Petlim port in Turkey to be fully ready in 1Q2017 (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8
By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:
It is scheduled to complete the second phase of Petlim container port’s construction in Turkey in the first quarter of 2017, Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR said in a message posted on its website Dec. 8.
Cartographic projections of the seabed in the vicinity of the berth, which will accept large container ships, will be prepared soon, according to the message.
Petlim agile platform, which is the largest port in the Aegean region, will also be built in the nearest future, said the message.
“The port also has a dock leveler, which will help to transship heavy cargoes from Star refinery - another structure where SOCAR invests,” the message said.
It is noted that the work on the first phase of the port’s construction was completed this week and the cargo terminal with a capacity of 1.5 million TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) started operating. The port’s cargo capacity after the first stage of construction amounts to 800,000 TEU.
“Petlim is aimed to meet current and future logistics needs of SOCAR,” the message said. “When the port starts operating at full capacity, it will become the only one in the Marmara, Aegean and Mediterranean seas, with vessels with capacity of up to 11,000 containers.”
Turkish petrochemical complex Petkim and the Dutch APM Terminals inked an agreement for the construction of the Petlim port in March 2013.
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