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Title: Thessaloniki Port Authority SA

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
  • The Port of Thessaloniki
  • Miltiadis Arvanitidis
  • BSc Mathematics, MA Statistics, MBA Marketing
  • Head of Marketing and Sales
  • Ohrid May 22, 2009

City of Thessaloniki
  • Founded in 316 BC by King Cassander
  • Named after his wife, sister of Alexander the
  • Population1 million
  • Continuously a significant city for 24 centuries

City Center
The port is located in close proximity to the
city center, towards the west
White Tower
Port of Thessaloniki
Pier 6
  • 316 BC Establishment of the ancient port, along
    with the ancient city
  • 1901 Beginning of the construction of the modern
    Port of Thessaloniki (Pier 1)
  • Gradually extending from Pier 1 to Pier 6
  • Core port business operations moving from pier 1
    to the new piers towards the west

Pier 1
The company
  • Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
  • Port operator
  • Exclusive right to use and exploit the
    infrastructure and superstructure of the Port of
  • Under a concession agreement with the Greek
    state, signed in 2001 for 50 years.
  • Listed on ATHEX since 2001 (OLTH GA)
  • Services provided
  • Cargo (Containers Conventional)
  • Ships
  • Passengers

Infrastructure - Superstructure
  • 6,200 meters quay length, sea-depth up to 12
  • Total land port area1,55 million m2, Cargo
    Storage 600,000 m2
  • Container TerminalConventional PortPassenger
    Terminal, Free Zone
  • Private facilities (Oil and oil products, cement

Quality Standards
  • Port Environmental Review System (PERS)
    Certificate, by ECOPORTS
  • ISO 9001 2000 Container Terminal Bulk
  • Dockworkers ISO 9002 ILOs PDP program
  • ISPS Code certified
  • Waste (ship and cargo) reception facility

Markets served by the port
Population served 15 million
Road and Railway Networks
Ports Comparative Advantages
  • Prime location
  • Link to the European road and rail networks
  • Rail network reaching all quays
  • Ro-Ro facilities
  • Natural sea entrance no need for dredging
  • Container Terminal operating 24/7 year round
    with flat rates for 3 shifts fully operational
  • All major shipping lines calling weekly at the CT
  • Conventional port operating with flat rates for
    two shifts and overtime rates the third shift

Free Zone
  • Legislated in 1914 and started its operation in
  • Commercial and Industrial Free Zone
  • Operation in accordance to EU customs code
    (Council Regulation EEC 2913/92 and EEC 2454/93),
    since 1995
  • Facilitation of international trade
  • Contribution to the growth of in transit cargo
  • No tax or duty
  • No custom formalities
  • No trade policy measures (prohibition and/or
    limitation (quotas) of entry), but yes to embargo
  • Unlimited period of stay
  • Free storage period for conventional cargo in
  • Maximum safety and security

Year 2009 2008 2007
Period Jan-Mar Jan-Dec Jan-Dec
Total Cargo (million tons) 3.6 15.5 17.9
Conventional (million tons) 1.2 4.5 5.0
Containers (thousand TEUs) 63 239 447
Vessels 397 2,225 2,985
Passengers (thousand) 5 164 150
Recent developments (1/2)
  • Port back to NORMAL operation, after the long
    period (15 months) of employees mobilization
  • Container Terminal
  • The basis for the extension of the container
    terminal (600 meters 60 meters) completed in
    August 2008
  • Additional 40,000 m2 storage area added Free
    zone extension
  • All four container gantry cranes in full
    operation after their refurbishment
  • Almost no waiting time for container vessels no
  • Same day containers delivery during the first
  • Smooth all day operations for trucks and train
    wagons no delays
  • New reach stacker in operation
  • All major container lines gradually coming back
    to normal calls (direct services, own vessels,

Recent developments (2/2)
  • Conventional Cargo
  • Conventional cargo crane in full operation after
    its complete renovation
  • Addition of 2 new train lines in the middle of
    pier 6 and improvement of existing lines at quay
  • New cargo handling equipment (loaders, lift
    trucks (gas, electric), hoppers, etc) in
  • No waiting time for conventional cargo vessels
    no congestion
  • Smooth all day operations for trucks and train
    wagons no delays
  • Improvement surface works to certain cargo areas
    and roads of the port
  • Dredging of the sea in front of quays 14,15 and
    16 (dry bulk cargo collection)-increase of sea
    depth to nominal

Short term actions
  • Final configuration of the direct road
    connection, bypassing the city, to international
    highways (Kalohori junction) through gate 16
    under construction, to be finished soon. Truck
    travel time to the borders to be reduced.
  • Greek Customs to operate shortly until 8 pm and
    later 24 hours a day-Facilities to be transferred
    to Container Terminal from the 2nd Customs Office
  • Customs simplification processes to be introduced
    by July 1st 2009 (electronic documents)
  • Under consideration of incentives for containers
    destined or originated to the Balkan countries
  • Service of containers to be loaded to vessels
    from the container terminal storage area
    improvement of the information system
  • Reconstruction of railway lines at quays 17,18,
    21 and 22
  • 4 new conventional cargo gantry cranes (25 tones)
  • New harbor mobile crane (gottwald) (100 tones)

Extension of Pier No 6 (CT)
  • Completion of works 2014
  • Extension of quay No 26 by 500 meters - total
    length 1120 m
  • Total CT area 550,000 m2
  • Sea depth 15.8 m
  • Capacity 1.2 m TEUs
  • Additional equipment
  • Birth window

Total investments (infra-super structure,
equipment, IT) 200m , to be funded by THPA SA
and EIB
Thank you for your attention