Nine investors bid for Heraklion port in key infrastructure project for Crete





The privatization of the Heraklion port on the island of Crete has drawn strong interest, attracting bids from 9 interested investors, according to the country’s privatizations office HRADF.


The privatization is part of a broader effort by Greece to improve its sea links across the country and boost its role as a cargo transit hub in the region.


HRADF said that companies that showed an interest in acquiring a 67 percent in the port are:


1) Consortium composed of the companies AKTOR CONCESSIONS S.A - ATTICA GROUP

2) Consortium “GRAY PIER HERAKLION PORT”, composed of the companies INDUSTRIAL &

HOTEL ENTERPRISES S.A. - FHL. H. KIRIAKIDIS MARBELS-GRANITES S.A.

3) Consortium composed of the companies GEK TERNA S.A. – AVIAREPS HELLAS S.A.

4) Consortium composed of the companies GRIMALDI EUROMED S.p.A. – MINOAN LINES

SHIPPING S.A.

5) Consortium composed of the companies PORTEK INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LIMITED -

GPH CRUISE PORT FINANCE LTD.

6) Consortium composed of the companies SEKAVIN S.A. – GOLDENSTEP SHIPPING LIMITED

7) OLETE LMITED

8) TEKAL S.A.

9) THESSALONIKI PORT AUTHORITY S.A.


HRADF’s advisors will evaluate the expressions of interest and submit their

recommendation to the Fund’s Board of Directors regarding the candidates that qualify for the next phase of the tender (binding offers phase), it said.


The Heraklion Port Authority has the right to exclusively use and operate the buildings, land and facilities of the port land-side zone of Heraklion's port by virtue of a concession agreement with the Hellenic Republic.



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