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CMPort and Thessaloniki Port ink agreement on information system

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China Merchants Port Holdings (CMPort) held a virtual signing ceremony with the Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.(ThPA) in Shenzhen, Greece and Hong Kong and signed two agreements on the strategic cooperation and port information system.

The two agreements include the Cooperation Agreement and CTOS Cooperation Contract. According to the agreement, ThPA will be the first to install CTOS system in the European market, as a demonstration and promotion window for the TOS project and related IT solutions to enter the European market.

CMPort will take the advantage of its influence and port network to enhance the reputation of Thessaloniki Port Authority and promote the port of Thessaloniki to become an important port for goods entering and leaving Europe.

CM Chip is port and terminal operation management solution of CMPort, which involves comprehensive management of various production factors such as people, finance, cargo, and business. TOS is the core component of CM Chip and CTOS is one of TOS products.

CTOS is adopting modular structure, the basic functions include planning and control system (PACS), document information system (DIS), with capacity to expand to smart port intelligent module.


Bai Jingtao, managing director of CMPort said, “CM Chip is a core part of smart information service platform innovated by CMPort, it comprises of container and bulk cargo TOS systems, further of park management and billing systems. It is one of the most advanced port operating systems in the world.

“Moreover in light of the global port network of CMPort, it brings to industry stakeholders a mature ecology of systems. We believe that this successful cooperation is not limited to a system marching overseas in Europe, but also a promotion of the two parties in the port areas of Europe and Asia, which can be recognized another success and practice of the initiative of ‘Belt and Road’.”

Franco Nicola Cupolo, managing director and  ceo of ThPA said, “ThPA is implementing an extended investment plan and the curial point of these investments is the expansion of the container terminal, allowing to serve main liner container services and accommodate ultra large container vessels of 24,000 teu capacity. The implementation of CTOS will provide additional value to our shareholders, are investments and support significantly the transformation of container terminal to international standards.”

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