Petlim Port gets Green Port certificate


    Petlim Port, which belongs to Turkey’s Petkim Petrochemical Holding, received the Green Port certificate.

    Ten ports of Turkey also received Green Port certificate, along with Petlim port, Turkish media outlets reported on July 3.

    GreenPort provides business information on environmental best practice and corporate responsibility centred around marine ports and terminals, including shipping, transport and logistics.

    Turkish Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan highly appreciated activity of the Petlim port, as well as other ports, which received the Green Port certificate.

    The work on the first phase of the Petlim port’s construction was completed in December 2016 and the cargo terminal with the capacity of 1.5 million TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit) has started commercial operations. Meanwhile, cargo capacity totals 800,000 TEUs after the first phase.

    Petkim and the Dutch APM Terminals inked an agreement for the construction of the Petlim port in March 2013.

    Petkim is the leading petrochemical company of Turkey, founded on April 3, 1965. SOCAR Turkey Petrokimya A.S. owns 51 percent shares in Petkim.