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Old 07-01-2005, 06:17 AM
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Moin zusammen,

Anek Lines und Louis Lines wollen zukünftig die Linie Athen-Limassol-Haifa wiederbeleben.
Mit der PRINCESA MARISSA werden beide Firmen gemeinsam sowohl Passagieren und PKW zwischen den Häfen befördern. Der Service soll am 17. Juli starten.

Hier die genaue Pressemitteilung:
Ferry services to Greece resume this summer
By Jean Christou
June 30, 2005
LOUIS Cruise Lines and Greek company ANEK lines are launching a resumption of ferry services between Greece and Cyprus as a pilot scheme this summer, reports said yesterday.

Ferry services between Cyprus and Greece were suspended several years ago after violence flared in Israel. The service used to run from Piraeus to Limassol before ending in Haifa, and most of the demand for ferry services was from Israelis wanting to travel to Greece or take their cars to Europe.

However, when Israelis stopped travelling, demand from Cyprus was not enough to keep the services running.

Reports yesterday said a deal had been struck between Louis and ANEK to operate a ferry service on the Louis ship Princesa Marissa that will be part cruise and part ferry to Rhodes and Piraeus.

The pilot scheme will run until September and may be extended, depending on demand. Tickets can be one-way or return and according to Politis the service begins on July 17 and will also operate on July 24 and 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, and September 4 and 11 from Cyprus. The ferry will depart from Piraeus on July 20 and 27, August 3, 9, 16, 24 and 30, and September 7 and 13, and from Rhodes on June 27, July 21 and 25, and August 4 and 8.

The deal was struck after months of discussions with the Greek government after the Merchant Marine Ministry sent out letters to maritime companies in order to gauge the interest of companies in the planned opening of a ‘motorway of the sea’ connecting Greece and Cyprus, the Athens News Agency (ANA) said last week.

The project is part of the European Union's Trans-European Transport networks (TEN-T) programme.

ANA said shipping companies were requested to express their interest ahead of a joint proposal that Greece and Cyprus are due to submit to the European Commission.

“Following the signing of a relevant memorandum of co-operation, the two countries’ political leadership has agreed on a budget of 15 million euros. To date, Greece’s ANEK Lines and Cyprus’ Louis Group have expressed an interest in the project. The seaway would be vital in terms of helping Greece and Cyprus upgrade their ports and in boosting commercial activity between the two countries,” ANA said.

Cyprus Mail 2005

Ich bin ja mal gespannt, ob sich das noch lohnt. Momentan fährt The JASMINE regelmäßig zwischen Haifa und Alanya und die MAGIC I zwischen Ashdod und Limassol. Beide können auch PKW befördern und besonders The JASMINE ist erfolgreich unterwegs mit diesem Konzept.
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Odessa Shipping Company

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Old 07-01-2005, 06:17 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2003
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Moin zusammen,

Anek Lines und Louis Lines wollen zukünftig die Linie Athen-Limassol-Haifa wiederbeleben.
Mit der PRINCESA MARISSA werden beide Firmen gemeinsam sowohl Passagieren und PKW zwischen den Häfen befördern. Der Service soll am 17. Juli starten.

Hier die genaue Pressemitteilung:
Ferry services to Greece resume this summer
By Jean Christou
June 30, 2005
LOUIS Cruise Lines and Greek company ANEK lines are launching a resumption of ferry services between Greece and Cyprus as a pilot scheme this summer, reports said yesterday.

Ferry services between Cyprus and Greece were suspended several years ago after violence flared in Israel. The service used to run from Piraeus to Limassol before ending in Haifa, and most of the demand for ferry services was from Israelis wanting to travel to Greece or take their cars to Europe.

However, when Israelis stopped travelling, demand from Cyprus was not enough to keep the services running.

Reports yesterday said a deal had been struck between Louis and ANEK to operate a ferry service on the Louis ship Princesa Marissa that will be part cruise and part ferry to Rhodes and Piraeus.

The pilot scheme will run until September and may be extended, depending on demand. Tickets can be one-way or return and according to Politis the service begins on July 17 and will also operate on July 24 and 31, August 7, 14, 21 and 28, and September 4 and 11 from Cyprus. The ferry will depart from Piraeus on July 20 and 27, August 3, 9, 16, 24 and 30, and September 7 and 13, and from Rhodes on June 27, July 21 and 25, and August 4 and 8.

The deal was struck after months of discussions with the Greek government after the Merchant Marine Ministry sent out letters to maritime companies in order to gauge the interest of companies in the planned opening of a ‘motorway of the sea’ connecting Greece and Cyprus, the Athens News Agency (ANA) said last week.

The project is part of the European Union's Trans-European Transport networks (TEN-T) programme.

ANA said shipping companies were requested to express their interest ahead of a joint proposal that Greece and Cyprus are due to submit to the European Commission.

“Following the signing of a relevant memorandum of co-operation, the two countries’ political leadership has agreed on a budget of 15 million euros. To date, Greece’s ANEK Lines and Cyprus’ Louis Group have expressed an interest in the project. The seaway would be vital in terms of helping Greece and Cyprus upgrade their ports and in boosting commercial activity between the two countries,” ANA said.

Cyprus Mail 2005

Ich bin ja mal gespannt, ob sich das noch lohnt. Momentan fährt The JASMINE regelmäßig zwischen Haifa und Alanya und die MAGIC I zwischen Ashdod und Limassol. Beide können auch PKW befördern und besonders The JASMINE ist erfolgreich unterwegs mit diesem Konzept.
__________________
Best regards,
Patrick Wetter

Odessa Shipping Company

new for us on cruise-duty:
m/v YUZHNAYA PALMYRA
www.yuzhnaya-palmyra.com.ua



 
 

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