The tender process for the Thriasio freight center is about to restart, with candidate investors set to receive the terms so that there may be tangible progress by end-June.
If everything goes according to the plan of GAIAOSE, the Hellenic Railways’ subsidiary which utilizes the group’s properties, there will be a two-month period for the submission of binding offers and a total of 140 days for the preferred bidder to be selected and the transaction to be completed.
The tender concerns a plot of 0.6 square kilometers in eastern Attica where a freight center will be developed to supplement the Piraeus port. In the first phase of the tender for Thriasio there had been interest expressed from Cosco – which handles most of container traffic in Piraeus – as well as Athens-listed Grivalia Properties, Goldair, Med Log, Food Link and Rede Plan.
The plot will be conceded as a single property for development and operation and not in parts, as this is seen to be the best model for Thriasio’s economic growth. This tender will practically run in parallel with that of Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), if both projects stick to their latest timetables.