Port of Thessaloniki
of Thessaloniki is a European port and the natural gateway for
the economic activities of the inland markets beyond Greece. It
serves the growing needs of those countries for the import and
export of raw material, consumer products and capital equipment.
The port is a vital element of the country's economy while it
also plays a substantial role in the effort of Northern Greece
and its centre city to be established as the economic centre of
the Eastern Mediterranean.
enjoys a privileged position being located at the crossroad of
land transportation networks:
via the Egnatia Highway
via the P.A.Th.E. highway network
European corridors IV and X.
Thessaloniki's port is at a driving distance of 16 kilometers
from the International Macedonia Airport and at a mere
kilometer from the Railway Station.
Loading, unloading, servicing and storage of all kinds of cargos
(containers, bulk and general cargo) from - to: ships, trucks
and rail wagons.
Anchoring, mooring, water supply, power - telecommunication
supply, ship's garbage management.
Modern passenger terminal providing ships and cruise liners
passengers with a plethora of services.
of storage space for port activities in the Free Zone and the
handling with or without customs supervision.
The port area hosts the following:
and Veterinary Control Station
Railways Company offices
(VHF Channel 12, Range 16-24 kms)
(Radiophone communication and VHF Channel 8)
containers are handled through a specially arranged area located
in the western part of pier 6. The 550m long and 340m wide
Container Terminal can berth ships with a draught of 12m. 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.
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).
Container Terminal is linked by a double track railway to the
national railway networks.
Conventional cargo terminal:
cargo is accommodated in the Terrestrial Zone of Thessalonikis
port in an area extending on a total surface of approximately
1,000,000 m2 with quay length of 4,000m and depth up to 12m.
Quays 10 to 14 constitute the conventional cargo Free Port. The
Free Port handles:
cargo from/to EU member states and
cargo from/to Greek harbours.
to 24 constitute the conventional cargo terminal of the Free
Zone. Cargos of all origins and destinations, including the
above, are handled in the Free Zone, such as:
Cargo (steelwork products, metal sheets, timber, marble, pallet
cargo, tobacco, fruits, etc)
Bulk Cargo (minerals, ores, coal, solid fuel, cereals, feed
stuffs, fertilizers, cement, scrap)
Bulk Cargo with pipelines (spirits, chloroform, asphalt,
chemicals, mineral oils, wine)
storage of conventional cargos takes place in:
85,000 m2 (out of which 21,500 m2 and a reefer warehouse of
4,000 m2 are located in the Free Zone)
Sheds: 12,000 m2
Outdoor Storage Areas: 500,000 m2
Silo of 20,000 tonnes.
passenger port of Thessaloniki meets the needs of passenger sea
transport (coastal and cruise). Is located between Pier 1 and 2
and includes 5 docks in total. Docks no 4-8 can facilitate up to
4 ships simultaneously (if they berth with the stern) or
alternatively they can facilitate one big ship (up to 4000m) or
2 medium sized ships (each one of 200m max.) if they berth
alongside the pier. Dock 9 can facilitate a ship up to 260m
(berthing alongside the pier). The port basin provides
sufficient space and depth for cruise ship maneuvering.
passenger traffic is facilitated by a modern cruise passenger
terminal located near (500m) the city centre. The Macedonia
cruise passenger terminal is hosted in a renovated neoclassical
building. Its high specification and modern facilities meet the
requirements of the Schengen treaty. The terminal includes Duty
Free shops and Infokiosk that contribute to the creation of a
friendly environment and to the provision of high quality
services to passengers.
services offered to passengers include: free luggage storage,
air-conditioned lounges, bars, card phones, luggage trucks, taxi
station, parking for private cars and the tourist buses and
information points for the tourist offices.
information about passenger ship routes please contact the
821, 822, 823, 824: Central Port Authority of Thessaloniki.
other information please contact the relevant departments of
the Central Port Authority at:
2313 325 811: Aide-de-camp office
2313 325 844: Police
2313 325 851: Raft Register Office
2313 325 854: Bureau of Fisheries
2313 325 863: Security Office