The strategic role of the Port of Thessaloniki as the gateway port for South East and Central Europe as well as the development projects of the port, were among the issues discussed during the meeting of the diplomatic representatives from the ASEAN Committee in Athens (ACAT) and Executive Management members of ThPA S.A. that took place today, Tuesday July 27, 2021 at the Administration Building of the Company.
More precisely, the delegation included representatives from the Embassies of Indonesia (H.E. Mr. Ferry Adamhar, Ambassador and Chair of ACAT), Philippines (H.E. Mr. Giovanni E. Palec, Ambassador), Viet Nam (H.E. Mr. Le Hong Truong, Ambassador) and Thailand (Mr. Pornsith Pibulnakarintr, Chargé d’ Affaires) and other officials of the Embassies.
During the meeting, the Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Athanasios Liagkos, informed the ACAT delegation about the role of the Port of Thessaloniki as the gateway port for South East and Central Europe, maximizing the benefits of its strategic location in Northern Greece, close to the major Trans-European motorway and railway networks with direct access to the Southeastern European countries.
In addition, the Managing Director – Chief Executive Officer of ThPA S.A., Franco Nicola Cupolo, presented the development projects of the Port of Thessaloniki, such as the status of the investment plan, the progress of the infrastructure development projects, focusing on the expansion of Pier 6, the equipment modernization program and the services provided in the Port of Thessaloniki.
Finally, all participants agreed to mutually maintain communication in order to promote commercial cooperation between ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki and ACAT (ASEAN Committee in Athens).