THESSALONIKI PORT

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THESSALONIKI PORT


GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: Latitude: 40° 38' 4.40"N, Longitude: 22° 55' 55.27"E
The port of Thessaloniki is the second largest of Greece and the main sea hub to the Balkan hinterland. It is also the nearest European Union port to the Balkan countries and the Black Sea zone.
Thessaloniki Port is separated into three zones:
- The passenger terminal, a modern facility located in the central port 500 metres from the city centre, serves coastal shipping. Part of the pier and terminal is set aside for cruise ships, with facilities that meet the standards of the Schengen Treaty.
- The Container Terminal is located in a specially arranged area 550 metres long and 340 metres wide in the western part of Pier 6 of the port. Ships up to 12 metres draught can be accommodated.
- Conventional cargo is handled in an area totaling about 1 million square metres, with quay length of 4,000 metres and depth up to 12 metres.