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New port for Turkey[ May 16, 2016 // Chris ]
DP World officially opened Turkey’s newest port at Yarimca, Izmit Bay for business on 14 May. The ceremony was attended by President Erdoğan by teleconference in the presence of senior government officials and executives of DP World. One of the biggest in the country, the new terminal can handle up to 1.3 million containers and provides a link to its most industrialised region, Izmit Bay.
DP World Yarimca is the first infrastructure project in Izmit Bay to be run by an international operator, and the first in the country to use remote controlled gantry cranes. It also has fast scanner x-ray machines, the first of their kind in Turkey that can scan 120 containers an hour.
It has two main berths of 430 and 465 metres length that can accommodate two vessels at the same time. Six ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been installed together with 18 electrical RTGs (Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes) used for container stacking and weighing.