Grimaldi Group is declared preferred investor for the Port of Heraklion

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On June 12, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund proceeded to the unsealing of the two binding offers received on April 24, 2023, for the 67% of the Heraklion Port Authority SA.

After the unsealing, the Board of Directors of the Fund decided to award the tender to Grimaldi Euromed S.p.A. & Minoan Lines N.E. for a total price of EUR 80 million for the 67% of the shares. Grimaldi Group’s offer was by far higher and announced as the preferred investor for the port.

The tender file will be submitted to the Court of Auditors for pre-contractual review. After this approval the contracts will be signed.

The Italian group has spent in total EUR 164 million to gain control of the Ports of Igoumenitsa and Heraklion.

Grimaldi Group is interested in using the port of Heraklion as a hub for electric cars that they will be transported from China and then send them with a feeder to Europe. They are also interested in the further development of cruise sector.

NISSOS AEGINA will be introduced on the Sporades run mid-June

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Anes Ferries announced that its vessel NISSOS AEGINA (ex MIDSLAND) will be transferred to the Mandoudi (Evia) – Skiathos – Skopelos line from June 15, 2023.

The ship was chartered from Leve Ferries and since February 2023 she was introduced on the Piraeus – Aegina line replacing her fleet mate AGIOS NEKTARIOS that returned this week.

NISSOS AEGINA was built in Germany in 1974. Her carrying capacity is for 1,000 passengers and 65 cars.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulos

Leve Ferries’ NISSOS AEGINA chartered to ANES Ferries

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According to latest information, Leve Ferries’ NISSOS AEGINA (ex MIDSLAND) will be chartered to ANES Ferries for the next 3 years with a purchase option.

The ship will be dry docked on January 17, 2023 in order to change her livery. Then she will be introduced on the Piraeus – Aegina/Agistri line.

In June 2022, she was chartered shortly to Joy Ferries for service on the Igoumenitsa-Paxoi line. She stopped sailings in August 2022 and returned at Frantzis Shipyards (Perama), where she was laid up until today.

Photo: Vessels Finder