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Thessaloniki readies to handle megamaxes

Greece’s second largest container port, Thessaloniki, will spend EUR150m ($166.7m) developing its container terminal at Pier 6.

A 513 m pier extension will be added to handle megamax container vessels. The new berth is expected to be operational by late 2025.

Thessaloniki’s existing facility has an annual handling capacity of 750,000 teu.

The port was privatised four years ago. Its main stakeholders today are Belterra Investments, Terminal Link and the state-owned Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund.

According to Alphaliner, the port’s top users are MSC and CMA CGM.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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