ECONOMY

Piraeus port container handling breaks new record

Listed Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) has confirmed a new record in container handling at the port’s three terminals – Terminal I, which OLP operates, and Terminals II and III, managed by Cosco subsidiary Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT).

In 2014 3,585,155 containers passed through Piraeus, an all-time high which OLP attributes to the “contractual obligations” of PCT “based on the concession contract.”

OLP also announced the port’s data passenger and vehicle for last year.

A total of 18,635,495 passengers and 2,534,893 vehicles passed through Piraeus.

The car terminal handled 359,665 vehicles as cargo and was the only category to post a decline due to adverse trade conditions in Ukraine and North Africa.