Ports we serve

As we constantly grow as a company and offer new, innovative services, we may add more ports, so contact us to find out if more ports have been added to this list. On another note, the container market in Greece has been steadily growing and becoming more reliable during the last years. To get a better understanding of the operating environment in Greece, you may want to read the 2005 Greek container market report by clicking here.

We currently serve the following ports:

  • Durres
  • Piraeus
  • Thessaloniki

Port of Durres  (41°19'N 19°27'E)

   The port of Durres was essential for the movement of heavy military equipment and humanitarian aid to Albania. When AFOR arrived, the port had a capacity of 8 ships per day. AFOR quickly established a Port Management Co-ordination Centre, in conjunction with civil harbour authorities, which planned and co-ordinated the flow of military and civilian vessels, as well as facilitating the flow management of the humanitarian aid. As a result, 12 ships could now be off-loaded on a daily basis. AFOR also improved the road network within the port area and established 120,000 square metres of secure storage and marshalling areas for equipment, containers and personnel. This effort involved the reclaiming of large areas that had previously been used to dump industrial by-products and scrap metal.

   The Port of Durrëes is located at the north end of the Bay of Durrëes (Gjiri I Durrëesit), an extensive body of water entered between Kala e Turrëes (41°09'N 19°26'E) and Cape Durrëes (Kepi I Durrëesit) (41°19'N 19°26'E). Cape Durrëes is located approximately 1 nmi west of the Port of Durrëes.

   Anchorage for U.S. Navy and other deep draft ships can be made on a mud bottom in depths of 26-43 ft (8-13 m) approximately ½ nmi (0.9 km) south-southeast of Cape Durrëes. Although the harbor can accommodate ships as large as 4,000 tons, large U.S. Navy ships normally anchor out rather than occupy valuable commercial pier space. Ships with drafts of 21.3 ft (6.5 m) or less can anchor east of the channel. Local harbor authorities state that holding is good on a sand bottom, but ships may drag anchor in winds greater than 39 kt (20 ms -¹).

   The seaward end of the initial approach channel to Durrëes lies south-southwest of the harbor. Small ships may not be required to use the channel for its entire length, but to avoid danger, all vessels should be in the channel by the time 19°24'E longitude is reached. Lighted buoys, using what is locally known as the 'Yellow System,' mark the final 2.1 nmi long entrance channel to the Port of Durrëes. The minimum width of the channel is 50 yd (46 m). Because of hidden dangers, vessels with drafts greater than 21.3 ft (6.5 m) must stay in the marked channel. Vessels with drafts of 21.3 ft (6.5 m) or less can enter safely by keeping all of the channel buoys on the port side of the ship until Buoy #1 is reached. The controlling depth in the entrance channel is not exactly known because, as of a May 1998 port visit, it had not been dredged in recent years. As a result, access to the Port of Durrëes is limited to vessels with drafts of 26.25 ft (8 m) or less.

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Geographical position (Container Terminal)
Latitude 37° 57' 28' N
Longitude 023° 36' 12' E
Time zone: GMT +2

Port of Piraeus Authority S.A.
Tel.: +30 210 4520911-19
Fax: +30 210 4537849
Web address: http://www.olp.gr

Mooring Dpt: +30 210 4520966, 4518138
Port Dues and Charges Accord.: +30 210 4520397, 4520848

Container Terminal Division: +30 210 4320457
Central Head Port Office: +30 210 4511311-21
Z' Port Department: +30 210 4410441
Pilot Station of Piraeus: +30 210 4537134
VHF Channel: 12

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For your information, please click here to open (or right click and choose save as) a .pdf file which contains terminal details, DHG restrictions and further details. Further documentation on this and other important issues can be found in the Downloads section. For even more specialized questions, please feel free to contact us - we are always at your service, no strings attached!



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