The Port of Igoumenitsa in Epirus, Northern Greece, due to its strategic location, plays an important role in the maritime transport market, providing transport services for both passengers and cargo, both internationally and nationally. Its market share during the last decades has been constantly increasing, while it also plays a significant role in the intermodal transport market.
It was considered of great significance by the Port Authority to conduct a feasibility and viability study in order to examine the possibility of developing a freight village within the port with direct access to a freight village in another location in the greater area. Within the framework of this study the following activities were undertaken:
- Review and assessment of the existing port infrastructure, transport services provided, traffic and socioeconomic data for the greater area, market research in the wider area, demand forecasting for the freight village.
- Identification of design characteristics for the freight village (area, infrastructure, etc.), SWOT analysis for the freight village in order to assess the different location scenarios, cost-benefit analysis.
- Business Plan for the freight village, including strategic and action plans, financial and economic analysis, investment plan for the freight village and implementation plan, including the implementation timeframe.