HP reroutes products due to border blockade


The first 100 40-foot containers originally destined for rail transport from Piraeus to Central Europe but rerouted because immigrants have blocked the tracks at Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, halting services, are already sailing to the port of Koper in Slovenia.

The Hewlett-Packard shipment makes the first major multinational to choose Piraeus as its entry gate to Europe also the first to implement the alternative route.

A number of other enterprises are also considering solutions to transfer their stranded wares to Central Europe as the railway link remains closed.