External port infrastructure
The southern windward pier has a total length of about 1715 meters and protects the port from the ripples of the southern and south-western sector.
The new leeward eastern pier of the port was constructed in 1999-2001 and protects the eastern basin from waves of the southern and south-eastern area.
Basin and maneuvering surfaces
The port of Alexandroupolis has got two basins: the western basin (at the western area of the port) with a total surface of approximately 280 acres and the eastern basin of the new eastern sector of the port with a total surface of about 1100 acres.
Western basin (western sector of the port)
The perimeter of the western basin of the port has got platforms along its entire length. The main basin has a surface of approximately 236 acres and a maneuver circle with a diameter of about 400 meters. The depth of the main basin ranges between -8.00 and -10.00m (MSL).
Two smaller sub-basins are situated at both ends of the north side of the western sector of the port: the basin of the boat harbor in the west, with a surface of about 12 acres and usable depth of -3.00 m (MSL) approximately and the basin of the small fishing port (ichthyoskala), surface of about 31 acres and usable depth of -4.00m (MSL) approximately.
Eastern basin (eastern sector of the port)
After the completion of the dredging project in late 2015, the eastern basin of the port has a depth of -12.00 m (MSL) in a 500 acres surface and a maneuver circle with a diameter of about 500 meters. The approach of ships has been ensured by the excavation of a navigation channel with a total length of 3.5 km, minimum width of 160.0 meters and depth of -12.50 m (MSL).
Based on the approved Master Plan, the dredging of the eastern basin is to be extended to a total area of about 667 acres, a maneuver circle with a diameter of about 730 m and final depth of -15,00m (MSL)
Inner port infrastructure
Platforms and piers in the western sector of the port
Western coasting platform
Platform 295.0m long and of useful depth -10.00 m (MSL) , which is used by the passenger ships that carry out the ferry connection to Samothrace and, occasionally, to the islands of the northern and southeastern Aegean . The platform has got four (4) ramps for mooring of passenger ships.
Northwest pier and tourist boat harbour
The quay is about 150.0m long and 40 to 50m wide. The southern platform of the pier has got usable depth -7.40m (MSL). The northern platform of the pier along with a part of the north coastal platform are forming a small boat harbor, with a total length of platforms 340.0m and -3.00m (MSL) usable depth .
North-coast commercial platform
This platform extends easterly of the small harbour of yachts and has a length of about 260.0 meters. The platform has usable depth -8.00m (MSL) and is used for berthing and handling bulk (mostly) and general cargo.
Commercial platforms in the north pier
The main (north) commercial pier in the western sector of the port is in the form of a “Γ”. The western and southern platforms of the pier (length 150.0 and 260.0 meters respectively) have a usable depth of -8.00m (MSL) and are used for berthing and handling bulk (mostly) and general cargo.
It is sited in the north-eastern edge of the western sector of the port. The total length of the perimeter platforms stands at 480.0 meters. The usable depth of these platforms is approximately -4.00m (MSL) .
Container terminal (SEMPO )
The total length of the container terminal platforms is about 730.0 meters, of which 500.0 meters can be used for vertical cargo handling (Lo-Lo) (quay wall foundation level -14.13 m, MSL). The remaining 230 meters can be used for mixed (vertical and / or horizontal) cargo handling (Ro-Ro/Lo-Lo) (quay wall foundation level -11.63 m, MSL) .
Land infrastructure and E / M port facilities
Overland road and rail infrastructure at the port
The western sector of the port has got three road entrances (gates), one west of the Customs House, one near the passenger train station and a third road access at the height of the main (northern) pier through Souniou street.
To the land area in the western sector of the port of Alexandroupolis also end four (4) branches of the existing rail network. In mid-2015, the project of "Railway Connection of the new Container Terminal" also completed.
Internal roads in the western sector of the port
The land surfaces in the western sector of the port are on the most part asphalted.
Waiting areas for vehicles and passenger traffic
The coasting platform in the western area of the port has got an asphalted land zone as a waiting area for vehicles, with an operating surface of approximately 12.6 acres.
Open and covered handling and load storage spaces in the western (old) port
The northern coastal trading platform in the western sector of the port has got:
a. Open land area with a total surface of approximately 7.0 acres, which extend in a narrow zone of average width of about 30.0 meters behind the platform-walls (from the shelf to the circulation port zone).
b. Modern indoor space (storage) for standard and / or bulk cargo with a total ground plan surface of approximately 2200 m2. This space is sited on the eastern edge of the platform, north of the internal traffic zone in the western sector of the port.
The main commercial pier of the western sector of the port has got open land area with a total surface of approximately 30.0 acres.
The western sector of the port has also got three general stores (type Toll) with a total surface of 3325.65 m2.
Land space- container terminal
The new container terminal (SEMPO) has got a land area with a total surface of about 130 acres, of which 113 acres are coated with heavy duty concrete flooring.
E / M installations in the western sector of the port
Water Supply – Fire Extinction
The western sector of the port of Alexandroupolis has got contemporary public water and fire extinction networks, equipped with ten (10) fire and ten (10) water intakes.
Quays and piers in the western sector of the port have got electric lighting pylons.
Transit infrastructure of the E/M network and supplies in the container terminal.
The land area of the cargo handling pier (SEMPO) has got contemporary public water and fire extinction network. In addition, the land area of SEMPO is equipped with a) 13 established lighting pylons which currently do not have headlights and b) two (2) bases for the future installation of an equal number of electrical pillars.
Available land space for future port expansion
The land area of Alexandroupolis port extended by the use of materials from the project of the eastern port basin dredging and the port channel excavation, and its total area amounts to 1000 acres (approx). This includes private land of about 230 acres, which must be expropriated.
Cargo Handling Equipment
For the handling of bulk and general cargo ships, the port of Alexandroupolis has currently got one (1 ) wheeled rubber- tyred crane with a lifting capacity of 20 tons.
Moreover, the two unions of dockers working in the port have got proprietary machinery for the loading of bulk cargo to ships (screw, turbines).
PLANNED ROAD AND RAIL PORT LINKS
New Road Port Connection
Today passenger, as well cargo traffic to and from the port, airport and industrial area is carried through the main urban road network.
In the future, the main road service (link) to the port is projected to be the new Ring Road of Alexandroupolis, via which the port is to be connected directly to Egnatia Highway.
Planned Rail Extensions
Expansion of the rail system within Multi-Use Terminal .
Similar to Container Terminal, the future expansion of rail facilities is projected into the future Multi-Use Terminal for unitized and other loads (according to the Port Master Plan).