The Port of Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek seaports and one of the largest ports in the Aegean Sea basin, with a total annual traffic capacity of 16 million tons (7 million tones dry bulk and 9 million tones liquid bulk). As a free port, it also functions as a major gateway for the Balkan hinterland and southeastern Europe. The Port of Thessaloniki also contains the second largest container port in Greece, after the Port of Piraeus.

Container terminal

The containers are handled through a specially arranged area located in the western part of pier 6. The 550 m. long and 340 m. wide Container Terminal can berth ships with a draught of 12 m. Being part of the Free Zone, it covers a surface area of 254,000 m2 with an on-site storage capacity of 4,696 TEUs in ground slots.

The Container Terminal was designed and created in accordance with state-of-the-art technologies and is equipped with modern container handling equipment. The terminal includes manned technical support facilities. Four cranes are used for container loading-unloading services (2 post panamax).
Cargo terminal
The cargo terminal has a total storage area of 1,000,000 m2 and specializes in the handling of wide cargo that ranges from metal products, ore, chemical products (chloroform, asphalt, chemicals, mineral oils), general cargoes, timber, bulk cargoes and food products. The terminal also serves as a major transshipment hub in the Aegean — Black Sea area being used by other Balkan countries such as Serbia, the Republic of Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro.


Oil and gas terminal

The oil and gas terminal has a total storage capacity of 500,000 m3 and an annual traffic capacity of 9,000,000 tons per year.

Passenger terminal
The Port of Thessaloniki has one of the largest passenger terminals in the Aegean Sea basin. The passenger terminal handled around 62.894 passengers in 2011, and it is recently being upgraded, as Thessaloniki is also slowly turning into a major tourist port for cruising in the eastern Mediterranean.


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