Annual handling (loading and unloading):10 million tons
Annual storage:5 million tons
Annual container handling:350.000 TEU
Annual container storage:300.000 TEU
Total pier length (8 berths):2.235 m
Annual ship acceptance:2500 units


 • The Deep (Hopa-1) offshore drilling (October 2004/July 2006) that wascarried out by BP (in partnership with TPAO) off Hopa (45 miles to Hopa – 132 miles to Trabzon) (October 2004/July 2006) received a plaque of appreciation for “excellent cooperation” from Bp.

• The port was used as a Logistics Center for the deep sea drilling (Sürmene -1) carried out by TPAO off the Trabzon Sürmene zone (October -2010/March 2012)

• At the end of the briefing given by a German Commander at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels during a meeting he was invited to after the withdrawal project (February 2013/March 2015) of the Federal German Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan within the NATO International Security Assistance Force through the Trabzon Port. The commander had the following to say about Trabzon Port: “We are comfortable in Trabzon as if it were our own home, we received stellar services from the Trabzon Port.” He was so taken with the great visionary approach at the Trabzon Port that he recommended other NATO Forces to withdraw from Afghanistan by using the Trabzon Port.

• The Fatih Drilling ship, Turkey’s pride, choosing to use Trabzon Port for the assembly of its tower that was dismantled in Istanbul’s Haydarpaşa Port, and the performance of a mehteran ceremony during the ship’s arrival and departure from the port marked a significant event in the history of Trabzon Port. Additionally, we commemorated the Fatih Drilling ship event by diffusing footage and articles through national media, which had a massive reach of approximately 9 million people across Turkey from Ardahan all the way to Edirne.

Apart from cruise ships, the Fatih Drilling ship was the largest (51,238 gross tons) ship to ever dock at Trabzon Port.


Boasting a handling capacity of 3.9 million tons in the public period, 3.1 million tons of actual handling was carried out at Trabzon Port, resulting in a capacity utilization of 79.48%. The port’s handling capacity has later been increased to ten million tons thanks to the investment of approximately $45 million over the 16 years since the acquisition of the port’s operating rights.

Relying on transit transportation from its hinterland, Trabzon Port has not reached the desired levels when it comes to the Iran Transit trade due to the U.S. embargo imposed on Iran. In the future, we would like to be able to utilize 70% of our new capacity with a target of 3 million tons in transit trade, should the obstacles be removed during the remaining 14 years of our operating right.

“Your modern-day silk road connecting Europe to Asia”

“Trabzon Port, the shining star of the north”

“Your Import/ Export Gate”


 • Ships weighing 45,000-50,000 gross tons will be allowed to dock at our port by primarily ensuring the scanning of the port entrance and the seabed

• To use the port as a Logistics Center within 4-5 years in order to transport the giant oil modules needed in the investment that constitutes the second phase of the ongoing investments (valued at $6 billion) for the Tengiz Region, which is Kazakhstan’s oil production center, in order to ensure the transit of the oil modules from our port.

• To ship citrus, fresh vegetables and fruit exports, which had ended with the September 2009 closing of Russia’s Sochi port to freight traffic, through Trabzon Port and concordantly with the aim of bringing back more than 100,000 passenger traffic.

• Increasing future cruise ship traffic that had dwindled in the past due to terrorism and the construction of the Galataport project from 40 to 150 ships and servicing 70,000 passengers.