Thessaloniki port grows in stature

The port of Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest, is evolving into a key gateway for the entire Balkan peninsula's supply chain, while constantly becoming a more important part of China's maritime trade plans.

More imports are arriving at Thessaloniki port before heading to North Macedonia. These include healthcare supplies to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. Last Friday a train with 30 containers destined for industries in North Macedonia left from Thessaloniki port.

That service was conducted by Trainose, the Greek subsidiary of Italy's Ferrovie dello Stato, while more cargo trains are set to head to Greece's northern neighbor over the coming days and weeks as, despite the particularly difficult situation, Thessaloniki Port Authority (OLTH) has secured the unhindered operation of the port's trade traffic.

The port's management notes that "this constitutes a...

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