Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Greece Plans Port Policy, Shipping Minister Tells Naftemporiki

Don't Miss Out —
Follow us on:

July 11 (Bloomberg) -- Greece’s government will center state-asset-sale plans for the country’s ports on securing growth and job creation, Naftemporiki said, citing Shipping Minister Konstantinos Mousouroulis.

Greece will seek investors to run commercial activities at Piraeus Port Authority SA and Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, the country’s two biggest ports, Mousouroulis said in an interview published in the Athens-based newspaper today.

A National Port Policy framework is planned for other ports and strategic privatization plans will be developed where there is investor interest, Mousouroulis told Naftemporiki. Some smaller and regional ports will be merged and placed under private management, the newspaper said.

Mousouroulis said value-added tax for coastal shipping may be brought to the same levels with the rate for the tourism sector and bureaucracy for Greek ship registration, which currently requires 32 signatures per vessel, will be reduced, according to the report.

To contact the reporter on this story: Natalie Weeks in Athens at nweeks2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jerrold Colten at jcolten@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.