Thessaloniki and Patras team up to advance Greek port sector

Thessaloniki Patras MoU

The Port of Thessaloniki (ThPA S.A.) and the Patras Port Authority S.A. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster the ports’ activities and national economy.

Under the new agreement, both ports will work closely together for the overall development of port and trade activities, as well as the promotion of intermodal transports.

The MoU includes joint business initiatives and the exchange of information, the leveraging of innovative technologies focusing on navigation safety and environmental protection, the strengthening of the two ports’ position internationally, the improvement of the services provided, and the availability of infrastructures.

The MoU was signed by Thanos Liagkos, Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., and Panagiotis Tsonis, Managing Director and Executive Member of Patras Port Authority S.A..

“The exchange of experiences between the human capital of the two ports is one of the aspects of this cooperation to which emphasis will be given,” said Tsonis at the signing ceremony.

“Through their cooperation, the ports of Thessaloniki and Patras will grow – commercially and financially – even further and enhance their position among international competitors. In turn, this will benefit the national economy and Greek society.”

ThPA S.A. registered an increase in its container throughput for 2021, moving over 470,000 TEU.

Container terminal throughput increased by a total of 2.2 per cent, from 461,000 TEU in 2020 to 471,000 TEU in 2021.

Vessel calls increased by a total of 7.1 per cent from 1,286 in 2020 to 1,377 in 2021, including container, conventional cargo and passenger vessels.

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