TURKEY: Marport extends the dock at its West Terminal
Marport handles more volume than any container port in Turkey and the
dock at its West Terminal is being extended from 300 meters to 360
meters. Friday, 16.Sep.2011, 23:52 (GMT+3)
Marport handles more volume than any container port in Turkey and the dock at its West Terminal is being extended from 300 meters to 360 meters.
Marport's approach to service in port operations meets world-class standards and it continues to make investments that reflect this approach. The construction efforts that began in June will extend the dock at Marportâ€™s West Terminal 60 meters so that berthing and mooring of container vessels with a capacity of 14,000 TEU or higher varying in length from 318 to 360 meters will be safer. In addition to extending the length of the dock, a mooring dolphin will be constructed 30 meters from the dock. The investments that have been made in equipment, infrastructure and information systems as part of the modernization and expansion projects that have been implemented since the port was built have given Marport the greatest handling capacity of any port in the region.
The largest container vessels arriving in Turkey berth at Marport
With a draft of 14.5 meters, 7 docks and 9 STS (Ship to Shore) cranes, it can dock 18 ships at the same time. The most recent vessel to dock here was MSC Lauren, which is the largest container vessel to ever dock in Turkey. It was 366 meters long and capable of carrying 12,500 TEU. The vessel docked at Marport in Istanbul in May and was loaded with export cargo.