The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greek seaport, is one of the largest seaports in the Mediterranean Sea 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. Port of Piraeus has been the port of Athens since Archaic times.

Container terminal

The terminal has 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 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 2013.

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
The cargo terminal has a storage area of 180,000 m2 and an annual traffic capacity of 25,000,000 tons.

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 2011 the automobile terminal handled 198,550 trucks, 515,800 cars and 8,948 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 2012.

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