Vasilis Korkidis: Greek ports are growth engines

Greek ports, led by Piraeus, are growth engines,” Vasilis Korkidis, president of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on the occasion of his election in the board of the National Ports Regulatory Authority.

Korkidis was elected as regular member of the board, headed by Panagiotis Iason Aggelopoulos.
Korkidis, in a statement thanked the Shipping minister for the recommendation and all Parliament commission members for the acceptance and stressed that a European Parliament decision paved the way for Greek ports to introduce new European regulations aimed to simplify procedures and introduce free competition in order to become attractive to investors and friendly to global shipping. “Of course, our main goal is to preserve the national interest and a recovery of the Greek economy, through wealth produced from port activity to be offered as added value to the local society and businesses,” Korkidis said.

Greek ports, led by Piraeus, are growth engines as their comparative advantage is based on their geographic position, a recent survey of chartering shipping activities said.