The Greek port of Piraeus confidently took its well-deserved place in the top ten best ports in the world in the 2022 ranking, standing out favorably among 43 port cities.
Piraeus ranked 9th internationally in the Xinhua-Baltic ISCD (Δείκτη Ναυτιλιακών Κέντρων Xinhua-Baltic) Shipping Centers Index. The index is an independent ranking of the world’s largest cities offering port and shipping services, which compares the activities of the leading port cities and maritime centers around the world.
The ISCD index is based on various indicators, including three main ones: port infrastructure, maritime services and general environmental performance. And also on 16 indicators to assess the overall performance of 43 port cities around the world. A combination of port indicators and factors is considered, such as throughput, as well as draft and length of the container ship berth.
The report also looks at business factors such as the number of maritime service providers such as lawyers, financiers and shipping brokers, and the overall business environment in terms of customs duties and logistics efficiency. newsbeast.gr. Yu Zenggang, chairman of ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. (PPA SA) says:
“We are very proud that the Port of Piraeus has been included in this important global shipping index for the third year in a row, which provides an objective and impartial measurement of the level of development, as well as the status of international shipping hubs. The inclusion of Piraeus in the top ten port centers in the world once again indicates that that the investments made in recent years, along with the implementation of a large number of projects based on a comprehensive plan for the modernization and renewal of the port, have successfully increased its global competitiveness through the provision of a unique combination of integrated services.”
In 2022, Singapore maintained its status as a leading international maritime hub for the ninth year in a row, according to the International Shipping Center Development Index. The top five international delivery centers this year, in addition to it, include London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Dubai.