ECONOMY

Marginal decline in container handling at Piraeus last year

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Container handling at Piraeus Port Authority recorded a marginal decline in 2020, significantly smaller than that recorded in Northern Europe or in the rest of the Mediterranean.

Sources say last year closed with a drop of just 3.75% in handling activity, which owner Cosco Shipping officials consider to be quite a feat given the recession in global trade due to the pandemic.

At Thessaloniki port, which handles a significantly smaller amount of cargo, the new management even achieved an increase in traffic data in the first nine months of last year, posting 2% annual growth, although this mainly concerns local routes.