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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 15-09-22

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Juncker to meet Tsipras on Wednesday at 18.00
  • [02] "Near - Check Who's Nearby": New application for tracking and making new friends
  • [03] Piraeus port records highest percentage increase in container traffic‏

  • [01] Juncker to meet Tsipras on Wednesday at 18.00

    European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will receive on Wednesday Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at 18:00 (Athens time), announced earlier EU Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas.

    The meeting will be held before the start of the EU Summit on the refugee issue.

     

    [02] "Near - Check Who's Nearby": New application for tracking and making new friends

    An 18-year old Greek student created an application to track and meet people at a distance of 1.5 klm.

    "I created the application because everyone at my age is online when they go out. This is an easy way to find each other," its founder Valentinos Tzekas said.

    The application offers the possibility to spot the people nearby and to tap the map pin to get instant directions. "It is the easiest way to discover, track and meet new people near you," Tzekas underlined.

    He is self-taught and interested in informatics since he was twelve years old. "I cannot imagine my life doing anything else," he told ANA-MPA.

    The distance is extended to 5 klm in big cities, he added.

    The application has not yet been launched. However, investors and entrepreneurs have already expressed their interest.

    [03] Piraeus port records highest percentage increase in container traffic‏

    ANA/MPA---The port of Piraeus recorded the highest percentage increase in container traffic in the 2009-2013 period, with an increase of 476 pct, among 50 ports worldwide, according to data released by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

    The IAPH said that the port of Piraeus recorded cargo traffic of 3,163,000 TEUs in 2013, from 665,000 TEUs in 2009, for an increase of 476 pct. Container traffic in Piraeus grew further to 3,700,000 TEUs in 2014. Piraeus was followed by the port of Duisburg (Germany) with an increase of 321 pct over the same period, the Chinese ports of Dalian with an increase of 239 pct, Taicang (216 pct) and Yingkou (209 pct). In sixth place came the port of Ambarli in Istanbul with an increase of 184 pct in the five-year period.

    Meanwhile, an official from Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund told ANA-MPA on Tuesday that binding bids to buy a majority stake in Piraeus Port Organization would be submitted by the end of October without any further delay


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