DP WORLD opens Turkey’s newest port
DP World Yarimca has been officially opened for business by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the presence of senior government officials and executives of DP World.
As one of the biggest in the country, the new terminal can handle up to 1. 3 million containers covering 460,000 square metres, enhancing Turkey’s connectivity with Europe and Asia and enabling trade from the heartland of its most industrialised region, Izmit Bay.
DP World Yarimca is the first infrastructure project in Izmit Ba y to be run by an international operator, and the first in the country to use remote controlled gantry cranes with automated gate operations featuring a vehicle appointment system for faster processing. It also has fast scanner x - ray machines, the first of their kind in Turkey that can scan 120 containers every hour.
It has two main berths of 465 metres and 430 metres in length that can accommodate two vessels at the same time. Six ship - to - shore gantry cranes have been installed together with 18 electri cal RTGs (Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes) used for container stacking and weighing.
In 2015, total trade between Turkey and Dubai was AED 25.26 billion. Imports were AED 14.6 billion, exports AED 7.9 billion and re - exports AED 2.77 billion.