Trans-Shipment Container Management In The Port Of Piraeus Case Study

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Trans-Shipment Container Management in the Port of Piraeus
Theodoros Koromilas ABSTRACT
As a mainly trans-shipment container port, the container terminal of the port of Piraeus has as a primary goal to provide equipment and facilities to deliver efficient and professional service. The commercial port of Piraeus consists of three (3) container terminals, of which one (1), Terminal I, is being operated Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (P.P.A) and two (2), Terminal II and III by the Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (P.C.T.), which is a subsidiary of COSCO Pacific. Head offices are located behind their terminals for each organization.
An operational challenge arises there since the two sides use different ERP terminal systems. Containers that need
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Chapter 1: Introduction
1.1 Background
1.1.1 Role of the port of Piraeus
Greece, officially named Hellenic Republic, and known as Hellas since the ancient period, is located at a crossroad between three (3) continents, Europe, Asia and Africa. With more than 2.500 islands spread across the country, Greece has a total population of around 10.8 million. Athens is the capital and most populated city. The port of Piraeus is the largest port of Athens and Greece.
Picture 1 Greece Map Source: (, 2015)

Sea transportation plays a very important role in the worldwide movement of goods. According to statistics 90% of international trade is being carried by ships (eurostat April 2015). Greece has a long tradition in the maritime industry, which has always been an economic growth key factor for the Greek economy. This brings the Port of Piraeus in a vital position for the country itself, but also for Europe and the surrounding area due to the geographical importance, which was explained above. The port of Piraeus is a logistic hub with great future growth potential that can contribute to the country’s national economic
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Which are the main Terminal Operating Systems (T.O.S.) worldwide?
E. Do other ports face same challenge in Europe?
1.3 Structure of the Paper This paper has five chapters along with appendices and bibliography. The chapters outline as follows:
Chapter 1 Introduction - the first chapter explains background of the port and core activities. Moreover the problem statement and the structure of this paper are briefly explained. <ore detailed information will be given later on in the paper.
Chapter 2 Literature Review - this chapter explains the literature that will be used to describe the operational challenge for the trans-shipment containers. Mostly port management theories and container terminal management theories will be analyzed.
Chapter 3 Methodology – this chapter explains the research method and techniques that have been used to collect and process the data.
Chapter 4 Findings – this chapter presents the findings of the research and mostly focuses on container terminals I, II and III and their development, the container handling process and the port community.
Chapter 5 Conclusion – this chapter presents the results of the research objectives and discusses proposed solution, but also suggests further research

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