EXISTING PORT FACILITIES a)Infrastructure The port of Heraklion is a built (constructed) port that has been built at the expense of the sea,with the building of exterior port constructions,that is the construction of two vertical between them port arms,2390 M and 318 M respectively.With these, three port basins have been created with a water surface of 827000 M2, with useful depths of -4,00, -8,00 and 10,00 M.
The interior facilities consist of 3 main docks (I,II,III) in a comb-like arrangement that are complemented with the inside pier structures. Today the following with the corresponding useful depths are in use : 847 M at -2,00,and -4,00 M,367 M at -6,00 M,424 M at -8,00 M, 376 M at -9,50,1544 M at -10,00 M and 542 M at -12,40 M,that is and in two years' time the new pier IV will be ready with lengths of 900 meters in depths down to 14.50 meters b)Dry land They extend at 455.000M2 in all and of these 272.935 M2 are Customs House Control areas and 182.108 M2 are public areas (roads,squares,green,etc.) that is 115 M2 per meter of the length of the pier, which is good for Greek but poor for international standards. With the new pier (under construction) 120.000 M2 of dry land will be added. c)Other Facillities They include the buildings of the Port Collection Bureau of the Customs,the Port Authority,the building of the Dock Workers (Longshoremen bulding),the building of yachts (marina),the Refrigerators,the building/offices of the XEKTE company that is under the jurisdiction of the Port Collection Bureau,the new warehouse made of concrete,pier III 2.002 M2,the metallic warehouse (1000 M2),the prefabricated building of the Alien/ Immigration Police,the new building of the port Fire Station,as well as the new prefabricated building of receiving passengers from abroad and duty free shop,the water reservoir, the building of the truck scales,the buildings of two electrical power stations on docks III and VI,and the under construction building of the Customs House that is located south of the port and which will be finished by the end of the current year. The total surface of the above mentioned buildings is 13.172 M2. Besides the above mentioned buildings there are also the installations of the BP fuel reservoirs with a surface of 12.000 M2, with a storaging capacity of 4.040 tons of diesel derivatives,which upon termination of the long term lease (February 1988) have passed under the possession of the Port Collection Bureau. There are 4 electrical power stations (380/220 volts) with a capability of 2.000,500,and 250 KVA respectively, with underground power supply systems.There is also an equation tank of 450 M3 and a pier water supply system.
The use of a system for telephone lines for all the piers with an adequate number of sockets on every pier as well as in the Venetian port is under discussion with the Greek Telecommunications Organization (O.T.E.) .