Significant increase in the commercial activities of PPA SA in the period
The good performance of PPA SA was continued with a significant increase in the movement of goods in the Container and Car terminals, as shown by the provisional data of the period January-August 2012 by the competent departments.
a) At the Container Terminal there was an increase of 34.4%, 436.244 TEU's handled in 2012 in comparison to 324.598 in the corresponding period last year.
b) At the Car terminals 296.293 vehicles were handled, in comparison to 277.415 in the corresponding period of 2011, an increase of 6.80%.
This increase in the Car Terminal, despite a significant reduction in car imports (-41.30%), is due to the policy of attracting transit vehicles which increased by 19.89% due to the expansion of the new Car Terminal in N. Ikonio.
Despite the financial crisis, the ongoing recession of the Greek economy and the low growth rate internationally, PPA SA continues with positive economic and reform steps which establish the port of Piraeus as an important hub in the area of the port industry, as the President and CEO of PPA SA, George Anomeritis, commented at the General Assembly in June 2012.