QE Energy Europe ltd

QE Energy Europe is established in order to supply South East Europe with Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Its core business activities include imports and marketing of LNG, establishing a reliable cooperation between producers, traders and consumers of Natural Gas (NG) in the Mediterranean. QE supplies LNG under both short market (short-term) and long (long-term) supply contract. 


Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register is a leading provider of marine classification services around the world, helping ensure that internationally recognised safety and environmental standards are maintained at every stage of a ship's life.

But we are not just about surveying ships; we are dedicated to supporting the development of new technologies and innovations that will help our clients achieve the best possible performance from their ships and operations.

With an international network of some 9,000 people across more than 250 locations, we have an unrivalled view of the technical developments shaping shipping today. This means that, wherever our clients are, we are nearby and able to apply a genuine understanding of the challenges they face.


Superfast Ferries

SUPERFAST FERRIES, member of Attica Group, is a leading ferry company, offering high-quality transportation services for passengers, trucks and private vehicles in the Italy-Greece routes.

SUPERFAST vessels offer daily connections between the ports of Ancona, Venice and Bari in Italy and the Greek ports of Patras and Igoumenitsa (jointly operated with ANEK LINES). During the summer period, SUPERFAST FERRIES also offers connections from Bari and Ancona, Italy to the Greek island of Corfu.

The vessels offer high standard passenger services including Restaurants, Bar, Casino, Boutique, aircraft-type seats and comfortable cabins. The spacious accommodation and tastefully-appointed lounge areas will turn every trip into an unforgettable experience.


ANEK Lines

SHIPPING COMPANY OF CRETE S.A. (ANEK LINES) holds a dominant position in the area of international and domestic shipping.

ANEK’s activity in the passenger shipping industry began in September 1970. The company’s large and modern fleet currently includes 10 private ships, while its personnel sums up to approximately 700 employees (crew and at shore).

ANEK has successfully implemented a number of EU and National Research Projects in the fields of safety, security and IT systems.

ANEK Group serves more than 50 ports and more than 100 destinations on the Aegean, Ionian and Adriatic routes.


Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises S.A.

Neptune Lines is a leading shipping owner and operator in the Mediterranean and Black Sea region specializing in transportation of finished vehicles, or other rolling and static cargoes, for the world’s largest automotive manufacturers and logistics providers.

The company has a 40-year history in short sea services, currently to more than 30 key ports in 20 countries. Neptune Lines’ modern fleet consists of 16 Pure Car & Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels, all classed with reputable societies and registered under European Union Member States.


Minoan Lines

MINOAN LINES, a member of Grimaldi Group, is one of the largest shipping companies in Greece, headquartered in the city of Heraklion, Crete.

The company was established with the objective of fulfilling the travel industry’s need for a high quality, efficient and safe passenger/vehicle transportation services. Ever since, it has gained a sound far-reaching reputation for its outstanding customer service, while it owns and operates a newly built fleet of high-speed ferries, which are the fastest and most luxurious ones in Europe.

The company operates in the Adriatic Sea (Patras – Igoumenitsa – Ancona / Trieste) and between Crete (Heraklion) and Piraeus.“


Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Description of Organisation:

Piraeus, the biggest port in Greece and one of the biggest in the Mediterranean, acts as a lever of development of international trade and the local and national economy. With a history starting in 1924 when the beginning of major civil works took place, Piraeus Port today has multiple activities in reference to the commercial port, the central port, ship services and real estate development and exploitation. Piraeus Port is the hub for the connection of continental Greece with the islands, an international cruise center and a commercial hub for the Mediterranean, providing services to ships of any type and size. Today P.P.A. S.A. employs more than 1500 people and annually provides services to more than 24,000 ships. P.P.A. S.A contributes to the local and national economic growth and continues its development by upgrading infrastructure and services provided. P.P.A. is developing into a modern and dynamic business that will offer high quality services, will keep investors satisfi ed, will ensure longterm job security and serve commercial transactions in Greece for the advantage of the national economy and the consumers in the most efficient way and within the context of the global port industry.


Port Authority La Spezia

La Spezia Port Authority manages the port activities and the maritime property area inside the Gulf of La Spezia. The Port of La Spezia is one of the most important container ports in the Med. In Italy it’s the second port in importance for direct call services and for serving the north Italian markets: this thanks to its technology, efficiency, quality of services and constant innovation.

The port today is involved and operates successfully in different commodities: container traffic, liquid & dry bulk and general cargoes as well. The port of La Spezia, thanks to a modern regassification plant managed by GNL Italia, imports every year liquid natural gas from north Africa. The terminal’s main aim is to serve the domestic Italian market.

In 2014 the port achieved a throughput of 15,7 million tons and a traffic of 1.303.017 TEUs. The port of La Spezia moves more than 35% of container traffic by rail, qualifying as the port with the highest percentage of intermodal transport on a national and European level.

Concerning the new TEN-T network, the port of La Spezia is a Core Port in the new TEN-T Core Network and it is included in the Corridor Scandinavian - Mediterranean. The Port Authority is very active in european projects related to transport, logistic and environmental sector. La Spezia Port Authority is the coordinator of WiderMoS, funded in the TEN-T MOS 2012 programme.

Port of Rijeka Authority

The port of Rijeka is the largest seaport in Croatia, second economic centre and third largest Croatian city. The history of this city and port reveals that, by its strategic position, it was always regarded as an important gateway to Central and Southeast Europe.<,/p>

Today, Rijeka is dedicating all its abilities to revive and reinforce its role of a competitive link with the European countries in an effort to cope with other North Adriatic ports which are experiencing considerable growth of the container traffic on its sea route from the Far East ports to the central European markets.

Rijeka is a port of national significance open for domestic and international public traffic. The funds invested in the development of the port terminals will produce strong and in many ways positive economic effects. A modern and highly competitive port offers excellent opportunity for high influx of new cargo and new shipping companies willing to use such port as gateway for its cargo.

As a result of the important economic measures that have lead to the privatization of the port operations, development of port infrastructure and modernization of its road and railway connections with the port hinterland and catchment area, port of Rijeka is constantly improving its performances and competitive ability thus creating unique business potentials.


Luka Koper d.d.

The Port of Koper is the only Slovenian international cargo port. It is a multi-purpose port where practically any kind of cargo is being handled and stored.

The Port of Koper is a transit oriented port. The main hinterland markets are represented by Slovenia, Austria, Italy, and Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia and others. In year 2014 almost 19 million tonnes of cargo were handled. Through a concession agreement the management of the port area has been given to the company Luka Koper, which is operating all the terminals at the Port of Koper.

Already in year 2014 the company has introduced the environment management system ISO 14001 which has been upgraded with the EMAS scheme in year 2010.

Trieste Port Authority

The Trieste Port Authority is a public entity that has the task of directing, programming, coordinating, controlling and promoting port operations and the other commercial and industrial activities carried out in the port by private operators. It has powers of regulation and ordinance. It carries out the development of port facilities and the maintenance of the shared parts within the port area. It operates in the sector of transport and logistics, promoting inter-modality.

The port offers services for all types of traffic: containers, RO-RO - Ferries, passengers (cruisers, ferries and fast vessels), agri-food produce (cereals, fruit, coffee and refrigerated products), miscellaneous goods, project cargoes, cements, mineral oils, bulk products, iron and steel products, oil products and by-products, industrial products, chemicals. Shipbuilding, ship maintenance and refitting are also available.

Port services are available day and night, 365 days a year and can be adapted to the individual customer’s needs. The commercial and industrial Port of Trieste benefits from special provisions set by the Paris Peace Treaty of 1947. In relation to the type of operations to be carried out, operators may opt for the most favorable Customs treatment, choosing between the Community Customs procedures and the Free Port regime. According to the special regulations, the Free Port area is considered outside the EU Customs territory.

In 2014 Trieste handled about 57 million tons (+1 %) and all activities of the Port were positive compared to 2013: container traffic has increased by + 10,34% in 2014, when 506.011 Teus were handled,; vehicles on ships and ferries / Ro-Ro have increased by 9,46 %, The most important item of merchandise for goods in transit is crude oil, 42,4 million tones, increased by 0,97 % from 2013 to 2014.