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Thessaloniki Port Authority Sees Record Container Numbers In 2017

Thessaloniki Port Authority sees record container numbers in 2017

Thessaloniki Port Authority Sees Record Container Numbers In 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece (PortSEurope) January 3, 2018 – Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (ThPA) closed 2017 with more than 400,000 TEUs being transported, achieving the second best performance of the last 20 years (401,746 TEUs), while marking a significant increase compared to 2016.

The Chairman of the Board Constantinos Mellios and the CEO of ThPA, Dimitris Makris congratulated the executives and the employees of the company for the record of container handling, which was achieved despite the negative consequences of the strike of customs officials on the night shift of Port 16 of Port of Thessaloniki.

It is noted that a significant increase was recorded in 2017 and in conventional cargo traffic, compared to 2016.

Makris stressed that, “ThPA SA, continuing the close cooperation with the shipping agents, customs agents and the stakeholders of the port community, is constantly seeking to strengthen the position of Thessaloniki Port in the harbour market of the region”.

On December 22, 2017, the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF), the state privatisation agency, issued a press release on the signing of the agreement for the sale of Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki Limited, the company set up by the consortium of Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH, Belterra Investments Ltd and Terminal Link SAS (owned by CMA CGM).

Source: Athens Stock Exchange

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