This month, ESPO would like to present to you the Port of Thessaloniki. Located at the shores of the Thermaicos Gulf in Northern Greece, the Port of Thessaloniki is a multipurpose port with a rich history dating back to Classical Antiquity. Let’s have a closer look at this interesting port!

ESPO: Can you briefly tell us about the Port of Thessaloniki? What are its main characteristics and challenges?

Port of Thessaloniki: The Port of Thessaloniki is located at the shores of the Thermaicos Gulf in Northern Greece. It constitutes a natural maritime gateway for the trade activities of the Balkan Peninsula and the broader area. Its advantageous strategic position is further strengthened by the fact that the Port of Thessaloniki is directly connected to Trans-European and regional transport networks.

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The following national port associations and port administrations are members of ESPO: Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company, Croatian Ports Association, Cyprus Ports Authority, Danish Ports, Finnish Port Association, Union des Ports de France (UPF), Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME), Irish Ports Association, Associazione Porti Italiani (Assoporti), Transport Malta, Norwegian Ports, Association Ports of Portugal (APP), Administraţia Porturilor Maritime S.A. Constanţa, Puertos del Estado, Ports of Sweden, British Ports Association / UK Major Ports Group. The following port associations and port administrations are observer at ESPO: Associated Icelandic Ports and Israel Ports Company (AIP).

The following members countries are represented by their ports directly: Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia.

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