Piraeus posts new container handling record

Containers are seen at the Piraeus Container Terminal, near Athens, Greece, June 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Container handling by Cosco’s subsidiary at the port of Piraeus recorded a new historic high in June.

Parent company Cosco Shipping Ports stated on Tuesday that Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) registered the highest performance among Cosco-managed overseas ports, with 374,300 containers handled last month.

This constitutes a rise of 18.9 percent from the same month last year.

The port of Piraeus handled almost 2.075 million containers in the first half of 2018, up 18.4 percent on 2017.

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