Containerharbour In Timbaki, Part 1
Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:45 PM
Posted 30 October 2006 - 07:53 PM
I am looking to go out to Crete again in May and have found that BA are starting flights from Gatwick to Heraklion from 27th March 2007, so if you can bear to hold off till then you will be able to fly direct.
Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:42 PM
Are there any new developments pertaining the container transit harbour
Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:23 AM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 12:31 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:18 PM
Thanks Mani that is a lot of info about the developments concerning the Timbaki container harbour.
Sorry my message was in response to an earlier conversation between Pam and John on this thread.
Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:29 PM
However, John and Mani, thanks for the info on BA - I've been looking at it and will probably book.
Posted 01 November 2006 - 01:42 PM
Hopefully the new Mayor of Timbaki will convey to him that both his presence and his port together with the investors he found are undesirable elements among the People and turtles of the Timbaki municipality.
Further good news:
In a move underlining China's keenness to establish a container base in
the Mediterranean major Chinese player China Shipping Container
Development Co has taken a 20% stake in the new container terminal at
Damietta in Egypt. The agreement comes despite Chinese executives making
several trips to Greece this year looking at investing in Crete and
Thessaloniki. While Greece fiddles, CSCDC has signed an agreement with
KGL Ports International of Egypt which will see China Shipping use
Damietta as its main hub in the Mediterranean with a target of some 1m
teu passing through the port within a few years.
Meanwhile, China's other major liner company Cosco continues to press
for a bilateral agreement on using a terminal in Piraeus and
Thessaloniki. Such an agreement is seen as being a key to widening
economic relations between Greece and China, and is therefore considered
a political issue and out of the hands of the management of the two
NEWSFRONT 20 October 2006 Vol. 7 / No. 39
Posted 02 November 2006 - 04:37 PM
The minister (Alogoskoufis) said China has expressed a special interest in the creation of infrastructure, initially at the ports of Piraeus and Thessaloniki, for its goods to the Middle East, Europe, the Black Sea countries etc.
There is interest not only from Chinese companies in the creation of infrastructure in Greek ports, but also from Greek shipowners for facilities at Chinese ports. Deputy Finance Minister Christos Folias pointed out that he saw opportunities for alliances in all sectors. For example, more than 100 ships have been ordered by Greek shipowners for construction in China.
Chinese companies could also take advantage of Greece's strategic geo-political position and distribute their products to Europe, especially in the evolving southeastern European market, the minister said.
Posted 02 November 2006 - 05:38 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 11:58 AM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:25 PM
Entscheidung fur Timbaki bis Ende des Jahres
Decision for Timbaki is expected by the end of the year.
Posted 06 November 2006 - 12:49 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:34 PM
Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:53 PM
The Koreans have only signed a non biding agreement that they will only participate in the construction of the port should such a port be funded by other interesting parties.
So far all indications show that the Minister's plans for the container port are doomed.
Among the people in Timbaki there is now a higher degree of awarness about the adverse cosequences of such a container port for the area.