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ThPA S.A. announces that the joint venture “MYTILINEOS SA – ROVER MARITIME SL – HDK SA” has been awarded the project “Expansion of the Marine Works Infrastructure of Pier 6” with a budget of 150 million euro, at the current stage of the tender. This project is the most important part of the Mandatory Investments undertaken by ThPA S.A. under the Concession Agreement with the Greek State and will upgrade the position of the Port of Thessaloniki in the port industry by providing the ability to directly serve main liner container vessels (Ultra Large Container Vessels) with a capacity of up to 24.000 TEU.

According to the specifications, the project “Expansion of the Marine Works Infrastructure of Pier 6” includes:

  • Construction of a new additional quay wall 513m long, of which 470m will have a depth of -17,7m.
  • Construction of an additional yard area, 306,5m wide.
  • All the additional infrastructure works that are required for ensuring full operability of the new quay wall and the yard area.

The implementation and completion of the project contributes substantially to economic and social development with various and multiplier benefits on a local and national level. Specifically, the Pier 6 expansion project during its implementation period (2022-2025), according to a study by Deloitte, has been estimated that it:

  • Generates annual revenues of over €230m throughout the port ecosystem directly or indirectly affected by the expansion of Pier 6 - this amount concerns the port, cooperating companies, suppliers, but also other businesses, especially in the transport sector.
  • Significantly increases public revenues from direct and indirect taxes over €35m per year.
  • Generates added value of over €90m per year during the construction period, contributing to the country's GDP.
  • Supports, both directly and indirectly, the creation of more than 3.300 jobs, significantly strengthening the critical social sector of employment.

Additionally, in the period 2026-2035, the ten-year full operation of “Pier 6” is expected to:

  • Generate annual revenues of €272m throughout the port supply chain, which includes cooperating companies such as suppliers and other businesses, especially in the transport sector.
  • Significantly increase public revenues from direct and indirect taxes of over €55m per year.
  • Generate added value of over €177m per year, contributing to the country's GDP.
  • Support the creation of over 4.000 jobs, both directly and indirectly, significantly strengthening the critical social sector of employment.

The Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Athanasios Liagkos highlighted the following: “The implementation of the project of Pier 6 expansion, contributes substantially to the economic and social growth, offering various and multiplier benefits for ThPA S.A. and more broadly for the businesses associated with port activities, both locally and nationally. The completion of the project marks the substantial upgrading of the position of the Port of Thessaloniki in the global port industry and the supply chain sector, strengthening its leading role in the country's international development”.

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Answers to questions submitted in the context of the competition TED 079/2022 for the supply and commissioning of the complete overhaul of the cable Festoon systems of two (2) STS 3 and 4 Cranes [pdf]

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TED 79/2022 - Call for tenders for the supply and commissioning of the complete overhaul of the cable Festoon systems of two (2) STS 3 and 4 cranes [pdf]

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The arrival of the first cruise ship for 2022 at the Port of Thessaloniki marks the dynamic start of the new cruise season for ThPA S.A. Specifically, Viking Cruises vessel “Viking Sky”, inaugurates this year’s cruise season, on February 5, 2022, earlier than ever before.

Viking Cruises as well as Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Celestyal Cruises, Croiseurope Cruises, Hapag Lloyd Cruises, Mano Cruises, Noble Caledonia, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Silversea Cruises, have included Thessaloniki in their itineraries, recognizing the ongoing commitment of ThPA S.A. for the continuous upgrading of the range and quality of its services, as well as the ties of trust it has developed with leading companies in the cruise industry.

ThPA S.A. already has 55 confirmed cruise arrivals, from 11 different companies and 15 different cruise ships for 2022. Moreover, 55% of the 2022 cruise arrivals will be homeporting arrivals, highlighting the Port of Thessaloniki as an international port of choice for beginning and/or finishing cruises, with the capability of embarkation and/or disembarkation for passengers.

On this occasion, Mr. Athanasios Liagkos, Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A. noted: "We, at ThPA S.A., are constantly upgrading the spectrum and quality of our services, building further relationships of mutual trust with cruise lines to promote and attract cruise vessels to the port in order to support the economy and society by increasing tourist traffic. Our goal is to promote the destinations, experiences (such as tradition, culture, gastronomy) and the various opportunities of the wider region. We create added value”.

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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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