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Greek ports privatisation moves ahead

Greece’s ongoing port privatisation plans have turned to Alexandroupolis in the far northeast of the country near Bulgaria and Turkey.

A July 29 deadline has been set for bids to take over the port while investors are also being sought for the northwestern port of Igoumenitsa for which an August 5 deadline has been given.

Greece’s top two ports – Piraeus and Thessaloniki – were the first to be privatised, with Piraeus now controlled by China’s Cosco and Thessaloniki run by Belterra Investments.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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