UAE port operator DP World opens first terminal in TurkeyStaff writer ▼ | May 18, 2016
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.
Shipping 1.3 million containers
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 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 electrical RTGs (Rubber Tire Gantry Cranes) used for container stacking and weighing. ■