The Port of Thessaloniki (ThPA S.A.) has increased 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.
In its Annual Financial Report, ThPA S.A. made consolidated net profit after taxes to €19.8 million ($21.7 million).
The capital expenditure program for 2021 amounted to €17.4 million ($19.1 million), compared to €8.1 million ($8.9 million) in 2020 mainly attributed to the investments in the upgrade of the Port’s facilities and infrastructure, the purchase of new loading and unloading equipment including the advance payments for the purchase of two new cranes (STS) to be fully operational in July of 2022.
The Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Thanos Liagkos, stated: “We remain optimistic and focused on our strategic objective, which is to implement our investment plan while developing all business sectors of the Port of Thessaloniki, actively contributing to the development of our business partners and offering value to all stakeholders and society, while promoting sustainability.
“In early 2022, we signed the cooperation agreement with the Suez Canal Economic Zone, laying the foundation for joint initiatives 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.”