Turkey launched the largest terminal on the Aegean Sea


A new container terminal started operation in the Turkish port of Izmir. The terminal belongs to Turkey’s holding Petkim, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The terminal’s capacity is 800,000 containers a year at the first stage and will reach 1.5 Ml containers a year after the second stage is commissioned. The second-stage construction works progress according to schedule and will be completed in 2017.

The project’s total cost is estimated at $400 Ml. The port in Izmir is being built by Petkim Limancılık Ticaret A.S. together with APM Terminals on the basis of a container port construction and exploitation agreement. The Netherlands’ company will run the port for 28 years. 

The new container terminal, located on Turkey’s Aegean coast, is the biggest container terminal in the Aegean Region. The new port will have a roughly 50% higher capacity than the port of Alsancak.

As a reminder, ten large container ports currently operate in Turkey.



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