Largest container ship on the planet, 'OOCL Piraeus', arrives at Perama

OOCL Piraeus

"We are proud that one of the largest container transport ships in the world carries the name of the largest Greek port, Piraeus, and will carry its glorious name to the world," Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) CEO Zhang Anming said on Monday, on the arrival of the newly built ship "OOCL Piraeus" at the Container Terminal in the Neo Ikonio, Perama section of the port, ANA reports.

Zhang Anming noted the respect Greek and Chinese peoples had for each other for their ancient cultures despite their geographic distance, and noted, "With the Maritime Silk Road, especially after the founding of PCT at the Port of Piraeus, another passage of friendship opened between the Chinese and the Greek people. The Container Terminal is a new gate for Greece to the world, with the name of Piraeus."

The PCT official stressed that total investments in Piraeus in the last few years reached 600 million euros, while the annual freight capacity has shot up from 1.6 million to 6.2 million TEUs for PCT and to 7.2 million TEUs for the port of Piraeus. "This boom has placed the Piraeus Container Terminal at the top of Mediterranean ports and among the 4 most important maritime trade hubs in Europe," he pointed out. In addition, for the years 2023 and 2024 PCT planned additional investments of 43 million euros, while another, nearly 20-million-euro investment by Piraeus Port Authority is pending authorities' approval.

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