The Port of Piraeus, as the largest Greek sea port, is one of the largest sea ports in the Mediterranean Sea basin and one of the top ten container ports in Europe, with more than 1,500 employees providing services to more than 24,000 ships every year. In 2007 the Port of Piraeus handled 20,121,916 tonnes of cargo and 1,373,138 TEU's making it the busiest cargo port in Greece and the largest container port in the country and the East Mediterranean Sea Basin. The cargo terminal has a storage area of 180,000 m2 and an annual traffic capacity of 25,000,000 tonnes.
The Port of Salonika or Thessaloniki is one of the largest Greek sea ports and one of the largest ports in the Aegean Sea basin, with a total annual traffic capacity of 16 million tonnes (7 million tonnes dry bulk and 9 million tonnes liquid bulk). It is also the second largest Greek container port after the Port of Piraeus. In 2007 the Port of Salonika handled 14,373,245 tonnes of cargo and 222,824 TEU's making it one of the busiest cargo ports in Greece and the second largest container port in the country. The cargo terminal has a storage area of 1,000,000 m2 specializes in the handling of wide cargoes.