About The Port

The port of Piraeus is the main port of Greece and one of the main cargo and passenger ports of the Mediterranean Sea, with both international ferries and ferries to the many Aegean islands; since July 2010 one of the piers of the commercial port (a few km away from the passenger port) has been taken over for 35 years by the Chinese company COSCO, which was already active in Greece since many years. The port of Piraeus is part of the new “Silk Road”  that connects China to Europe.

Quick info

Owned by: COSCO (67% (16% in escrow shares)); HRADF (7.14%); Non-institutional investors (25.86%)

Number of employees: 3,181 (2008)

Annual container volume: 5.65 million TEU (2019)

Passenger traffic: 17.4 million people (2019)

Employees: 3,181 (2008)

Chairman & CEO: Fu Chengqiu


Container Terminal

The terminal has a storage capacity of 900,000 m² and an annual traffic capacity of around 1.8 million TEUs.5

The container terminal has two docks with a total length of 2.8 km, a storage area of 626,000 m² and an annual capacity of 1.6 – 1.8 million TEUs.6

Pier I is currently being expanded and when completed in 2009 will increase container traffic capacity by 1,000,000 TEUs.7

Pier II is also expanding and will have a container traffic capacity of 1,000,000 in 2012.8

There are plans to build another quay, Quay III, which when completed in 2015 will have a high density container stacking system with an annual capacity of 1,000,000 TEUs.

Cargo Terminal

1913 plans for the Port of Piraeus
The cargo terminal has a storage area of 180,000 m² and an annual traffic capacity of 25,000,000 tons.

Automobile terminal

Piraeus Port has three car terminals with a total length of 1.4 km, an area of 180,000 m², a storage capacity of 12,000 vehicles and a transhipment capacity of 670,000 units per year.

In 2007 the car terminal handled 260,605 trucks, 612,840 cars and 9,920 buses.

Passenger Terminal

Piraeus Port is the largest passenger port in Europe and one of the largest passenger ports in the world with a total traffic of 39,6 million people in 2014


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