Passenger traffic in Greek ports increased by 34.3% in Q3, 2021

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According to the Hellenic Statistical Authority latest report (16.03.2022):

  • The total passenger traffic in Greek ports, in Q3, 2021 increased by 34.3% compared to Q3, 2020. (a decrease of 39.1% compared to Q3, 2019).
  • The total traffic of mobile units in Greek ports in Q3, 2021 increased by 78.8%. (a decrease of 45.3 %, compared to Q3, 2019).
  • In four ferry lines the traffic exceeded the traffic of 2019. These are: Piraeus – Crete – Dodecanese, Piraeus – Dodecanese, Piraeus – Peloponnese, Piraeus – Chios – Mytilene.

Passenger traffic 2019-2020-2021 (third quarter comparison)

FERRY LINES 2019  2020   2021 
Saronic Gulf 1.120.243 698.381 856.019
Piraeus – Peloponnese 29.895 25.184 34.058
Piraeus – Crete 838.690 533.838 627.287
Piraeus – Crete-Dodecanese 54.231 36.722 241.525
Piraeus – Dodecanese 262.622 229.707 327.805
Piraeus- Western Cyclades 545.668 426.509 688.055
Piraeus – Eastern Cyclades 1.820.143 571.925 1.202.147
Piraeus – Mykonos – Tinos – Samos 591.504 483.290 352.007
Piraeus – Chios – Mytilene 266.287 144.662 286.631
Patra – Ionian Islands 297.583 191.168 272.126
Rafina – Evia – Eastern Cyclades 1.314.411 563.257 1.017.679
Volos – North Sporades – Kymi 526.556 302.839 493.395
Kyllini – Poros (Kefalonia) 244.058 153.736 199.619
Zante – Kyllini 520.794 237.511 376.954
Other Lines 1.362.130 758.510 1.079.507
Total 9.794.815 5.357.239 8.054.814

Mink Virus Forces Denmark to Shut Down Passenger Traffic to and from North Jutland

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On 9 November, the Danish authorities introduced restrictions in the Northern part of Jutland, to reduce the spreading and development of a mink virus variant.

It has been decided that all mink herds in Denmark must be slaughtered.

Stena Line has decided to temporarily stop the passenger operation between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg between 9 November and 3 December.

The freight operation on the route will continue to keep the vital supply lines open between Denmark and Sweden.

Passengers are during this period referred to the route between Halmstad and Grenaa, which are not affected by the new restrictions and will continue to operate with both passengers and freight.

Color Line operates its SUPERSPEED 1 and 2 in a freight-only mode.

Fjord Line does not take passengers on its already reduced number of crossings.