What is the most famous international port in Turkey?

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Turkey is located between two continents such as Europe and Asia. Therefore, you find that in the country there are many important international ports for trade, Which is an important factor for everyone who thinks of investing in Turkey.

In this article, You can find information about Turkey’s international ports.

Turkish trade and tourism ports:

Mersin port

  • Important cargo and passenger is located in Mersin.
  • It is the country’s largest port in terms of container volume.
  • 1958 Its construction began in Mersin in 1954, It was first worked on on August 30.
  • turned on, which has been renovated with all its facilities, In the modern sense in 1962, Besides being one of the modern anchors, It is one of the important ports in the Mediterranean.
  • Is the import and export gateway to the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, the Mediterranean region and the southeastern Anatolia region.
  • It is also the transit center for the countries of the Middle East. It contains 48 berths. Approximately 60 vessels can be loaded and unloaded at the same time depending on their size.

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asia port

  • It was built in Tekirdag before and was commissioned in 2015.
  • The first container port of transit in Turkey is Asiaport.
  • Its total depth is 2010 m up to 18 m.
  • The station covers an area of 300,000 square meters.
  • It is the country’s second largest port in terms of container volume.


  • Its main purpose is the loading of goods and it is located in Istanbul.
  • It is considered one of the largest ports in the country in terms of container volume.
  • can also be used, which includes the hinterland of Istanbul and the Marmara region, As one of the transport ports for goods destined for the Black Sea ports.
  • Prepare, which began operating in 1994, Istanbul’s first private port.

Trabzon port

  • Trabzon port is the second largest port in the country.
  • It is located in Trabzon province with an average depth of 2.5 m to 10 m.
  • Its construction was completed in 1954 and services began in the same year.
  • It is located at a strategic point at the beginning of the transit route of Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Turkish Republics.
  • It plays a major role in connecting these countries to all European and global markets.


It is also known as “Samsunport” and is the largest port in the Black Sea region.
It is the only port with a railway in the Black Sea.
It has a large remote area.
It is the stopping point for loads coming from Anatolia and destined for Anatolia.
The station has an area of 445,000 m² and a total berth length of 1756 m.

Izmir port

  • Alsancak is located east of the Gulf of Izmir.
  • It is for freight and passengers.
  • It is the seventh largest port in the country in terms of container volume and thirteenth in terms of cargo tonnage.
  • Its construction began in 1955
  • It was started in 1959
  • It covers an area of 902,000 square meters.
  • Izmir Bay improvement project is on the agenda so that the port can use larger ships.

Iskenderun port

  • It is located in the Turkish city of Hatay, which is one of the most important commercial ports in Turkey.
  • Taking into account the rail connection, The State Railways of the Republic of Turkey later expanded with additional facilities built in several years.
  • It has 8 berths
  • The general cargo berth is 732 meters long and the container berths are 920 meters long.

Istanbul port

  • It is one of the most important tourist and commercial ports in Turkey and is located specifically in the European Istanbul, on the Bosphorus.
  • It is operated by Turkish Shipping Lines.
  • They started in 1892 until it was developed over time.
  • It contains two terminals, the first for cargo and the second terminal for transporting passengers, consisting of three halls. In order to be able to deal with the large number of tourists.
  • It has a bus stop with an area of 5,000 square meters that can accommodate 200 buses for excursions.

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