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ThPA SA is the first managing body of a port in Greece to be certified according to the ELOT 1801:2008/BS OHSAS 18001:2007 international standard as regards its occupational health and safety management system.

The certification pertains to the entire range of the ThPA SA’s activities and in particular:

  • Mooring of merchant, passenger and cruise vessels
  • Loading / unloading of bulk and container cargos
  • Storage and movement of merchandise and other items
  • Concession of areas for commercial and cultural activities

The implementation of the international standard by ThPA SA is an explicit commitment for the prevention of industrial injury and professional diseases, aiming at constantly improving the efficiency of the occupational health and safety management system.

The Managing Director of ThPA SA, Mr. Dimitris Makris, stated: “The acquisition of the said certification demonstrates the company’s interest and strong commitment to improve health and safety conditions at work. A constant effort is being made to implement international management systems and to observe the best available techniques in the said field, so as to limit occupational safety risks for employees. ThPA SA completed the cycle of certifications on operational functions, environmental protection and occupational health and safety management system, which all contribute a great deal to its successful course.”

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA is on the rise after achieving a significant increase in the container and conventional cargo throughput, according to the company’s annual statistics for 2017.

During the past year, an increase of 16,74% was recorded in container throughput, with a total of 401,947 TEUs handled as compared to 344,316 TEUs in 2016. The company set a decade record (2008-2017) and its second best performance in 20 years since 2007. An important raise was recorded in transit traffic (19,73%) as well as in Greek container exports (14,46%). It should be noted that a traffic volume exceeding 400,000 TEUs approaches the limits of the Container Terminal’s existing capacity.

2017 closed with an increase in the Conventional Port as well, where a total 3,598,271.00 tons of conventional cargo were throughput as compared to 3,312,527.00 tons in 2016 (8,63% increase). The largest increase was recorded in the transit cargo in bulk (25,5%).

During the same time, a 12,28% increase was recorded in the number of ships entering the Port of Thessaloniki, where a total of 1,417 ships were serviced in 2017 as opposed to 1,262 ships in 2016. Among them, 523 were container ships as opposed to 440 in 2016 (18,86% increase), 726 were conventional cargo vessels as opposed to 674 in 2016 (7,72% increase) and 168 were passenger ships as opposed to 148 in 2016 (13,51% increase).

Commending on the cargo throughput data, the Managing Director of ThPA Sa Mr. Dimitris Makris pointed out: “The company set high targets as regards cargo throughput for 2017 and achieved them. Container throughput, in particular, set a decade record. The upward trend for conventional cargo throughput in 2017 fluctuated as regards bulk cargo, especially during the last three months, a fact attributed to the development in certain industries of the area. The upward trend in the bulk cargo is expected to continue after the second quarter of 2018. The upward trend in the container cargo throughput, as well as vessel support services were negatively affected during the last quarter of 2017 by the ongoing – as of September 16th 2017 and up to present – strike of the customs officials trade union during night shifts at Gate 16 of the Free Trade Zone of the Thessaloniki Port. ThPA SA management made timely and significant efforts to address the problem by making realistic suggestions to the competent authorities. At the same time, exhausting all possibilities, ThPA SA provides workable solutions in order to reduce the particularly negative consequences that the ongoing customs officials strike has on the servicing of ships, always in communication with all the parties involved. The operation of Gate 16 of the Free Trade Zone of the Thessaloniki Port on a 24hour basis is always of paramount importance for trade facilitation and for promoting the development perspectives of the Thessaloniki Port.

According to the provisional financial data for 2017, ThPA SA's total proceeds amount to €58,106,000.00, namely a significant 11,25% increase as compared to 2016 (€52,230,000.00), by maintaining high financial performance indicators, increased cash deposits and zero lending. The aforementioned financial data confirm the company’s ability to fund important investment projects for the sustainable development of the Port.

The above positive results reflect the key contribution of the ThPA SA’s executives, employees and collaborators in their achievement.”       

ThPA SA turns the page

In the very near future, 67% of the ThPA SA’s share capital will be transferred to the South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited, the consortium consisting in the preferred investor «Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH», «Belterra Investments Ltd.» and «Terminal Link SAS».

“ThPA SA is presented with new challenges; important investments in substructure and equipment are deemed necessary, as well as major reforms that will render the company’s operation even more efficient. We aspire to the success of the strategic investor and their management at the ThPA SA; the goal is to upgrade Thessaloniki Port at the Trans-European Network for Transport and render it the principal transit centre of Southeastern Europe. This will be of great benefit to the national economy and employment”, underlined Mr. Makris.

Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. announces that on February 15, 2018, in the Athens Stock Exchange, took place, the continuing the 25.01.2018 Extraordinary General Meeting of the company’s shareholders, the adjourned session of the above meeting for the discussion of the fourteenth item "Election of the Board of Directors members”.

At the above meeting, 13 shareholders representing 7.612.129 shares, i.e. 75,5191% of the company’s paid-up share capital where legally present attending either in person or by proxy. Following the lawful voting and pursuant to article 7 par. 1 of the Company's Articles of Association, as amended by the decisions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Shareholders of ThPA SA on 25.01.2018, nine (9) members of the Board of Directors were elected (without substitute members), with a 5-year term, which are:

  • Vlachos Angelos,
  • Kardaras Panagiotis,
  • Karoulis Konstantinos,
  • Makris Dimitrios,
  • Mellios Kostantinos,
  • Mpikas Dimitrios,
  • Routos Dimitrios,
  • Tsiapakidis Konstantinos,
  • Christoyiannis Konstantinos,

In addition the adjourned meeting of the Extraordinary General Meeting of 15 February 2018, set according to law 3016/2002, as independent non-executive members of the Board of Directors:

  • Routos Dimitrios
  • Karoulis Konstantinos
  • Tsiapakidis Konstantinos

The voting results on the 14th item were as follows:       

Number of shares for valid votes given 7.612.109 (75,5170% of the share capital with voting rights), out of which:

  • For: 7.581.094
  • Against: 31.015
  • Abstain: 20

The new Board of Directors of the ThPA SA which was elected in the adjourned Extraordinary General Meeting of the company’s shareholders on 15.02.2018, during its meeting on 16.02.2018 was constituted in a body as follows:

  1. Constantinos Mellios, Chairman of BoD, non-executive member
  2. Dimitrios Makris, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), executive member
  3. Dimitrios Routos Deputy President of BoD, independent non-executive member
  4. Angelos Vlachos, non-executive member
  5. Konstantinos Christoyiannis, non-executive member
  6. Panagiotis Kardaras, non-executive member
  7. Dimitrios Mpikas, non-executive member
  8. Konstantinos Tsiapakidis, independent non-executive member
  9. Konstantinos Karoulis, independent non-executive member

At the meeting of 16.02.2018, in accordance with article 12 of the Company's Articles of Association, the Board of Directors decided to set up an Audit Committee with the following members of the Board of Directors:

1) Dimitrios Routos, independent non-executive member

2) Angelos Vlachos, non-executive member

3) Konstantinos Karoulis, independent non-executive member

The Company "THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY SA" THPA SA informs the investing public that on Friday February 02, 2018, the concession agreement of THPA SA was signed with the Greek State as amended and approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting of 25.01.2018. The concession agreement was signed on behalf of the Greek Government by the Minister of Shipping and Island Policy, Mr. P. Kouroumplis and the Minister of Finance Mr. E. Tsakalotos, and on behalf of ThPA SA by the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dimitrios Makris, who was authorized by the Board of Directors of THPA SA.

The concession agreement will be introduced for a Parliamentary legislative ratification in the immediate future.

 

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA following the announcement of January 26 informs the investors' community that in the Adjourned Extraordinary General Meeting of February 15, 2018 at 12:00 a.m. in the Athens Stock Exchange (110 Athinon Ave.) are entitled to participate those who appear as shareholders of the Company in the records of the Dematerialized Securities System that is managed by the "HELLENIC CENTER SECURITIES DEPOSITORY SA" on February 11, 2018 (record date), according to the provisions of articles 27 par. 2, 28 and 28a of Codified Law 2190/1920.