Binding offer for Thessaloniki port to be submitted by March 24

Binding offers for the purchase of a 67 pct of Thessaloniki Port Authority are expected to be submitted by March 24, Hellenic Republic Asset Deveopment Fund said on Monday, rejecting a request by three investment groups for a new extension of the deadline.

A total of nine investment groups have expressed interest in the tender and have passed into its second phase. These are: APM Terminals Moller Maersk, German fund Deutsche Invest Equity Partners GmbH (including businessman Ivan Savvidis), Duferco Participations Holding S.A. (a customer of Thessaloniki Port), International Container Terminal Services Inc from the Philippines, Mitsui & Go Ltd from Japan, P&O Steam Navigation Company, Russian Railways JSC, GEK TERNA S.A and Yilport Holding Inc.