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Baleària Converts 85,000 Plastic Bottles into Furniture

In a circular economy project, Baleària has reused the plastic equivalent of more than 85,000 bottles to build the furniture for the exterior decks of the ferries BAHAMA MAMA (Dénia-Ibiza-Palma), and ABEL MATUTES (Barcelona, ​​Alcúdia and Ciutadella).

Web Check In / E-Ticket for Blue Star Ferries and Hellenic Seaways

Attica Group introduced the e-ticket/boarding pass application on domestic routes, building the new digital age in Greek ferry services.

The goal of this new app is to improve services, make transactions more convenient for passengers, and simplify boarding and travel procedures. Visitors from all over the world, as well as island residents, who travel frequently by ferry, will now have the possibility to make their reservations much easier and receive and store their tickets and/or boarding passes.

Minoan Lines’ KYDON PALACE Introduced on the Piraeus-Chania Line

On July 24, Minoan Lines’ ‘cruise’ ferry KYDON PALACE was introduced on the Piraeus-Chania line, after an inauguration ceremony that took place in the port of Piraeus. She is the fastest, newest and most luxurious ship of the line, while she is also the first ship of the Cretan service to undergo scrubber conversion.

KYDON PALACE will depart, from the port of Piraeus, in July and August, at 16:00 and from the port of Souda at 23:59.

Every Saturday and Sunday she will depart from the port Piraeus at 11:00 and from the port of Souda at 22:30.

Her carrying capacity is for 2.500 passengers (758 beds) and 700 private cars or 113 trucks and 100 cars while she can run at a speed of maximum 31.50 knots.

Hellenic Seaways reshuffles ships

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  • Hellenic Seaways’ ARIADNE is starting a two-month charter with GNV. She arrived in Genoa on October 10. In Greek waters her place will be taken by NISSOS SAMOS. ARIADNE will operate a couple of trips on Genoa – Tunis before switching to Palermo – Civitavecchia.
  • NISSOS RODOS is on a two-month charter to Caronte & Tourist / TTT Lines on Salerno – Messina. In Greece she is replaced by the NISSOS MYKONOS.
  • Finally, NISSOS CHIOS has arrived back in Greece after her long charter to Baleària.

Hellenic Seaways case will have to be investigated by Brussels

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Grimaldi Group’s boss Emanuele Grimaldi says the acquisition of 50.3% of Hellenic Seaways (HSW) by Attica Group, is against the European competition rules. A complaint will be filed to the ‘Directorate General Competition’ of the European Commission.

Grimaldi Group, already owning 48.53% of HSW was hoping to become the majority shareholder. Until Attica made an agreement with Piraeus Bank (40.5%) and some smaller shareholders, in August. With this acquisition Attica, already operating Blue Star Ferries and Superfast Ferries, is doubling its fleet. Grimaldi, who also controls Minoan Lines (95%), sees this as a threat to fair competition.