The Port of Thessaloniki has launched a new rail service between Northern Greece and Niš in southern Serbia.
The Greek Ports Port Authority (THPA) itself announced it in a press release.
The service, which began on August 17th, is expressly dedicated to CMA CGM, an indirect shareholder in the port through Terminal Link SAS, a consortium with China Holdings International, which holds a minority stake.
The majority stakeholder, since the port was privatized in 2018, is Cyprus-based Belterra Investments, controlled by Greek-Russian investor Niko Savvidis, which currently has a share of over 71%
ThPA said the first train took only 16 hours to get to Mbox intermodal terminal in Niš.
Translation by Giles Foster