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Elefsina Port Authority And Hellenic Petroleum Discuss Cooperation

Elefsina Port Authority and Hellenic Petroleum discuss cooperation

Athens, Greece (PortSEurope) June 16, 2021 – The Elefsina Port Authority (OLE) SA and Hellenic Petroleum (ELPE) SA have held discussions about expanding and highlighting issues of cooperation between the two companies, as they arise from the proximity of their facilities in the Gulf of Elefsina. Hellenic Petroleum wants to upgrade their facilities in the area with new projects that are planned as well as
their participation in projects and actions that contribute to the development of the wider area. The Elefsina Port Authority raised issues of energy upgrade of the port’s infrastructure, with the aim of converting it into an energy shipping hub, as well as the possibilities of electrified service of ships from renewable energy sources. Both sides stressed the need to upgrade and protect the marine environment in the region and to take initiatives for joint actions in matters of corporate social responsibility, for the benefit of local communities. This working meeting was preceded by a meeting of the Managing Director of ELPE Andreas Siamisis and the Managing Director of OLE. Apostolos Kamarinakis. The two delegations agreed to further expand their cooperation and to organize more regular targeted thematic meetings. The Port Authority of Elefsina (O.L.E.) is currently working on the design of the master plan in order for the port to fully meet its role as a key pillar for the development of the port system and the network of of maritime transport in the country. Elefsis is located about 20 km northwest of Piraeus and 30 minutes from Athens’ international airport El. Venizelos. The main port serves dry bulk and general cargo vessels, while oil tankers and LPG carriers visit Elefsis Refinery in a daily base. Other common types of calls are for repair, maintenance and dry docking at Elefsis Shipyards. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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