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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.

İZAYDAŞ to complete Safiport waste facility in August

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) July 6, 2020 – İZAYDAŞ, a waste disposal company, has said that a new sea waste reception facility project in Safi...

İMEAK Chamber of Shipping, İzmir Branch, promotes local port

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) July 1, 2020 – At an event celebrating Maritime and Cabotage Day, Yusuf Öztürk, Chairman of the Board of İMEAK Chamber of...

Turkey: Izmir and Haydarpaşa ports container traffic Jan-May 2020

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 29, 2020 – TCDD (state-owned Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Devlet Demiryolları/Turkish State Railways) has reported the...

TCDD manager visits Izmir port

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 29, 2020 – TCDD General Manager, Ali İhsan Uygun, has visited İzmir port to review activities and meet local...

Turkey sees future as transit port country

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) June 28, 2020 – Turkey’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu promoted the Turkish...

Turkish ports: Total cargo handling down over 9% in April 2020

Istanbul, Turkey (Ports Europe) May 10, 2020 – Total cargo handling at Turkish ports in April 2020 totalled 39.33 million tons, down 3.95 million tons on...

Measures taken for Turkish marine sector to combat the corona virus outbreak

Maritime General Directorate – Measures Taken for the Marine Sector in the Scope of Combating the Corona Virus (Covid-19) Outbreak – April 21, 2020...

Izmir port looks for new Silk Road role

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) August 17, 2019 – The Mayor of Izmir, Tunç Soyer, has been meeting with various players with the objective of planning the...

İzmir to receive new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU)

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 5, 2019 – The Aliağa district of İzmir is today scheduled to receive a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) floating...

Greek and Turkish officials inaugurate new Lavrio-Cesme ferry line

Piraeus, Greece (PortSEurope) July 3, 2019 – Greek Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Christos Spirtzis and Turkish Ambassador to Greece,...

Global Ports Holding announces Bodrum Cruise port concession extension until 2067

Global Ports Holding – December 31, 2018 Global Ports Holding Plc (GPH), the world’s largest independent cruise port operator, is pleased to...

Port of Izmir to be connected to BTK railway

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) December 9, 2018 – Turkey plans to connect the port of Izmir to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway corridor (BTK) by rail, the...

Aliaga port (Izmir) benefits from SOCAR developments

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 25, 2018 – Azerbaijan’s state-owned energy company SOCAR has opened the $6.3 billion (€5.54 billion) STAR...

APM to sell Izmir terminal to SOCAR but remain operator

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 18, 2018 – Following news that it is to sell its interest in the Izmir container to SOCAR of Azerbaijan, APM...

APM Terminals to sell Izmir port terminal stake

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) October 16, 2018 – Dutch company APM Terminals is to sell its Petlim terminal business in Izmir port. A possible buyer is...

Carnival Corporation delegation visits Izmir port

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) September 23, 2018 – Carnival Corporation & PLC representatives have attended a meeting at the Izmir Chamber of...

Dredging project started in İzmir port

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) September 6, 2018 – As part of the İzmir Alsancak Port and Port Rehabilitation Project, dredging of the İzmir Alsancak...

Siemens Gamesa investment in Izmir wind farm to benefit Çandar port

Izmir, Turkey (Ports Europe) August 13, 2018 – Siemens Gamesa, a member of the consortium that secured Turkey’s 1,000 megawatts (MW) wind power...

Turkish ports broke new records in container transport in the first half of 2018

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 11, 2018 – According to the General Directorate of Maritime Affairs, the amount of cargo handled at Turkish container...

DHL Freight opens warehousing facility near Izmir, Turkey

Izmir, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 7, 2018 – DHL Freight, a leading provider of road freight services in Europe, has opened a new warehouse in the Manisa...

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