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The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greekmarker seaport, is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Seamarker basin and one of the top ten container ports in Europe. The port is also a major employer in the area, with more than 1,500 employees who provide services to more than 24,000 ships every year. Piraeusmarker has been the port of Athensmarker since Archaic times.

Statistics

 the Port of Piraeus handled 20,121,916 tonnes of cargo and 1,373,138 TEU's making it the busiest cargo port in Greecemarker and the largest container port in the country and the East Mediterranean Sea Basinmarker.


General statistics for 2007
Year 2007
RoRo* 1,108,928
Bulk cargo* 606,454
General cargo* 6,278,635
Containers* 12,127,899
Total* 20,121,916
* figures in tonnes


Terminals

Container terminal

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

The container terminal has two piers 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.

Pier I is currently expanding and at completion in 2009 it will increase its container traffic capacity to 1,000,000 TEUs.

Pier II is also expanding and will have a container traffic capacity of 1,000,000 in 2012.

There are plans to build another pier, Pier III which at completion in 2015 will have a high density stacking system with a container capacity of 1,000,000 TEUs per year.

Cargo terminal

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

Automobile terminal

The Port of Piraeus has three car terminals with a total length of 1.4 km, a land area of 180,000 m2, storage capacity of 12,000 cars and a transshipment capacity of 670,000 units per year.

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

Passenger terminal

The Port of Piraeus is the largest passenger port in Europe and one of the largest passenger ports in the world with a total traffic of 21,522,917 people in 2007.

Passenger traffic between 2003 - 2007
Years 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Domestic passengers 11,713,269 11,159,274 11,484,763 11,668,647 11,572,678
Ferry passengers 8,397,292 8,393,053 7,977,880 7,636,426 8,395,492
Foreign passengers 823,339 757,552 925,782 1,202,190 1,554,747
Total traffic' 20,933,900 20,255,879 20,388,425 20,507,263 21,522,917


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