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Turkey’s Bodrum Harbour Reopens

Turkey’s Bodrum Harbour reopens

Source: PortSEurope
Bodrum, Turkey (PortSEurope) June 8, 2020 – The Mayor of Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, Osman Gürün, has visited Bodrum harbour to examine renovation works and announced that the facility will open June 15. Bodrum is a district and a port city in Muğla Province, in the southwestern Aegean Region of Turkey. Mayor of Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Osman Gürün and Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras visited the area of the yacht harbour, infrastructure and town square works,
which cover an area of ​​20,000 m², representing an investment of TL 9 million ($1.17 million). Bodrum Mayor Ahmet Aras said that the work will meet the electricity and water needs of visiting yachts in Bodrum Port. “This year, the total investment of the Metropolitan Municipality in Bodrum with the infrastructure, Bodrum port, Turgutreis Life Center and the new bus station is around TL 250 million ($32.58 million) .” The preparation of our infrastructure investments started 3-4 years ago and investment started with a loan from the World Bank. Currently, due to the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, the cruise industry has ceased to operate, with no clear start date in sight. Many cruises visit multiple ports in multiple countries, and different rules and travel restrictions for receiving vessels apply if visits are at all possible. Itineraries will have to be redesigned to meet local conditions. Even when cruises are restarted, it is even more doubtful whether there are going to be many passengers willing to board the ships. Bodrum port includes Bodrum Cruise Port which features a finger pier, which can accommodate two large-sized or four smaller cruise ships at a time. The world’s largest cruise ships can berth easily thanks to its pier extension in 2011. Apart from the cruise pier, the port boasts quays that can harbour up to 30 mega-yachts and has three ferryboat ramps. Bodrum Cruise Port provides full terminal services, marine services and auxiliary services. The state-of-the-art terminal building offers diverse facilities including duty-free shopping areas, travel agencies and a restaurant. Bodrum Cruise Port has invested heavily in port facilities including construction of a terminal building and a pier, and Bodrum itself has become a luxury destination for cruise lines. In late 2015, the port received Green Port accreditation upon approval of the Maritime Transport and Communications Ministry General Directorate of the Merchant Marine and Turkish StandardsInstitution. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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