Representatives of South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited and executives of Terminal Link SAS have met with the President of Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (ThPA), Konstantinos Mellios, Chief Executive Officer Dimitrios Makris, Dimitrios Routos and executives of the company.
The meeting was attended by South East Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Ltd BoD member Sotiris Theophanis, Terminal Link SAS Managing Director and CEO of SEGT Ltd, Boris Wenzel, Terminal Link SAS executives. Rui Pinto and Marc Riondel and the legal adviser to TAIPED (state privatisation agency), George Papachristou. It should be noted that on December 21, 2017, the contract for the sale of 67% of ThPA’s shares to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited was signed, the company established by the association of the preferred investor Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH, Belterra Investments Ltd and Terminal Link SAS (part of CMA CGM).
During the official meeting, the company’s representatives were briefed on the handling of containers and conventional cargo and on operational issues. There followed an exchange of views on key issues concerning the operation of the port of Thessaloniki in the coming period.
As Mellios pointed out, in 2017 a decade-long record and the second best performance of the last 20 years in container traffic (more than 400,000 TEUs) were recorded, despite the ongoing strike of customs officers on the night shift of Port 16 of Port of Thessaloniki.
For his part, Makris highlighted the key issues of the next period for the sustainable development of the Port. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed to hold new meetings in the next period to examine the issues surrounding the completion of the strategic investor’s process.