Izmir’s new port to be one of world’s largest.

Posted on 16 May 2011

16 May 2011 – When completed in 2013 Izmir’s Port Candarli will be able to handle 12 million tons of cargo a year. Costing approximate 3.1 Billion USD (5 billion TL) the new port will double the number of containers that can be handled by the existing Turkish ports.

At the recent groundbreaking ceremony, Habip Soluk, the Minister of Transportation, said “Upon completion in 2013, Northern Aegean Candarli Port is expected to assume a central role in the naval trade between Asia and Europe”.

With a depth of 40 metres the new port will be able to handle ships of 200,000 tons making it a strong contender against Port Piraeus in Greece.

Source Invest in Turkey

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