Piraeus Port targets cruise passenger increase

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Piraeus Port targets cruise passenger increase
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Piraeus Port, Greece’s largest, aims to increase its cruise traffic from 1 million passengers a year up to 1.5 million in the short-term and to 3 million long-term, its managing director, Fu Cheng Qiu, said on Friday.

COSCO Shipping, which owns the world’s fourth-largest container shipping fleet, bought 51 percent of the port’s operating company last year, and plans significant investment to turn the port into a transhipment hub for rapidly growing trade between Asia and Eastern Europe.

In a speech welcoming a first group of 250 Chinese cruise passengers in Piraeus, Fu, who...


Piraeus Port targets cruise passenger increase


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