TGF Presidents Board, Mersin Port Powered by Rail

Turkey Journalists Federation (TGF) Chairman of Board members, toured the port of Mersin. Mersin International Port Management Inc. (MIP) Operations Group Manager Ahmet Vardar said they aim to increase their annual container capacity to 4,5 million TEU.
Journalists in the city visited MIP within the scope of the TGF Presidents Board Meeting hosted by Mersin Journalists Association (MGC). Accompanied by MGC President and TGF Vice President Ahmet Ünal, MIP Operations Group Manager Ahmet Vardar gave information about Mersin Port during the tour to the presidents who toured the port by bus. In order to increase the container design capacity from 2,5 million TEU to 4,5 million TEU with the investments made, and to serve mega container ships, state-of-the-art equipment has been transferred to the port. kazanVardar, stating that they aim to increase Stating that they are one of the main container ports in the Mediterranean with their transshipment and hinterland connections with the Middle East and the Black Sea, Vardar also said that with their modern infrastructure and equipment, efficient cargo handling, large storage areas, proximity to the Free Zone, easy transportation opportunities and trained human resources. He underlined that they meet a significant part of Turkey's export-import volume. Emphasizing that Mersin Port is on its way to become the leading port of the Eastern Mediterranean with its ever-increasing transaction volume, annual container handling of more than 1 million TEU and 8 million tons of cargo handling, Vardar stated that they will further increase their efficiency with the investments they will make.
Explaining that after the privatization in 2007, they especially tried to complete the infrastructure investments and to rehabilitate the dysfunctional areas in the port area, Ahmet Vardar said that with the new field investment projects, a new stock area of ​​250 thousand square meters so far. kazanHe gave the information that they did. Noting that this amount has reached 300 thousand square meters with the temporary storage area, Vardar stated that they will continue their new field work in order to increase the stock capacity within the scope of the 5-year investment plan. Vardar, who also gave information about the other investments made so far, said, “Eight RTGs (Wheel Cranes) with a value of 2010 million dollars were added in February 12 to the equipment investments that will meet the increasing transaction volume every year. In addition, it is aimed to increase the operation speed and ship acceptance capacity with the 8 post panamax Type quay cranes purchased last year with a value of 15 million dollars. The port capacity has reached 2 million 65 thousand TEU with the new cranes with 18 tons capacity, twinlift apparatus and 1 rows access preferred by the world's largest ports.
In the first quarter of this year, Vardar stated that 150 units of Gottwald mobile cranes were purchased with the capacity of 2 each, and added that 75 trucks and trailers were put into service for use in the port area. . In addition, 45 units of 10 units of electric RTG have been purchased with 6 tons capacity. In addition, there is a railway terminal consisting of an 5 km long 1 line extending up to the docks in the port area Ayrıca.
Vardar, who emphasized the increase of their power with the railway line, said that the necessary infrastructure for the operation of the RTG crane on the MIP Railway Terminal was completed and that the RTG allocated to the railway terminal started working on the 400 railway line in an area of ​​4 meters. Vardar, with the introduction of RTG at the same time on the 4 line can perform operations and thus increased the speed of operation, he added.

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