A cooperation agreement between Greece’s Port of Thessaloniki and Port of Gdansk in Poland was signed during the 87th Thessaloniki International Fair.
Through this new cooperation, Port of Thessaloniki, one of the largest seaports in the Eastern Mediterranean, located in northern Greece, expands its strategic role as a port of international importance.
The cooperation agreement was signed in the presence of the Ambassador of Poland to Greece, Artur Lompart and executives of both ports, Lukasz Malinowski, President of the Board of Port of Gdansk Authority SA and Thanos Liagkos, Executive Chairman of the BoD of Thessaloniki Port (ThPA S.A.).
The new collaboration establishes the framework for research and exchange of best practices, with a view to developing mutually beneficial strategic synergies and supporting initiatives and projects related to the development of a transport corridor between the two ports.
The cooperation also strengthens the link between Greece and Poland as members of the Three Seas geostrategic initiative, which focuses on the development of transportation along the North-South axis of Eastern Europe.
The Ambassador of Poland to Greece, Mr. Artur Lompart, said, “The initiation of the cooperation between the two ports further reinforces the trade relations between Greece and Poland, aiming to optimize the cargo handling between the two countries, which currently takes place by road from Thessaloniki to Gdańsk in 4 days.”
The President of the Board of Port of Gdańsk Authority SA, Mr. Lukasz Malinowski, pointed out, “The Port of Thessaloniki is strategically located in Northern Greece close to the major Trans-European motorway and railway networks with direct access to the Southeastern European countries. Our cooperation promotes joint exploration of opportunities for the development of port activities, infrastructure, intermodal transport services and modern technology and environmental protection solutions.”
The Executive Chairman of the BoD of ThPA S.A., Mr. Thanos Liagkos, highlighted, “The Port of Gdańsk is one of the fastest growing ports in Europe, holding a leading position in the Baltic container transport sector, as well as in conventional and bulk cargo handling. At ThPA S.A. we remain committed to creating synergies that promote cross-border trade and enhance connectivity, playing a significant role in the country’s extroversion”.