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Izmir

Izmir, formerly Smyrna and also known as Port of Alsancak, is a seaport in Western Anatolia, Turkey, on the Gulf of Izmir. The port is state-owned and the third largest city in Turkey. It is a multi-purpose port including a container terminal.

Noatum Maritime opens offices in Istanbul, Izmir, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 17, 2024 – Noatum Maritime, part of AD Ports, has opened its first office in Turkey. The Istanbul operation will be...

Port of Izmir expects 70 cruise ship visits in 2024

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) February 27, 2024 – This year, the Port of Izmir forecasts 70 cruise ship visits. This compares with 33 ship visits and...

AD Ports set to operate Izmir Port, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) December 18, 2023 – Agreement is likely soon for AD Ports of Abu Dhabi to operate the Turkish port of Izmir (Alsancak)....

Ege Port Kuşadası celebrates two decades

Kuşadası, Turkey (Ports Europe) August 14, 2023 – Ege Port Kuşadası, Turkey’s leading cruise port has celebrated its 20th anniversary. It...

Is Turkey trying to sell the Port of Alsancak?

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 5, 2023 – Local reports say that the Turkish government may be interested in selling the state-owned Port of Alsancak...

Turkey: Cruise ship & passengers – Jan-Mar 2023

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) April 13, 2023 – The Turkish authorities have reported cruise ship and passengers for the period January-March 2023. The...

Ege Port Kuşadası forecasts cruise ship revival

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) January 26, 2023 – Ege Port Kuşadası is forecasting cruise ship revival and expects around 900,000 cruise ship passengers...

Cruise ships resume services between Turkey and Libya

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) December 21, 2022 – Cruise ships have resumed services between Turkey and Libya with a vessel leaving Izmir in Turkey for...

Ranking: Top 5 Turkish container ports – January-November 2022

Ankara, Turkey (PortSEurope) December 15, 2022 – Turkish seaports handled 11.32 million containers (TEU) in the first 11 months of 2022. This is a slight...

New cargo rail service links Turkey’s Izmir port with Uzbekistan

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) December 7, 2022 – A new cargo rail service links Turkey’s Izmir port with Uzbekistan and is declared “a new...

Turkey: Cruise ship passengers – January-October 2022

Ankara, Turkey (PortSEurope) November 14, 2022 – In the first 10 months of 2022, Turkish ports handled 918,484 cruise ship passengers. In October 2022,...

Turkish seaports – Total cargo handled by port – January-October 2022

Ankara, Turkey (PortSEurope) November 14, 2022 – In the first 10 months of 2022, Turkish seaports handled 454.76 million tons of cargo. The top five...

Ranking: Top 5 Turkish container ports – January-September 2022

Ankara, Turkey (Ports Europe) October 19, 2022 – In January-September 2022, Turkish seaports handled a total of 9.35 million containers (TEU). This is a...

New Thessaloniki, Izmir ferry line amid Greece-Turkey tensions

Thessaloniki, Greece (Ports Europe) October 12, 2022 – The first ever ferry line between the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki and the coastal town of...

Port of Valencia presents at World Bank event

València, Spain (Ports Europe) September 27, 2022 – The Port of Valencia has presented at a World Bank event its good practices in port-city...

Ranking: Ambarlı is top Turkish container port in January-July 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) August 17, 2022 – Ambarlı is the top Turkish container port in January-July 2022 with 1.72 million TEU, according to...

Ro-Ro route between Tarragona and Izmir operating at full capacity

Tarragona, Spain (PortSEurope) August 12, 2022 – The Ro-Ro route between the ports of Tarragona and Izmir is operating at full capacity. It started...

Turkish ports see huge rise in cruise ship passenger numbers in first half of 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 12, 2022 – In the first six months of 2022, Turkish ports handled 205,642 cruise ship passengers (see first table)....

Ranking: Ambarlı is top Turkish container port in first half 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 8, 2022 – Ambarlı is the top Turkish container port in first half 2022 with 1.47 million TEU, according to official...

Ege Port Kuşadası hosts largest cruise ship to visit Turkey

Kuşadası, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 12, 2022 – Ege Port Kuşadası, operated by Global Ports Holding, has hosted the Odyssey of the Seas, the largest...

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