New port launched in Turkey
Several days ago, in the Chaijuma area in the northern Turkish province of Zonguldak, the inauguration of the port of Filyos took place, the construction of which began in 2016. The launch took place with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Turkish government plans to make the port of Filyos a multifunctional deep-water transport hub. Within the framework of the project, it is planned to create new transport corridors north-south and east-west in order to reduce the traffic load on the Istanbul and Canakkale straits and to develop domestic and international traffic.
Moreover, upon completion of construction, the port's capacity will be 25 million tons with the ability to simultaneously handle 13 different vessels.
The depth at the berths of 14 meters will allow to receive bulk carriers with a capacity of up to 70 thousand tons and container ships with a capacity of up to 8 thousand TEU. The deep-water berth with a depth of 19 meters will be used to handle bulk carriers with a capacity of up to 180 thousand tons and container ships up to 14 thousand TEU.