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Fallout continues over elimination of night-time shift at port of Thessaloniki by customs service


By V. Vegiri
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The elimination of a night-time shift at the port of Thessaloniki’s gate 16 by the customs service has reportedly caused international shipping agencies to avoid the northern Greece destination – whose port authority is in the process of being privatized.

The shift was eliminated days ago, amid negative reactions by shipping interests and Thessaloniki’s business community.

According to the president a union representing shipbrokers and agents in Thessaloniki, Vassilis Kampakis, who spoke to “N”, international shippers have criticized the development and, in many, turned to alternative routes.