PPA S.A.: First cruise ship of the year arrived at the Port of Piraeus- A large increase in arrivals and passengers


The Management of PPA S.A. welcomed COSTA Deliziosa, the first cruise ship to arrive at the port of Piraeus in the new year, through a special ceremony with exchange of plaques and Christmas treats for all passengers, during their arrival at the Cruise terminal.

The cruise ship COSTA Deliziosa, arrived from Izmir with 2,500 passengers and according to its schedule, continues its trip to Dubrovnik and Italy. COSTA liners’ cruise ships are operating in the port of Piraeus throughout the whole year, having performed 16 calls in 2023, while in 2024, 22 calls are expected based on the pre-bookings data.

It is worth noting that according to preliminary figures, historical records were achieved for cruise passengers, both in total number of passengers, with approximately 1.5 million passengers, compared to 880,000 ones in 2022, as well as in homeport passengers with approximately 800,000 passengers, compared to 380,000 ones in 2022. The number of cruise ships served was 760 and 525 of them were homeport.

In addition, based on the pre-bookings data, the cruise industry at the port of Piraeus sees a momentum also this year, since pre-bookings have been made for 1042 arrivals, with a big increase and an expected new record in homeport arrivals (approximately 800 calls).

PPA’s Chairman Mr. Yu Zenggang welcomes the excellent course of the cruise business at the Port of Piraeus, by highlighting the fact that continuing the dynamic path of the cruise industry is a vital component of PPA’s strategy since it constitutes a beneficial activity for many stakeholders, but mainly for the local community, the neighboring municipalities, the Attica region and also the country overall. 

About PPA S.A.
Piraeus Port Authority SA is an Athens Stock Exchange listed company engaged in the management and operation of Piraeus port, Greece’s largest port and one of the largest integrated harbours in Europe, providing a complete range of services. Some of the company’s activities involve cruise, coastal (ferry/passenger), container and car terminal services, as well as general cargo, ship repair, logistic and free zone services. The main shareholder of Piraeus Port Authority S.A., with a stake of 67 percent, is COSCO SHIPPING, one of the largest maritime companies in the world.

Over the last decade the company has experienced a remarkable growth in all port activities, which is still underway, largely contributing to the country’s economy, while driven by green development and increased digitalization, alongside a people-first approach and a spirit of giving back to the society.

PPA is a member of “ECO PORTS”, holds ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2018 Certifications, is included in the Athens Stock Exchange ESG index and is one of the “Most Sustainable Companies in Greece 2022”.

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