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ThPA S.A. and the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) signed a Cooperation Agreement with the aim to develop international trade and increase their business activities by promoting the sea route between Europe and Asia via the Suez Canal and the Port of Thessaloniki.

The main objective of this cooperation is the exchange of knowledge and professional experience between Port Said Ports and Port of Thessaloniki and the development of joint initiatives focusing on commercial and educational actions that will enhance cargo and passenger flows between Egypt and Greece, such as the establishment of a maritime line for perishable goods and bulk cargo and the development of cruise business.

The Cooperation Agreement was signed in an online ceremony in the presence of the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis, the Secretary General of Ports, Ports Policy and Maritime Investments, Mr. Evangelos Kyriazopoulos, the Chairman of SCZone, Eng. Yehia Zaki, the General Manager of Port Said East Port, Captain Aly Assem M. Ibrahim, the Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, the Managing Director – CEO of ThPA S.A., Mr. Franco Nicola Cupolo, the Chief Investment Officer of ThPA S.A., Mr. Artur Davidian, the Chief Commercial Officer of ThPA S.A., Mr. Ioannis Fetanis and other Executives of both parties.

The Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Mr. Giannis Plakiotakis stated: “This agreement creates additional opportunities for further development of the maritime trade between Europe and Asia, which are greatly enhanced by the strategic location of the two parties. We are particularly satisfied that the Port of Thessaloniki provides an evolving, efficient and reliable intermodal network, which secures and upgrades the supply chain, offering added value at an economic and social level”.

The Chairman of SCZone, Eng. Yehia Zaki, highlighted: “This cooperation is motivated by a mutual interest for the development of important trade flows, as well as logistics and port interfaces such as those represented by SCZone and ThPA S.A. and will result in increased traffic for the ports of SCZone. With four industrial areas and six ports, the SCZone is located at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and Asia, and occupies 461 km2 along the banks of the newly expanded Suez Canal, strategically located on the main trade route between Europe and Asia, playing a key role in world trade”.

The Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, said: “The signing of the cooperation agreement with SCZone is part of our strategy to propel the regional supply chain to a new era by providing connectivity that facilitates business growth, fostering economic and social added value and respecting the mandate for a “green” future for our planet and the younger generations. We aspire, to more than a port, to be the multi-gateway intermodal network and logistics solutions provider for the Balkans and the broader Southeast, Central and Eastern European region”.

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Modified tender Ted 077/2021 - Call for tenders for the supply of motion - heating diesel oil and unleaded Gasoline [pdf]

ThPA S.A. (“ThPA” or the “Company”), in accordance with L.3556/2007, informs about the notifications received by the company “Belterra Holdings Ltd” and by Mr. Nikos Savvidis on 08/12/2021 and on 09/12/2021 respectively, regarding the significant change on voting rights arising from the indirect acquisition by Mr. Niko Savvidi of 489.332 shares of ThPA, corresponding to a percentage of 4,85% of ThPA’s total voting rights (indirect holding).

This significant change to the voting rights consists, is partly due to the acquisition of 189.477 shares (1,88%) following the Mandatory Tender Offer launched by Belterra Investments Ltd to the shareholders of the Company on 30/06/2021, and partly due to the acquisition of 299.855 (2,97%) shares by Belterra Investments Ltd, by virtue of a stock exchange (OTC) transfer dated 06/12/2021.

Following the above, Mr. Nikos Savvidis, controls, within the meaning of article 3 par.1 c) L. 3556/2007, Belterra Holdings Ltd, which controls, within the meaning of article 3 par.1 c) L. 3556/2007, Belterra Investments Ltd, which controls in total, both directly and indirectly, 7.242.932 of the Company’s voting rights, corresponding to a percentage of 71,85% of the total Company’s voting rights. In particular, Belterra Investments Ltd now holds directly 489.332 of the Company’s voting rights, corresponding to a percentage of 4,85% of its total voting rights, and at the same time already controls, within the meaning of article 3 par.1 c) L. 3556/2007, Melbery Investments Ltd, which further controls, within the meaning of article 3 par.1 c) L. 3556/2007, South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Ltd, owner of 6.753.600 the Company’s voting rights, that is a percentage of 67,00% of the Company’s total voting rights.

Prior to the above transactions, Mr. Nikos Savvidis controlled indirectly, within the meaning of article 3 par.1 c) L. 3556/2007, a percentage corresponding to 67,00% of the total voting rights of the Company.

TED 078/2021 - Open call for tender for the supply of winter personal protective equipment [pdf]

 

ThPA S.A. (“ThPA” or the “Company”) announces that under the context of transparency and following information received from its shareholder "BELTERRA INVESTMENTS LTD" (“Belterra”) on 6.12.2021, Belterra purchased on 6.12.2021 the number of 299.855 shares of the Company, with acquisition price € 26 per share. Prior to this acquisition, Belterra already held 189.477 shares, corresponding to a percentage of 1,88% of the Company’s total paid-up share capital. Following this acquisition, the total number of shares and voting rights of the Company directly owned by Belterra amounts to 489.332, corresponding to a percentage of 4,85% of its total paid-up share capital.

Consequently, the total number of shares and voting rights of the Company held by Belterra, both directly and indirectly - through its direct participation in SEGT (which holds a percentage of 67% of ThPA’s shares and voting rights) - amounts to 7.242.932 and corresponds to a percentage of 71,85% of its total paid-up share capital, from a percentage of 68,88% held by Belterra prior to the described transaction.

ThPA S.A. - Port of Thessaloniki is the first Greek Port to adopt blockchain technology through integrating with TradeLens, a digital logistics platform supported by five of the six largest ocean carriers globally. ThPA S.A. is focused on the transformation of the Port of Thessaloniki into a “smart port” through smart technologies for the digitization of systems, to provide innovative and high-end services with simplified procedures, creating surplus value for the wider port community.

As ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki is the Gateway Port to South East, Central and Eastern Europe, detailed visibility movements of container shipments is a very important factor. The TradeLens platform promotes the efficient, transparent and secure exchange of information to foster greater collaboration and trust across the global supply chain. Furthermore, TradeLens platform provides visibility across the entire supply chain and is built on a wealth of input from the industry including direct integrations with more than 180 ports and terminals, 15+ customs authorities around the world and an increasing number of intermodal providers.

Integration of ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki to the Tradelens platform, significantly improves asset and yard management by leveraging information from partners earlier, as well as simplifies and reduces the cost of connecting to each individual shipping line and the wider port community. The transformation of manual, paper-based and time-consuming administrative processes into digital processes optimizes and accelerates the decision-making process for ThPA S.A. and associated ecosystems.

The Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Thanos Liagkos, noted “The use of the Tradelens platform contributes to the increase of operational efficiency, through better visibility of container flows across multiple modes, while improving the impact on the climate change. Joining the TradeLens platform is a great step forward for ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki to lead the change in the Greek intermodal logistics industry, pioneering in the digitization of the South East European supply chain.

Thomas Sproat, Sr. Director Network Development said “TradeLens is an open and neutral platform, that has a goal to digitalize and connect the global supply ecosystem. We are thrilled to add ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki (the 1st Greek Port Container Terminal) to the TradeLens ecosystem as we have an important partner in Greece and South East Europe to provide efficient end to end movement of containers and thus helping our joint customers to reduce overall logistics costs”.

About TradeLens

The TradeLens platform has been jointly developed by Maersk and IBM. TradeLens is an open and neutral industry platform underpinned by blockchain technology, supported by major players across the global shipping industry. The platform promotes the efficient, transparent and secure exchange of information in order to foster greater collaboration and trust across the global supply chain.

 

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