Derince Port is situated at the northeast of Marmara Sea, at the west side of Izmit. Operated by TCDD. Under privatization program. But the tender is cancelled again. The biggest port for bulk cargo in the region. Densely used in finished vehicle transportation as well. 2 million tonnes was handled in 2012.
Derince Port is has the strongest railway infrastructure in the region. There are two rail ferry ramps within the port. One is connecting Asia to Europe with the Tekirdag Derince Ferry. Other is the second connection to Russia. Ferry is carrying Russian wagons to Poti currently.
Evyap Port, at the north of Marmara Sea, 10 km to the west of Izmit. A private port for container and liquid bulk vessels. 400k TEU and 600k liquid is handled in 2012.
Haydarpasa Port is situated in Marmara Sea, just at the enterance of Bosphorus. Operated by TCDD. Container, general cargo, bulk cargo and Ro-Ro vessels are using the port. 1,6 million tonnes handled in 2012. Port is railway connected through Haydarpasa Train Station. There are two rail ferry ramps within the port. Because of the Marmaray project, the railway connection cannot be used for the next two years. There’s also a project mainly focused on the cruise ships which may end the cargo handling in the port.
Port of Bandırma
Port of Bandirma, situated in the south of Marmara Sea. Privatized in 2010, now being operated by Celebi Group. Ro-Ro vessels carrying trucks to/fom Istanbul are using this port. Containers of Balo train is transported via this port as well.
It’s possible to handle the goods/containers that are coming by rail directly within the port. There are also parking lines next to port. TCDD is going to build a new ramp for the rail ferry to run between Tekirdag and Bandirma.
Tekirdag Port, situated at the west of Marmara Sea, in the city of Tekirdag. Operated by Turkish Maritime Office. The only railway connected port in European side of Turkey. The rail ferry ramp has recently started to be used. Tekirdag Derince Ferry is using this port. Balo and IFB trains are using this port as well.
Yilport Yarimca (also known as Rotaport), situated in north of Marmara Sea, between Istanbul and Izmit. Bulk loads are mainly handled in this port.
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