OLTH S.A. launched a new regular container train service between Thessaloniki and Nis, Serbia. The first block-train carrying containers of CMA CGM SA, a French container transport company pioneer in the field of shipping and supply chain, departed from the Container Terminal of THA S.A. on the morning of Wednesday, August 17 and arrived at the Mbox terminal in Nice the same day with a transit time of just 16 hours.
The service was made possible as a result of the cooperation between OLTH SA. and the railway companies of Greece-North Macedonia-Serbia, namely Hellenic Train SA, MZ Transport AD, Kombinovani Prevoz DOO respectively and 9 other private and public entities.
The Executive Chairman D.S. & CEO of OLTH SA, Thanos Liagos, stated that “OLTH SA is consistently implementing its development strategy and investment plan with an emphasis on upgrading the infrastructure and equipment of the Port, and at the same time improving the railway connection of the Port of Thessaloniki with the neighboring countries. THALTH S.A. is evolving into a port of international importance, able to receive direct approaches of ships of main lines connecting Southeast, Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans with the rest of the world, offering added value and growth opportunities to all our partners”.
From September 2022, trains will depart from both Thessaloniki and Nis every week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving at their respective destinations on the same day. OLTH S.A. is ready to increase the frequency of routes serving the demand of our partners in dynamically developing Serbia.