New Port of Chios Island

The main port of Chios serves the total maritime transport of passengers and goods of the Island as well as of smaller neighboring islands like Oinousses and Psara. It is the connective gateway of this border region with mainland Greece and, at the same time, it “faces” the East.

The increasing trends regarding the main Cabotage, together with commissioning new technology vessels, pointed out the technical weakness of existing facilities to cope with the new formed environment or to be expanded, in order to upgrade the provided services.

In 2003, the former Prefecture of Chios, contracted a consortium led by KANON SA and SALFO SA the study of a new port for the Island, at a different location that was decided to be approximately in front of the airport, between the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Chios Town and the "Kokkala" stream. The consultant engineer Albert Paul Yamin as well as CNWAY served as the main subcontractor of the consortium for the design of the marine works and transportation. The study was successfully completed in 2010.

Project facts:

• Priority works – Phase A
Construction cost: 61,350,000 €
Rubble – mound windward and leeward breakwaters using for armoring both quarry rocks and precast concrete blocks that form a protected basin. The total length of breakwaters is 1,335m.
380m of new quay walls and two piers, 156m long each, to be used for the mooring of ferries up to 170m long and passenger vessels up to 14m long.
67,200 m2 of new land area to support passengers and vehicles circulation.
A system of pile-supported piers to serve a cruise ship up to 200m long.
• Future Works – Phase B
Construction cost: 12,330,000 €
545m of new quay walls for the side by side mooring of up to 75m long cargo vessels
93,.300 m2 of new land area to support loading/unloading procedures of bulk cargo and containers
The final capacity of the new port facilities is:
Four (4) ferries up to 170m long
Three (3) passenger vessels up to 14m long
One (1) boat of Hellenic Coast Guard
Four (4) cargo vessels up to 75m long