Turkey expects to open its largest container port by June, The Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TACCI) reported on Wednesday.
The Asyapor port in Tekirdag, Turkey, will be limited to cargo shipping. It covers 320,000 square feet, with 25.6-foot-deep wharfs that will each be a little over a mile long. In an effort to protect the environment, the port will have 33 rubber tire ship-to-shore gantry cranes, with an additional 11 cranes powered by electricity.
The port is expect to be the third largest container port in Europe with a capacity of 2.5 million 20-foot equivalent units.
It is expected to share traffic with the busy Ambarh Port in Istanbul and will add approximately 1,200 jobs to the Thrace region.
The port is a joint venture between the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and the Turkish Soyuer Group.