“Greek-Russian businessman of Thessaloniki” now owns 71.85% of the city’s port.

Port of Thessaloniki
  • Ivan Savvidis, a Greek-Russian businessman, is the founder of Agrokom Group, whose assets include Russian tobacco firm Donskoy Tabak.
  • In 1980 he got a job at the Don State Tobacco Factory (now Donskoy Tabak) and was elected general director in 1993.
  • In 2003 he was elected a deputy of the State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian Legislation, as a member of United Russia, a pro-Putin party.
  • In 2004 Savvidis founded Agrokom Group; it also owns meat processing and packing plants, greenhouse facilities and a sparkling water factory.
  • In 2012 his Greek company Dimera purchased 51% of soccer team FC PAOK in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Thessaloniki Port Authority (ThPA) has reported that Belterra Investments Ltd., owned by a Russian billionaire of Greek origin, Ivan Savvidis, has acquired a further 489,332 shares in ThPA corresponding to 4.85% of total voting rights.

Belterra owns a total of 7,242,932 shares and voting rights in ThPA, both directly and indirectly in South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Ltd.

The Port of Thessaloniki is the country’s largest export port and the main sea gate of the Balkans and Southeast Europe. Containers are handled through a specially designed area located in the western part of Pier 6.

The 550m long and 340m wide Container Terminal is part of the Free Zone, connected with the national rail network, and extends over a surface area of 254,000 m2. For the time being, it can accommodate small and medium-sized ships (feeder vessels) with a draught of up to 12 meters and a maximum capacity of 550,000