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

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

Turkey: Cargo handling statistics at Turkish ports by harbour masters, January-March 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) April 13, 2022 – The General Directorate of Maritime Affairs has reported total cargo statistics for Turkish seaports for...

CIRCLE Group and Ulusoy Maritime Lines work on the first pilot test of International Fast & Secure Trade Lane between the Ports of Trieste and Cesme

Trieste, Italy (PortSEurope) March 23, 2022 – CIRCLE Group and Turkish company Ulusoy Maritime Lines have worked together on the first pilot test of...

UK to finance new Ankara-Izmir rail connection

London, United Kingdom (PortSEurope) March 18, 2022 – UK Export Finance (UKEF) is to guarantee a €2.1 billion loan to fund construction of 503km high...

Turkey: Cargo handling statistics by port authority – January 2022

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) February 21, 2022 – The General Directorate of Maritime Affairs has reported total cargo statistics for Turkish seaports...

Ranking: Turkish container ports – January-November 2021

Istanbul, Turkey (PortSEurope) December 10, 2021 – In the first 11 months of 2021, Turkey had five ports which handled over 1 million TEU, with Ambarlı...