Piraeus Port Authority (OLP), whose management has been under China Cosco Shipping’s control since the fourth quarter of 2016, posted a 13 percent increase in pretax profits last year.
This was achieved through a 20.3 percent drop in administrative costs and a 4.3 percent contraction in salaries, while turnover rose 3.6 percent to 103.5 million euros, the Athens-listed corporation announced on Thursday.
Pretax profits amounted 11 million euros, against 9.8 million in 2015. After-tax earnings amounted to 6.7 million euros.
Cosco intends to invest 137.5 million euros in the Greek port this year.