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Logistics, Transportations, Transports Investment Opportunities!

Investing in logistics could be very beneficial in Greece as it stands on the crossroad of three continents (Europe, Asia, Africa), connecting, since early antiquity, people, goods and cultures. For that reason, Greece has long been a strategic node for transportation in the greater region.

Greece’s geographical position as a gateway between East and West is highly attractive for investments in logistics and transport in order to take advantage of these increasing trade flows in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Overall, Greek ports are strategically located and could easily be transformed into regional logistics hubs for goods travel from Asia to the European Community. The main port of Greece, Piraeus is a large port with significant capacity both as a container port and as a car terminal.

It is also close to the main Mediterranean maritime route (210 nm) and provides access to a large logistics center in Thriassio and a high-speed cargo train route leading into Europe.

All these allow Piraeus to serve both as a trans-shipment center and a gateway port to Europe. Also the Port of Thessaloniki is a gateway and strategically located to facilitate the Balcan Trade.

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The Competitive Advantage


Overall, the number of ICT business opportunities is expected to increase significantly over the next years driven mostly by:

  • The strong requirement to further automate and digitize the public sector, which is driven by several major public procurement projects in the ICT field.
  • The quick adoption of new technology by the Greek public, including for example new communication devices (smartphones, tablets), broadband telecommunications and smart TVs.
  • The significant growth of technology clusters, incubators, accelerators and VC activity focused on new ventures in ICT, and the large number of entrepreneurs, who are actively leveraging this infrastructure.
  • The several innovation and research activities currently being pursued in Greek polytechnic institutions and public RTOs in such areas as cloud computing, location-based services (LBS), nanotechnology and intelligent systems.

During the last years, Greece became the center of several important  investment initiatives announced by some of the largest companies in the global ICT industry such as Nokia-Siemens, Oracle and others.

Investment Opportunities in Logistics

There are several opportunities for investment in the Greek logistics sector, driven mostly by the following:

The growth of the Greek ports as gateways from Asia to Europe.
The planned privatization of such critical logistics assets as regional commercial ports, motorways and rail infrastructure
Continued investment in the improvement of rail and road infrastructure, including the accomplished and ongoing investments in several major motorway projects.
The opportunity for major global manufacturers to use Greece as an assembly, logistics and quality assurance center for their products manufactured in Asia and sold in Europe.
The potential for Greece to become a major logistics, distribution and assembly hub for Europe has been recognized by major investors such as Chinese COSCO, which has heavily invested in the Piraeus port.

Why to Invest in Greece?

  • Competitive Freight Costs
  • Advantageous Location
  • Transport Infrastructure
  • World Champion Shipping Sector
  • Know-how and Skilled Labor
  • Efficient Global Logistics Provider

Key Investment

  • Air Freight
  • Inventory Control and Warehousing
  • Sea Freight
  • Trucking

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