Thessaloniki’s port can act as a gateway to the Balkans and Europe, East Port Said director tells ANA

The administration of East Port Said, at the northern entrance of the Suez Canal, appears to ‘view’ the port of Thessaloniki as a potential gateway to the Balkans and Europe for Egyptian perishable goods but also for Egyptian green hygrogen in the future, according to an interview with the East Port Said general manager, Aly Assem Ibrahim, to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Friday.

At the same time, Ibrahim is promoting the creation of a cruise line which will link Thessaloniki with Port Said.

He said discussions are underway on the above issues, in the context of a cooperation memorandum signed with the Thessaloniki Port Authority. Ibrahim was in Thessaloniki to participate in the 1st international  Southeast Europe Connectivity Forum. According to East Port Said director, cooperation with the port of Thessaloniki, which he believes will become one of the main gateways to the Balkans, will be a mutually beneficial, win-win proposition.