Photo credit: OLP Piraeus Port Authority

The Piraeus Port Authority in Greece has successfully completed the large-scale infrastructure upgrade works, at the Eastern side of Pier II at the Perama Ship Repair Zone, and the first ship to berth at the brand new pier, experiencing the upgraded services, was warmly welcomed by the relevant port authority department.

The works are part of the second phase of a broader infrastructure improvement project in the Perama ship repair zone involving, among others, a complete platform replacement.

It should be noted, that works are already in progress, on parts of the West side of Pier II and the East side of Pier I for the installation of two new Jib Cranes at the beginning of 2023, that are scheduled for delivery to the port.

“Overall, the systematic enhancement projects and the targeted investments at the Perama Ship Repair Zone, have already led to the desired outcomes. The large-scale investment projects started back in 2016 by COSCO SHIPPING GROUP, greatly contributed towards the revitalization of the Ship Repair industry in Greece”, as the port authority mentions in its release.

In accordance with the authority, “all ship repair operation indicators are improving on a year-on-year basis, while enabling state of the art services, higher capacity solutions and higher safety standards”.

It is worth noting that in 2016 only 69 vessels were docked in PPA floating docks, while in 2022 the number of the docked ships are expected to reach 150. The working days in the docks have been increased similarly from 435 in 2016 to 1306 this year.

Source: Piraeus Port Authority