Sam­sung set to fol­low ex­am­ple of HP in Pi­raeus

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South Korean multi­na­tional Sam­sung is the lat­est tech­nol­ogy gi­ant to ex­am­ine the pos­si­bil­ity of for­ward­ing its prod­ucts to the coun­tries of Cen­tral and East­ern Europe via the port of Pi­raeus.

Sam­sung’s head of con­sumer elec­tron­ics, Boo-Keun Yoon, is due to ar­rive in Greece tomorrow to lead talks with SEP, the lo­cal sub­sidiary of China’s Cosco, which op­er­ates docks II and III in Pi­raeus.

SEP of­fi­cials say ini­tial con­tacts be­tween Sam­sung and the Greek con­tainer ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tor have al­ready taken place, with the Korean firm ex­press­ing a strong in­ter­est in uti­liz­ing the ad­van­tages of Pi­raeus as the en­try point for its prod­ucts des­tined for the con­ti­nent.

The Cosco sub­sidiary will present its co­op­er­a­tion model al­ready agreed with Hewlett Packard and Greek rail op­er­a­tor Train­ose for the for­ward­ing of the US com­pany’s goods to Cen­tral Europe. Along with deals with China’s Huawei and ZTE, the HP agree­ment is ex­pected to in­crease the in­ter­est of other firms too.

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