Double Educational Visit at PPA (Piraeus Port Authority) S.A. and PCT (Piraeus Container Terminal) S.A.

On Wednesday 14th of November 2018, Morfotiko / Culture Club visited Piraeus Port Authority S.A. and Piraeus Container Terminal S.A., COSCO’s subsidiary in Greece. The double educational visit aimed to offer to its members and university students a close perceptive of the Piraeus port organization and operation

The visit included executive presentations about the organization, structure and operational activities and a double tour around their premises and working areas.

From PPA S.A., Mr. Glogovitis was the host executive representative and from the part of PCT S.A. Mrs. Omar. Both executives led all the participants to reach valuable information and knowledge about their companies’ activities, strategic programs of development and the difficulties they had to overpass as they operate in a harsh international environment with many challenges and opportunities.

The tour at PPA’s premises included the cruise terminal, the car terminal and pier I. Participants had the chance to see from close all the equipment company uses and executives explained how cargo is handled, from the moment it arrives at the port until it leaves port’s district.

A tour at PCT’s terminals piers II and III followed. The executives explained to the participants containers’ handling, monitoring, storing and shipping out operations, either to the mainland or for transit. They were also able to see actual loading and unloading of containers from ships moored at the port. Furthermore, PCDC’s (Piraeus Container Distribution Centre) executives informed the participants about container’s handling, storage, distribution and company’s logistic services.

The visit offered to the participants the chance to get all the answers to their questions regarding port operations and working conditions in such environment in order to link their academic knowledge with real life. There were given professional and career recommendations and advices to the participants for a proper future career preparation. In the closing event both parts, after their closing speeches, they exchanged commemorative gifts and took group photos.