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.
– 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.
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:
- Ores, coal, coke (dry bulk
- Oil / petroleum product
- Container Terminals
- Ro-Ro terminal for a 55,000 car equivalent
- Chemical products
- Steel and non-ferrous products
- Dry Dock
Port Maroneia will be a Green port paying special attention to:
Port development - onshore
Port development - water
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
Port Wisla at the Baltic Sea
- 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
a) Terminals for containers
b) Bulk cargo
d) General goods
e) Agricultural products
g) newly produced cars
h) other vehicles
Design capacity and overview
– Design capacity:
a) 150 million tons/year including 8 million TEU’s
b) Quay walls – 12.5 km
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