Piraeus Port, Greece
UNCTAD Code: GRPIR
Lat/lon: 37 56’N / 23 38’E
ID Number 21852
Port Security Level: 1
Time zone: GMT +2
Piraeus main port is used mainly for passenger and car traffic and cruise calls.
Designated Container Terminal and Car Terminal are at adjacent Ikonion Perama and Drapetsona, as well as handling of general cargo, some petroleum products and liquid chemicals.
General ship repairs are available Drapetsona, Perama, Kynosoura and Ambelakia
The Main Port used for Passenger ships, ferries and cruise vessels. It is the largest port for cruise and passenger traffic in the Mediterranean Sea and offers 11 berths, 2 passenger terminals and can accommodate the largest cruise ships in operation. The port caters for all traffic to Greek islands by high speed and conventional passenger and ferry ships.
The Commercial port (Iraklion, Ikonion Perama and Drapetsona) consists of the Car Terminal (Area G1 with total surface area 47.140m2, length of quay 373m and depth 11m for 2.300 vehicles and G2 with total surface area 145.000m2, length of quay 1.167m and depth 10-11m for 7.000 vehicles) as well as the Drapetsona Repair Base with depths varying between 4-16.5m.
The Container Terminal at Neo Ikonion consists of the East Pier of 500m length and 18m depth and the West Pier of 320m length and 12m depth.
A new waterside railway station is under construction, whose main railway line will link the port with the new Freight Station of Intermodal Transport of Athens at Thriassio of Elefsina.
There are petrochemical facilities at Drapetsona and Perama but of limited use nowadays
The General cargo facilities at Ikonion and Schisto and bulk cargo berths vary in length and offer max draft 9.10m.
Finally at Drapetsona, Ambelakia, Kynosoura, DEH and Perama, ship repair and dry-docking facilities are available, offering berths of total length 6.035m with drafts varying and up to 12,5m.
The anchorage extends south of the port entrance (37 56’N 23 38’E). Usually vessels arriving on a transit call are instructed to anchor within the area between Lat: 23 30’ 24”E – 23 34’ 24”E and Lon: 37 50’ 42”N – 37 56’ 12”N, i.e. south-southeast of Cape Tourla and Cape Peroni of Salamina island or 010-050 bearing from "Atalanti" island at a distance of 1-5 miles.
Anchorage is deep drafted, exceeding 70m depth in most areas and open to southerly winds.
The Anchorage is utilized for ships waiting to enter Piraeus port or adjacent to Piraeus ports or for taking pilot for entering ports within Eleusis Bay. Alternatively, for receiving various services at anchor either on a “transit call with port stay of less than 24hrs” or a “free pratique call with port stay of max 30 days”. Services include bunkering, fresh water supply, minor repairs (no hot works permitted), surveys, crew changes and deliveries of cargo washings and residues or ship liquid and solid residues.
Tidal variation is minimal.
Piraeus is an ice free port.
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).
All general services are available including bunkering, all supplies, fresh water, slops removal, repairs and surveys, crew changes, etc.