MARITIME PORTS

Port Maroneia at the Aegean Sea

The Purpose of Port Maroneia

  • Maroneia port is the main port in the ABC + De project and within the Corridor.
  • It is planned to be hub for the Eastern Mediterranean, the Aegean, Marmara, Black, and Azov Seas.
  • Great Trans – shipment conditioned will be provided. Port Maroneia will become a new EU trading gateway to the Middle and Far East as well as Africa It will become and entry – point to the countries of the European Union.

Characteristics of Port Maroneia

  • Port Maroneia is located at about 25 km south of the town of Komotini in Greece. Google coordinates: 40053’20,49“N   25024’16,44“E
  • Port Maroneia is planned to be a huge deep sea port with a large capacity for ULCS
  • It will be able to service Ships (up to 25 m of depth) as well as Container Ships (26 000 TEU’s)
  • The length of quay walls will be 38 800 m. 
  • The port area will be of 2 998 ha, and the area of the piers and the terminals will be 1637 ha, while the water surface area will be 1361 ha.
  • The project capacity after all stages are completed shall bear 400 million tons per year.
  • Port Maroneia will have a high degree of automation and digitisation. 
  • The Container terminals will work on a fully automated basis without the need for cranes or machine operators.

Connectivity with the Interior of Europe

– Port Maroneia will be directly connected to the South North Stream Railway line in order to reach the Baltic Sea.

– Through SNS, Port Maroneia will be linked to major logistic centres in Eastern Europe.

– In Greece, Port Maroneia will be connected to the railway corridor Sea2sea

– With regard to motorways, the Port of Maroneia will be communicating through the Danube – Aegean Sea Motorway (which is a priority sub-project under ABC+De) with the North – South and East-West  motorways up until the Baltic Sea. 

– In Greece, the Danube – Aegean Sea Motorway will connect to the Egnatia Odos motorway, allowing for the freights from Port Maroneia to travel in that direction as well. 

– In terms of multimodality, the international airports of Kavala and Alexandroupoli are nearby. 

LNG

– The LNG terminal will host one of the world’s largest LNG (Q max) tankers and will carry out trans-shipment services.

– It will offer services for bunkering of liquefied natural gas and its consequent distribution.

– Outside of the scope of the port remains re-gasification and entry into the pipelines of the gas transmission network.

CONTAINER TERMINALS

There will be 3 container terminals with a respective capacity of:

– Container Terminal A: capacity of 12 million TEU / year

– Container Terminal B: capacity of 10 TEU / year respectively

– Container Terminal C: capacity of 8 TEU / year respectively

Port Maroneia is being planned to have the following terminals:

  1. Ores, coal, coke (dry bulk
  2. Oil / petroleum product
  3. LNG
  4. Container Terminals
  5. Ro-Ro terminal for a 55,000 car equivalent
  6. Breakbulk
  7. Grain
  8. Chemical products
  9. Steel and non-ferrous products
  10. Dry Dock
  11. Ferry
  12. Cruise
  13. Military

Port Maroneia will be a Green port paying special attention to:

Port development - onshore

Noise

Port development - water

Energy Consumption

Water quality

Ballast water

Air quality

Dangerous cargos

Port waste

Dust

Waste from the ships

Relations with the local community

Port Authority and Terminal Operators

Port Authority Maroneia

will be a newly created company based on a 50 year
concession and a maximum of 10 years grace period

Terminal Operators

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Operator
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Terminal
Operators

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Port Wisla at the Baltic Sea

Purpose

- The purpose of Port Wisla is to become the maritime hub for the Baltic Sea and a connection to the Northern Road between Europe and Asia - An absolute point of reference for Norway and the region of the Baltic countrie - An Entry-point to EU countries

Terminals:

a) Terminals for containers
b) Bulk cargo
c) LNG
d) General goods
e) Agricultural products
f) Semi-trailers
g) newly produced cars
h) other vehicles
i) Ferries

Design capacity and overview

– Design capacity:
a) 150 million tons/year including 8 million TEU’s
b) Quay walls – 12.5 km


– Overview:
a) Designed to be a Green Port
b) Connected to serve primarily the new Aegean Sea – Baltic Sea Corridor
c) The Aegean Sea – Baltic Sea Corridor is a green corridor

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