Port of Thessaloniki
|Port of Thessaloniki|
The passenger terminal
|Owned by||Thessaloniki Port Authority|
|Type of harbor||Natural/Artificial|
|Size||155 ha (1.55 sq km)|
|General manager||Lazaros Kanavouras|
|Vessel arrivals||▲ 2,004 vessels (2010)|
|Annual cargo tonnage||▲ 16,127,224 tonnes (2010)|
|Annual container volume||▲ 273,282 TEU's (2010)|
|Passenger traffic||▼ 100,755 people (2010)|
|Annual revenue||US$ 93 million (2007)|
|Net income||US$ 32 million (2007)|
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 tonnes (7 million tonnes dry bulk and 9 million tonnes liquid bulk). As a free port, it also functions as a major gateway for the Balkan hinterland and southeastern Europe.
The container terminal is currently being expanded by 36 hectares, following an investment of around US$600 million by the Hong Kong-based company, Hutchison Port Holdings. The Hong Kong-based company won the tender after surpassing a first offer made by COSCO Pacific, which offered around US$500 million for the development of the container terminal. In 2009 Hutchinson didn't find the money to pay for the concession of the port and so they lost it.
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 Port of Thessaloniki has one of the largest passenger terminals in the Aegean Sea basin. The passenger terminal handled around 162,731 passengers in 2007, and it is recently being upgraded, as Thessaloniki is also slowly turning into a major tourist port for cruising in the eastern Mediterranean.
- Port of Thessaloniki number of employees
- "Statistical Data 2010" (PDF). Thessaloniki Port Authority. Retrieved 19 April 2011.
- Annual report
- Official figures
- Container terminal
- HPH preferred bidder for the Port of Thessaloniki
- Cargo terminal
- Oil and gas terminal storage capacity
- Port of Thessaloniki passenger terminal