PIRAEUS I Floating Dock Ready for Ops

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 25, 2019

Pic: Piraeus Port Authority

Pic: Piraeus Port Authority

Greece's Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) announced that the "PIRAEUS I" floating dock is available again for ship repair works.

"PIRAEUS I floating dock has been delivered for use and is operating again after scheduled maintenance works," said an announcement from PPA.

PIRAEUS I is 202 m. long, with inner width 31 meters, has lifting capacity of 15,000 tons and can serve ships with capacity of 40,000 tons.

During the first nine months of 2019, the ship repair activity at the port of Piraeus is showing an increase, despite the temporary suspension of PIRAEUS I floating dock operations, as the ships in docks increased by + 11% and the ships under repair in Ship Repair Zone increased by 7.4% compared to the same period of 2018.

The Management of PPA S.A. gives high priority to the development of ship repair and the attraction of more ships to the Perama Ship Repair Zone, which will contribute to the creation of new jobs, said the largest port in Greece.

China's COSCO Shipping acquired a majority stake in PPA S.A. in 2016 after an international tender and has already started changing the port's image.

The Chinese company's subsidiary Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) has also managed the port's container terminals since 2009.

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