Eleusis Bay Ports, Greece 

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Lat/Lon 38 02'N 23 30'E
BA Charts: 1513, 1598, 1596, 1657

Port Security Level: 1

Time zone: GMT +2


Includes all ports within the Eleusis Bay Basin and consist of Skaramanga, Aspropyrgos and Eleusis



Approaches to Eleusis Bay ports is either through Pachi Channel, near Magara to the West or Salamina Navy Channel to the South

  • Pachi (or Poros Maegaron) Channel

                               Lat/Lon 37 59’N 23 25’E
                               BA Charts: 1598
                               Transit of Pachi channel is subject to Piraeus Pilot agreement for sailing out/in Eleusis bay, in case Navy Channel is closed.
                               Max loa 120m on max draft 7.9m

  • Salamis Navy Channel (or Atalanti Channel)

                                 Lat/Lon 37 58’N 23 33’E
                                 BA Charts: 1596
                               Prior application for transit must be deposited with the Piraeus or Eleusis Port Authorities. Transit must be approved. Turkish flag vessels are not allowed to transit through the Navy Channel. Transit is permitted only with pilot (and escorting tug for vessels with loa exceeding 110m) during the official daylight hours. For night navigation, special permission is required which is infrequently approved and if approved it requires that all vessels are escorted by tug. Channel operating times to be regularly checked with Piraeus VTS, since Navy channel closes to commercial traffic, when Navy ships are navigating through the straits.
                                Max permissible transit draft is 10.89m sswat.
                                Sea water density about 1025.

Eleusis Main Port

The port has one pier with 3 berths of 300m, 300m and 80m and draft varying between 8-10m.
Rubber tyre cranes of lifting capacity 130 and 45 tons are available, as well as forklift trucks and one loader. Private cranes are also available for hire.
Cargoes: steels, scrap, cement, timber and general cargo as well as petroleum products, gases and chemicals in bulk.

Link: www.olesa.gr/ 


Eleusis bay anchorage is safe anchorage and used for vessel long-term lay-up for which special regulations apply.


Tidal variation is minimal.

Weather Restrictions

All Eleusis Bay Ports are ice free ports.

Working Hours

The Port is open 24 x 7 in three shifts per day (Morning Shift: 7.30 to 14.30 / Afternoon Shift: 15.00 to 22.00 / Night Shift: 22.00 to 05.00), except for Good Friday (evening shift), Easter Saturday (evening shift), Easter Day, May Day, Christmas Eve (evening shift), Christmas Day, New Year's Eve (evening shift).


Most general services are available including bunkering, lubricants, fresh water, ships stores and technical supplies, provisions, crew changes, repairs and dry-docking facilities.

Besides Main Port there are separate petrochemical installations like Hellenic Petroleum (Petrola) at Eleusis, Hellenic Petroleum (ELDA) at Aspropyrgos, two shipyards/ship repairing facilities at Skaramanga and Eleusis, Vlycha port, ex US Base, Kronos cbm and private Terminals for lubricating oil (Melco), lpg (Petrogaz), steel products (Halyvourgiki), cement (Titan) and other general purpose berths.

Aspropyrgos Oil Terminal (ELDA)

UN locator Code GRASS

Hellenic Petroleum oil Terminal Aspropyrgos:
The Terminal is situated to the north-east of Eleusis Bay (38°02' N / 023°35'E). This port is a tanker terminal and consists of one jetty extending 170m from shore, and provides two mirror berths with depth of alongside of 10.97m.
The eastern berth is equipped with three 8-inch mechanically operating arms for crude oil and oil products.
The western berth is equipped with four 8-inch mechanically operating arms for oil products.
Both berths accept vessels with min loa 100m and max loa 245m and max dwt 60,000.
There is also an LPG berth midway between the two oil jetties (depth 7.2m and loa 115m) for loading LPG and refined products.

Restrictions: Same restrictions as Eleusis port

Link: www.helpe.gr/en/ 

Eleusis Oil Terminal (Petrola)

Pilotage & Tugs are compulsory for berthing/un-berthing.

Hellenic Petroleum Oil Terminal:
There are 2 berths available (berth no.1 max loa 248m at max draft 13m & Berth no.2 max loa 500m at max draft 13.5m), but max draft is restricted by Navy Channel draft of 10.89m .
There is also an LPG Dock with 6 berthing positions.
Stand-by tug is compulsory and for vessel account.

Restrictions: Same restrictions as Eleusis port.

Link: www.helpe.gr/en/ 

Skaramanga Shipyard

Situated on the coast between the Port of Piraeus and Eleusis By. 8 miles far away fm Athens by car.
Max draft through Navy Channel 10.89m.
Daylight Navigation only for transit through Navy Channel.
Pilotage & Tugs are compulsory for berthing/un-berthing and Navy Channel.
Skaramanga Shipyard is the largest shipyard in Eastern Mediterranean. It offers two graving docks:

  • 1st dock: 500.000 dwt with max loa 421.2m and max width 75m.
  • 2nd dock: 250.000 dwt with max loa 335,3m and max width 53.6m.

The shipyard also offers 3 floating docks:

  • 1st dock: dwt 72.000, max loa 252.2m, max breadth 37m and lifting capacity 30.000mt
  • 2nd dock: dwt 37.000, max loa 195.6m, max breadth 32m and lifting capacity 22.000mt
  • 3rd dock: dwt 60.000, max loa 232.3m, max breadth 34m and lifting capacity 25.500mt

There are also 2 floating cranes of 130 tons and 36 tons capacity as well as repair berths of total length 2.500m and 2 slipways of 37.000 dwt and 6.000 dwt capacity

Link: www.hellenic-shipyards.gr/ 

Eleusis Shipyard

Max draft through Navy Channel 10,89 metres sswat.
Daylight Navigation only for transit through Navy Channel.
Pilotage & Tugs are compulsory for berthing/un-berthing and Navy Channel.
The shipyard offers for new-building construction one berth with loa 200m and beam 55ms, served by 1 gantry crane 400 tons for max dwt 50.000.
The shipyard also has 3 floating docks:

  • 1st dock: nominal dwt 22.000, lifting capacity 7.500 tons, max loa 162m, max breadth 22.8m, served by 2x5 ton cranes
  • 2nd dock: nominal dwt 70.000, lifting capacity 18.000 tons, max loa 227m, max breadth 32.2m, served by 2x20 ton cranes
  • 3rd dock: nominal dwt 120.000, lifting capacity 30.000 tons, max loa 252ms, max breadth 40m, served by 2x12 ton cranes.

Link: www.elefsis-shipyards.gr/