Piraeus, Greece

Port of Piraeus
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Freight Shipping to and from the Port of Piraeus, Greece

Port Piraeus is located in the southwest part of Athens on the Mediterranean Sea. Its location on a major sea connected the container port to all of Europe, and to strategic ports in the continents of Asia and Africa. Importing cargo into Greece from the United States is easy and efficient as well, especially with a reliable international shipping company.

Although the port is more well known globally as a large hub for cruise ships and tourism, the western part of Port Piraeus is exclusively for freight services including container and roll-on/roll-off (RORO) shipping. The port at the capital city of Greece is not just another port on the Mediterranean Sea but is rather an important port in Greece, the European continent, and in the world. Piraeus is the largest maritime shipping center for commercial import and export in the country, and in terms of cargo traffic, Port Piraeus is second in Europe only to that of Port Valencia in Spain.

International Car Shipping

Clients of international shipping services transport all types of cargo to Port Piraeus, Greece from the United States, most notably automobiles/cars/vehicles and watercrafts of all kinds. With K International Transport, clients can ship any kind of car, including contemporary automobiles, vintage and classic vehicles, and luxury cars. Our international shipping company ships cars overseas via container or RORO shipping from ports in the United States.

Freight transport companies often advise clients to opt for RORO for automobiles that can be self-propelled because of the typically cheaper cost and the ease of loading and unloading. Luckily, Port Piraeus is capable of accepting both RORO and container, so no matter the type of automobile, clients can be sure that it can be transported to Greece.

Shipping Boats and Watercrafts Overseas

The same goes for watercrafts and boats of all kinds. Port Piraeus has the capability and infrastructure to accept imports of all shapes, sizes, and weights for clients doing business in Greece, relocating, or sending a watercraft to family abroad. Boats and watercrafts can also be transported via 40 or 45-foot containers, and some can be transported by RORO. K International Transport can help clients determine the best way to transport their watercrafts overseas to Greece in order to cut costs and boost efficiency.

Exporting Cargo to or Importing from Piraeus

A few notable features of Port Piraeus, Greece include:

  • The port has an annual traffic capacity of about 25 million tons.
  • In the past couple of years, Port Piraeus has managed to grow at a faster rate than competing ports in Europe.
  • Piraeus is now considered the second-largest port in the Mediterranean.
  • In February 2019, Piraeus welcomed one of the largest container ships in the world, a 400-meter ship that can transport 21.237 TEU.
  • The port contains 3 terminals for cargo, with a total capacity of 6.7 million TEUs.
  • The total capacity the port can accommodate increased by over 19% from 2017 to 2018.

Transporting cargo to Port Piraeus, Greece with K International Transport can be hassle-free, efficient, and affordable. With K International Transport’s overseas car transport services and international boat shipping services, as well as the port’s high-quality amenities and infrastructure, clients can transport cargo large and small. Ship automobiles/cars/vehicles and virtually all types of watercrafts, including fishing boats, jet skis, yachts, sail boats, and motorboats. With our expert help, you can transport cargo of all sizes and weights by RORO if it is self-propelled or by container to Port Piraeus.

To learn more about international shipping to Greece, contact K International Transport. Tell an agent about the type of cargo you are looking to transport and your desired schedule for shipping. Together with K International Transport, you can decide between RORO and container, depending on the price and efficiency of each option. Then, just let K International Transport take care of the rest!

For more information about shipping to the port of Piraeus, Greece please visit the Piraeus Port Authority Website at http://www.olp.gr/en/.

To get a quote, schedule a shipment, or learn more about international heavy equipment shipping or Port Piraeus, call K International Transport today at 212-267-6400. You can also reach out to us on Skype at kinternationalny or send us an email us at inquiries@kinternational.com. Visit K International Transport’s rate request page to get a quick quote!