The containers are handled through a specially arranged area located in the western part of pier 6. The 550 m. long and 340 m. wide Container Terminal can berth ships with a draught of 12 m. Being part of the Free Zone, it covers a surface area of 254,000 m2 with an on-site storage capacity of 5,000 TEUs in ground slots.
The Container Terminal was designed and created in accordance with state-of-the-art technologies and is equipped with modern container handling equipment. The terminal includes manned technical support facilities. Four cranes are used for container loading-unloading services (2 post panamax).
The Container Terminal is linked with a double track railway to the national railway networks. To load-unload containers from/to the railway wagons, the terminal uses 1 transtainer of 50 ton lifting capacity. The Container Terminal disposes of 380 plugs (380V) for reefer containers. In order to handle, store and stow containers in the terminal mostly straddle carriers are used as well as various other container handling equipment: (tractors, front lifts, trailers, forklifts etc.).
The "Management Information System of the Container Terminal" develops technological applications that optimize the existing services provided by the company while updating and improving its competitiveness.
The Container Terminal is distinguished for:
The Container Terminal is the destination of almost all shipping lines such as: MSC, Maersk, Evergreen, COSCΟ, CMA CGM, ARKAS, ZIM, Hapag Lloyd, and others.