Piraeus port car terminal activity up 6.0 pct in 2016

Car transport in the car terminal of Piraeus Port Organization grew 6.0 pct in 2016 from the previous year, totaling 361,912 units, from 341,386 in 2015, a year marred by worker mobilisations and a continuing economic crisis which negatively affected imports of new vehicles.

Piraeus Port, in an announcement said that although Greece was not a car production country, compared with other rival ports in the Mediterranean and despite a negative timing and intensifying port competition, the port’s car terminals remained among the top terminals in the Eastern Mediterranean. For the first time, in 2016, car terminal activities were certified with an ISO 9001:2008 on quality and an ISO 14001L:2004 on environment by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance/Hellenic Lloyd’s SA.