Cargo traffic grew by 42.5 pct in 2010, while vehicle-cargo traffic was up 27.3 pct, the Piraeus Port Authority announced on Thursday.
In presenting the figures, George Anomeritis, chairman and chief executive of the Authority, said passenger traffic fell 5.5 pct in 2010, while vehicle traffic was down 7.6 pct in the same year.

Ships traffic totaled 25,650, while domestic and international passenger traffic totaled 20,336,418 persons. Vehicle traffic totaled 2,988,048, of which 1,978,394 were cars, 360,309 trucks, 18,865 buses and 630,480 motorcycles. Cargo traffic totaled 1,149,608 TEU.

Anomeritis met with the presidency of the Greek-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and discussed plans for Greek enterprises to expand activities in the shipbuilding and logistics industries of the People’s Republic of China.