ECONOMY

Huge interest in Thriasio Freight Center

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The tender for the concession of the Thriasio Freight Center is attracting significant investor interest.

Despite the problems the Greek sector of combined freight transport has recently faced due to the blockade on the railway tracks leading from Greece to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, strong domestic and foreign groups appear ready to vie for what is probably the most important infrastructure project in the Greek freight domain.

Sources say that the investor list that railway property company GAIAOSE has drafted ahead of the bidding for the tender it proclaimed includes a great number of suitors who have expressed their interest. They are Cosco, Grivalia Properties, Damco (a subsidiary of AP Moller Maersk), METKA, Redeplan, FDL Group, Piraeus Port Authority, Goldair Cargo, Sarmed, Diakinisis (a Cosco consortium with ELGEKA), Ethniki Pangaia, Ernst & Young, PAEGAE, Kuehne + Nagel, Toxotis SA, MedLog, Orphee Beinoglou SA, Asprokat, an Alpha Bank subsidiary and others.

The deadline for requesting the terms of the tender is Friday, and GAIAOSE chief executive Athanasios Schizas says more foreign companies will be added to the above list. Binding bids must be tabled by March 31.