Founding Story and Mission of Trabzon Port Management Inc.
The process of privatizing Trabzon Port began with the transfer of “operating rights” for 30 years with the first proposals being submitted on October 25, 1996. The Trabzon Port experienced a difficult and arduous process of privatization.
During the 6th tender held on August 7, 2003, Albayrak Tourism Inc. made the highest bid at 22.4 million dollars (surpassing the canceled 5th tender price by 6,6 million dollars) during the final bargaining negotiations. The decision (numbered No. 25279) went into force with its publication in the Official Gazette on November 4, 2003 after the announcement of the result of the tender and approval of the decision (No. 2003/76) of the Supreme Council for Privatization dated 10.31.2003/
In order to take over the port of Trabzon, and in accordance to the “Tender Specifications”, our company Trabzon Port Management Inc. was established. The Transfer Protocol relating to the transfer of the 30-year operating rights to Trabzon Port was signed on November 20, 2003 (Friday), and the actual operation of Trabzon Port began on Saturday, November 21, 2003.
With links to the world’s greatest seas, the city of Trabzon was built on the coast of the Black Sea, the world’s largest inland sea, boasting a strategic location at the start of the transit route to Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Turkic Republics. One of the biggest factors that helped Trabzon rise to prominence is its port. Thanks to Trabzon Port, the city has for centuries been a hub of civilizations and served as a melting pot of religions and cultures.
We are proud of operating our port which, thanks to the investments we have made over the past 16 years, has gone from being a port where employees could not earn their wages to becoming a part of the Corporate Tax Record Holders in Trabzon for several years.
Trabzon port is the only publicly traded port among 180 international operating ports and coastal facilities in Turkey (January 24, 2018), and we’re determined to continue to work with all our might to be the driving force of our Trabzon and region.
With links to the world’s greatest seas, the city of Trabzon was built on the coast of the Black Sea, the world’s largest inland sea, boasting a strategic location at the start of the transit route to Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Turkic Republics. Thus Trabzon Port plays a key role in connecting these countries to all European and Global markets. Trabzon Port is located between 40 57′ 30″ latitude to the north, 40 02′ 30″ longitude to the east and 41 06′ 36″ latitude to the north, and 39 25′ 00″ longitudes to the east. In other words, it is situated between the sea and the coastal area bordered by the lines drawn from Narlık Cape in the east and Işıklı Cape in the west and adjacent to Turkish territorial waters in the north. Located at the crossroads of Sea and History, the city of Trabzon and its port are part of the Historic Silk Road, which has for centuries been a melting pot for religions, languages and cultures, and a trade gate that overlooks Iran in the east, as well as Russia and the Caucasus to the north. The Silk Road, which forks into several routes in Central Asia starting from China, was considered one of the crucial routes, through which the wealth of the East flowed to the West via Trabzon Port
Fields Of Activity
- Providing water and electricity to ships
- Receiving waste from ships
- Loading, unloading
- Passenger lounge management