Prices to fall from to­day af­ter scrap­ping of third-party levies

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Pas­sen­ger ferry tick­ets should be­come a lit­tle cheaper from to­day af­ter Par­lia­ment voted through an amend­ment yes­ter­day that re­moves third-party levies. Attica Group, Aegean Speed Lines and Hel­lenic Se­aways an­nounced that they would be cut­ting their fares for jour­neys to and from Greek is­lands by be­tween 8 and 10 per­cent. A levy of 6.5 per­cent had been im­posed on ferry tick­ets un­til now so money could be set aside for a sea­men’s fund that pro­vided so­cial se­cu­rity cover for sailors who suf­fered ac­ci­dents while work­ing. A levy that ap­plied to fer­ries that sailed to and from Crete has also be scrapped.

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