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Mersin port seeks locations for expansion

Mersin, Turkey (PortSEurope) July 28, 2019 – Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Vahap Seçer has said the city requires investment and a second port, and has been speaking to stakeholders reading how to achieve this.

Seçer has met stakeholders of the city and held regular meetings on Mersin’s problems and solutions and met with the president and management of Mersin Chamber of Shipping.

Seçer said, “Mersin has an existing port but Mersin has not reached the point we desire. This city needs investment. Especially needs a second port. Taşucu Port is also open for discussion as a location. We also know that there is a port in Taşucu, operated by Mersin Metropolitan Municipality. We will make some studies about making use of you”.

Mayor Seçer stated that whilst the city has a very valuable port, a new port will be the quickest way to develop Mersin. It may take years for industrialization or agriculture.

The current Mersin International Port (MIP) is operated by PSA International of Singapore.

Mersin International Port Management INC. (MIP), which was established as a partnership between PSA International and Akfen Holding, took over T.C.D.D. Mersin Port Management for a period of 36 years on May 11 2007.

Mersin International Port (MIP) is connected via railways and highways with Turkey’s industrialized cities such as Ankara, Gaziantep, Kayseri, Kahramanmaraş and Konya, and with bordering countries such as Syria, Iraq and Iran. It is one of the main container ports in the Mediterranean Region with its transit and hinterland connections with the Middle East and the Black Sea.

Mersin International Port (MIP) meets a significant portion of Turkey’s import and export volumes with its vast hinterland, accessible transportation opportunities and qualified human resources.

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