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INCREASE IN TOURIST ARRIVALS AT PIRAEUS PORT

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There has been an increasing number of arrivals of home porting and transit tourists at the Piraeus Port in the first quarter of 2013, according to data presented by Piraeus Port Organisation (OLP) president and managing director George Anomeritis, who said that by the end of the year cruise ship passengers will be serviced by three stations.

Anomeritis said a 5,600-square-metre second international station for cruise ship passengers will be inaugurated on May 27, while a third station, of 3,500 square metres will be ready by the end of the year.

Presenting data on tourist arrivals and departures at the port, Anomeritis said there has been an increase of 24.68 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared to the same quarter in 2012.

The number of home porting passengers in the first quarter this year rose by 22.05 percent and amounted to 8,120, compared to 6,653 in 2012.

Transit passengers increased by 24.94 percent and amounted in the first quarter to 88,948 compared to 71,194 in 2012.

SOURCE: ATHENS-MACEDONIAN NEWS AGENCY

Last Updated Thursday, 16 May 2013
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