Dünya – Turkey’s largest container port, Asyaport, has reached operational stage, with the first vessel docking at its 2000-meter-long quay. The port, built at an investment cost of USD 450 million, will handle 2.5 million containers once it reaches full capacity by 2016, becoming Europe’s third largest of its kind.
Built on the Marmara Sea coast in Barbaros, Tekirdag, Asyaport will significantly reduce the workloads of Istanbul and Bursa ports, the main maritime outlets of Turkey’s most industrialized region.
Jointly built by Turkish Asyaport and Italian Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), Asyaport will create direct employment for 1,200 people. The official opening ceremony of Asyaport will be held on the 29th of October, Republic Day in Turkey.