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A range of new shipping links now gives Cyprus new status as a stepping stone to ports in the eastern Mediterranean. We report on new services from Cyprus to Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and Israel.

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Truly dedicated devotees of scheduled shipping services might be intrigued by recent developments in the eastern Mediterranean, with the divided island of Cyprus this past summer enjoying a range of new links with neighbouring Middle East countries.

Some years ago the Poseidon Lines ship Olympia set sail every Monday from the Greek port of Piraeus, bound for Israel with stops along the way in Rhodes and Cyprus. The service ended in late 2001.

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