR 80 million from the total of EUR 236,4 million.

After the completion of the agreement, which is expected by March 2023, Attica group will control four companies in Greece: Superfast Ferries, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and ANEK Lines.

Attica Group also operates in the Western Mediterranean with a 49% stake in Africa Morocco Line.

Successful bid for Cyprus-Greece ferry link

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The deputy ministry of shipping announced on Monday that it had completed the evaluation of tenders for a ferry link between Cyprus and Greece, writes Cyprus Mail.

The winning company behind the successful bid has already been chosen, although not yet announced publicly.

A press conference where the successful bid will be announced is set to take place next week. During the conference, routes will also be unveiled as well as details concerning the fleet of ferries.

ANDROS QUEEN left Japan for Greece

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On March 15, 2022 ,Golden Star Ferries’ ANDROS QUEEN (former SILVER QUEEN) left the port of Muroran for Greece. She was purchased from Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen (Silver Ferry) on February 9, 2022 for EUR 7.354 million and delivered to a Greek crew on March 9, 2022.

The ship is currently sailing for the port of Busan and expected to arrive in Greece in early April