The Chairman of the BoD and CEO of ThPA SA, Mr. S. Theofanis, participated as the Leading Invited Speaker in the Meeting of the “Standing Committee on Ports and Channels” of the “Τransportation Research Board Annual Meeting” held in Washington, D.C, USA on 16.01.2019. This Meeting is a top event for the global scientific and business community in the Transport sector.
The subject of his speech was the recent developments in port business management, at a global level, and their connection with the completion of the process of introducing a strategic investor to ThPA S.A. In his speech, he referred to the strategic role played by the Global Port Administrators and the networking of Port Operators, as well as to the importance of the structure of the liner shipping companies’ market. This statement was complemented by a brief analysis of developments in the area of Southeast Europe, Balkans and Eastern Mediterranean. Mr. Theofanis pointed out that this environment forms challenges but also great opportunities for the port of Thessaloniki, based on its new shareholding structure and the new commercial development strategy. All of the above are “key” points, since the company benefits from the know-how and the dynamics of its new shareholders and is expected to play a key role in the region, being a major port and freight hub.